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Rosalia Opens Up About Not Changing Herself for the Music Industry

Rosalia Opens Up About Not Changing Herself for the Music Industry

Rosalia is on the cover of Billboard‘s Latin Power Players issue, out now.

Here’s what the 26-year-old “Malamente” star had to say…

On not changing herself for the music industry: “Ten years ago, I thought, ‘Someday, I may have to make concessions because of the industry.’ I wish I had known it would be like this. Everyone around me has maximum respect for my vision. Everything has been organic. I’m so happy I can make the music I want at any moment.”

On why she’s hands-on with every aspect of her art: “I’m a musician first, but I started from scratch: I would beg to be allowed to play, I would announce my events on Facebook, I would design my posters. When I sang in bars and weddings, where you have to fight to be heard, you gain incredible humility. I was on top of every detail so the vision would come to fruition.”

On how her life has changed in the past year: “I can’t walk around like I used to, and there’s always paparazzi waiting outside the studio. It’s jarring.”

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Credit: Ruven Afanador; Photos: Billboard
Posted to: Music, Rosalia

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