Melanie Martinez is a bankable singer, songwriter, music video director and photographer from America, who shot to fame after she made her appearance as a contestant in the American reality show, The Voice. Shortly after eliminated from the show, Melanie produced her first music video for her single “Dollhouse” that strengthened her popularity amongst Americans. With the release of her debut EP, Dollhouse in 2014 and studio album, Cry Baby in 2015, Melanie established herself a name in the crowded music world. She is not only a singer but also has a great entrepreneurial sense, joined hands with the cosmetic brand ‘Lime Crime’ to endorse ‘blue’ and ‘brown’ lipsticks under their elite collection.
Melanie Martinez was born on the 28th of April 1995, in Astoria, Queens, New York, United States of America. She is currently 23 years old.
|Birth Name||Melanie Adele Martinez|
|Date of Birth||April 28, 1995|
|Place of Birth||Astoria, Queens, New York, U.S.|
|Age||24 years old|
|Profession||Singer, Songwriter, Music video producer, photographer|
Melanie attended Plaza Elementary School in Baldwin, New York. Later, she enrolled at the Baldwin High School where she learned guitar by herself by studying chord diagrams of songs that she enjoyed, which she found online.
She credited her elementary school teacher for teaching her how to sing and while at kindergarten, she learned to write poetry that inspired her to write songs on her own.
Melanie is dating music producer Michael Keenan from 2015. Their Instagram posts confirm that they are still in relationship.
Previously, she dated dated her drummer, Miles Nasta, Vinnie DiCarlo, Jared Dylan, and Edwin Zabala, an actor who portrayed the brother in Dollhouse.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 2 inches|
Centimeters – 157 cm
Meters – 1.57 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 46 kg|
Pounds – 102 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size||5.5 (US) / 36 (EU)|
|Dress Size||4 (US) / 36 (EU)|
Melanie Martinez released her debut Extended Play (EP), Dollhouse on 19th May 2014, which was inspired from toy sounds. She dropped her debut studio album, Cry Baby on 14th August 2015, which debuted at number 6 on the US Billboard 200. The albums’s lead single “Pity Party” was released on 1st June 2015, which received gold certification by the RIAA. Many of album’s tracks received critical acclaim. By December 2016, she released two music videos of her singles “Mrs. Potato Head” and “Pacify Her”. Her debut album was certified Platinum on 24th February 2017 by RIAA.
Martinez has so far released one studio album, three extended plays, six singles, and eleven music videos. Her music falls within the genre of pop.
In 2012, Melanie appeared as a contestant on the American singing reality competition The Voice, finishing in top 6. She auditioned there by singing Britney Spears’s “Toxic” song.
Melanie Martinez Favorite Things
- Favorite Food – Chocolate, choco chip cookies
- Favorite TV Show – American Horror Story: Freak Show
- Favorite Singer – Muddy Waters
- Favorite Painters – Mark Ryden, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Aleksandra Waliszewska
- Favorite Body Tattoo – Bunny on the forearm
- Favorite Movie – Beetlejuice (1988)
- Favorite Book – Go Ask Alice (By Beatrice Sparks)
- Favorite Album – The Idler Wheel… (By Fiona Apple)
- Favorite Horror Film – The Shining (1980)
Melanie Martinez Net Worth
Melanie Martinez has made a huge net worth of $2 million US dollars. Most of her earnings result from singing, music sales, tours, television appearances and brand endorsements.
Social Media Portfolio
Martinez is also equally popular on social media platforms, who has more than 5.1 million followers on Instagram. Her self-titled YouTube channel has over 5.8 million subscribers with more than 1 billion views.
- Facebook – melaniemartinezmusic
- Instagram – littlebodybigheart
- Twitter – MelanieLBBH
Melanie Martinez Facts
It was her grandmother who inspired her to singing.
As a kid, she was very emotional and not social, so preferred to stay at home.
She is afraid of dark from her childhood.
Melanie drinks occasionally and smoke marijuana to calm down before shows.
Melanie is crazy about tattoos, and she has quite a few tattoos on her body including two hearts – one pink and the other blue, and a slice of cheese within a red lacy heart on her arms.
Her hair is naturally dark brown, and she started dying her hair with different colors since she was 16.
Melanie is scared of bees.
In 2015, she teamed up with the cosmetic company, “Lime Crime” to launch two exclusive lipstick products. The blue shade is called ‘Cry Baby’ and the brown shade lipstick is named ‘Teddy Bear’.
In October 2016, she launched her own line of fragrance called ‘Cry Baby Perfume Milk’ which was later distributed by her record label ‘Atlantic Records’, making it the first label to ever distribute a perfume.
Melanie is currently working on a film that will go along with all of the songs from her second album.
On December 4, 2017, Martinez has been accused of sexual assault and rape by her ex-friend, Timothy Heller via Twitter. The following day, Martinez tweeted a response to Heller’s accusations, saying Heller “never said no” to any actions.
Some of her popular music videos on YouTube are Dollhouse, Pity party, Alphabet Boy, Carousel, Pacify Her, Cry Baby, to name a few.