Next week, Billboard can be honoring a few of the most inspiring females in music on the 13th annual Women in Music Event in New York City, together with Hayley Kiyoko, who can be offered with the rising star award.
Ahead of the occasion on Thursday (Dec. 6), Billboard sat down with the honoree to take a stroll down reminiscence lane, as she seems again at some childhood images, in addition to shares some recommendation for her youthful self.
First, Kiyoko is handed a photograph of herself as a younger little one, which was accompanied by the caption, “The Internet is the most important library on this planet!” The image was taken, Kiyoko explains, when her greatest buddy on the time (who she admits she didn’t actually like, however was associates with anyway as a result of in kindergarten, “it's important to be associates with whoever will speak to you”) dragged her to a photoshoot. The buddy was meant to be within the image, however the photographer insisted on utilizing Kiyoko, as a substitute.
“This was my huge break. This was my huge second,” she jokes, whereas additionally including that she hated that gown she was carrying.
Kiyoko can be proven a nonetheless from a video (which you'll watch under) she shot for her PledgeMusic marketing campaign to fund her very first EP, of which she says, “I bear in mind working actually arduous on this, and my outfit says all of it.”
When given one other picture of herself as a toddler – this time making a foolish, scrunched up face – the singer reveals with a smile, “I used to be a spunky little one. My mother informed me I used to be darkish.”
Asked what recommendation she would give to her youthful self, Kiyoko replies that whereas there's lots of recommendation she would wish to give to herself, she principally would wish to give herself a hug.
“I grew up not loving myself and/or accepting who I used to be,” the singer states, “And I knew who I used to be, I simply wasn’t proud of who I used to be. So my recommendation would simply be to present her this large bear hug and let her know that every little thing is gonna be okay.”
You can watch the complete video above, and make sure you tune in to the Women in Music purple carpet pre-show stay on Twitter from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. EST on Dec. 6.