My goal is to give girls and boys a different idea of expression. It's not always about looking pretty or cute. It's about expressing yourself however that may be, even if that's being silly or goofy or weird.
That's the thing about awards - it's for the people who do all the hard work behind the scenes. An award is just a clap at them.
I used to be addicted to 'Reader's Digest' growing up. I would read the stories about love, and I guess that's where I became a hopeless romantic. I draw from that a lot.
I'm an advocate of 'it's not what you are, it's who you are.'
I don't read reviews or interviews or anything, just because I'm afraid; If I believed the good, then I'd believe the bad, and there will be bad.
I love hip hop, and I have a bunch of urban songs I write for fun that I can't put on my albums because people would laugh and point.
I was really bored of making downtempo albums.
I don't listen to the albums that I make, and I don't listen to a lot of music as a whole.
I think that it would be unwise of us not to believe that there is life outside of us, intelligent life. And so I do believe in aliens.
When you're entertaining all day long and that's your work, you end up really very tired. You don't have a lot of energy left over for your loved ones.
I'm allowed to maintain some modicum of privacy. But also, I would like not to be picked apart or for people to observe when I put on 10 pounds or take off 10 pounds, or I have a hair extension out of place, or my fake tan is botched.
If Amy Winehouse was a beehive, then I guess I'm a blonde bob.
I have social anxiety. It's easier up on stage because there's security in being there. When I'm off stage I'm trying not to be a manic freak. I'm quite shy.
I'm fine around other people's feelings. It doesn't make me nervous or anxious.
I don't need to be rich anymore; I don't need to be a millionaire.
I try not to do too much self-analysis apart from when I'm actually paying $170 an hour for it. I try to keep it in the room.
People call me for the ballads. Apparently that's where I've been pigeonholed. But it's really interesting and really fun. It's my favourite part of the job, writing.
Fame is the worst thing that can happen to a person. I choose not to appear in anything publicly. Twitter's it!