Melanie Adele Martinez is an American singer, music video director, songwriter, and photographer. She has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million. She is best known for her albums “Cry Baby” and “Doll House”. She is also known for her appearance on the third season of “The Voice” reality show.
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Biography & Wiki
Melanie Martinez was born on April 28, 1995, in Astoria, Queens, United States. He was born to parents of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent. Her family moved to Baldwin, New York on Long Island when Martinez was 4.
She wanted to be a singer from a young age after listening to Brandy, Britney Spears, The Beatles, Shakira, Biggie Smalls, Tupac Shakur, and Christina Aguilera growing up. She received her elementary education at the Plaza Elementary School.
According to Martinez, she was an emotional child and cried when she was overwhelmed by emotions. She was named “Cry Baby” due to that. She attended the Baldwin High School. She learned how to play the guitar by herself.
In 2012, Martinez dated Vinnie DiCarlo, and then Jared Dylan in 2013. She dated Edwin Zabala in the same year. She is currently dating Michael Keenan, a music producer.
Melanie Martinez participated in the MSG Varsity Talent Show when she was in high school. She was 14 years old then. She was eliminated in the second round. In 2012, she auditioned for “The Voice”. She auditioned with Britney Spears’s song titled “Toxic”.
Three of the judges, Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, and Blake Shelton turned around for her. She chose Adam Levine as her coach. She made it to the top six. After she left the show, she started working on her album. According to her, she spent a large part of 2013 writing material for her album.
She released her first single titled “Dollhouse” on February 9, 2014. She was signed to the Atlantic Records on April 7, 2014. Her debut album was released on May 19, 2014. One single, “Carousel” from her “Dollhouse” album attained Gold certification through the RIAA. The song was also featured on “American Horror Story: Freak Show”.
Martinez released a single titled “Pity Party” on June 1, 2015. The song entered the Billboard 200 at number 6. It was also Gold certified by the RIAA. In October 2016, she released a fragrance prior to the release of her album. The fragrance was called Cry Baby Perfume Milk. The following month, she released her second album called “Cry Baby”.
She has collaborated with Lime Crime Inc. to release two lipsticks; a blue lipstick called “Cry Baby” and a brown lipstick called “Teddy Bear”. The lipsticks along with the fragrance, “Cry Baby” are distributed by Martinez’s label. She also went on tours for her “Dollhouse” album in 2014 and the “Cry Baby” tours from 2015 to 2016.
Net Worth of Melanie Martinez
Melanie Martinez has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million as of 2017. She has accumulated her wealth from her singing career as well as the release of her signature lipstick and fragrance. Her concerts, music sales, and tours earn her substantial income to ensure that she lives comfortably.
Awards & Achievements
Melanie Martinez won the Student Television Award in 2008. The award was for her performance in a postgraduate drama titled “Friends Forever”.
Melanie Martinez revealed that she is currently working on a movie. She has expressed her desire in releasing a movie that will tell the stories behind her songs and albums. She music has been described as electropop. She revealed that she is going to spend a year on its production, directing and shooting.