Out of all the pop princesses who came after her, Janet Jackson holds a special place in her heart for one in particular.

Miss Jackson reveals to The Times that she “loves” Alicia Keysmusic and spirit. “She has such a beautiful soul,” she tells the U.K. newspaper. “I love her for that. There’s not a lot of them.”

In addition to Keys, the 43-year-old singer “enjoys” Lady Gaga and appreciates the flattery from her younger peers. “I think it’s great for someone to emulate you,” she says. “It lets you know that they’ve watched your work and admired what it is you’ve done.”

Jackson’s greatest hits album Number Ones is available now.