Adele Comes Clean About Grammys

U.K. singer/songwriter Adele wants to set the record straight about her feelings toward her four Grammy nominations.

When the noms were announced earlier this month, the singer was quoted by the British press as saying, “I don’t feel like I need awards.”

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Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland.

But Adele recently told the Los Angeles Times the truth of the matter is more complicated than that.

“The quote that came out on the BBC about the Grammys made it sound like I didn’t want to win a Grammy, and that I didn’t need to win a Grammy,” the singer told the Times. “But what I meant is that a Grammy is like an Oscar. You win an Oscar when you give the performance of your life. I just hope that this isn’t the performance of my life. … I didn’t mean it to sound like I was ungrateful. I don’t need a Grammy to feel good about myself, but I would love a Grammy.”

Adele will kick off the first of a pair of U.S. runs Jan. 14 at Somerville Theatre in Massachusetts and wrap it up Jan. 30 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles.

The second set of dates on Adele’s Stateside sojourn starts March 9 at House of Blues in San Diego and runs through the latter part of the month.

Recently added stops include La Zona Rosa in Austin (March 12), Granada Theatre in Dallas (March 15), Mercy Lounge in Nashville (March 18) and Beachland Ballroom & Tavern in Cleveland (March 21).

In addition to attending the Feb. 8 Grammy Awards ceremony between tour legs, the singer told the Times she’ll hit the studio in Malibu, Calif., to begin the follow up to her debut release, 19.

Fans needn’t worry that hanging out in the bright lights, big city atmosphere of Los Angeles for a month will lead Adele down the Amy Winehouse path.

“I saw the paparazzi photos, with Lily [Allen] hanging out with Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson,” she said. “I don’t know enough people to get distracted. There’s only three or four people I want to hang out with here. I don’t believe in the Los Angeles celebrity thing, so I’ll just put my head down and work.”