November 23, 2011 7:57

Britney Spears: 'Adele and Jessie J inspire me to do better'

'Femme Fatale' singer welcomes competition from UK artists

Britney Spears: 'Adele and Jessie J inspire me to do better'

Photo: Press

Britney Spears has revealed that the success of UK pop stars such as Adele and Jessie J gives her the inspiration to improve.

Spears, who released her seventh studio album 'Femme Fatale' earlier this year, told Stylist that she enjoyed competing with newer stars as it made her "want to do better".

The singer, who caused controversy in London in October when she was accused of glamorising gun use and gang culture in the video for her single 'Criminal', which was filmed in Hackney, said: "I think it's great to have a little competition because I feel it inspires us [Team Britney] and makes us want to do better."

She went on to add:

There are so many soulful singers, even the ones coming from London, like Adele and Jessie J, who are just amazing. It feels like a really cool time to be making music now.


Both Jessie J and Adele have enjoyed widespread success in 2011. J topped the BBC Sound Of 2011 poll in January and, after the release of her debut album 'Who You Are', went on to claim four gongs at this year's MOBO Awards.

Earlier this month, meanwhile, Adele's second album '21' became the first LP to sell a million copies on iTunes in Europe. The record is also the biggest selling digital album in US history, and her hit 'Someone Like You' is the first single to sell over a million copies in the UK this decade.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Dave Grohl says new Foo Fighters album is 'about reinventing the process'
Linkin Park announce second London O2 Arena gig
Metronomy, Basement Jaxx and Death From Above 1979 tickets to go on sale today (July 11)
Owners of Dolly Parton Glastonbury dog come forward
Arctic Monkeys serenade Lisbon's Nos Alive festival with 'love song'
Bat For Lashes unveils new song 'Skin Song' – listen
Manic Street Preachers' Nicky Wire: ''Futurology' is one of our most...
The Vines share video for new single 'Metal Zone' – watch
Azealia Banks reportedly 'free' from Interscope recording contract
Zach Braff discusses Coldplay and Bon Iver-featuring soundtrack to new movie ‘Wish I Was Here’
Limp Bizkit at Glastonbury? 'I doubt we'll ever be invited'
Mick Jagger laughs off claims he is to blame from Brazil's 7-1 World Cup defeat
Robin Thicke album 'sells less than 54 copies' in Australia, according to reports
Poll result: NME readers do not want to see pyrotechnic flares banned from music festivals
T In The Park weather update: Warm and sunny to begin with before longer spells of rain
Sinead O'Connor replaces Bobby Womack as Womad headliner
Kasabian's Serge Pizzorno teams up with Noel Fielding for second series of 'Luxury...
Nick Cave to perform live at Barbican screening of '20,000 Days On Earth' documentary
Sonisphere organisers 'shocked' by festival attack which left 21-year-old male...
Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt to produce indie film
N-Dubz confirm plans for 2015 reunion and vow to 'come back like Black Eyed Peas'
Courtney Love lists sex as her 'favourite obsession'

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today