Singer, songwriter, actress, and Argentinian model, Martina Stoessel, better known by her stage name TINI, was born on March 21, 1997. She acquired widespread popularity for her starring role in Disney Channel’s Latin telenovela “Violetta” in 2012. With eight successful soundtrack albums over the years, she has emerged as a celebrated global pop singer, youth icon, and YouTube star. Her followers run into millions on her social media accounts, and she has also been ranked as one of the 10 most influential women from Argentina. Let’s celebrate her birthday together.
Martina Alejandra Stoessel Muzlera
Tini, Tinu, Tinita
March 21, 1997
A woman of many talents, Argentine pop singer Martina Stoessel, popularly known by her stage name TINI, has become a global celebrity. Born on March 21, 1997, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she is the daughter of television director and producer Alejandro Stoessel and Mariana Muzlera. She also has one older brother, Francisco. She went to private bilingual schools in Buenos Aires. From a young age, she began training in singing, piano, musical theater, and dance, establishing the ground for her future career. She made her television debut in a supporting role in the popular Argentine children’s telenovela “Patito Feo.” A few years later, in 2011, her Spanish rendition of Shannon Saunders’ song ‘The Glow’ was featured on a Disney album, establishing her as a singer of note.
She received her big break in 2012 in the Disney Channel telenovela “Violetta,” which established her as a teen star not just in her home country but worldwide, earning her several awards. The show continued for three seasons, during which time she also recorded many albums for the show, all of them with unparalleled global successes. The following year, in 2014, she released her biography “Simplemente Tini,” which chronicled her childhood and rise to fame as an international star. She ventured into philanthropy at the same time, holding a free musical concert in collaboration with the city government of Buenos Aires and also performing at a charity soccer match organized by Pope Francis in Rome. After the final season of “Violetta,” in 2014, shel and her co-stars starred in the movie “Tini: The Movie,” a spin-off of the series. Between shooting for the film, she also participated in the international tour “Violetta Live” — the final concert for the series, which was listed among the top five highest-grossing tours by Disney. In August 2015, banking on her international stardom, she signed a record deal with Hollywood Records to release her albums under her newly adopted stage name, Tini, stylized TINI. In 2016, she launched her first self-titled album, “TINI (Martina Stoessel),” with English and Spanish songs, which reached number one in Argentina and the top 10 across Europe. Then, in 2017, she embarked on her first solo concert tour in Europe — ‘Got Me Started Tour’ — which was the highest-grossing tour in Argentina in 2017. Next year, she released her second album — “Quiero Volver” — and joined the reality show “La Voz… Argentina,” the spin-off of the U.S. show “The Voice,” also becoming the youngest judge on any of the show’s franchises.
On December 3, 2020, SHE launched her third album, “Tini Tini Tini,” which became an instant hit and earned her a double diamond certification. It was also one of Spotify’s top five most-listened-to albums worldwide. In March 2021, she signed up with Sony Music Latin and began work on her fourth album. She released the song ‘Mienteme’ in collaboration with Maria Becerra as the lead single from the album, which became her first number-one song on the Argentina Hot 100 list. The album is set to release in 2022.
While making great waves on the professional front, SHE has also been in the news for her personal life. She has dated former Argentine child actor Peter Lanzani, model Pepe Barroso, and famous Argentine singer Sebastian Yatra in the past. Currently, she is single. She has also been an influential activist and philanthropist, using her public image and broad fan base to spread positive messages. Since 2013, she has performed at UNICEF charity concerts and even joined their #GeneracionUnica initiative for child rights. She has also been recognized as a veritable style icon with a distinct style of her own which is sophisticated, feminine, and loved by her fans. Her songs and activities make her a powerful symbol of female empowerment, inspiring youths everywhere.
Starring in a supporting role in Disney’s children’s telenovela “Patito Feo,” she makes her debut on television.
She receives her breakthrough role in the homonymous Disney telenovela and wins the ‘Female Newcomer Award’ at Kids’ Choice Awards Argentina.
Titled “Simplemente Tini,” the co-authored biography chronicles her rise to fame.
Keen on making her own music, she signs a recording deal with Hollywood Records.
Why We Love TINI
She loves traveling
She enjoys traveling to and exploring new places around the world, making her instantly connected with travel bugs everywhere. Moreover, she’s a highly organized traveler, ensuring everything in her suitcase is in its right place.
She promotes her Argentine heritage
Many of her songs draw on genres such as reggaeton, cumbia, urban, and trap music, which are representative of Argentina’s culture and heritage. She has also drawn on tango, another genre symbolic of Argentinian culture, in her romantic ballads.
She uses her fame to help others
With her global following, she has taken her responsibility of being a role model quite seriously by positively influencing others. She has performed at UNICEF charity concerts and is also part of their #GeneracionUnica initiative for children's rights.
5 Surprising Facts
She is trilingual
Even though she sings primarily in Spanish, she can speak Spanish, Italian, and English with fluency.
She has four tattoos
The singer has tattoos on her right wrist, neck, left finger, and arm.
She loves “Gossip Girl”
Like many others worldwide, she is also a fan of the popular American series “Gossip Girl.”
She has Beyoncé as an idol
In interviews, she has stated that she admires the American singer Beyoncé Knowles, as well as Madonna and Rihanna.
She has a clothing line
In 2017, she launched her clothing line, Tini by Martina Stoessel.
How old was TINI when she filmed “Violetta”?
In 2012, when she began filming for “Violetta,” she was 14 years old.
Is Martina Stoessel German?
She is not; however, Stoessel does have German ancestry on her father’s side.
Is TINI single?
As of 2022, she is single. Her previous relationship with singer Sebastian Yatra ended in 2020.
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