An influence on a tremendous number of artists, including Prince and Michael Jackson, Little Richard tells Billboard he keeps up with the current music scene. “I like Alicia Keys (news), I think she’s very gifted. I like Usher. I like Christina Aguilera. I think she’s a fantastic singer. I like [Justin Timberlake].” Richard will deliver the keynote speech at the South by Southwest Music Conference (SXSW) March 18th in Austin.