I was an average student. I wasn't any standout. I remember when people started to know who I was and the label offers, people started to get a little weird and be weird around me.
I love Australia; it was a really, really nice experience for me. It's such a beautiful place. The people are beautiful - like, really beautiful - and they are beautiful in terms of their personalities. It's a great place to be. It's like you are in a little bit of a dream world.
Island Records was the first record label to... acknowledge me. After that, quickly, Republic Records, and then Atlantic Records, Sony Records and Warner Bros. It was all the labels at once. It was absolutely insane, like, knowing that this many record labels were interested in me.
There have been artists who've sold out arenas one year, and the next they can't fill a theatre. There's always more to achieve.
Definitely, it's hard being a young artist and being taken seriously.
When I put that first Vine out, I was just doing it for fun; there was no wanting to become an artist.
I think when I do things outside of music, I am always thinking of different things that are eventually one way or another going to come back to my music. I have to make sure it is all cohesive, as that's important to me as an artist and a person.
I carry around this little lion named Leo, which I've had for as long as I can remember.
I can see why people change. You get complimented all the time, driven around in a black SUV - your life is crazy. But that's your career, not you.
No matter where you play, a stadium or an arena, when you're present on stage, it's going to feel like a theater.
Every time I write a song my approach changes.
During crazy times, I just hold back. People are so quick to jump on something or rip it apart.
I think anyone can do anything they dream of if they put their mind to it and put in the work.
My advice to anyone with a dream is to never stop pursuing it.
A lot of people who are 'social media' stars aren't considered to be 'real' stars, and people underestimate the amount of work it takes to edit and upload a video every single day and document your life like that.
Chance The Rapper is just unreal: he's changing rap and really creating this whole amazing new style.
It's hard for me to just say, 'Wow, this is amazing - I'm famous. I'm living the dream.' I sit there and think, 'I'm scared - this can go away tomorrow.' My dad always says that I'm a tortured soul because I'm never pleased; I never feel like I deserve what I've achieved.
It's amazing having so many people care so much about what I'm doing.