Sam Smith Brought Lady Gaga to Tears and Now We Know Why

He e-mails from the heart as well.

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No one is safe from Sam Smith's (opens in new tab) tear-inducing candor—not you, not I, and certainly not Lady Gaga (opens in new tab). Earlier this month, Gaga fessed up and tweeted out the following:

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Now, we finally have some insight as to what touched Gaga so profoundly. In an interview with 103.3 AMP Radio in Boston, Smith spoke about the e-mail:

"Someone had mentioned to me that Gaga knew of my stuff," he said. "I was just completely overwhelmed by that. I wrote her an email basically just saying, 'I remember being a 17-year-old, queuing up for your concert, dreaming up doing this and being in the music industry.' The thing I admire most about [her] was the hustle and what she did to get into the industry. I just ran with it, saying, 'Thank you so much for inspiring me to do this because the reason why I'm here now is partly because of you and she seemed touched."

With their soulful pipes and old-fashioned sensibilities, we've always thought of Lady Gaga and Sam Smith as kindred spirits. In fact, we think it's only a matter of time before the two collaborate, unleash a duet, and set the pop charts on fire.

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Lauren Valenti
Lauren Valenti

Lauren is the former beauty editor at Marie Claire. She love to while away the hours at coffee shops, hunt for vintage clothes, and bask in the rough-and-tumble beauty of NYC. She firmly believes that solitude can be a luxury if you’ve got the right soundtrack—that being the Rolling Stones, of course.