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Sam Smith reveals his surprising post-Grammy celebrations

February 10, 2015
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Sam Smith swept the board at Sunday's Grammys, walking away with four prestigious trophies. But how did the music world's hottest star celebrate his success? Perhaps not as you'd think. Rather than attend an A-list party and drink champagne with his celebrity fans, the 22-year-old Brit opted for something decidedly more low-key. Sam spent time with his proud parents Kate and Frederick and his sisters, who he had flown over from the UK for the awards ceremony, and treated them all to some fast food.

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Sam Smith swept the board at Sunday's Grammys

"It's been such a ridiculous night," the talented 22-year-old told Ellen DeGeneres as he sat down on Monday to talk about his Grammy wins. "I didn't want to go to any of the celebrity parties. I went to my label's house in the hills. "And I flew my mum and my dad and my little sisters out, and we all had some In-N-Out burgers and that's what we did." Sam admitted that he had only had about "four hours sleep" since the Grammy awards, where he won Record of the Year and Song of the Year for Stay With Me, and Best Pop Vocal Album for In The Lonely Hour. He also received the Best New Artist award. "It's unreal," he told the TV host. "I genuinely didn't think this was going to happen. It's incredible. I keep spontaneously crying. I started crying in the show this morning; I'm like, 'Oh my god!'

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Sam celebrated his success with his family, rather than attend a celebrity party

"I went to the Grammys last year and I did the red carpet and no-one knew who I was… It's all very weird. My life's changed." This week, Sam's former singing teacher spoke of her immense pride at watching him collect his four awards. Joanne Eden first met Sam when he was just nine years old. "He just blew me away from the word go," she told ITV News. "He impressed me continuously with his confidence, his courageousness to take his voice wherever he chose to take it. "I felt like I was witnessing something just incredible," she said. Emotional Joanne also spoke of the moment she found out Sam had won his first award. "I was watching on a live stream and then the sound cut out and I just saw him jump up and… get the award. "For a moment I just had a little picture of his face, and the pride… and the people like Paul McCartney just standing there, applauding him."

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