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Melanie Adele Martinez is an American singer-songwriter.

Career Edit

2012: Career Beginnings and The Voice Edit

Melanie Martinez appeared on The Voice during season 3. She sang Toxic by Britney Spears for her Blind Audition, and turned three chairs: Adam Levine, CeeLo Green, and Blake Shelton. Melanie chose Adam Levine, and then moved on to the battle rounds. She competed against Caitlin Michele with the song Lights by Ellie Goulding. Adam chose Melanie, who moved on to the knockout rounds.

During the knockout rounds, Melanie was paired with Sam James, and she chose to sing Bulletproof by La Roux. Again, Adam chose her, who moved on to the live rounds. She chose to sing Hit The Road Jack by Ray Charles for the first week of the live rounds. Public vote did not save her, but Adam picked her to keep on his team. She went on to the second week of the live rounds, where she sang Cough Syrup by Young The Giant. This time, the public vote did save her, so she moved on to week three with Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes. Seven Nation Army was in the top ten on iTunes, so Martinez got her iTunes votes multiplied by ten. Martinez got to move on to the fourth week of the live rounds, where her song was Too Close by Alex Clare. Again, the song moved into the top ten on iTunes, so she had her iTunes votes multiplied by ten. Melanie then moved into week 5, which is the top 6.

Starting in week 5, singers of The Voice have two songs to sing. For those songs, Melanie picked Crazy by Gnarls Barkley and Adam picked The Show by Lenka for her. Neither of her songs appeared in the top ten on iTunes, resulting in Melanie being eliminated.

2014-15: Dollhouse EP and American Horror Story Edit

After being eliminated in the Top 6 on The Voice, Melanie began to work independently on original material. On April 7th, 2014, she announced that she signed on Atlantic Records and that she would go on tour. She released a new hit single titled Dollhouse on February 9th, 2014, along with a music video. The song was said to be about a family that looks perfect from the outside, but has many problems going on in the inside. Soon after, she released the Dollhouse EP on May 19th, 2014 which included Dollhouse and its music video, Carousel, which later received a music video in October of that year, Dead To Me, and Bittersweet Tragedy. The EP is mostly about a relationship that doesn't work out, excluding Dollhouse.

When the American Horror Story: Freak Show trailer was released, Melanie's song Carousel was featured in it. This helped Carousel become popular, and Melanie released a music video for it. The music video was released on October 15th, 2014.

2015-2016: Cry Baby Edit

Melanie Martinez released her debut album, Cry Baby, on August 14th, 2015. It was made available to pre-order on July 24th.

The lead single, Pity Party, was released on June 1st, 2015. The second single Soap on July 10th, 2015. The third single, Sippy Cup, was released on July 31st. Cry Baby was released on August 14th, 2015, to critical acclaim. The album debuted at number 6 on the Billboard 200. She released a special Christmas single, titled Gingerbread Man on December 23rd, 2015. The music video of her song Cry Baby was released on March 14th, 2016. The fourth single, along with the music video, Alphabet Boy, was released on June 2nd, 2016. Melanie made music videos for every song on the standard edition of the album.

2016-2017: 2nd Studio Album Edit

Melanie is done working on a new album set to be released in early 2018, but that is subject to change. The title of the album will be confirmed by Melanie after the music video for Mad Hatter is released. Two photos on Instagram were posted with lyrics on both captions, revealing two possible songs: one on April 13th, and one on May 17th.

2017-Present: 2nd Album Movie Edit

It was confirmed on an exclusive interview that Melanie is currently working on a movie to go along with her second studio album. It is set to be released right before the new album is released, which is around January of 2018, but that is subject to change. Not much is known about the movie as Melanie wants to keep it a surprise.

Relationships Edit

Timothy Heller Edit

Melanie and Timothy used to be very close friends, but they later stopped being friends. The reason was unknown until December 4th, 2017, when Timothy had accused Melanie of rape.[1] Melanie's first response claimed that "[Timothy] never said no to what we chose to do together".[2]. After, on December 9th, Melanie had released a second statement where she said that she "would never be intimate with someone without their absolute consent" and claimed that Timothy's statements were "false".[3] On December 22nd, 2017, she released a song via SoundCloud called "PIGGYBACK" which addresses the allegations.[4]

References Edit

  1. https://twitter.com/timethyheller/status/937817806216691713
  2. https://twitter.com/MelanieLBBH/status/937949003777372162
  3. https://twitter.com/MelanieLBBH/status/939706275515981824
  4. https://twitter.com/MelanieLBBH/status/944258163620155394