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Andrea Martin (musician)

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Andrea Martin
Birth nameAndrea Monica Martin
Born(1972-04-14)April 14, 1972
New York City, U.S.
DiedSeptember 27, 2021(2021-09-27) (aged 49)
New York City, U.S.
GenresR&B, soul, adult contemporary, electronic dance music
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, record producer
Years active1989–2021
LabelsRoc Nation, Arista

Andrea Monica Martin (April 14, 1972 – September 27, 2021) was an American R&B singer-songwriter and record producer.

Career[edit]

She was 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 British singer Leona Lewis ("Better in Time"). She wrote a number of hits in both the UK and the US, as well as non-charting singles for the likes of Paloma Faith ("Trouble with My Baby"), Nelly ("Fly Away"), RBD ("Wanna Play") and Jennifer Hudson ("I Still Love You").

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 her only album 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 appeared as a backup vocalist on many albums.

Death[edit]

Martin died at a hospital in New York City on September 27, 2021, at age 49.[3][4]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details
The Best of Me
  • Released: October 10, 1998
  • Label: Arista
  • Format: CD, cassette

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[5]
US R&B
[6]
US Dance
[7]
BEL
(FL)

[8]
"Let Me Return the Favor" 1998 82 32 The Best of Me
"Share the Love" 1999 4
"Middle of the Night"
(with Hani)
2006 non album-release
"I Still Love You"
(with Switch)
2011 55
"Someone Loves You Honey" 2016
"We Are One"
(with CJ Fly)
"Without You"
(with TCTS and Boston Bun)
2021

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[5]
US R&B
[6]
US Dance
[7]
GER
[9]
NZ
[9]
"Set It Off"
(Organized Noise featuring Andrea Martin & Queen Latifah)
1996 105 51 43 11 65 Set It Off soundtrack
"Money Talks"
(Lil Kim featuring Andrea Martin)
1997 [a] Money Talks soundtrack
"The More I Love You"
(M.F.F. featuring Andrea Martin)
2002 12 non album-release
"So What"
(Antigen featuring Andrea Martin)
2006
"Story of My Life"
(Disconfect featuring Andrea Martin)
[b]
"Higher Ground"
(Hani featuring Andrea Martin)
2008
"No More"
(Hani featuring Andrea Martin)
"This Ain't Love"
(Après featuring Andrea Martin)
2015
"Sleep"
(Michael Woods featuring Andrea Martin)
"Always"
(Toddla T featuring Andrea Martin & Silkki Wonda)
2016 Foreign Light
"Magnet"
(Toddla T featuring Andrea Martin)
2017
"Right Now"
(Rudo Brody featuring Andrea Martin & Dot Demo)
non album-release
"Live Forever"
(Nicolaas featuring Andrea Martin)
2018
"Only for a Man like You"
(Antigen featuring Andrea Martin)
"All I Want"
(Secondcity x Paul Woolford featuring Andrea Martin)
2020
"All My Life"
(L'Tric featuring Andrea Martin & Sean Declase)
2021
"Shut Up and Kiss Me"
(Sankhab featuring Andrea Martin)
"Palm Reader (Remix)"
(Frisco Cosme featuring Andrea Martin)

Album appearances[edit]

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Set It Off"[12] 1996 Organized Noise, Queen Latifah Set It Off soundtrack
"Money Talks"[13] 1997 Lil Kim Money Talks soundtrack
"No Man Should Be Loenly"[14] 2009 Reggae Got Soul
"Catch Ya"[15] 2010 Dennis Blonde
"Drama Queens"[16] 2011 Stress Renaissance II
"What's the Point?"[16]
"Take My Life"[17] 2013 Pusha T Wrath of Caine
"Nothing to Lose"[18] 2014 Freemasons Shakedown
"W.T.L"[19] 2015 Redlight X Colour
"Never See the Light"[20] Flux Pavilion Tesla
"Last Night I Dreamed"[21] Pudgee Unreleased 92–98
"We Are Not Broken"[22] Men in My Head, I.O.U. Fallen Ash
"Crying in My Sleep"[23] Shift K3Y Off the Record
"Me Pt2"[24] 2016 Dot Demo Outer Body Experience
"Always"[25] 2017 Toddla T, Silkki Wonda Foreign Light
"Beast"[25] Toddla T, Stefflon Don
"Blackjack21"[25] Toddla T
"Faithful Skit"[25]
"Foreign Light"[25] Toddla T, Coco
"Magnet"[25] Toddla T
"Ungrateful"[25]
"Won't Admit It's Love"[25] Toddla T, CASisDEAD
"The Getaway"[26] 2019 Bas de Beer Having Another Bailey
"Ain't No Use in Crying"[27] 2020 The Anti Valentine Album
"I've Got a Love 4 You"[27]
"The Good Man"[27]

