Norah Jones: I wasn't prepared to deal with fame

Music star Norah Jones has opened up about her struggles with fame.



Norah Jones has discussed her struggles with fame
Norah Jones has discussed her struggles with fame

Norah Jones "wasn’t really prepared" to deal with fame.

The 44-year-old singer enjoyed huge success with 'Come Away with Me', her debut album, in 2002 - but Norah struggled to deal with the fame and scrutiny that came her way.

She told The Independent: "It was a crazy few years; it was a strange, strange time. I wasn’t really prepared."

Norah has failed to replicate the same success in the last 22 years. But the Grammy-winning star doesn't actually have any regrets about that.

She shared: "I feel like I never reached that level of success again. But I was fine with that. That was too stressful!"

What's more, Norah admits that she doesn't know how to recreate that success.

The 'Feelin' the Same Way' hitmaker said: "I let go of trying to reach the same success.

"Although I worked hard and I was proud of the music, the stars aligned in a way that just made ['Come Away with Me'] go insane. I didn’t know how to recreate that, so I wasn’t going to try."

Norah acknowledges that it takes a lot of hard work and determination in order to reach a certain level of fame.

However, the New York-born star isn't interested in chasing fame and attention, insisting that she's actually happy to live a "pretty simple life".

Norah - who released 'Visions', her ninth studio album, earlier this month - said: "It takes a lot of work to be very famous and stay very famous.

"I don’t think that would be enjoyable for me. I live a pretty simple life. And I appreciate that - I wouldn’t want it to be more exposed. That would be weird."