Sam Smith Hilariously Channels 'Love Actually' With Billboard Acceptance Speech

by Sophie Schillaci 9:24 PM PDT, May 17, 2015
Playing Sam Smith Hilariously Channels 'Love Actually' With Billboard Acceptance Speech

Leave it to Sam Smith to steal the spotlight at the Billboard Music Awards -- when he wasn't even there.

As the 22-year-old recovers from vocal cord surgery in New York, he made a surprise appearance at the Las Vegas ceremony via satellite. Offering a heart-felt "Thank You" to his fans after winning the award for Top New Artist, via handwritten notes on over-sized cue cards, Smith went on to re-create an iconic scene from Love Actually, offering cheeky hellos to some of his famous pals in the audience.

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"Taylor," read one card, as an audience camera cut to Taylor Swift. "Put a 100 on Black for me :)"

Photo: ABC

Next up: Nicki Minaj.

"Oh... My... God...," he wrote, "Look at her bum!"

And last but definitely not least, Smith revealed a special surprise for fellow Brit Ed Sheeran.

Photo: ABC

"And Ed," he teased, "I've organised a special dance for you at Chippendales." (Ever the good sport, Sheeran could be seen laughing along at the gag from his seat next to Calvin Harris in the audience.)

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But it wasn't all jokes for Smith. He kicked off his acceptance "speech" with a loving ode to his fans.

"Thank you to my amazing fans," he wrote. "It's times like this that I realise how lucky I am to have you in my life."


In case you didn't notice, Smith was looking very svelte in his latest appearance. Read more about his stunning weight loss here.

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