If Sam Smith wins the Brits tonight, he’ll be the third openly gay man to do so in the history of The Brit Awards.
He’ll follow in the footsteps of George Michael, who won in 1988 and 1997 and Elton John who won in 1991. In research completed by myvouchercodes.co.uk about BRIT winners, they discovered that no openly gay woman has ever won a Brit.
In the 80s five groups which contained at least one openly gay member won “Best Group’, Culture Club, Wham!, Pet Shop Boys, Erasure and Five Star, However, since Erasure’s win in 1989, there has not been another group containing an openly gay band member to win the award.
Sam Smith, who was the only artist in 2014 to achieve a million sales both in the UK and US, is currently up against Ed Sheeran, Damion Albarn, George Ezra, and Paolo Nutini in the British Male Solo Artist category.