Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 2 August 2014

Foxx's daughter gave music advice

Jamie Foxx says his daughter helped him launch a music career

Jamie Foxx credits his daughter for steering him "in the right direction" with his music career.

The Oscar and Grammy winner said that his 16-year-old daughter, Corinne, gave him the best advice when he began recording music.

"When I first started I was doing this little slow music, you know, just R&B ... and my daughter walked in and said, 'What you doing?' I said, 'I'm working on the album.' She said, 'I hope you don't put that on there because you going to put everybody to sleep,'" the actor and singer revealed.

The 43-year-old decided to take the advice of his daughter, and reach out to younger artists to aid his music career.

He has collaborated with Kanye West, Ludacris and most recently, in his Best Night Of My Life album, the likes of Drake and Justin Timberlake.

"A lot of times in order to be successful with music, you have to listen and sometimes allow other people to sort of steer you in the right direction," the star said.

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