Vibrant, energetic, and fiercely passionate; these are just a few words that come to mind when Angelique Sabrina is mentioned. She is a young emerging Bahamian artist that is rapidly taking the industry by storm. At the age of fourteen, one of her songs, “13”, graced the number two spot in the “Top Ten Countdown” in Sydney, Australia, and, “Speakerbox” hit #1 in the Top 5 Countdown for February in Australia, which makes her automatically eligible for their 2012 Top 10 Countdown. “I have always been in love with music. It was always special to me,” she said. Since deciding to make music her career, she has been working extremely hard to produce new music and fulfill her ultimate dream.
Angelique’s blossoming career has brought about opportunities such as being asked to be an ambassador for “Pastry” Sneakers, a company owned by Vanessa and Angela Simmons. She has also recently worked with Skee TV in Los Angeles on her coming song “Pull Up.” Angelique is mentored by renowned vocal coach Nick Cooper who has worked with industry heavyweights like Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé’. Angelique has also just finished writing and recording two songs that were produced by Grammy award winner RockWilder. With a supportive family structure, Angelique is doing what she loves and on her way to another level of greatness.
Leah Cooper: What separates Angelique Sabrina from other artists in the industry?
Angelique Sabrina: I think what separates me from other artists in this industry is my youth. There are a lot of artists in the industry that have so much to offer, but hardly any are in their early teens anymore. I think that that’s something new I can bring.
LC: How would you define your music?
I consider myself to be a musical entrepreneur because it’s hard for me to sit on one certain music style. I tend to enjoy going from soft ballads to fun, pop island hits!
LC: Do you write your own songs? Do you have a favorite?
AS: I do write my own music! I also co-write with many other artists. Right now I am really loving my newest single “Pull Up”. It is going to be released by the end of this month and I’m really anxious to hear the feedback I get from people! I’m also extremely excited for some of the songs that I am currently working on in the studio.
LC: Do you play any instruments? Which is your favorite?
AS: I have experimented with so many instruments from piano, to guitar, to drums and flute. But right now I’m focusing on guitar. I think the guitar and piano are beautiful instruments.
LC: What do you enjoy the most about being a singer?
AS: What I enjoy most about being a singer is the fact that it gives me such an easy way to express myself and share my thoughts with other people who can relate.
LC: Do you ever get nervous?
AS: ALL THE TIME. As an artist you grow, and learn what to expect when you are about to perform or do another photo shoot, but nerves NEVER get old. I think that’s just humanity.
Who is your biggest inspiration?
AS: “I don’t have a biggest inspiration. I tend to look at many different artists and put qualities that I most like about them each together. For instance, I love the honesty behind Taylor Swift’s lyrics, I love Bruno Mars’s look and originality and I love Michael Jackson’s persistence. I take what I admire from the artists that have come before me and study those qualities.”
LC: Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
AS: In the next 5 years I hope to see myself performing in a stadium full of fans that are singing along with me and also hopefully featuring in a Broadway show that is a big dream of mine!
LC: What advice would you give to young musicians that have similar goals as yours?
AS: Advice that I would give to anyone who wants to get anywhere with their goals in life would be to take action immediately. There’s not a greater waste of time than sitting around waiting for someone to create the opportunity for you.
LC: With music comes fashion, how would you define your personal style?
AS: My personal style is very B-Boy meets 80’s.
LC: Being born and raised in The Bahamas, what do you love the most about being Bahamian?
What I love most about being Bahamian would have to be the food. CONCH SALAD! I also love the humor in my country.
LC: What’s next for you?
AS: What you can expect to hear from me this year is some amazing new music! I’ve been in the studio so much lately and cannot wait to release this album!
LC: Where can your fans find your music?
AS: My fans can find my music on my official website (www.angeliquesabrina.com), on my YouTube (angeliquesabrina) and on my twitter (@angeliquesab)
LC: Do you have a favorite celebrity style icon?
AS: I don’t have a favorite celebrity style icon.
LC: What are your favorite things to do when you are not working?
AS: When I am not working, I love to go out with friends. I’m always going to a friend’s house or a party or hosting a girl’s sleepover. I just love being around the people that love me.
LC: What kind of student are you?
AS: I am the kind of student that can get A’s and B’s, but prefer to have a social life. I’m sure many kids can relate.