FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLD Bahamian singer Angelique Sabrina's new pop single Pull Up (featuring dancehall artiste Tifa) is the rage in the United States.
The track is the first release from her upcoming album and already, a buzz has begun to build around the singer following the debut of Pull Up's video on MTV Buzz worthy. It earned Angelique a nomination with mtvU's weekly Best Freshman Video, with the cable channel calling her the next Rihanna.
Angelique, who is currently in Jamaica promoting Pull Up, said the comparison to the Barbadian superstar is mind-blowing.
"Being compared to Rihanna is definitely an honour. I definitely understand the comparisons between her and me, both being from the islands. But I think in time people will begin to realise the difference between us," she said.
The teenager, who is home-schooled, which allows her time to focus on her music career, says her journey has been an amazing one.
"So far it has been extremely educational and foundational. Each day I grow as an artiste and I think that that's something that will never stop."
The remix video for Pull Up was recently shot in Atlanta, Georgia. It features over 400 professional cheerleaders from the NBA, MLS and AHL who performed the Pull Up dance.
Angelique is scheduled to appear on Reggae Sumfest International Night.
Living in Hate is the latest single from Eminent
Studio One musician-turned-singer George Cooper, better known as Eminent, is determined to make it in the music business at the ripe old age of 64. And he's doing so with his own label, Step Up Records.
"Now that I have my own label, I can produce my music and send it out to the world. It's really a great feeling to be able to make my music share with the people."
Eminent is currently promoting his latest single, titled Living In Hate.
Colah Colah is in the 'network'
Rising reggae singer Colah Colah recently released the album Networks. The 15-track set, which features songs such as Dem Nuh Real, Survival, Significant Lady and Good Mind Good Heart, is a joint production between Basco Records out of The Netherlands and Elevation Records.
Among the artistes appearing on the set are Fantan Mojah, Turbulence, Satalite and Kananga.
Colah Colah says the album was released on iTunes two weeks ago. He believes it is one of his best efforts so far.
"This is my fourth officially released album, I think it's the best one yet and I expect it to do a lot for my career," he said.