Check out our interview with artist, actress and influencer Brooklyn Queen.
Inspired by gratitude, positivity and Beyoncé, 15-year-old Brooklyn Queen wrote her first song at age five. The Detroit native fulfilled an early dream of releasing that song on her 2017 debut album Queens Corner.
With over 245 million video views and 1.08m subscribers on YouTube, 1.5m followers on Instagram, and 2.2m on TikTok, Brooklyn Queen has already built a powerful and loyal fan base. “I want to make it clear to young girls that anything is possible if you just follow your dreams,” she asserts.
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Hi Brooklyn, please tell us a little about you?
I am 15 and an artist/influencer. Signed to BMB records,I’ve been working in the entertainment business since I was 10. I’m from Detroit Michigan. I consider myself multi talented. I can rap, sing, act, model, and dance.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Determined, Hardworking, Ambitious
We’re sure you have been asked this million times but how did you get in the industry?
I’ve always loved to entertain and as far as I can remember music has been one of my biggest passions that with some hard work and dedication and here I am.
Describe your sound in 3 words?
Universal, Inspirational, Lit
Who influenced you and why did you choose to make music?
Beyonce Knowles was one of my biggest influences. I wanted to make music to make people happy the way her music made me feel and I love being on the stage.
Do you play any instrument?
No, not currently but I’m definitely looking forward to learning everything about music so you’ll have to revisit this question in the future.
Do you ever get nervous?
No, not really nervous. I get a few butterflies before I perform but a quick prayer before I hit the stage and they go away.
Tell us about your new song “D to the NYC?”
Me and Yaya wrote the song almost a year ago. We thought it would be a good collaboration since he is from NY and I’m from Detroit mixing that sound would be lit.
How was working with Yaya in this song?
It was fun, our energies matched and we had a great time writing this song together.
What’s the story behind the song?
I met YaYa in NY, at Invite Only studio I had 2 interviews at. I didn’t know who he was but we made sum tiktok’s and our vibes clicked. So our teams communicated and here we are today. I’m a girl from the D and he’s a boy from NY.!! Hope you enjoy the song.!!
Did you have plans/concerts planned and cancelled because of COVID? If so have you done any online concerts or interaction with your fans?
When Covid started to become a huge problem I was actually in LA. I went home to Detroit and my traveling stopped for a few months. I wasn’t able to do any shows but I stayed in constant contact with all my supporters through social media and I did an online quarantine concert back in April.
Which project is still on your bucket list?
Work with Beyonce!!! And have Beyonce want to meet me because of all the hard work I’m putting in.
What is fun and rewarding about what you do? And what’s not?
Being able to work with so many other talented people and all the love and support I get from so many of my supporters. The worst part is being away from some of my family for long periods of time.
Now tell us about being a popular influencer and your Social Media success?
I love being a positive influencer. It’s a great feeling to know my supporters can look to me as an example of how hard work, dedication, determination and faith definitely pays off. My social media success is amazing!! I have the best supporters!
Can you share some tips for keeping your Social Media accounts interesting?
POST!!! POST!!! POST!!! Continue to create content.
You are followed by so many young people. How do you feel about that pressure of doing always the right thing, and encouraging people to follow their dreams?
That is the most rewarding part about what I do. If I can help just one young person to make a better decision or to be able to listen to my music and it helps them take their mind off something they may be going through then all my sacrifice is worth it.
What’s next for Brooklyn Queen in the last months of 2020?
More music and definitely some acting so stay tuned for that!!
What is you favorite song? And why?
It’s actually a song that isn’t out just yet but it’s called Living for the sacrifice by me and it’s my favorite because it reminds me of the sacrifices I make for my family, friends and my supporters.
Any loves other than music?
Dancing, acting, cooking, and definitely my nails!! I loooove my nails.
If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?
Micheal Jackson because he is a legend in the music world and opened so many doors for artist today.
Best advice ever given?
My mom always told me don’t let what other people say about you change how you feel about yourself.
How’s a typical day in your life?
Pretty busy I have to multitask constantly. Everything from hair, clothes, studio, filming, self tapes to my social media plus taking a little me time.
Idea of a perfect Sunday?
Being at home with my family in some comfy Brooklyn Queen merch lol drinking some tea and eating junk food and watching my favorite Netflix shows.
What is your favorite song to belt out in the car/for karaoke?
Halo by Beyoncé
What is your own definition of happiness?
Seeing my family happy
Do you support any charities?
Yes my favorite charity is Vista Maria in Detroit it’s a girls home.
What is your favorite healthy food?
Apple pecan blue cheese salad from Saddle Ranch in LA.
And your favorite cheat food?
Waffle ice cream sandwich from Custard Hut in Detroit.
What would be a deal breaker on a first date?
If he chews with his mouth open its a complete turn off lol
How do you see yourself in 5 years?
On Beyoncé status lol!! And definitely my own star in Hollywood.
How would you describe your fashion style?
Unique and trendy. I wear what makes me feel good.
What do you think of Social Media?
I think it’s an amazing platform especially for people trying to get into the entertainment world.
Where can we follow you?
Quote: “When your having a bad day, remember who your mom is and fix your crown”
Movie: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
Travel Destination: Paris and Hawaii
Sports Team: All of Detroit teams and now that I live in LA , All of the LA teams