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Zara Larsson wants to be as big as Beyoncé

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Zara Larsson wants to be as big as Beyoncé

Zara Larsson wants to become a pop legend like Beyoncé.

The 18-year-old Swedish singer shot to fame eight years ago when she won Swedish talent show 'Talang' and in the last 18 months she has had lots of hits, including 'Never Forget You' with MNEK.

Zara has her sights set on emulating Beyoncé's incredible three-decade spanning career.

In an interview with the new issue of NME Magazine, she explained: "That's what I really want to be (like Beyoncé). I have some friends and they're super-hipster. And they're like; 'All I wanna do is sing in a jazz bar and to just make it to pay for the rent.' And I'm like, cool ... That's not what I wanna do. I want as many people as possible to go to my concert."

Zara saw Beyoncé perform at Wembley Stadium in London earlier this year when she brought her 'Formation World Tour' to the UK capital and watching that concert inspired her to try and match her idol.

She said: "Two nights, 85,000 people in the audience. I can only imagine what she feels like standing there on stage, like 'All these people came for me because they love my music and we're all here right now to make this a magical and special night...' To do like legendary. Because why not?"

Zara is a big fan of Beyoncé's latest LP 'Lemonade' and admires her decision to get political on a record.

The 'Ain't My Fault' hitmaker said: "I'm so happy to see her develop into an activist, because she can do no wrong. It's just the perfect timing and I'm happy she's talking about what it's like to be a black woman in America ... It just feels like this is the time where everybody should be involved ... The world is just bleeding."

Zara has learned to stand up for herself from a very young age and has never been shy in stating what she believes is best for her music.

She said: "I was 15 when I started, and they're all basically men and middle-aged and know what they're doing, so when I was 15 and I was saying 'No,' that was scary. But I've had time to develop my self-esteem and the ability to say no, because that's the most important thing that you can do."