Picks and Pans Review: Introducing ... Adele Britain's Best New Singer (Sorry, Leona)

UPDATED 07/07/2008 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 07/07/2008 at 01:00 AM EDT

The soulful chanteuse, 20, hit No. 1 in the U.K. with her debut, 19, recently released in the U.S.

ON THOSE AMY WINEHOUSE COMPARISONS It's a complete compliment. I think she's great. We've both got big voices, and we're both from London. But she's the size of my thigh! And I don't do drugs. I'm scared of them.

ON BEING FULL-FIGURED I'm overweight, but I don't care. The British press makes sly remarks [about my weight] sometimes. Blogs mainly. But I don't care what some 12-year-old boy thinks in his bedroom.

ON HER DREAM MAN Colin Firth's my ideal man. I think it's 'cause he's Darcy in Bridget Jones. He's charming and very British. I want a British husband, but I would go with Justin [Timberlake] if he wanted me.

ON HER FIRST BIG SPLURGE I bought a Burberry bag for, like, [$800]. I used to sweat when I was buying a [designer] bag. The price is ridiculous. But now I'm given bags. It's great!

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