Nick Young definitely has a type ... hot musicians ... 'cause his new blonde date is an R&B singer who's done tracks with Meek Mill and Snoop.
Her name is Paloma Ford -- and she can sing. She also looks damn good in a bikini.
Paloma and Nick hit up Mastro's in Bev Hills together on Thursday night -- but sources tell us it was just a date ... they're not exclusive or anything like that.
Good news ... we're told the date went well.