Michael Jackson's ''Remember the Time,'' Usher's ''My Way,'' and her own ''Love Sex Magic'' with Justin Timberlake have all inspired the singer

By Simon Vozick-Levinson
May 08, 2009 at 04:00 AM EDT

With her third album, ‘Fantasy Ride,’ in stores, the 23-year-old singer fills us in on the music clips that have inspired her
including one of her own.

Michael Jackson, ”Remember the Time” (1992)
”Michael is such a genius, it’s hard to pick one video. His smile is the best in this video.”

Janet Jackson, ”If” (1993)
”The energy was nonstop. I love the power of her walking downstairs, curtains billowing — strong and sexy.”

Usher, ”My Way” (1998)
”Very colorful and different. Normally he’d give us the cute boy, but the jacket and top hat wasn’t a normal outfit.”

Ciara, ”Love Sex Magic” (2009)
”Working with Justin Timberlake was a joy. I loved being able to show a more sensual side of me. Rrrowr!