Black Girl Magic: Inspirational Quotes from Young, Talented Singers

These singers share what keeps them inspired on Instagram.


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Elite  - "Its about just moving forward in my own lane. I don't care who's ahead of me. I ain't looking to see who's behind me. My pace. [In] my lane. I'm good."( Photo: Elite Noel via Instagram)


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Keke Palmer  - "I used to be really anxious about my future, personally and professionally, and sometimes it got to the point where I was actually overwhelmed about my future and things that were beyond my control. So I would definitely tell myself to chill and relax and just trust the process." (Photo: Keke Palmer via Instagram)


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Tinashe  - "It's important for me to put out things that I think are good. I want to be a fan my own stuff. I also want my live shows to be really awesome, and dance is such an important element for me and my performances."(Photo: Tinashe via Instagram)


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Solange Knowles  - "It would be so much easier for me to put on a little black dress, straighten my hair and sing about dancing in the club, but it's not my job to prove anything."(Photo: Solange Knowles via Instagram)


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Janelle Monae  - "I believe that imagination inspires nations. It's something that I live by." (Photo: Janelle Monae via Instagram)