Keke Palmer is wonderful in white as she arrives at the 2012 Do Something Awards held at Barker Hangar on Sunday evening (August 19) in Santa Monica, Calif. The 18-year-old actress will be celebrating her birthday later this week — be sure to send her birthday wishes! PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Keke Palmer In a recent interview with BoomBox, Keke opened up about her musical inspirations. “Brandy, Aaliyah, TLC, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson. Brandy‘s first album and Full Moon [album]. She represented every young girl. I think that’s special. That’s what I want to do. We don’t have anybody in R&B music that does that today, and really represent what girls are going through and be that voice for them and really be able to speak to them through music,” she shared.