New artist Dominique Young is a Florida native who has been featured by Janelle Monae‘s Wondaland, Hypebeast and Stereogum. She began her career modeling when Kanye West hand-picked her to walk in Katie Eary’s London 2011 Fashion Show, where she also shot with Cara Delevingne. Shortly after, in 2012, she joined forces with DJ Fresh and performed on his hit “Earthquake” along with Diplo.  Now, Dominique has a new single out that, at its peak, charted # 3 on Billboard’s Breakout Dance Charts!  We had a chance to ask the emerging star 5 questions, where she talks Taylor Swift and her favorite Christmas tune, and she shared the new visuals for her single, “Karate”.

Heed Magazine: What ignited your passion for music?

Dominique Young: Growing up I was in the church choir and always knew music was in me. Then, I started writing my own rhymes and rapping them to people in my hood and could see everyone was feeling my vibe. After that, I was inspired and kept going!

HM: If you could describe your personal style in one word, what would that be?
DY: Unique!

HM: What is your favorite song to hear at a party?
DY: Taylor Swift “Look What You made Me Do”! Every time I hear that song it makes me want to sing along and start dancing wild with my friends! [Laughs]

HM: What is your favorite Christmas tune?
DY: My favorite Christmas tune is “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee because every time I hear that song it gets me in a Christmas vibe when I’m home with my family, especially when we’re putting up all the decorations and cooking!

HM: Do you actually know ‘karate’?
DY: Hi-ya! Checkout the video to find out!

HM: You’ve put out several successful singles. Can we expect an album soon?
Maybe! I think I’m going to keep going with singles for now. I want to be an artist who releases about 10 singles with no album out. I think that’s very cool and ‘unique’!

Check out the new video, “Karate”

Stay Connected with Dominique:

Instagram – @dominiqueyoungunique

Twitter – @missyoungunique