R+B star Craig David's close relationship with his late grandmother always kept him grounded despite his meteoric rise to fame.

The BORN TO DO IT singer refuses to turn his back on his roots and still devotes as much time as possible to friends and family following his grandma's death last year (04).

David, 24, says of his grandmother, "I was as close to her as my mum. She brought me up, pretty much.

"So I'm like, you know what, I love doing what I do but I'm not going to be consumed by it.

"I want to go out, see my friends and do normal things."