Sam Smith breaks BRIT Award trophy
- Bang Showbiz
- 20 February 2014
Sam Smith was chosen as the winner of the Critics' Choice Award in December, but he admits he was so happy to receive the trophy he kept shaking it and broke the light
Sam Smith broke his BRIT Award.
The 21-year-old singer was honoured with the Critics' Choice Award in December but, he was so happy to receive the gong, he kept shaking it and the light on the trophy stopped working.
Speaking to BANG Showbiz at the BRIT Awards last night (19.02.14) at London's O2 Arena, he said: "It's incredible to win. I'm just happy because I've had it for a few weeks and I kept shaking it and the light went out but it's working tonight.
"But just to be here today is amazing. Last year I was in my living room with a Chinese watching it."
Sam was chosen for the award by votes from leading experts; including newspaper music editors, journalists from music websites, music and lifestyle magazines, and radio and TV bosses.
Sam got his big break in 2012, as the featured vocalist on 'Latch', by Mercury-nominated dance act Disclosure.
The single spent 15 weeks in the UK top 40, peaking at number 11 and he later featured on the track 'La La La', a collaboration with British producer Naughty Boy.
The single went to number one and became the fifth biggest-selling song of 2013.
Sam's debut album 'In The Lonely Hour' will be released on May 26.