Andrea Martin (musician)

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Andrea Martin
Birth nameAndrea Monica Martin
Born (1972-04-14) April 14, 1972 (age 48)
Brooklyn, New York
GenresR&B, soul, adult contemporary, electronic dance music
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, producer
Years active1989–present
LabelsRoc Nation, Arista

Andrea Monica Martin (born April 14, 1972) is an American R&B singer-songwriter and producer.

She is primarily known for writing hit songs (often with longtime partner Ivan Matias) for artists like Toni Braxton ("I Love Me Some Him"), Monica ("Before You Walk Out of My Life"), Angie Stone ("Wish I Didn't Miss You"),[1] En Vogue ("Don't Let Go (Love)"), SWV ("You're the One"), and Leona Lewis ("Better in Time"). Martin worked with The X Factor 2008 winner Alexandra Burke on a song for her debut album Overcome.

A major in vocal music, Andrea graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in 1990.

In 1998, Martin released The Best of Me, as well as a few singles. Her single "Let Me Return the Favor" reached No. 82 on the Billboard Hot 100 in November 1998, and her single "Share the Love" was remixed for clubs and peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Dance Charts in June 1999. That same year, she appeared in concert on BET's Girls Night Out, headlining with then-Arista labelmates Monica, Faith Evans, Deborah Cox, and Shanice.[2] She has appeared as a back-up vocalist on many albums.

In the charts as a writer[edit]

Year Song Artist Chart position
R&B Hot 100 Club UK
1995 "Before You Walk out of My Life" Monica 1 7 - 22
"All I Can Do" Tina Moore 48 - - -
"Anything" J. Quest 94 - - -
"Hooked on You" Silk 12 54 - -
"It's All About You" Adina Howard 58 - - -
1996 "You're the One" SWV 1 5 - 13
"Only Love" The Braxtons 52 - - -
"I Got Somebody Else" Changing Faces 49 - - -
1997 "Can't Let Go" Laurneá 20 55 - -
"I Love Me Some Him" Toni Braxton 9 19 - -
"Don't Let Go (Love)" En Vogue 1 2 - 5
"It's All About You" (a.k.a. "It's All About U") SWV 32 61 - 36
1998 "Be Alone No More" Another Level - - - 6
"Stay" Room Service 63 - - -
1999 "Still in My Heart" Tracie Spencer 36 88 39 -
2002 "Wish I Didn't Miss You" Angie Stone 31 79 1 30
2003 "Breathe" Blu Cantrell feat. Sean Paul 83 70 17 1
"Loneliness" (a remake of "Share the Love") Tomcraft - - - 1
2005 "Make Things Right" Lemon Jelly - - - 33
"Fly Away" Nelly - - - -
2006 "I Wasn't Kidding" Angie Stone - - 17 -
"Wanna Play" RBD - - - -
2008 "Better in Time" Leona Lewis - 11 - 2
2009 "Give It to Me Right" Melanie Fiona 57 - - 41
"It Kills Me" Melanie Fiona 1 49 - -
"Face Drop" Sean Kingston - 61 - 66
2010 "Tell Me You Love Me" Leela James 71 - - -
2011 "I Still Love You" Switch - - - -
2012 "America" Andrea Martin - - - -
2013 "Lose to Win" Fantasia 39 102 - -
2014 "I Still Love You" Jennifer Hudson - -

UK chart data from polyhex.com

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Biography: Andrea Martin". Allmusic. Retrieved April 15, 2010.
  2. ^ Millner, Denene. "Finding Her Voice With Her Debut LP, Songwriter Andrea Martin Gets to Call the Tunes". New York Daily News. Retrieved May 12, 2020.