“I feel like Kate Winslet at the Oscars right now,” the British pop star gushed backstage while holding his trophies. “I’m the happiest I’ve ever been in my life.”
The 22-year-old singer went into the GRAMMYs as the one to beat with six nominations. And while he didn’t take home Album of the Year, he walked away with three of the top prizes and plenty of fans, especially among music’s biggest divas, including Katy Perry, Rihanna (“I loved sitting next to her tonight, she looked liked a magical jellyfish”), and Taylor Swift, who gushed all over him all evening.
While he certainly enjoyed the company of his new gal pals, it was a man who he was truly thankful for that. “I want to thank the man who this record is about, who I fell in love with last year,” Smith said when accepting the award for Record of the Year. “Thank you so much for breaking my heart because you got me four GRAMMYs.”
Backstage, when asked about this particular beau, Smith admitted that he still “chats with him all the time.” But he did add that a new “boyfriend would be nice.”
In addition to the multiple wins, Smith performed with his good friend, Mary J. Blige. The two brought down the house with their soul-filled duet of “Stay with Me,” easily one of the best numbers of the evening.
As for his big celebration plans? He kept his promise that he made to ET earlier tonight on the red carpet and said he was head out for fast food. “I need to go to In-N-Out Burger,” Smith joked, promising to ruin a liquid diet he had recently been on.