Melanie Martinez Bio, Age, Family, Boyfriend, Cry Baby and Net Worth

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Who is Melanie Martinez?

Melanie Martinez is an American singer and songwriter who rose to prominence after appearing on the American television vocal talent show The Voice in 2012. As a result of the show, she released her debut single titled “Dollhouse”.

Martinez then released her debut EP, also named Dollhouse (2014), and later released her debut studio album, Cry Baby (2015). On 6 September 2019, she went ahead to release her second album, K-12, alongside its accompanying film, as a follow-up to the Cry Baby storyline.

During her junior year of high school in 2012, Martinez participated in the MSG Varsity Talent Show, a televised talent competition. She sang The Beatles’ rendition of “Money (That’s What I Want)” by Barrett Strong and “Shake Me, Wake Me (When It’s Over)” by The Four Tops. She was eliminated in the second round.

Growing up, Martinez listened to Brandy, Britney Spears, Shakira, The Beatles, Tupac Shakur, Biggie Smalls, and Christina Aguilera. From a young age, she realized she wanted to be a singer.

How Old is Melanie Martinez?

She was born Melanie Adele Martinez on April 28, 1995. She is 26 years old as of 2021. Melanie shares her birthday with other famous people such as Jessica Alba, Capron Funk, Louise Pentland, Robert Jay Perez, among others.

Melanie Martinez Family

Martinez was born Mery and Jose Martinez. Her parents are of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent. Though she was born in Astoria, Queens, Martinez was raised in Baldwin, New York, on Long Island. Her family moved to Baldwin when she was four years old. When growing up, Melanie says that she had very few friends. She also adds that she was a homebody, as she was “very emotional” and found it difficult to explain her feelings, crying when overwhelmed.

A photo of Melanie Martinez
A photo of Melanie Martinez

At a young age, she practiced photography and painting. Martinez claims to have been referred to as a “cry baby” by others due to her emotionality as a child. This sparked the creation of the titular character of her debut album, Cry Baby.

Growing up in a “traditional Latin household” she was made to feel shameful about talking about sexuality and felt as if she would not be accepted if she came out. Martinez claims that her family is now fully coming to terms with her being bisexual.

Melanie Martinez Boyfriend

Martinez’s previously dated music producer, Michael Keenan Leary. Keenan has worked with acts such as Skizzy Mars, Phoebe Ryan, and G-Eazy. Although Melanie and Michael broke up, they are still friends and hang out together often.

Melanie Martinez The Voice

In 2012, Martinez auditioned for the third season of The Voice. She had not watched the show herself prior to the audition. The initial, untelevised audition was an open call, held at Javits Center. She recalls that while she and her mother were driving to the audition, her mother’s car broke down and the two were forced to “hitchhike” a taxicab I to get there. Several months after the initial audition, Martinez received word that she had advanced to the “second round”. She then received multiple callbacks until she was finally selected to audition on the show itself.

Melanie Martinez K-12

K-12 is Melanie’s second studio album. It is also her first studio album in four years and was released with an accompanying film of the same name on September 6, 2019, under Atlantic Records. Produced by Michael Keenan with the exception of one song produced by kinetics & one love (who previously collaborated with Martinez on such hits as “dollhouse” and “carousel”), she cycled through sounds and kept whatever ideas inspired her: orchestral flourishes, sinewy beats, lush organ, an antique waltz. As with cry baby, the result is that k-12’s music is a vibrant and singular melting pot of low-key hip-hop, soulful pop, and indie-leaning electro.

Melanie Martinez Cry Baby Album

On June 1, 2015, Martinez released the single “Pity Party”.On July 10, 2015, Martinez released the album’s second single “Soap”.The official music video has over thirty million views on YouTube. “Sippy Cup” followed on July 31. Cry Baby album was released on August 14, 2015, to critical acclaim. The album debuted at number 6 on the Billboard 200. The music video of her song “Cry Baby” was released on March 14, 2016.

It was inspired by the 1988 film Alice. The karaoke-style music video for “Alphabet Boy”, which Martinez directed, was released on June 2, 2016. Martinez has released double feature videos for “Soap” and “Training Wheels” together, as well as “Tag, You’re It” and “Milk and Cookies.

Due to her emotional state as a child, she claims to have been referred to as a “cry baby” by others, which sparked the creation of the titular character of her debut album, Cry Baby.

Melanie Martinez Record Label

Martinez is working with Atlantic Records.

Melanie Martinez Net Worth

Through her work in music and reality television, Martinez has accumulated quite some wealth to her name. She has an estimated net worth of $2 million.

Melanie Martinez Songs

  • Dollhouse
    Cry Baby Album – 2015
  • mrs. potato head
    Cry Baby Album – 2015
  • pacify her
    Cry Baby Album – 2015
  • pity party
    Cry Baby Album – 2015
  • mad hatter
    Cry Baby Album – 2015
  • nurse’s office
    K-12 – 2019
  • carousel – 2015
    Cry Baby Album – 2015
  • alphabet boy
    Cry Baby Album – 2015
  • where do babies come from?
  • class fight
    K-12 – 2019
  • cry baby
    Cry Baby Album – 2015
  • tag, you’re it
    Cry Baby Album – 2015
  • milk and cookies
    Cry Baby Album – 2015
  • orange juice
    K-12 – 2019
  • detention
    K-12 – 2019
  • drama club
    K-12 – 2019
  • strawberry shortcake
    K-12 – 2019
  • sippy cup
    Cry Baby Album – 2015
  • teacher’s pet
    K-12 – 2019
  • soap
    Cry Baby Album – 2015
  • gingerbread man
    Cry Baby’s Extra Clutter
  • show & tell
    K-12 – 2019
  • play date
    Cry Baby Album – 2015
  • toxic
    Toxic – 2012
  • training wheels
    Cry Baby Album – 2015
  • piggyback
  • teddy bear
    Cry Baby Album – 2015
  • cake
    Cry Baby Album – 2015
  • k-12
  • recess
    K-12 – 2019
  • high school sweethearts
    K-12 – 2019
  • bittersweet tragedy
    Dollhouse – 2014.

Melanie Martinez Albums

  • K-12 – 2019
  • Cry Baby’s Extra Clutter EP – 2016
  • Soap (Remixes) – 2015
  • Cry Baby – 2015
  • Pity Party (Remixes) – 2015, EP
  • Dollhouse – 2014, EP

Melanie Martinez Book

On 29th November 2016, Melanie originally produced a book, Cry Baby Colouring Book. The book takes you on her journey into becoming more comfortable in her skin.