When I was 12, my dad bought me a karaoke machine for my birthday and I'd make these karaoke tapes. When I was 15, my cousin took one of these tapes into a record label. The guy asked me for a meeting the next day.
Absolutely, I love working with new artists and creative people, different people can provide such different musical ideas - life is too short not to experiment.
You've got your Justins who have all the back flipping dancers and stuff, and then you've got Lemar, and he totally moves you without having to do all of that, and he's gorgeous.
There never seems to be enough hours in the day. At the moment I have no time to make new music because I've been doing so much promotion for this new single.
In the UK and the US especially you've got a lot of throwaway artists who have their 40 million dancers and they do their show. There's many artists who would not do a live show because they know they can't.