Soul star Corinne Bailey Rae is glad her singing career hasn't made her rich - because it would ruin her songwriting talents.
The British singer may be Grammy-nominated and hailed as a talent by Stevie Wonder, but she's still happy to live a quiet life in her hometown of Leeds, England.
The 28-year-old says, "I paid GBP130,000 for a flat in Leeds and I got flak for it. People think I should buy a castle or something. I can't afford a castle.
"Plus, I like being part of a community. Where I live is full of arty types - women in their 50s who live with cats and draw feminist cartoons in their spare time."