I love songwriting. It's second to my love for singing in how I express myself.
When I was invited to sing with Pavarotti, I had about two weeks to learn Italian.
I'm proud of my mentors. Ray Charles is the strongest influence on me as a singer.
You can't make everybody love what you do, but you can know how great you feel doing it.
The Top 40 is geared toward 20 and under, not 20 and up. That's the audience I'm geared to.
You're presuming too much by using the word legacy - presuming that someone is going to care.
Considering the amount of information we're bombarded by, it's amazing if a song can transcend time.
When I started studying for the arias it was like going into training for a heavyweight title fight.
To sing along with Stevie Wonder, you had to make your voice do things it was not accustomed to doing.
With the internet, things are so much more immediate. People taste-test things to see if they want to buy the CD.