You have worked with everyone including Whitney, Mariah, Celine Dion and Beyoncé. Out of everyone you’ve worked with, who had the strongest effect on you musically?
Man, that’s a difficult question! I try to learn something in
everything I do, especially musically. Celine Dion has an effortlessness
in her voice. While listening to her, most people probably picture her
straining to hit the notes. In actuality, she is looking at her phone
and just belting! That showed me that your voice is a muscle, the more
you train the muscle the easier it is to use it. Beyoncé has an
effortless talent. It is not going to take her long to do the song. I
gave her the song and said, “I’m going to go get a drink of water.” I
came back and the song was done! I was like “Okay, I’m going to take off
then. Nice to meet you, bye!” [Laughs] It was that easy!