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Singer-songwriter + Record Producer and Actress

Martika is an American singer-songwriter, who released two internationally successful albums in the late 1980s and early 1990s, selling over four million copies worldwide.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Martika.


1969 Birth Martika was born in 1969 in Whittier, California.


1982 13 Years Old She entered mainstream show business in an uncredited role as one of the orphan girls in the 1982 motion picture Annie. … Read More
1984 15 Years Old Martika and many fellow Kids Incorporated cast members were featured in the musical numbers from the Mr. T motivational video Be Somebody... or Be Somebody's Fool! in 1984. … Read More
1988 19 Years Old Her first album, 1988's Martika, spawned the song “Toy Soldiers,” which she co-wrote with her producer Michael Jay, and became a top 5 hit in the United Kingdom and many other countries. … Read More


1990 21 Years Old Martika was encouraged by her agent to combine her love of film and music by scoring soundtracks and, in 1990, she wrote and recorded the song “Blue Eyes are Sensitive to the Light” for the soundtrack to the film Arachnophobia. … Read More
1991 22 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1991 Martika was approached by Prince to record some of his tracks. … Read More
1993 24 Years Old Martika played the role of the lounge singer Dahlia Mendez in the early 1990s cop show Wiseguy, opposite Steven Bauer, who took over from Ken Wahl for the fourth and final season, but her return to acting was brief and she eventually faded from the public eye around 1993.
1997 28 Years Old In 1997 a greatest hits album entitled The Best of Martika: More Than You Know was released. … Read More


2000 31 Years Old During the 2000 explosion of Latin pop music, Martika re-emerged into the music world, singing backing vocals on various projects and contributing lyrics to releases by other artists, although she failed to grab any major-label attention for herself.
2001 32 Years Old Instead she built martika.net in 2001, a website for her fans, and released a remix of a newly self-recorded song called "The Journey". … Read More
2003 34 Years Old In 2003 Martika joined forces with her husband, musician Michael Mozart, to form the band Oppera.
2004 35 Years Old 1 More Event
Adopting a latin pop sound, she and Mozart released Oppera’s debut album Violince in 2004.


2010 41 Years Old In 2010, Martika, now going under the stage name Vida Edit, starred as Lolly Pop and co-produced a web-based television action program J8ded. … Read More
2011 42 Years Old 1 More Event
In October 2011 Martika stopped using the stage name Vida Edit and launched a new personal website. … Read More
2012 43 Years Old As of October 1, 2012, Martika's Australian tour has ben cancelled.
Original Authors of this text are noted on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martika.
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