Upclose with Prinnie Stevens

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Although being successful, the Great Southern Land kept calling her, and Prinnie returned home to spend time with her family. Upon returning home she continued working with the country's best, like Guy Sebastian and Jessica Mauboy. Despite working with such talent, she decided to do something new. So in 2012, Prinnie auditioned for the first season of "The Voice" Australia. In which she was naturally, incredibly successful, and made it into the top 4 in Team Joel. This is when she really won the hearts of our nation, and is continuing to do so.

After their headline commanding performances on The Voice, Prinnie has teamed up with Mahalia Barnes to release an album of soulful duets. Prinnie + Mahalia: Come Together debuted at Number 1 on the R&B/Soul charts in October.

In November, Prinnie released her collection of nail lacquers - the result of her collaboration with internationally acclaimed Australian brand Hello Darling.

Miss Stevens reveals her musical secrets to Fashion Weekly.

Who are your musical inspirations?

My musical inspirations are Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson. I am an 80's baby and proud, and a singer dancer, so of course Michael is on top of the list. And of course, Whitney Houston was just perfection to me, and I wanted her hair, her voice, her outfits! The whole lot!

What kind of music do you listen to today?

I listen to a wide range of music. I love my gospel (Kirk Franklin, Israel) , my hiphop (Kayne West, Rocky ASAP), Pop (Rihanna, Katy Perry), RnB (Tamar Braxton, Chris Brown, Trey Songs), I am a music fan! I also still listen to old school stuff like Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway!Where would you most like to perform?

I would love to be able to do a show of my own at the Opera House! Such a beautiful room with amazing acoustics, and on our Sydney Harbour- absolute perfection!

Who would you most like to open for?

I would love to open for Alicia Keys. That would be amazing!!

If you weren't singing, what would you be doing?

I think I would be in the fashion industry somehow! It's my second love.

What hidden talents do you have?

I can braid hair really well .. my daughter hates the process, but loves looking in the mirror at the end.Who are your favourite bands/singers?

My favourite band would have to be Maroon 5 - Adam is just so amazingly hot and talented. My favourite singer right now would be Beyonce. She just keeps raising the bar for all singers and performers across the board. She also represents working Mums, which for me is a huge part of who I am.

What do you think about when you are preforming?

I kind of zone out when I perform. It's my escape. I may be having the worst day, but the second I get on that stage, its ALL gone! It doesn't matter where I perform, I give everything I have and perform like I'm in front of thousands of people, even if I'm not.

What else can we expect from you in the future?

My future will be filled with new music, and always new fashion endeavours. Music and Fashion go hand in hand for me. I express myself through music and fashion. My two biggest loves! I have some great new music on the horizon, and more adventures with my 'Hello Darling' nail line, and there is talk of a jewelry line too.

Have you always enjoyed the art of music?

Yes, although I was a dancer from the age of 4, dancing brought me to singing. It was a natural progression from one to the other. Singing and dancing for me is the ultimate.

What is the best advice you have ever been given?

The best advice I have ever been given in this industry is to never believe your own hype. When people write or say good things about you, and you believe it, you're also prone to believing the bad. I try to keep my head down, work hard and create goals for myself so that I'm always moving forward.

What advice do you have for aspiring artists?

The biggest advice I have for aspiring artists is just to sing, sing, sing. Where ever you can. I sang at the local mall, talent quests, karaoke, anywhere that would listen. The biggest thing we fight as performers, are nerves! The more we perform, the more we can tackle them. And once they are dealt with (not rid of), you can show the world just how great a performer you are!