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Melanie Martinez

Melanie Adele Martinez (born April 28, 1995) is an American alternative-indie rock singer-songwriter from Baldwin, New York who competed on season 3 of The Voice USA, mentored by Adam Levine.

BackgroundEdit

At the time she tried out for the show, Melanie was a high school student. Besides music, she also enjoys photography.

The VoiceEdit

Melanie tried out for the show by putting her own twist on the Britney Spears hit "Toxic". Three coaches - Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Cee Lo Green- all turned around for her. All three loved her voice and intrstrumental ability, and after hearing what all three guys had to say, she chose Adam to be her mentor.

Through out her time on the show, Melanie impressed the public with her unique look(two-toned hair and quirky fashion sense) and her song choices ranging from "Cough Syrup" by Young the Giant to "Too Close" by Alex Clare. Despite having a critic in Yahoo! Music's Matt Wittfield, who called her "creepy" and untalented, Melanie had the support of her mentor Adam Levine, who always gave her advice and encouragement. However, Melanie and fellow Team Adam member Amanda Brown were both eliminated in week five, resulting in Team Adam no longer being in contention that season.

Post The VoiceEdit

Since her elimination, Melanie has been quietly working on her music. She finally released her first single, "Dollhouse", on February 10, 2014. Her debut EP DollHouse was released on Atlantic Records on May 20, 2014. She kicked off her first concert tour on June 4, 2014 at the World Cafe in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. One of her songs, "Carousal", was featured in a promo for the popular FX series American Horror Story. Her debut album, Cry Baby, was released on August 14, 2015. Her single, "Pity Party", was released on June 2, 2015. Her second EP, Cry Baby's Extra Clutter, will be released on November, 25, 2016. She has also finished work on her second album.

DiscographyEdit

Albums:

  •  Cry Baby (2015)
  • TBA

EPs:

  •  DollHouse (2014)
  • Cry Baby's Extra Clutter (2016)

Singles:

  •  "Dollhouse" (2014)
  •  "Pity Party" (2015)

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