Melanie Adele Martinez (born April 28, 1995) is an American singer and songwriter. She was a member of Team Adam in the third season of the American television vocal talent show The Voice and is one of the most popular performers to come out of the show that season. On April 22, 2014, she released the lead single “Dollhouse”, from her debut EP Dollhouse. On August 14, 2015, Martinez’s debut album titled Cry Baby was released to critical acclaim with lead single “Pity Party”. Her song “Carousel” has appeared on the television series American Horror Story: Freak Show.
- 1 Career
- 1.1 2012: Career beginnings and The Voice
- 1.2 2013–present: Dollhouse EP and Cry Baby
- 2 Discography
- 3 Tours
- 3.1 Headlining
- 3.2 Opening act
- 4 References
- 5 External links
2012: Career beginnings and The Voice
In 2012, Melanie Adele Martinez became a contestant on season three of the American television program The Voice, where she auditioned singing Britney Spears’s “Toxic”. Three of the four judges, Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton, hit the “I Want You” button for her. Martinez chose Adam Levine to be her coach.
In the Battle Round, Martinez competed against Caitlin Michelle. They performed a duet of the Ellie Goulding song “Lights”. Martinez won and moved on to the Knockout Round. Caitlin Michele was stolen by Cee Lo Green and also moved on. In the Knockout Round, Martinez was paired with Sam James. She chose to sing La Roux’s “Bulletproof”. Levine eliminated James, and Martinez moved on to the Live Rounds as one of the five remaining members of Team Adam. In week one of the Live Rounds, Martinez sang “Hit the Road Jack”. Public vote saved Team Adam members Amanda Brown and Bryan Keith. Levine then chose Martinez over Loren Allred and Joselyn Rivera to remain in the competition. In week three, Martinez’s performance of “Seven Nation Army” finished the voting period at #10 on the iTunes Top 200 Single Chart, causing her iTunes votes to be multiplied by ten. This occurred again in week four, when “Too Close” ended the voting period at #6. Martinez was eliminated by audience vote in week five, along with the fellow Team Adam member Amanda Brown, leaving Levine with no artists. In response, Martinez said, “I never expected to get this far and this is beyond what I’ve ever dreamed of. I’m just so glad I got to express who I am as an artist and really touch people’s hearts because that was the ultimate goal.”
- – Studio version of performance reached the top 10 on iTunes
|Blind Audition||“Toxic”||Britney Spears||September 7, 2012||4.1||3 Chairs Turned
Joined Team Adam
|Battle Round||“Lights” (vs. Caitlin Michelle)||Ellie Goulding||October 15, 2012||11.5||Saved by Coach|
|Knockout Round||“Bulletproof” (vs. Sam James)||La Roux||October 29, 2012||16.5||Saved by Coach|
|Live Playoffs||“Hit the Road Jack”||Ray Charles||November 5, 2012||18.3||Safe (Coach’s Save)|
|Top 12||“Cough Syrup”||Young the Giant||November 12, 2012||21.9||Saved by Public Vote|
|Top 10||“Seven Nation Army”||The White Stripes||November 19, 2012||23.3||Saved by Public Vote|
|Top 8||“Too Close”||Alex Clare||November 26, 2012||25.4||Saved by Public Vote|
|Top 6||“The Show” (Coach’s choice)||Lenka||December 3, 2012||27.10||Eliminated|
|“Crazy” (Artist’s choice)||Gnarls Barkley||27.6|
2013–present: Dollhouse EP and Cry Baby
After the show, Martinez began working independently on original material. She released her debut single, “Dollhouse” on April 22, 2014 with a music video, which currently has over 34 million views as of March 2016. The song was produced and cowritten by NYC songwriting duo Kinetics & One Love. On April 7, 2014, Martinez announced that she’d been signed to Atlantic Records and that she would be going on tour. She also announced her debut EP, “Dollhouse”, which was released on May 19, 2014. Martinez’s song “Carousel” was featured in a preview for FX’s miniseries American Horror Story: Freak Show, with the theme song also being a riff on the song. on June 2, 2015, Martinez released the single “Pity Party” from her debut album Cry Baby. Other songs from the album include: “Dollhouse”, “Mrs. Potato Head”, “Tag, You’re it.”. In the run up to the album release, Martinez released her new single “Soap” on July 10, 2015. and debuted “Sippy Cup” on July 31, followed by the album 14 days later. She released a special Christmas single, called “Gingerbread Man” on December 23, 2015.
The music video of her song “Cry Baby” was released on March 14, 2016.
- Cry Baby (2015)
- Dollhouse Tour (2013 – 14)
- Cry Baby Tour (October 2015- August 2016)
- The Original High Tour (2016) — New Zealand & Australia