Melanie Adele Martinez is an American singer, songwriter, music video director, and photographer.
Martinez was born on April 28, 1995 in Astoria, Queens to parents of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent. Born in Astoria, Queens and raised in Baldwin, New York on Long Island, she first participated in the MSG Varsity Talent Show during her junior year of high school, and subsequently rose to prominence in 2012 after appearing on the American television vocal talent show The Voice.
Her family moved to Baldwin, New York on Long Island when Martinez was 4.She listened to Brandy, Britney Spears, Shakira, The Beatles, Tupac Shakur, Biggie Smalls and Christina Aguilera growing up and claims to have wanted to be a singer from a young age.
She attended Baldwin High School. At the age of 14, Martinez taught herself how to play guitar by studying chord diagrams of songs that she enjoyed, which she found online, and wrote her first song by adding her poetry to one of the chord diagrams, but claims that playing guitar “eventually got stale”.
She auditioned singing Britney Spears’s “Toxic”, and made it to the Top 6 before being eliminated in the fifth week of live shows. Immediately following her departure from the show, she began independent work on original material.
Having been a fan favorite, she was heavily supported by fans, and produced her first music video for her single, “Dollhouse”, her most successful single to date, having been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Signing to Atlantic Records soon after, she released her debut EP, Dollhouse (2014).Martinez later released her debut studio album Cry Baby (2015), which debuted at number 6 on the Billboard 200 and was certified gold by the RIAA.
During her sophomore year, she won the talent show at Baldwin High School and at the age of 16, after watching 101 Dalmatians, dyed half of her hair blonde, in the same vein as Cruella De Vil. She received criticism from her classmates after appearing on The Voice.
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Martinez collaborated with cosmetics company Lime Crime, Inc. to release two “exclusive” lipsticks: a blue lipstick called “Cry Baby” on August 17, 2015 and a brown lipstick called “Teddy Bear” on March 9, 2016.
Age, Height & MeasurementsMelanie Adele Martinez Age 23 years. Melanie Adele Martinez's height 5 feet 2 inches (175 cm), weight 110 lbs (50 kg). Body measurements 33-24-32 inches and Zodiac Sign Taurus.
|Melanie Adele Martinez Bio|
|Famous As||Melanie Adele Martinez|
|Birthday||April 28, 1985|
|Birth Place||Astoria, Queens, New York, U.S.|
|Height||5 feet 2 inches (175 cm)|
|Weight||110 lbs (50 kg)|
|Body Measurements||33-24-32 inches|
|Net Worth||$1 million|
|Born Name||Melanie Adele Martinez|
|Shoe Size||7 (US)|
|School||Baldwin Senior High School|