>Fresh off her new CD Battlefield, the singer, 19, looks back on the discs that inspired her, from Michael to Mariah.
Nat King Cole, The Very Best of Nat King Cole My nana introduced me to him. I listen to this to chill. His voice is so soothing. I sang with Natalie Cole once. Amazing.
Michael Jackson, Number Ones I bought this in junior high. I dissected his music and realized what kind of genius he was. He provided great music for great times.
John Mayer, Continuum This inspired me to write anything that comes to my head, to write personal things. On my new record I cowrote a song, “Faith,” that’s kind of like “Waiting on the World to Change.”