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Last Updated: Tuesday, 16 September, 2003, 09:00 GMT 10:00 UK
My Music: Ateed
Ateed studied law before becoming a full-time musician
New lady on the block Ateed was born in Germany to a Greek-Turkish mother and Iranian father 22 years ago.

The singer says she did not feel much sense of belonging, and uses musical expression to vent her feelings.

Her debut single has just hit the shops with an album to follow. She told BBC News Online about her favourite sounds.

Describe your music in three words.
Rocky, emotional and honest.

What did you do before you became a solo artist?
I was already doing music and studying law.

What has been your biggest break so far?
Writing my own album.

What has been your biggest mistake?
Wearing high heels.

Who are you usually compared to in music reviews?
Evanescence (I don't think so!)

What are your three favourite albums of all time?
Ironic by Alanis Morrisette, Black by Metallica and Stoosh by Skunk Anansie.

She says her work is "a job like all others"
Is rock the new pop?

When did you write your first song and what inspired it?
I was 16 and lovesick at the time.

What is your favourite lyric from one of your own songs?
She lost her smile today, why can't we see - 'cause we watch another clip on MTV.

How do people dance to your music?
I don't think they dance. They just move and express their feelings.

Which celebrity would you like to be your number one fan? Skin (former lead singer of Skunk Anansie).

What has surprised you most about the music industry since becoming involved in it?
To discover it's a job like all others.

What is your biggest musical ambition?
To create my own special sound and to do it forever.

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