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 Born on May 18, 1969.


1982 13 Years Old Martika was born in Whittier, California, United States, to Cuban parents from Havana. 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 other 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
1987 18 Years Old In 1987, Martika recorded a version of the Michael Jay/Gregory Smith song "Bounce Back" which included a music video which was aired on Entertainment '80, although it was not officially available.
1988 19 Years Old Her first album, 1988's Martika (No. 15 US) spawned the song "Toy Soldiers", which she co-wrote with her producer Michael Jay, and became a top 5 hit in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, and Australia. … Read More


In 1990, Martika co-wrote the track "Kiss Me Quick" with Michael Jay and Marvin Morrow.
In 1991, Martika approached Prince to do some new tracks. … Read More
1997 28 Years Old In 1997, a greatest hits compilation 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, 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 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
On October 1, 2012, Martika announced an Australian tour, but it was cancelled without explanation.
2016 47 Years Old In July 2016, Martika is due to be part of the "Totally 80s Tour" of Australia. … Read More
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