"It feels really good," Erivo exclusively explained about her nomination during E! News' Daily Pop on Sept. 15. "It also feels like Miss Aretha herself is like playing a joke on me because I don't think anything like this would happen without her involvement. So it kind of feels like a tap on the shoulder, 'Well done, you did good.' And I love it. I'm so pleased that we get to celebrate her this way. It's really cool."
And, Erivo plans on serving up more jaw-dropping red carpet looks this Sunday, Sept. 19 at the awards ceremony! "Leather and feathers," Erivo hinted at the "textures" of her designer Emmys ensemble, on the heels of her white hot Met Gala gown.
Plus, Erivo's album Ch. 1 Vs. 1 will be released on Friday, Sept. 17, with her new single "Glowing Up" dropping.
"It's an eclectic album," the Harriet star shared. "It's sort of a collection of all the styles of music I've been listening to my whole life."
From an "accidental country song" to soul, R&B and pop-inspired tracks, Erivo isn't holding back in baring her talent.
"There's just different aspects of what makes me, me," she concluded. "Everything is co-written by me. There are 12 songs on that album, I'm very proud of all of them. Everything is very intimate but some are more intimate than others, so it's like a little introduction, if you don't already know me, to who I am."
Watch the full interview above to hear the BTS details on walking the Met Gala red carpet!