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" Everything that I do is very autobiographical. I'm trying to be as much of an open book as possible and give the audience every single piece of me. "
" Every time you achieve something, you want to go after what's next. I'd like to see my own shows grow and someday be a headliner, fill up stadiums. "
" For a female artist, it takes a lot more to be taken seriously if you're not sat down at a piano or with a guitar, you know? "
" For a male artist, people instantly assume they write their own music, but for women, they assume it's all manufactured. "
" For me, my aim is to just be as good as possible. If people do look up to me, I have to set the best example I can. "
" I always told myself never to have a plan B - I feel like that's also one of the reasons I'm doing what I'm doing now, because I just never really rested until I got here. "
" I always wanted the flowiness that hip-hop artists had. I always admired how they rapped so fast, but I never wanted to rap; I wanted to sing the rap. "
" I can't dance. If I try, I'll trip onstage. "
" I dated this guy who literally would never eat a single vegetable. I was like, 'This is terrible. You eat like a five-year-old.' "
" I'd love to work with Drake; I'd love to work with Frank Ocean, Jay Z, and Kanye. The list is endless. "
" I feel like I wear kind of the same things on stage that I would wear every day, unless I'm being lazy, and then I just wear trackies. But actually, if I'm honest, I wouldn't really walk down Kilburn High Street in a leotard, and I would wear that onstage. "
" If I wasn't a singer, I would be a fairy princess. "
" I get a bit insecure if I feel like there's too much makeup on my face or if I feel like I'm cakey. "
" I like how powerful fashion makes me feel. I live for that grungy-prissy juxtaposition that Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and Drew Barrymore wore in the '90s. "
" I love Pink and Nelly Furtado - the honesty and truth in their lyrics. I also love Kendrick Lamar and Chance the Rapper. "
" I'm heavily influenced by the Nineties - I love juxtaposing a slip dress with trainers and a vintage leather jacket. "
" I'm learning to accept myself. I'm still in the process of learning to love who I am. And it's been really refreshing and really nice to be able to do that and be okay. I think my fans have brought that out in me. "
" I'm so obsessed with Cardi B. I do nothing but sit and watch her Instagram videos. "
" I never really wanted to base success on charts and chart positioning. For me, it's really about the shows and seeing them grow. "
" I spend a lot of time in bed when I'm off. But if I'm feeling adventurous, I'll go to a gallery. "
" I started posting covers online and having this crazy determination about what I wanted to do and just went for it. I was like, 'Okay, no one else can create my future for me, and no one can get what I want for me, so I have to go out and get it myself.' "
" I still take a lot of pride in being able to write my own songs. My story's coming from me. "
" I think the artists are really the face of the music they make. It's no longer the genre that dictates it. "
" It's challenging to open for someone: You've got to prep the audience, get them in the mood, and get their attention if they don't know you. You're going to show them what songs you've got. You've got to leave your mark. "
" I use a toothbrush on my lips as a lip scrub; occasionally, I use a toothbrush with some dark eye shadow on my eye brows if I want to fill them in. And if I want a really thick, textured look with mascara, I put one on my lashes, as well. "
" I've always been very much in control of my music and my image, and I think one of the things I've been lucky about is I didn't bring a label on board until I really figured out who I was. "
" I was 11 and living in Kosovo. I knew I wanted to perform but didn't feel like I could do it there. So I moved back to London on my own at 15, carried on going to school, and started posting cover songs online. I had no idea how I was going to become a performer, but I felt like I had so many more opportunities being in London. "
" My father was a musician, so I feel like falling into this career was a bit inevitable. "
" My first concert was Method Man and Redman because they came down to Kosovo. "
" My goal is to get my music out to as many people as possible. That a song of mine is being played on the radio so far away from home really, really pushes me. It's everything I've dreamed of. "
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