AMY SHARK POPS IN TO SAY ‘ HI!’

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Aussie songstress Amy Shark stormed sto last year’s ARIAS, tak­ing home Al­bum of the Year, Best Fe­male Artist and an Best Pop Re­lease. And now the 32-year-old Isaidhi singer, who’s tour­ing the coun­try in May, is cool with the kids too – scor­ing a nom­i­nee for Favourite Mu­sic Maker at this year’s Nick­elodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. Here, she tells NW all about her glam new life and the celebs she’s bumped into along the way way! Are you su­per ex­cited to be nom­nom­i­nated for this Nick­elodeon Kids’ Choice Award? I’m very ex­cited for the A Awards! Kids are the best gauge of whether you have a re­ally good song on y your hands or not. It’s true – kids are so hon­est! You’vey been do­ing a lot of ap­pear­ances in

the States lately. Is your big goal to crack the US? I’ve been tour­ing the US a lot, it’s a mas­sive mas beast and I’d love to be able to play mu­sic there for the rest of m my life. The Tonight Show Were you ner­vous ap­pear­ing on with Jimmy Fal­lon and those big shows? I was ner­vous, I was lucky that I got to play [ The Late Late Show with] James Cor­den be­fore Fal­lon, so I kind kin of knew the drill but the nerves were still there for sure. sure Did you bump­bum into any celebs back­stage? At James Cor­den I met Kim Kar­dashian and Lu­dacris. When Whenw was the last time you were starstruck? Meet­ing Ni­cole Kid­man at the ARIA awards last year. Who wwould your dream celebrity col­lab­o­ra­tion be­wibewith? Post Malone. Do yyou get recog­nised on the street a lot? Does

that bother you? Ev­ery now and then. If I have the topk top­knot a lot more, but if I just have a hat on a lot less less. I love it when peo­ple come and say hello. Are you cur­rently work­ing on your next al­bum? Well, Wel wouldn’t you like to know! I’m al­ways work­ing on some­thing. s I can’t give too much away but there’s the al­ways some­thing cook­ing in the kitchen.

Who’s Wh your celebrity crush? I’ve never re­ally got­ten over ove Marky Mark. You’ve You worked with Jack Antonoff, who’s worked

with Lorde and Tay­lor Swift – how was that? Jack was great g to work with, he’s a mas­ter­mind – he knows his wa way around the stu­dio with his eyes shut. He’s a very c clever, in­ter­est­ing hu­man be­ing. Did it­mit­make you ner­vous work­ing with him know­ing

the other singers he’s pre­vi­ously pro­duced? I was lucky that I got to tour with him first, so that kind of broke the ice and we be­came beca friends first. Do you get homeho to Oz much th­ese days? I’m home when­ever I can be home! Right R now I love tour­ing my al­bum, so my home is air­ports and tou tour buses. Are you sick of per­fop­er­form­ing I Said Hi yet? No way. I wrote and recorded all my song songs be­cause I’m proud of them, so when­ever I get the chance to p per­form any of them it’s a real treat for me. I am how­ever lookin look­ing for­ward to per­form­ing a few new songs, in­clud­ing my new s sin­gle Mess Her Up. Your sig­na­ture look­loo is quite dressed down – have you had any mu­sic bosses try­try­ing to get you to glam up? I think peo­ple are re­ally ac­cept­ing o of who I am and what I’m about. There is no point in try­ing to change me. What is your TV guilty plea­sure? Any­thing to do with real-life crime. What’s the laslast show you binged? Dirty John. Are you still pinch­ing your­self over your suc­cess? Yes, ev­ery day. I’m very blessed.

The 2019 Nick­elodeon Kids’ Choice Awards pre­mieres 5.30pm Mon­day March 25 on Nick­elodeon

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