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


Cry Baby

Birth date:

April 28, 1995



Zodiac Sign:



5' 1.81"

Relationship Status:

In a relationship

Net Worth:

$8 million

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Melanie Martinez is an American singer and songwriter, who is also famous 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 a grand reception. In 2015, she debuted her first studio album, “Cry Baby,” which was certified double-platinum, all the while opening for Lindsey Stirling on her ‘Music Box’ tour. Martinez opened for Adam Lambert on his ‘The Original High’ tour in 2016. Martinez also made her film inception in 2017, whereby she produced a film telling the story of each song from her second album; which was titled “K-12,” and was released in 2019. A follow-up EP 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 makeup company Lime Crime, Inc., where she had her own line of exclusive lipsticks. In 2020 came her first nomination for ‘Top Soundtrack’ at the Billboard Music Awards for her work on “K-12.” We are excited to see what this budding mogul does next in her fruitful career.

Career timeline

Martinez Stars on “The Voice”

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

She Releases First Single

Martinez releases her first studio single, ‘Dollhouse.’

Her First Studio Album

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

The Visual Album Release

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

New Music

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

Why We Love Melanie Martinez

  1. She is open about her anxiety

    Martinez has claimed that she struggles with anxiety before and after she does a show. 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 is a go-getter

    Not just a singer-songwriter, Martinez is also an actress, director, photographer, screenwriter, and visual artist. She has been quoted saying that her “one dream” would be to work with Tim Burton on a film. Get it, girl!

  3. She is a philanthropist

    On her “K-12” tour, she sold tickets that donated one dollar each to a charity for the L.G.B.T.Q.+ community that deals with crisis intervention and suicide prevention.

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. Jack 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 in her younger years.

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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