Takeover Tuesday Playlist: Ally Brooke Gets 'Powerful and Confident' With Beyoncé, Aretha Franklin & More
Welcome back to Takeover Tuesday, where each week, Billboard taps chart-topping artists and tastemakers to compile their very own playlist exclusive to Billboard's Spotify account. We give the artists free rein to base the list on whatever subject they choose. The only rule? Make it as creative and unique to them as possible.
Ally Brooke is prepping for a major next step in her career. Eight months after Fifth Harmony announced their hiatus, the 25-year-old singer teamed up with Kriss Kross Amsterdam and Messiah for an upbeat collaboration called “Vámonos," on Nov. 23. But Brooke's solo career only just begun, as she revealed that her debut solo studio album is set to arrive in early 2019, along with a memoir titled Finding Your Harmony that will be released in April.
As Brooke continues to make huge strides in her solo career, the foundations of female empowerment that remain from her Fifth Harmony days continue to shape her. As she prepares for what’s next in the coming months, the “Perfect” singer shared the 11 songs from fellow female powerhouse performers that influence her own music. From Cyndi Lauper’s iconic “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” to Beyoncé’s liberating “Run the World,” Brooke’s playlist spans generations of women using their music as a way to speak out and be heard.
“These songs are all about girl power -- they make me feel powerful and confident," Brooke tells Billboard. "I love how they are all songs from different eras. They make me want to sing and dance and tell the world of my worth!”
Unleash your own girl power with Ally Brooke’s Tuesday Takeover playlist below.