"As you know, I have worked with some of the biggest artists in music history… Christina Aguilera, Missy Elliot, Jay Z, Janet Jackson … need I say more. To have a young teenager come into the studio and bring it like some of the best ever, was a re-awakening for me. Angelique Sabrina is going to be a major force in this industry. There is simply no denying her!
– Rockwilder, Grammy Award Winning Producer
Bahamian singer, songwriter, dancer, actress and performer Angelique Sabrina is at the top of her game and she is only 16. The young and vivacious songstress recently released “I’m Ready” and towards the end of 2014, debuted an album titled, “One For The People.” She also won the “2014 Favourite Artist of The Year” by Keith Rolle and Island 102.9 FM.
Blessed with an innate ability to charm and entertain, Angelique has yet to saunter into a room that doesn’t submit to her je ne se quois (a pleasant quality that is hard to describe). From radio stations to television shows, studios and arenas, Angelique is the girl next door who earned the world’s attention, by simply being herself.
Touted by many as the next Rihanna for her international appeal and reminiscent of Janet Jackson for her soft and sensuous vibes, Angelique’s tendency to summon greatness is a testament to her illimitable potential. Having already established a devoted fan base with two wildly successful singles, “Pull Up,” (working with the hit-making duo, Youngbloodz) and “Stop Sign,” by Grammy award-winning producer, Rockwilder (Jay-Z, Janet Jackson, Christina Aguilera…), Angelique’s new material works to introduce a more seasoned vocalist, prepared to take her career to even higher heights.
Born into a musically inclined family (her father, Gregg White, originally signed Arrested Development), Angelique began her trek to stardom early, studying a variety of instruments including piano, guitar and drums, shortly after she learned to ride a bike. But it was the act of performing that intrigued her to the degree of claiming her destiny. By the time she was nine years old, Angelique had already penned her first song and at the tender age of twelve, she openly questioned her father’s commitment to her fledgling career.
“It was a conversation at a specific moment,” she remembers. “I was turning thirteen. I felt like things were moving too slowly. I felt like people who had turned thirteen had done more than me and I wanted that to change.”
Given her music idol Michael Jackson was the paradigm for her career path, Angelique’s sense of urgency was very real. Understandably, after three years of little movement toward her immediate goals, she was committed and more than ready to proclaim her future.
Gregg took the cue and responded by truly managing every facet of Angelique’s career. From song selections to production, imaging, packaging, songwriting, artist repertoire (A&R), and everything in between, he took on artist development duties from top to bottom. After framing the foundation for Angelique’s first big hit, “Pull Up,” he was contacted by Gary Bernstein of White Ocean Entertainment, who’d discovered Angelique on YouTube. They set up a meeting in the Bahamas and at a ripe thirteen years young, Angelique Sabrina had professional representation.
Since then Angelique’s career and brand has grown by leaps and bounds. She’s currently the face of Cable Bahamas, making her second and youngest face to ever receive the honor.
In 2014 Angelique performed the national anthem at the 2014 World Relays in her hometown, has hosted a variety of television shows – including Hype TV in Jamaica, – and garnered a working relationship with renowned vocal coach Nick Cooper, who recently tapped her to host his own TV show – “Future Mega Countdown” – which highlights new artists.
Clearly poised to succeed in all facets of entertainment, Angelique eagerly welcomes each and every new opportunity. Having already proven an innate ability to tap into the innermost desires of teens just like her, she’s revealed a readiness far beyond her years that will likely take her to a destiny that is sure to impact the lives of millions!