Thursday 15 November 2018

Jess Glynne: I struggled with the limelight

The I’ll Be There singer broke through in 2014.

Jess Glynne has said she struggled with fame (Matt Alexander/PA)
Jess Glynne has said she struggled with fame (Matt Alexander/PA)

By Alex Green, Press Association Entertainment Reporter

Jess Glynne has said she initially struggled with fame before learning to accept herself for who she is.

The I’ll Be There singer, who has scored seven UK number one singles and a number one album, said she initially found the limelight difficult.

The 28-year-old, whose breakthrough came in 2014 when she collaborated with Clean Bandit on their track Rather Be, urged her fans to “embrace their flaws”.

She told the Sun: “I’ve never been the most secure person. Everyone has insecurities and coming into the limelight has been very difficult for me.

“I am who I am. I’m not going to change. If I have a bad day, I have a bad day. If I have spots, I have spots. If I wear the wrong outfit, I wear the wrong outfit…

“For a long time, I’d beat myself up about it all and panic about it. Now I accept I can’t change who I am and it is what it is.”

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Jess Glynne has just released her second album (Ian West/PA)

She said her path to success had been more difficult because of her gender, adding that at times “I’ve not even been ­considered to have an opinion because I’m a woman”.

Jess Glynne’s new album, Always In Between, is out now on Atlantic Records.

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