Singer Emeli Sande says her success after the release of debut album 'Our Version of Events' made her nearly quit the music industry.
The Read All About It hitmaker says some people's response to her success left her feeling like she should change her career, reported Femalefirst.
“It hurt, and I didn't know what to do. I was like, 'Should I stop? Should I continue? Should I just go away?' I considered it now and again, but I was never serious.
“I knew I'd never break away from music, but I felt that if people didn't want to see me singing then I could do other things. It's very hard to get the balance right, and I never want to force anything on anyone. But I was also very proud of what I was representing, as when I was a kid I didn't see many women who looked like me on TV,” Sande says.
The 30-year-old singer, however, decided to continue on her journey in the music industry.
“I needed to build my confidence up. I came into the industry with lots of it, because I didn't know any different. Then you (come to) London and (join) the industry and you're like, 'Am I doing it right?'
“You have lots of people behind you and a lot of opinions, but you forget the only opinion that got you here was your own…”