Due to the rise in reality based television shows, as well as video and audio sharing websites, it is getting easier for people to showcase their talents to a wide range of audiences, around the world. However all of this has, in turn, has led to a rise in competition and a person would now have to be truly exceptional to be able to stand out from the crowd. Over the last few years, there have been some that have managed to climb out of obscurity and into the limelight, and Melanie Martinez is one of them.
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A little insight
Melanie Martinez is the hottest new act to emerge from the music industry in recent years, and it is all down to her amazing voice as well as her ability to write songs that set her apart from her contemporaries. Her rise to fame has been meteoric even though the ride wasn’t as smooth as she had hoped it would be. However she now has her eyes firmly set towards the future, as she works on promoting her latest album and writing new material for her burgeoning fan base. She is also about to go on tour. If you want to be part of the ride as well, then book your Melanie Martinez tickets and watch her live at a venue near you.
Martinez was born in 1995 and was introduced to a wide variety of music styles by her parents from an early age. She continued this interest on her own and grew to love folk songs in particular. She also became a fan of strong female musical stars like Regina Spektor and Feist. She also became an avid fan of hip hop because of her dad. It was this amalgamation of different musical genres that influenced her eventual singing career. By the time she was fourteen, she had managed to acquire a guitar and started to teach herself, becoming so good at it after a while that she eventually decided to try out for ‘The Voice.’
Wiping away the tears
The Voice is a popular reality singing competition on television, on which contestants are selected through a blind audition, based entirely on their singing abilities. Martinez chose to sing Brittney Spears’ popular hit ‘Toxic’ and managed to wow three of the four judges. She then advanced to the next round, where this time she faced off against a fellow contestant, who she beat in the end, under the tutelage of judge and lead singer of famous pop rock band ‘Maroon Five,’ Adam Levine.
As Martinez kept advancing through the rounds, her stock as a singer also grew with her. Her performance of "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes made it to number ten on the iTunes Top 200 Singles Chart, while her rendition of "Too Close" by Alex Clare, during the top eight, made it to number six on the music charts. Despite continuous strong performances, her run finally came to an end in the top six, when she was eliminated after an audience vote.
A new day
Most people would have given up after their elimination and many people usually do; but not Melanie. She was determined to make a name for herself, and so she started to concentrate on own material. She was soon signed to a recording contract and released her debut E.P, titled “Dollhouse” in 2014. It made it to number four on the US Top Heatseekers music chart and the video for its title song managed to garner over thirty million views on YouTube.
Buoyed by the early positive response, Martinez soon got busy with her debut album, called “Cry Baby” which eventually came out in 2015. It sold over forty thousand copies in its very first week and made it all the way to number six on the Billboard charts. It also managed to top the US Top Alternative Albums music chart, as well as make it to number ten on the Canadian music charts and number thirty two on the UK music charts.
The amazing response from her fans has finally prompted this up and coming superstar to head out on the road. If you don’t want to miss out on this amazing opportunity, then grab your Melanie Martinez tickets to see what makes this remarkable singer so special, live.