OK! Next Big Deal: Bahamian Singer Angelique Sabrina May Be the Next Rihanna!
You know what the world needs? A fiery little R&B pop diva. Enter Angelique Sabrina. With her eye-catching style, catchy beats, and Caribbean provenance, the 15-year-old is poised to be the next Rihanna. OKMagazine.com talked to her about her music, the dance craze she started, and her roots in the Bahamas.
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OK!: Your song "Pull Up" created a bit of a dance craze. How did that feel?
Angelique Sabrina: That was super exciting. When I’m in New York I work with a choreographer named TweetBoogie, and when I’m here I work with a local choreographer named Marciano Darling, and I still have the videos of us coming up with the dance. It was just amazing to see how it’s grown, especially all the cheerleaders that started to do it.
OK!: What about your favorite music to dance to?
AS: Whenever I hear salsa, I get really excited. My grandmother’s Dominican, so I guess it’s sort of in my blood!
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OK!: Tell me about the new single.
AS: The newest single “Stop Sign” features Shontelle and it was produced by Rockwilder. The theme of the song is just whenever you walk in a room to command attention, and make people stop and look at you. When the song comes on and you hear the bass, that’s really the first thing that happens— it just catches your attention and you turn the volume up.
OK!: Whose career would you love to have one day?
AS: I love Barbra Streisand. She produces and she’s a singer and she acts, everything in one. Janet Jackson as well, I love her dancing and singing.
OK!: Who is your current celebrity crush?
AS: Ian Somerhalder. Yup, yup, yup. I love him. I’ve watched every single episode of Vampire Diaries that’s ever been released. My brother got me hooked!
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OK!: What’s it like representing your country in such a major way?
AS: It’s very, it’s amazing. Getting a lot of support locally is very important to me. That’s my foundation, and I want to make sure that I’m a suitable sponsor for the Bahamas. I’ve just been happy that people locally have been seeing me that way, so now I can proudly and confidently represent where I’m from.
OK!: How’s the food there?
AS: Oh my gosh! Get some conch fritters and some conch salad and some johnny cake. laughs It’s amazing!
OK!: Your accent came out more when you were talking about food.
AS: Yeah, when I talk about food that’ll happen!
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