I think every artist strives for a record that crosses all energy, lines, boundaries or languages or barriers.
I wear and have worn scarves my entire life while traveling, working out, and now sometimes while performing, and not just on my head - I wear them around my neck and on my bag.
You know, sometimes you fall in love and you get treated badly, sometimes you get treated well.
I got into hip hop from my uncle; he was always playing us Kool G Rap and Big Daddy Kane. He was a bad boy, and my mum was not really happy that I was hanging out with him.
I feel like it's not a bad average for every album I've got in the United States to be nominated for something off the album.
I've always dug Audrey Hepburn. I think she's one of the classic beauties.
My style is Edie Sedgwick meets Grace Jones, or Audrey Hepburn meets Salt 'n' Pepa. Strong and feisty but still classic.
I love rom-coms. Any will do. Films such as 'How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days' or 'Funny Face' with Audrey Hepburn.
The people who have the strongest opinion about everything have never left their city, their town, haven't left their 'hood, haven't left their area, their corner of the world. They don't read. They've never left their house.
I'm used to traveling. I'm used to being in different areas of the world. Home is where my suitcase lands.
A lot of scarves are made to stand out and therefore not appropriate on your head, say, at work.
I always have to get my U.K. fix, and 'Downton Abbey' is definitely that. I absolutely love period dramas, but this one is particularly appealing - following the ins and outs of aristocracy as well as the interaction between the rich and the poor.
I think the one group I am trying to appeal to is the world. That would be big enough.
Nobody's going to tell me to rap in an American accent.
John Legend is a cool guy. He likes to chill, is easy to talk to and hang out with. He's also inspiring on a musical level.
You can't please everybody. I give up. I'm not trying to. I don't care. Leave me alone with that.
If I don't agree with something, I let people know, and it occasionally leads to tension. But I usually iron things out.
Me being a black girl in London, whose mom is first-generation African and whose dad is West Indian, gives me a different view. I'm coming at soul from my own place.
My mum is West African, from Senegal; my dad is from Grenada. There was a huge controversy about them getting together.
I started writing an album on flights to Africa and Brazil, but it was crazy because I left the notebook on the plane. It had seven or eight songs in it. After that, I'm not writing any more songs on notebooks - and I keep my Blackberry close!
Sometimes I wake up in the morning and feel like going straight back to bed. But I still have to get up and work, and I still have to take advantage of the chances I've been given in life.
Adele ain't soul.