Actress and singer Sabrina Carpenter turns to R&B for a lot of her musical inspiration. Stopping by the Billboard office, Carpenter compiled together the essentials for her ultimately R&B playlist.
On SZA: “SZA’s melodies are something that I always to and I’m instantly like, ‘How?’ How many different layers she has to her voice; how many different facets she has in her voice. There’s a lot of flavor and texture within her songs. There’s something really almost calming when you’re listening to them but also makes you feel empowered and tough at the same time.”
On Rihanna‘s “Consideration”: “The verses move so fluidly and it makes you want to click to the groove. It’s really good. I was late to the party listening to ANTI, which I think most people are still late to the part. I love that album and it’s probably my favorite album of hers.”
On Kehlani‘s “Gangsta”: “I just fell in love with the how eerie it was but at the same same it was so beautiful and haunting. It takes you to so many different places. I think R&B is suppose to make you feel that way.”
Check out Carpenter’s full playlist in the video above.