Justin Timberlake taught Ciara to be "humble".

The pair collaborated on hit single 'Love Sex Magic' last year, and the 'Ride' singer was astonished by how down-to-earth the former N'Sync star was.

She said: "Justin was great, he was really nice. He taught me to be humble, because that's the thing which is key to being successful."

Ciara is preparing for the release of her latest album 'Basic Instinct', and says she deliberately kept collaborations to a minimum on the record so she could give more of herself to her fans.

She explained: "I worked with Ludacris on the single, 'Ride', but I didn't really collaborate with anyone else because I wanted people to be able to hear me and my voice this time around."

However, Ciara still has plans for duets in the future.

She added to BANG Showbiz: "I'd love to do something with Usher in the future."

While the brunette beauty has worked with an array of eligible men in the past, she recently admitted she is too busy concentrating on her career to have a relationship.

She said: "I'm actually dating my music right now! I am just focusing on music."