Los Angeles: Singer Nelly Furtado says she never yearned for a celebrity`s life, but tasted the pressures that came with fame just after the release of her first single "I`m like a bird".
The 33-year-old, whose debut single came out in 2000, admits she felt pressure to succeed in the ``very crazy`` showbiz world following the success of the track, reports contactmusic.com.
"I never wanted to be a celebrity. I was completely aware that when my first single went crazy this was my big opportunity," said Furtado.
"I was a 21-year-old child who`d come from nothing and I was in this very fast, very crazy world. I was like, `Okay, what happens now?` And there was a sense of, `Am I going to do something different with my life? What am I going to do?`," she added.
Furtado took a self-imposed six-year hiatus in 2006 after getting "burnt out", but last year she got her "life energy" back after helping a four-year-old girl, who had been adopted, into education during a visit to Kenya.