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Belinda Carlisle - 100% match to Martika

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Belinda Kerzcheski, 17 August 1958, Hollywood, California, USA. When the Go-Go’s broke up in 1985, Carlisle remained with the I.R.S. Records label and pursued a solo career. After the excesses of her former band, Carlisle underwent a period of physical recuperation and image remodelling - emerging as the quintessential modern young Californian female. With artistic assi Read more

Paula Abdul - 95% match to Martika

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 June 1962, San Fernando, California, USA. After spending much of her childhood in dance schools and troupes, Paula Abdul secured a role in the L.A. Lakers basketball cheerleaders team and at 17 became their choreographer. Spotted by the Jacksons, she was employed to assist them on dance routines for their live dates on the Victory tour. Abdul’s big break came when sh Read more

Debbie Gibson - 90% match to Martika

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Deborah Ann Gibson, 31 August 1970, Brooklyn, New York, USA. This pop singer generated massive sales in the late 80s, particularly in her homeland. Following training in piano and early songwriting ventures, Gibson was signed to the management of Doug Breithart by the time she was 13 years old. The following three years saw her apprenticeship in recording studios as she prod Read more

Taylor Dayne - 90% match to Martika

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Dance Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lesley Wonderman, 7 March 1962, Baldwin, Nassau County, New York, USA. Dayne rose from obscurity to the top of the US pop charts in the late 80s and early 90s. Dayne listened to rock and soul music as a child and made her onstage singing debut at the age of six. In high school she took singing lessons and after graduating joined the rock band Felony followed by a new wave ba Read more

Samantha Fox - 87% match to Martika

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 April 1966, London, England. While studying for her O-level examinations, 16-year-old Fox was ‘discovered’ by the Sun newspaper and promoted as a topless model. Before long she became something of a British institution and a recording career beckoned. Her debut single in 1986, ‘Touch Me’ elicited almost universally favourable reviews with critics regis Read more

Mel & Kim - 84% match to Martika

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 2000s
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One of Stock, Aitken And Waterman’s acts, Mel (Melanie Susan Appleby, 11 July 1966, London, England, d. 19 January 1990) and sister Kim (b. Kim Appleby, 28 August 1961, London, England) were two East End, London girls with a neat line in pop dance routines. They both started their careers as models - a fact which would come back to haunt them when topless pictures of Me Read more

Kim Wilde - 75% match to Martika

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Kim Smith, 18 November 1960, Chiswick, London, England. The daughter of 50s pop idol Marty Wilde and Vernons Girls’ vocalist Joyce Smith (née Baker), Kim was signed to Mickie Most’s RAK Records in 1980 after the producer heard a demo Kim recorded with her brother Ricky. Her first single, the exuberant ‘Kids In America’, composed by Ricky and co-pro Read more

Bananarama - 72% match to Martika

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in London, England in 1980, this all-female pop trio originally comprised Keren Woodward (2 April 1961, Bristol, England), Sarah Dallin (b. 17 December 1961, Bristol, England) and Siobhan Fahey (b. Siobhan Marie Fahey, 10 September 1958, Dublin, Eire). After singing impromptu at various parties and pubs in London, the trio was recorded by former Sex Pistols drummer Pa Read more

Laura Branigan - 71% match to Martika

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 July 1957, Brewster, New York, USA, d. 26 August 2004, East Quogue, New York, USA. A former backing vocalist with Leonard Cohen, Branigan’s breakthrough came in 1982, when her energetic voice was demonstrated to its full effect on a belting rendition of Umberto Tozzi’s 1979 Italian hit ‘Gloria’. It reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and stayed i Read more

Sinitta - 69% match to Martika

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Sinitta Renay Malone, 19 October 1966, Seattle, Washington, USA. The daughter of singer Miquel Brown, Sinitta’s brand of manufactured disco-pop was aided by competent studio production and songwriting assistance by a variety of talent, namely the Stock, Aitken And Waterman team, plus, at various times, Ralf Rene Maue, Paul Hardcastle and James George Hargreaves. Though Read more

Jody Watley - 68% match to Martika

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 January 1959, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Formerly one third of Shalamar between 1977 and 1984, a hugely successful group of the disco era, Watley’s first professional experience had come as a dancer on the television show Soul Train. After Shalamar disbanded she made the progression to solo artist, working in a contemporary soul/urban R&B vein. Her self-titled debut Read more

Tiffany - 68% match to Martika

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Tiffany Renee Darwish, 2 October 1971, Oklahoma, USA. Pop singer Tiffany, based in Norwalk, California, had immediate success with the release of the US number 1 singles ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’ (originally a Top 5 hit for Tommy James And The Shondells in 1967) and ‘Could’ve Been’. Both were included on the artist’s 1987 debut album, recor Read more

Jason Donovan - 66% match to Martika

Genres: Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jason Sean Donovan, 1 June 1968, Malvern, Melbourne, Australia. Donovan appeared in the Australian television soap-opera Neighbours, which, when shown on British television, commanded a considerable viewing audience of pre-pubescent/teenage girls who instantly took his character, Scott Robinson, to their hearts. His co-star Kylie Minogue had already begun to forge a career i Read more

Jane Wiedlin - 61% match to Martika

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 May 1958, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, USA. Wiedlin was originally the guitarist in the top US female act the Go-Go’s, although she enjoyed minor success outside the band in 1983 with the Sparks collaboration, ‘Cool Places’. When the split came in 1985, all five members embarked on solo careers. Wiedlin released a self-titled album that contained a minor US hit, Read more

Jennifer Rush - 59% match to Martika

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Heidi Stern, 29 September 1960, New York City, New York, USA. Rush studied piano, violin and singing before starting her pop career. She went to Europe in 1969, when her father, the opera singer Maurice Stern, took an engagement at the Flensburg Opera in northern Germany. She subsequently settled in Wiesbaden, Germany, but moved back to America in the early 70s. A return to Read more


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