Adele is worried her new album could be a "flop".
The 'Hometown Glory' singer is working on her second LP, but is torn between her musical progression and pleasing her established fanbase.
Speaking at the BMI London Awards (Broadcast Music Incorporated) last night (06.10.09), she told BANG Showbiz: "I'm a bit scared. Obviously there are new avenues that I want to go down with the sound and I don't want to leave behind the fans who might not like the new sound I am going for, so I'm a bit wary of that.
"I'm writing it slowly but surely. I have a producer but I don't want anyone to know who it is until the record is done, in case it flops."
Adele picked up a Pop Award for single 'Chasing Pavements' at the ceremony - held at the Dorchester Hotel by the performing rights organisation, which collects license fees for artists for use of their songs on TV radio and film.
Pop Awards are given to tracks by European songwriters which have gained the most plays on US radio.
Other songs honoured with Pop Awards included Estelle's 'American Boy' and KT Tunstall's 'Hold On'.
Legendary British songwriter Donovan collected the night's top award, the BMI Icon prize.
The 'Sunshine Superman' singer also performed at the glitzy ceremony.
He said: "Collecting this accolade is a beautiful honour because it's not for records sold and it's not for good looks, and it's not for the best dressed man, it's about songwriting and that's a wonderful thing, and I'm very proud of that."
Other winners included Natasha Bedingfield for her song 'Pocketful of Sunshine', which was given the Robert S. Musel Award for Song Of The Year and College Song of the Year, for most plays on US college campus radio, and A.R. Rahman who was given a BMI Film Music Award for his Oscar-winning composition 'Jai Ho' from the movie 'Slumdog Millionaire'.