Melanie Martinez

Melanie Martinez, born on April 28, 1995, is an American singer and songwriter. She began her career on the television vocal talent show “The Voice” in 2012. Since her debut, Martinez has had a budding career, releasing two studio albums and an exclusive lipstick line. She has also worked on her own film and continues to grow within the film industry — mainly producing her music videos and visual albums. Let’s celebrate her birthday today.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Melanie Adele Martinez

Nickname:

Cry Baby

Birth date:

April 28, 1995

Age:

29

Zodiac Sign:

Taurus

Height:

5' 1.81"

Relationship Status:

In a relationship

Net Worth:

$8 million

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Background

Melanie Martinez is an American singer and songwriter, who is also known for her acting, directing, photography, screenwriting, and visual arts. Martinez was born on April 28, 1995, in Astoria, Queens, and she was raised in Baldwin, New York. Her parents, Mery and Jose Martinez, are of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent. Martinez’s inspirations growing up included artists such as Britney Spears, The Beatles, Tupac Shakur, Christina Aguilera, and many more. She shot to fame in 2012 when she starred on the American television vocal talent show, “The Voice.”

In 2014, she released her first single ‘Dollhouse,’ which received critical acclaim. In 2015, she debuted her first studio album, “Cry Baby,” which was certified double-platinum, and she was the opening act for Lindsey Stirling on her ‘Music Box’ tour that same year. Martinez opened for Adam Lambert on his ‘The Original High’ tour in 2016. In 2017, she made her directorial debut when she produced a film telling the story of each song from her second album; which was titled “K-12.” A follow-up E.P. to “K-12” was released in 2020, titled “After School.”

Martinez has had a very exciting career making music and producing films, but she is also known for her collaboration with the makeup company Lime Crime, Inc., where she has her own line of exclusive lipsticks. In 2020, she received her first nomination for “Top Soundtrack’” at the Billboard Music Awards for her work on “K-12.” In 2023, she released her album, “Portals.”

Career timeline

2012
Martinez Stars on “The Voice”

She begins her journey in music on the T.V. show “The Voice.”

2014
She Releases First Single

Martinez releases her first studio single, ‘Dollhouse.’

2015
Her First Studio Album

She debuts her first studio album, titled “Cry Baby.”

2019
The Visual Album Release

Martinez releases her visual album for her soundtrack “K-12,” for which she wrote, directed, designed, and composed.

2020
New Music

She debuts new music in her E.P. titled “After School.”

2023
"Portals"

She releases the album on March 31.

Why We Love Melanie Martinez

  1. She is open about her anxiety

    Martinez has been very open about her struggles with anxiety. She is very open about her mental health and says she writes songs for “people in the world who need songs to connect to and help them with their everyday battles.”

  2. She's multi-talented

    In addition to being a singer-songwriter, Martinez is also an actress, director, photographer, screenwriter, and visual artist. She has been quoted as saying that her “one dream” would be to work with Tim Burton on a film.

  3. Her unique music style

    She's known for her distinctive style that blends elements of pop, alternative, and dark themes. Her music is unconventional and creative, and those who appreciate the unique love her

5 Surprising Facts

  1. Martinez owns a fragrance line

    She has a fragrance line that was distributed by her record label — the first label to ever do so.

  2. She identifies as bisexual

    She is bisexual and identifies with she/they pronouns.

  3. Martinez, the collector

    The singer is an avid vintage collector and has many vintage items from the 1950s and 1960s.

  4. A 0Jack of all trades

    Martinez can play the guitar, banjo, and ukulele.

  5. Featured music

    Her music has been featured on the popular T.V. series “American Horror Story” and “Pretty Little Liars.”

Melanie Martinez FAQs

Why does Melanie Martinez have a gap in her teeth?

She was born with a gap and her parents couldn’t afford braces when she was younger.

What is so special about Melanie Martinez?

She is an artist within the art pop genre and embraces her alter ego, ‘Cry Baby,’ who is very stylized.

What is the meaning behind “K-12?”

The album is a visual representation of Cry Baby’s environment.

Melanie Martinez’s birthday dates

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