Martika

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Marta Marrero, 18 May 1969, California, USA. This pop singer grew up in California, her parents having fled Cuba shortly after the revolution. Her first experience in showbusiness came early, with an appearance as a dancer in John Huston’s 1982 movie Annie. From 1984-86 she played the role of Gloria in the television series Kids Incorporated. She enjoyed almost immediate success with her music career when her debut single, December 1988’s ‘More Than You Know’, broke into the US Top 20. Her second single, ‘Toy Soldiers’, topped the US chart for two weeks in the summer of 1989, and also reached the UK Top 5. A cover version of Carole King’s ‘I Feel The Earth Move’ reached UK number 7, but stalled at US number 25. An appearance in the television series Wiseguy as jazz singer Dahlia Mendez followed. Although ‘Love... Thy Will Be Done’, her first single from 1991’s second album, was cited by one journalist as...

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