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Lizzo: Moving to Minneapolis 'one of best decisions I've made'

The rising star has been named one of Rolling Stone's '10 Artists You Need to Know.'
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The plaudits for Lizzo continue to roll in, as her growing fame is rewarded this week with a feature in Rolling Stone magazine.

The artist, who has been adopted as one of Minnesota's own since moving to the state since 2011, has been named as one of Rolling Stone's "10 Artists You Need to Know" in its latest edition.

The venerable music magazine is the latest to cotton on to the fact that Lizzo is going places – just last year the hip-hop and R&B artist was named as one of Forbes' "30 Under 30" young innovators.

And in an interview with Rolling Stone, Lizzo reveals how it was her decision to move to Minneapolis from Houston that set her on the path to stardom, calling it "one of the best decisions I've made in my entire life."

She described the moment she knew she had to stay, after initially being enticed north from Texas, where she was raised having been born in Detroit.

"I went to Minneapolis and I played a show at the Varsity, and this girl came over to me crying and said, 'I don’t know if you live here but you need to be here and we need to see people like you here.' That was the most love I had seen from any show in one person."

Two years ago, as songs like her breakout hit "Good as Hell" brought her to the attention of the rest of America, Lizzo moved from Minneapolis to Los Angeles – but she wasn't happy about it.

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She described the move as "obligatory" because she was working on her album Coconut Oil and landed a gig hosting Wonderland on MTV.

None of the reasons, she said, was because "I wanted to be here."

You can read the full interview here, including Lizzo describing working with Prince during her time in the Twin Cities.

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