Pop star Lily Allen says she won't make another album for five years and is planning on starting her own charity during her break.
Lily Allen doesn't plan to return to music for five years.
The 'Not Fair' singer is getting ready to take a planned hiatus and insists it will be a long time before she releases another album.
Lily - who won the Giving It Back Fan prize at the NME Awards last night (25.02.10) - said: "I'm not making another album for a bit. Maybe in five years."
The 24-year-old pop star has decided to step away from the music business because she doesn't want to go on tour because she is considering starting a family.
Speaking to UK TV show 'Live From Studio Five', she said: "It's a really big commitment to do an album these days. People don't buy music anymore, they download it and want their content for free - the thing that makes you your money is touring and I don't really want to tie myself down to being on the road for three years. I've got a boyfriend and I've got a house and I'd quite like to have children soon. So it doesn't really work into those plans.
"It's not retiring. I'm just doing a different job for a bit. I'm having a career change. I just want to stay in London for a while. It's not a particularly healthy lifestyle being on the road."
Lily - who is dating builder Sam Cooper - has also revealed she intends to start her own charity as well as the record company and fashion label she has planned.
She told website NME.com: "I'm setting up a record label and a music charity and website and I'm also doing a vintage clothes shop with my sister, it's amazing stuff that would be really expensive but we're renting it out for a fraction of the price, so girls can come and get dressed up for a night out and have a laugh!"
Lily announced at the end of last year she was taking a break from the music business.
She said at the time: "I'm just going to concentrate on doing some behind the scenes sort of stuff. My last concert is in March. That's the last thing I've got planned."