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A crowd singing your lyrics back to you is a heady mo­ment in any singer’s life. That hap­pened to Si­grid Sol­bakk Raabe at her re­cent Toronto show, and “it means every­thing,” says the Nor­we­gian, 21, known for her break­out hit “Don’t Kill My Vibe.” “If I say some­thing that res­onates with some­one else, that’s pretty cool.”

HER BIG BREAK “My brother, who’s a mu­si­cian, was play­ing a show in our home­town, and he wanted me to join him on­stage. He said: ‘You need to write a song. You can’t do a cover again.’ I had two weeks to fin­ish it.” (That song? It ended up playlisted on na­tional ra­dio in Nor­way.)

STAY IN SCHOOL! “I ac­tu­ally took a year off from mu­sic to just fin­ish school and get my grades.

I’m happy I did that be­cause by the time I fin­ished high school, I was much more men­tally ready for this.”

TEAM CANADA “I love Grimes, Drake—I’ve been lis­ten­ing to a lot of Drake cov­ers. I’m a big Neil Young fan. We grew up lis­ten­ing to him. Joni Mitchell. I love ‘Sorry’ by Justin Bieber. The Weeknd. There are a lot of good mu­si­cians from Canada.”

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