Music Mentors: 15 Stars From Brandy To Zedd Reveal Early Inspirations
Watch Brandy, Ne-Yo, Zedd, 30h!3, The Script, Perry Farrell & More Discuss Their Key Music Mentors.
With the brand-new season of NBC's The Voice underway this week and school back in session across the country, we asked several of artists including Brandy, The Script, Ne-Yo and Kreayshawn who the key mentors in their musical lives have been -- and we've put together the results in a special video montage which you can watch in the player above.
Whether it was the mothers, fathers, brothers, or grandparents who opened their eyes to music's potential, the teachers and school band directors who helped them hone their craft, or established stars like Whitney Houston and Iggy Pop who provided motivation or even a first tour -- every musician we asked said they wouldn't be where they are today without those early mentors. "No matter what, time passes, decades pass, and these voices still stay so real," Nelly Furtado says, summing it all up.