Adele "I Don’t Want to be Some Skinny Mini"

Adele is all about the love songs she writes  and sings and not about the way she looks, she tells Anderson Cooper in a 60  MINUTES interview to be broadcast Sunday, Feb. 12 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT)  on the CBS Television Network.

She is an international star with a  chart-topping album that’s sold nearly 18 million copies worldwide. Does she  ever feel pressure “to look a certain way?” asks Cooper.  “No, never,” replies  Adele.  “I’ve never seen magazine covers… music videos and been like, ‘I need to  look like that to be a success,’” says the British singer, who is up for six  Grammys Sunday night.

“I don’t want to be some skinny mini with my  tits out. I really don’t want to do it and I don’t want people confusing what it  is that I am about,” she tells Cooper. “I’m not shocking. I just stand there and  sing. And I don’t do stunts or anything.

“I’m just writing love songs. I’m not trying  to be pop. I’m not trying to be jazz. I’m not trying to be anything. I’m just  writing love songs and everyone loves a love song.”  Watch an excerpt.

In the profile, Adele sings for Cooper in  her first public performance since she underwent vocal cord surgery and  discusses the operation that saved her voice.  She also talks about her sudden  success, her songs and takes Cooper to her new home in the English  countryside.

For more from Adele about her body image and  the role model she represents to her young fans, go to 60MinutesOvertime.com on  Sunday (12) evening. This webcast contains originally produced content about the  subjects and characters in 60 MINUTES stories and the reporters who work on  them. For the story behind the story, go to  60MinutesOvertime.com.


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