On a Mission singer Katy B believes the music industry has forced her to be stronger.

The 24-year-old star, real name Kathleen Anne Brien, admits dealing with success at such a young age can be difficult.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, Katy said: ''I'm not sure if it's harder being a women or being young when you get successful but I brush things off more than I would before.

''It's quite stressful going on tour for months on end and being away from my family and friends but I've learned to deal with it.

''I've thought about bringing friends out with me but this is my job and I have to really focus and not talk to anyone sometimes for an hour before a show and rest my voice.

''I wouldn't be much company to a mate then, would I? Anyway I'm not moaning. I've had some great times over the last few years.''