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'21' songstress hits out at singers who use looks to sell records

Adele has insisted she is “not worried” that she is a ‘plus size’ popstar and has hit out at other singers who use their looks to sell records.

In an interview with The Sun, the ’21’ songstress criticized fellow artists who flaunt their flesh to flog records and claimed that success was not dependent on “what you look like”.

Speaking of other singers who rely on saucy videos to boost their popularity, Adele said: “I’ve seen them up close and they don’t even look like that,” before adding:

I just stand there and sing. I’m not worried that I’m a ‘plus size’ and so much bigger than other artists. No matter what you look like the key is to be happy with yourself.

The Tottenham soul-singer’s comments are timely: for the last several days, there has been widespread media attention focusing on Lady Gaga’s supposed weight gain, while earlier this week Marina And The Diamonds’ Marina Diamandis claimed that her record label wouldn’t allow her to release her new video because she looked “ugly” in it.

Earlier this month (September 17), it was confirmed that Adele will provide the official theme tune for the new James Bond film Skyfall. Meanwhile, a source close to the singer has also claimed that her new album has been inspired by her pregnancy.

With the singer and her boyfriend Simon Konecki currently expecting their first child, a friend of the couple’s claimed that her next record will be “lighter” than the heartbreak-tinged ’21’ due to her “excitement” at her impending new arrival.