I'm a very caring person.
I really like to live my life in a low-key fashion.
I lived with my mom in a really small apartment. My bedroom was like in the living room. That's why I still love to sleep on couches now.
Not because I'm trying to be fabulous, but I love those big crazy Jackie O shades.
My mom is definitely my rock.
I've always been strong-minded, but I wonder.
I see what happens when one gets very attached to material things. That's just not what my life is.
I love my own music.
Sometimes I've gotten photographs back and people have literally shaven off pieces of me, and I tell them to put it back.
The last thing I want is to walk into my house after a long day and see all the Grammys and awards. It would make me feel weird.
Simplicity makes me happy.
I'm not ashamed of what I am and that I have curves and that I'm thick, t like my body.
But when I first fell in love with the piano, I knew it was me. I was dying to play.
When I was younger, studying classical music, I really had to put in the time. Three hours a day is not even nice - you have to put in six.
Stevie Wonder's records introduced me to '70s soul when I was 12 or 13.
Once people see this 'Unplugged,' I just want them to feel the spontaneity, to feel passionate... I want you to see another side of me, that's free, and feel where my head is, where whatever happens, happens. I want you to feel inspired.
I would hate to make music and people love me for something that isn't me.
A Minor is one of my all-time favorite keys to play in. It's a very moody key, and also 'A' is the first letter of my name. It just represents the songs through my eyes.
I love the written word so much, I know it's gonna flow naturally.
And I love kick boxing. It's a lot of fun. It gives you a lot of confidence when you can kick somebody in the head.
Soul music is timeless.
A lot of times I watch TV and I watch film and there's so many things I'd love to talk about that I feel don't get the opportunity to be shown. Sometimes things become very stereotypical and one-sided, and I feel like it's such a colorful world.
My mother is an actress, and she used to drag me from theater to theater and reading to reading.
I'd rather not have anything than be a liar.
I feel like B sides are always better, no matter whose record it is.