Zendaya, 2016 Grammy Awards

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Zendaya hit the red carpet before the 2016 Grammys to dish on her recent collaboration with Chris Brown and upcoming music.

Rocking a Dsquared suit, the 19-year-old singer stopped to chat with Ryan Seacrest before the music world's biggest award show of the year kicks off.

The star says she met Brown through a friend and hit the studio with her parents to introduce herself to the 26-year-old "Forever" singer and play him some of her music.

"He's such a talented person and is held at such a high level in entertainment because of his ability to dance and his ability to sing," said Zendaya, who admitted her recent collab with Brown on "Something New" challenged her as a musician.

"I wanted to be better," Zendaya added.

As for when we can expect an album from Zendaya?

The star insists it's coming soon.

"For the past two or three years since my first single came out I've been working on creating a new album," said the singer.

"Becoming a young woman and learning more about yourself and growing into your own, you learn about yourself and that's what you're able to talk about and your experiences and what you go through," said the singer.

E!'s Grammy Awards coverage starts Monday at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT. E! Online's Live From the Red Carpet Livestream begins at 5:55 p.m. ET / 2:55 p.m. PT. Plus, watch E! After Party: The 2016 Grammys at 11:30 p.m. ET / 8:30 p.m. PT. And don't miss the Fashion Police Grammy Awards special Tuesday at 8 p.m. only on E!

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