- Words Monique Boreland
Destiny Rogers skates in to answer our Internet Crush questions.
After the release of her hit song “Tomboy”, Destiny Rogers’ has made it clear that she doesn’t care for life’s patriarchy ties. Singing coolly over bass hazy chords while skateboarding with a swaggering charm she croons, “I’m a boss in a man’s world”. Rogers’ nonchalance is nothing short of a Gen Z teen, the 19-year-old possesses the kind of self-assurance that comes from being comfortable in who she is – a tomboy. Brandishing the title proudly, the singer’s latest release has amassed over 500,000 views.
Before her burgeoning music career, Rogers’ would busk every weekend in Los Angeles’ bustling city. Her unyielding passion saw the creation of her YouTube channel, Destiny Rogers, where she acoustically covered her favourite songs. Spotted by a family friend who had moved to Los Angeles to intern with Grammy award-winning producers, The Stereotypes (Bruno Mars, Cardi B) he insisted they watched her cover of Khalid’s “Location”. Like everyone else, The Stereotypes were in awe of her talent and wanted to meet Rogers’ immediately. Since then, with support from The Stereotypes, Rogers’ has established herself as an artist to keep your eyes on– Her upcoming EP, “Tomboy”, is a compilation of feelgood R&B and hip-hop jams…
We got to know the singer more after quizzing her with our Crush Questions..
Do you remember your dreams? Tell us about a recent dream you’ve had….
I honestly don’t remember my dreams.
Tell us, what is your first memory of music?
It was actually when I was 4 years old. My family and I went out to lunch and there was a musician that was playing piano and he had a guitar. He saw the way that I was looking at him, so he asked if I wanted to sing a song with him. I was shy and kept saying no but my family kinda forced me to go up there! I ended up going on stage and singing twinkle twinkle little star while he played the piano.
Who was your first celebrity crush?
Tell us one thing nobody/not many people know about you.
I’m half Mexican. Not many people know that I’m hispanic!
What would your biography be called?
Chasing Her Destiny.
What was the first song you ever wrote?
The first song I wrote was called “I Never Thought” and I wrote that when i was 16.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
Always remember where you came from and how you grew up. And remember to always be yourself. Don’t change for nobody.
What has been your biggest achievement?
I’ve been doing music since I was 12 years old. I’m 19 now and for my music to be out for the world to hear is my greatest achievement thus far.
How was high school?
I went to an independent school so I didn’t have a high school experience. No prom lol but it’s cool it gave me more time to work on music.
Who is the most famous person in your DM’s?
Which super power would you most like to have, and why?
To teleport. So I can be in different places at once.
What is one album that totally changed your life?
My World by Justin Bieber
When was the last time you cried and why?
My family was going through a rough time and I felt a lot of pressure on me to take care of things. I made sure to be there for everyone who needed me, but I was getting drained. I just broke down. The silver lining though is that my family ended up being alright, and I took my emotions and wrote “Strong Ones.”