Kehlani is a student of the game.
The singer has collaborated with everyone from Eminem to Keyshia Cole, but who influenced her the most? During an interview for Fat Joe’s “Joprah Show,” she revealed her top 5 favorite R&B artists.
Her list includes neo-soul greats like Musiq Soulchild, India.Arie, and Jill Scott. She also paid homage to the “Vocal Bible” Brandy and the legendary Mariah Carey.
“Vocally, I’m always listening to Brandy. As a writer, I’m always listening to India Arie and Drake,” Kehlani previously told Interview magazine.
Fat Joe went on to share his favorite R&B artists, including Luther Vandross, Michael Jackson, Stephanie Mills, Babyface, and Sade. “I’m more of an R&B guy than a hip-hop guy,” he said. “R&B is my passion.”
Kehlani, who released her album It Was Good Until It Wasn’t in May, is back in the studio. Last month, she hinted that new music could drop soon.