Martin Hoberg Hedegaard

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Martin
Birth name Martin Hoberg Hedegaard
Born (1992-10-09) 9 October 1992 (age 21)
Origin Ørum, Denmark
Genres Pop
Occupations Singer
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Years active 2008–present
Labels Sony BMG (2008)

Martin Hoberg Hedegaard (born October 9, 1992), also known simply as Martin, is a Danish singer who rose to fame as the winner of the first Danish series of the The X Factor. To date, he is the youngest winner of the competition anywhere in the world, taking the title at the age of fifteen. He is known for singing in a distinctive nasal tone.

Biography[edit]

Childhood[edit]

Martin was born in the small town of Ørum in central Jutland, Denmark, and spent his entire life there with his mother Gitta, his father Peder, and his two older brothers Anders and Simon. Before participating in The X Factor, he took singing lessons, and had a minor role in a school musical. He cites his influences as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Queen, and Michael Bublé.

The X Factor 2008[edit]

Throughout his participation in the first Danish series of The X Factor, Martin was highly praised by the three judges. During the auditions, one of the judges, his future mentor Remee, rose from his chair in order to shake his hand, "before he became a superstar". Later, during the live shows, Martin's transformation into a national idol began after he powerfully performed songs such as "Kiss From a Rose" by Seal, "Rock With You" by Michael Jackson, and "Somebody to Love" by Queen. Internationally, he has been praised by X Factor creator Simon Cowell and Queen themselves. In the grand finale, Martin beat 23-year-old contestant Laura Arensbak Kjærgaard, with whom he had formed a strong friendship.

Discography[edit]

The following is a complete discography of every album and single released by Danish Pop music artist Martin. His debut 3x platinum album and platinum selling single "Show the World" was co-written and co-produced by Thomas Troelsen and Remee. His Platinum single and number 1 record "Show The World" was also co-written by Lucas Secon,known for hits by Pussycat Dolls, Kylie Minogue, Pixie Lott, Sugababes, Sean Kingston and many more and by Remee and Thomas Troelsen.

Albums[edit]

Year Information DK
[1]
Sales and Certifications
2008 Show the World
  • First studio album
  • Released: 31 May 2008
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Format: CD
1
Danish sales: 100,000

IFPI: 3xPlatinum[2]

Singles[edit]

Year Song DK
[1]
Certification Album
2008 "The 1" 1 2xPlatinum (IFPI)[2] Show the World
"Show the World" 1 Platinum (IFPI)[2]
"Report to the Dance Floor" -

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b DanishCharts.com Martin discography
  2. ^ a b c "Guld og Platin I August". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved November 30, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
None
X Factor (Denmark)
Winner

2008
Succeeded by
Linda Andrews