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3 things to know about Moxie Raia before she opens Mayfest

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Before opening for Mayfest Moxie Raia was an opener for Justin Beiber's "Purpose" World Tour.

University Union announced Tuesday night pop artist Moxie Raia will open for Mayfest. Raia is signed to SB Projects alongside big names like Kanye West and Ariana Grande. Here are three things to know about her before watching her play Friday afternoon.

Never Say Never

In 2016 Raia toured with Justin Beiber as one of the openers for his ‘Purpose’ World Tour. She was part of the North American leg of the tour along with rapper Post Malone. Her time with Beiber included 64 tour dates through major cities in the United States and Canada.

Dance it out

Before breaking into the music industry Raia was focused on a career as a professional dancer, a goal she started working on at the age of six. She moved to New York City at 13-years-old to enroll in the Professional Children’s School which helps kids pursue their artistic dreams.

You won’t catch her sneaking a corndog

She’s been a vegetarian since she was three years old. In an interview with the Tastemaker Collective Media she said it was one of the little known facts about her. About a year ago she shared an image on Instagram of her three year old self with the caption, “The last hot dog I ever ate #vegetariansinceIwas3.”

The last hot dog I ever ate #vegetariansinceIwas3

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