Watch the “2 On” singer discuss her 2014 success and her favorite songs on her debut album.
Aquarius, the kinetic debut album from R&B star Tinashe, is rightfully popping up on a bunch of year-end albums lists after at long last being released in October. During a recent stop by Billboard’s New York offices, the 21-year-old discussed some of the musical influences that helped shape her rhythmic sound, as well as the Aquarius songs she would like to see join “2 On” as a radio hit.
Watch the full video interview below:
Tinashe name-checks Sade, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera as major inspirations, and says that she has always looked up to female artists making waves in pop music. “I think it’s fun to kind of bring female artists back into the mainstream, because there’s only a few for the past few years, and I think there’s definitely room for more.”