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Sam Smith's Grammy Acceptance Speech For Best Pop Vocal Album Is One To Remember

02/08/2015 10:05 EST | Updated 02/08/2015 11:59 EST
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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Recording artist Sam Smith speaks onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/WireImage)

Sam Smith's Grammy acceptance speech for Best Pop Vocal Album proves he certainly has staying power.

The 22-year-old British newcomer hit the stage at the Staples Center to pick up his second trophy of the night, and quickly used his platform to promote a message of self-love.

"Thank you so much," said Smith. "I just want to say that before we made this record, I was doing everything to try and get my music heard. I tried to lose weight and I was making awful music. It was only until I started to be myself that the music started to flow and people started to listen. So, thank you guys for accepting me for being different."

This isn't the first time the "Stay With Me" singer has publicly shared his battle with body image issues. In a January Rolling Stone cover story, Smith spoke out about his insecurities, saying, "I just want to lose weight for the Grammys, if I'm honest."

"I'm just very body-conscious. Sometimes I'm really proud that I don't look like other pop stars. But there's also moments where I'm like, 'Ugh, I wish I had abs like Bieber.'"

But with his touching speech and earlier win for Best New Artist, Smith is now broadcasting tolerance instead of self-doubt.

Grammy attendee and upcoming Oscar host Neil Patrick Harris summed up the audience's reaction to Smith's sentiments, writing:

Smith also won Song of the Year and Record of the Year for the Darkchild version of his aforementioned hit.

Watch Sam Smith's acceptance speech below:

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