When you're single and in your 20s, you throw on a pair of jeans and look fabulous.
When I was working with David Cassidy at the Rio, I made an album of updated versions of some 1970s disco tunes. I had a blast.
We are supposed to enjoy the good stuff now, while we can, with the people we love. Life has a funny way of teaching us that lesson over and over again.
My sole focus as far back as I can remember was all about my dream to become a singer.
It's very validating when you are new in the industry to get awards. It boosts your self-esteem.
It's nice to have been around long enough to be a part of people's lives. A lot of people who come to my show are real nostalgic for the '80s.
If I was still at school, I'd be looking at Britney Spears and dying to be her.
I'm just passionately in love with my kids.
I'm definitely a pop artist at heart.
I'm a terrible dancer. The worst.
I'd love to a duet with Luther Vandross.
I wouldn't consciously pursue trying to make something for the charts. It's just not in my scope now. I'd rather stick needles in my eyes.
I was blessed in the sense that I got handed so much early on in life. I got a lot of the things people go through their 20s and 30s craving.
I have the life of Riley. I take my kids to school, do a bit of work in the afternoon, pick my kids up, microwave a meal, hang out with my kids, and work for a couple of hours.
I have lived in the United States for half of my life, my entire adult life.
Even though I pretty much made my own decisions early on, when I was younger I tended to overbook my life.
Even if your job is a professional singer, we still dork out at home.
I used to think I had to stay frozen in time. No amount of Botox will keep up.
Every time I show up to do something here it's considered a comeback. If I came into town and they didn't call it that, I'd be disappointed.
Any time I have to get on a plane and leave my kids for a few days, it's kind of tortuous.
I would make tea for Joni Mitchell or clean her car, anything to be in the studio and watch her work.
I used to hate, with a capitol H, making videos. It was nothing but a chore. It was something you had to do to have your music accepted in the visual medium.
I'm terrible at relationships. I consider myself to be smart and a good mother but it's taken me this long to realise you don't have to marry a guy after three days or dump him.
Prince used to call me up 3am in the morning and invite me to hear some of his new songs.
My mother has never been involved in my professional life. I am very close to my mother but we keep it on a mother-daughter basis and not a work-related basis.