Sam Smith recently opened up about the man who inspired several of his chart-topping songs from his debut album. The man is rumored to be Sam’s manager, music executive Elvin Smith, according to several reports, including one from Hello! Daily News.
Smith won four awards at the 2015 Grammys earlier this month. The musician made headlines when he spoke about his unrequited love during his acceptance speech. For Smith’s fans, it’s not entirely shocking to know that his first album was about unrequited love.
The singer accepted his award for Record of the Year, saying, “Thank you so much for breaking my heart because now I’ve got four Grammys.”
It’s been rumored the singer revealed to the Sun that he’s moved on from his unrequited love and remains on good terms with his manager. Elvin Smith happens to be straight and didn’t share the musician’s feelings.
“I feel nothing towards him now. I’ll always love him but I’m not in love with him anymore. I definitely don’t crease on the floor in pain anymore.”
Smith admitted that the relationship was all in his head, and it was often one-sided.
“I was the only one in the relationship. It was in my mind and was something I had to get over. I also made the record so that this doesn’t happen again. I don’t want to fall in love again with someone who doesn’t love me back.
“It’s really tough to explain. But no, he’s not gay. Nothing ever happened between us. I know he loved me too, but not in that way.”
Elvin has continued to support Sam no matter what. The manager recently congratulated the 22-year-old singer and songwriter on his Grammy wins, and he has encouraged his fans to vote for him at the upcoming BRIT Awards.
Sam and Elvin met in 2008 when the singer opened for Adele at Shepherd’s Bush Empire. According to OK! Magazine, Sam kind of teased the manager for supporting Adele.
“I was at an Adele concert, front row, Elvin was supporting her and I heckled him. He’s got a gorgeous voice. He said something like, ‘This song is for someone I love,’ and I said, ‘Ah, thanks!’ It was a nice heckle. Not abuse.”
The pair later reunited years later when Elvin started managing music acts including Sam. He’s said to be responsible for catapulting Sam’s career.
The Inquistr previously reported that Sam Smith’s unrequited love made him one of the biggest breakout stars of 2014. His debut album, In The Lonely Hour, sold one million in both the UK and the U.S. He’s also best known for his hit songs “Latch” and “La La La” with Naughty Boy. Sam Smith has been compared to other singers and songwriters like Adele and Taylor Swift.
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