Oprah: Do you feel pressure with your next album?

Norah: There's a lot of pressure, but as long as I don't put it on myself, I'll be fine. The first album went over insanely well. I'll never make another record that will do as well as that one did.

Oprah: How do you know?

Norah: I don't expect to, and if I do, then it will be a nice surprise. If I don't make a record I love, then I won't be happy. If I make a record I love, then somebody will like it. Maybe not everybody, but that won't matter.

Oprah: With all the newfound fame comes money. Do you like to shop?

Norah: I'm a bad shopper. I shop about once a year for clothes.

Oprah: You're not normal!

Norah: Every once in a while I get in the mood, and I like to shop at Target. I'll buy about $200 worth of clothes. At Target, $200 will get you pretty far.

Oprah: This month in the magazine, our focus is on energy. How do you preserve yours?

Norah: I try to get at least eight hours of sleep. I used to stay out late for my gigs, squeeze in three hours of sleep, then go to work in the morning, then do another gig. I can't do that anymore.

Oprah: So you really are an eight-hour girl?

Norah: Nine! Ten is even better.

Oprah: What time do you usually get up—noon?

Norah: Yes.

Oprah: Then what?

Norah: I love to cook—a bunch of boring stuff that doesn't sound fun but is. I like making pasta with homemade sauces.

Oprah: Do you do decorating?

Norah: I'm really bad at that.


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