Asia Nalani Vernimo (born February 11, 1990), better known by her stage name Asia Cruise, is an AmericanR&B singer. In 2008, she became the first artist of Asian descent to be signed to Hitz Committee/Jive Records.
Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, Asia Cruise is Filipino. At 10 she attended a youth theater summer camp and, after the reaction she received at her first performance, knew that being a performing artist was her calling. She was signed to Jive Records, which promoted her debut single "Selfish" by revealing her face only after the music video was released. Cruise also appeared in the music video for Black Eyed Peas' charity single We Be Workin'.