Long Island-native Melanie Martinez makes arty, alternative singer/songwriter pop that straddles the line between folk, electronica and hip-hop.
Born in Baldwin, New York, Martinez grew up listening to her father's Beatles records and hip-hop music. In 2012, while still in high school, she won a spot on NBC's The Voice with her performance of Britney Spears' "Toxic." Choosing to join judge Adam Levine's team, she eventually made it to week five before getting eliminated via audience vote. Martinez began working on solo material and in 2014 released the Kinetics- and One Love-produced EP Dollhouse on Atlantic Records. In 2015 she returned with her debut full-length album, Cry Baby, which featured the singles "Pity Party" and "Sippy Cup." The album reached number six on the Billboard 200 and hit number one on Billboard's Top Alternative Albums chart. ~ Matt Collar, Rovi