December 26, 2011 13:43

Marina And The Diamonds: 'I was embarrassed that I wanted to be famous'

Singer reveals that she wrote songs in secret because she was ashamed of her ambition

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Marina And The Diamonds singer Marina Diamandis has admitted that she used to be embarrassed of her desire to be famous.

Diamandis, who is currently putting the finishing touches to her second album 'Electra Heart', told Female First that she hadn't told anyone that she was writing songs until she was 20, as she was ashamed of her ambition.

She said: "I think it was because I really wanted to be famous but was so embarrassed because it's not a nice trait to have."

She then added:

I couldn't admit it to anyone because they would be like, 'How are you going to make this happen? What talent do you have?'. And I wasn't any good at music yet. So I thought I would wait until I could show them I was famous, instead of telling them.


Earlier this year, Diamandis insisted she was "pissed off" that she wasn't more successful, adding: "For someone who wants to be one of the best artists of her generation, I've done fuck all."

Marina And The Diamonds will play a 2012 NME Awards Show at London's Shepherds Bush Empire on February 26 next year. They will also headline shows at Cambridge Junction on February 24 and Brighton's St George's Church on May 25.

For tickets for Marina And The Diamonds' show at London's O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, check the availability of NME Awards London Shows tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0844 858 6765.

To check the availability of other Marina And The Diamonds tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0844 858 6765.

You can also watch the video for Marina And The Diamonds' recent single 'Radioactive' by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

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