'21' singer only went into music after academic failure

Adele has revealed that she never planned to become a singer.

The singer is enjoying soaraway success with second album ’21’, and recently scored her first US number one with ‘Rolling In The Deep’.

However, she has now admitted that she only went into music out of fear of failing her GCSEs.

She told Fabulous Magazine: “I never had the aim of being a professional recording artist. The only reason I ended up studying music at the BRIT School was because I knew I was going to fail my GCSEs, so I panicked.”

She added: “I knew I’d pass all the music and performance stuff, and because of that I thought I’d get work somewhere in the music industry. Getting signed was never an ambition. And the fame thing still feels odd, you know what I mean? Reactions from fans take my breath away.”