AMAs 2014: Sam Smith on Male Divas and Waiting to Get His Heart Broken

Sam Smith and ASAP Rocky
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Sam Smith and ASAP Rocky perform onstage at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. 

Billboard caught up with Sam Smith last night at the American Music Awards. The singer, who performed "I'm Not The Only One" with the rapper A$AP Rocky, spoke about his sold out tour, how he "can't stop writing music," and his plans to bring back the "male diva."

"I've been obsessed with female diva vocals my whole life," Smith told Billboard. "I wanted that male presence back... there are some amazing male artists... but I wanted... big voices back, male divas." "I feel like I've given a tiny little bit into that box," the singer added. The AMA's seemed to agree with him, as he took home the award for "Favorite Male Artist Pop/Rock," beating out Pharrell and John Legend.

Sam Smith & A$AP Rocky Perform 'I'm Not the Only One' Remix at the 2014 AMAs

"I'm Not The Only One" is currently at No. 9 on the Hot 100, but Smith isn't planning to take it easy. He has lots of things happening in 2015. "All I know is next year's gonna be a very busy year," he said, "and I'm gonna be over here a lot."

With reporting by Keith Caulfield.


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