We may have dubbed Sam Smith as one of the rulers of soul music, but the British crooner definitely gives credit where it’s due—especially when it comes to his own inspirations (see: Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey).

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, the “I’m Not The Only One” singer revealed that he does not mind losing a Grammy to Beyonce for their Album of the Year nomination.

“She deserves it way more than I do,” he said. “I’d be embarrassed if I got it over her. If I got it, I’d give it to her.“

We will have to tune in and see if Sam keeps his promise; if he goes home with the gold. The Grammys will air on CBS Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. EST.
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