Sam Smith to keep mum away from Grammy Awards

Sam Smith is up for six awards at this weekend's Grammys but has vowed not to let his mum near his trophies if he wins

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Sam Smith won't let his mum near his Grammy Awards.

The 22-year-old singer-songwriter is nominated in six categories at the ceremony - which will take place on Sunday February 8 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles - and is eager to protect the trophies if he does win, so would only let his mother "touch it once".

He said: "People would say, 'Are you going to give them [the trophies] to your mom?' and I would be like, 'No.' It doesn't have her name on it. She can touch it once."

Along with nods in the Best New Artist and Best Pop Performance categories, the 'Stay With Me' hitmaker is up for the coveted Album of the Year award for his debut record 'In the Lonely Hour' and although he is hoping to win, he admitted he would be "weirded out" if Beyonce didn't win the prize for her self-titled fifth record.

He explained: "If I was to win [Album of the Year], I would be very weirded out. I just think Beyonce is going to get it. Her album is incredible."

The star - who will perform with nine-time Grammy winner Mary J. Blige at the event - added he feels "honoured" to be tied with Pharrell Williams and Beyonce for the most nominations of any artists this year, branding the accomplishment, "crazy".

He told ET Canada: "It's a little odd for me," Smith admits. "They have been around for a long, long time and for me to get the same amount of nominations as them for my first record is crazy. I am just honoured."

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast exclusively on 4Music in the UK at 9pm on Monday February 9.

Sam Smith

Tipped young soul pop singer making a name for himself as a guest vocalist on tracks by Disclosure and Naughty Boy.

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