Carla Marie Williams: 10 albums that have influenced me
As part of PPL’s celebration of Black History Month, Carla Marie Williams has shared a list of albums that have influenced her. Carla is a Grammy Award-winning songwriter and performer, having worked on Beyonce’s album Lemonade, where she co-wrote Freedom for Beyonce featuring Kendrick Lamar. Other artists Carla has written for include Britney Spears, Craig David, Rudimental and Sean Paul.
Carla also leads a female empowerment movement called Girls I Rate, which pushes for opportunities and equality for womxn (in particular Black womxn) within music and entertainment.
The 10 albums that have influenced Carla are:
- Mary J Blige – Share My World
- Alanis Morissette – Jagged Little Pill
- Brandy – Full Moon
- Ike & Tina Turner – Ike & Tina Turner Live
- Skunk Anansie – Paranoid & Sunburnt
- Michael Jackson – Bad
- Lil’ Mo – based on a true story
- Best of 90s ragga & Dancehall
- Jagged Edge – Heartbreak
- Jodeci – Diary of a Mad Band
For more information on Carla and Girls I Rate, you can check out their work here: https://www.girlsirate.com and look out for the #MENTORME project, which PPL is proud to support.