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Sam Smith Stole The Show Without Saying A Single Word At The Billboard Music Awards

His shoutouts to Taylor, Ed and Nicki will make you love him even more.

Sam Smith often leaves us speechless with his incredible music, but at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards Sunday (May 17), he was the one not saying a word.

When the singer accepted his award for Top Male Artist, he did it entirely with cue cards in a video message from NYC, where he's currently on rest after undergoing vocal chord surgery and canceling his Australian tour.

The cue card idea alone would have been adorable, but what he said on them was even sweeter. After thanking Billboard and his fans, he shouted out three of his singer friends in the audience -- Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj and Ed Sheeran -- with very specific messages.

Read his whole speech below. Get well soon, Sam!

"First, thank you Billboard for this incredible honor. Secondly, thank you to my amazing fans. It's times like this that I realize how lucky I am to have you in my life. Can't wait to get this surgery out of the way so I can sing my ass off for you again. And lastly, seeing as you guys are in Vegas. Taylor… put a 100 on black for me. Nicki… Oh… My… God. Look at her bum! And Ed… I've organized a special dance for you at Chippendales. Good night and turn up! BLBL x."