Who would you like to collaborate with soon?
I would love to work with Ne-Yo. I think he’s amazing. 2 Chainz. I love 2 Chainz, I’m a real big ratchet music lover actually!
What artist do you feel is most like you?
I think Drake is most like me, I think he’s really passionate about his music, he’s really melodic, he seems to be very adamant about the things he wants and he’s not willing to settle for anything or anyone else, and I think I might be the female version of that.
What are looking forward to the most at the Soul Train Awards?
Performing. I’ve always wanted to perform on an awards show and this is like my first time and I’m so excited. I can’t wait to perform in front of my peers, all my Tamartian friends, just celebrating that moment.
Who are you looking forward to seeing perform?
Is 2 Chainz performing?! If so we have a problem [laughs]. Honestly just thinking about it, all the ladies, hopefully its ladies night. Sometimes its important to get up there and show everybody what we got. I love Chrisette Michelle, I can sit and watch her all day long.
Are you touring soon?
Yes! I’m opening up for John Legend and I’m so excited, we’re rehearsing for it now, he’s such an amazing guy. Before my album even came out, before he knew I was gonna sell one album he was like “I want Tamar Braxton to open up for me,” and it was a great feeling.
What can Tamartians be expecting from you next?
Well, I just finished my Christmas album, its great! It’s such a romantic type of album, it’s called “Winter Loversland” and it’s amazing and its about being in love and having fun and having all those great feelings you wanna have when it’s Christmas time which is my favorite holiday!
Tamar will perform at the Soul Train along with Jennifer Hudson, Chrisette Michele, Joss Stone and many more. Be sure to tune into the Soul Train Music Awards on Dec. 1 at 8pm ET/PT on Centric and BET. For more info, head to BET.com.