Notes

  1. ^ "Money Talk" did not enter the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, but peaked at number 40 on the US R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay.[10]
  2. ^ "Story of My Life" did not enter the US Dance Club Songs, but peaked at number 21 on the US Dance/Mix Show Airplay.[11]

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 - - -
"Set It Off" Organized Noize featuring Queen Latifah 51 105 - -
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
"Let Me Return The Favor" Andrea Martin 82 32 - -
"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" (interpolating "Before You Walk out of My Life") Lemon Jelly - - - 33
2006 "I Wasn't Kidding" Angie Stone - - 17 -
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 - - -
2013 "Lose to Win" Fantasia 39 102 - -
"Think About It" Naughty Boy ft. Wiz Khalifa & Ella Eyre - - - 78
2015 "Love Revolution" (interpolating "Share the Love") Will Young - - - 103
2017 "More Than Friends" (interpolating "Don't Let Go (Love)") James Hype featuring Kelli-Leigh - - - 8

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.
  3. ^ Gunn, Tamantha (September 27, 2021). "Singer-songwriter Andrea Martin passes away at 49". Revolt. Retrieved September 28, 2021.
  4. ^ Williams, Annabelle (October 15, 2021). "Andrea Martin, R&B Songwriter, Dies at 49". The New York Times. Retrieved October 15, 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Andrea Martin Chart History – Hot 100". Billboard.com. Retrieved October 1, 2021.
  6. ^ a b "Andrea Martin Chart History – Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard.com. Retrieved October 1, 2021.
  7. ^ a b "Andrea Martin Chart History – Dance Club Songs". Billboard.com. Retrieved October 1, 2021.
  8. ^ "Switch & Andrea Martin – I Still Love You". Ultratop.be (Hung Medien). Retrieved October 1, 2021.
  9. ^ a b "ORGANIZED NOIZE FEAT. ANDREA MARTIN & QUEEN LATIFAH - SET IT OFF (SONG)". Australian-charts.com (Hung Medien). Retrieved October 1, 2021.
  10. ^ "Andrea Martin Chart History – R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay". Billboard.com. Retrieved October 1, 2021.
  11. ^ "Andrea Martin Chart History – Dance/Mix Show Airplay". Billboard.com. Retrieved October 1, 2021.
  12. ^ Set It Off (inlay cover). Various Artists. EastWest Records. 1996.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  13. ^ Money Talks (inlay cover). Various Artists. Arista Records. 1998.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  14. ^ Reggae Got Soul (inlay cover). Various Artists. Wondersound JA. 2009.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  15. ^ Blonde (inlay cover). Dennis. EMI Music Netherlands. 2010.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  16. ^ a b Renaissance II (inlay cover). Stress. Universal Music. 2011.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  17. ^ Blonde (inlay cover). Dennis. GOOD Music, Re-Up Records. 2010.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  18. ^ Shakedown (inlay cover). Freemasons. Loaded Records, Freemaison Recordings. 2014.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  19. ^ X Colour (inlay cover). Redlight. Lobster Boy. 2015.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  20. ^ Tesla (inlay cover). Flux Pavilion. Circus Records. 2015.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  21. ^ Unreleased 92–98 (inlay cover). Pudgee. Back 2 Da Source Records. 2015.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  22. ^ Fallen Ash (inlay cover). Men in My Head. Sony Music. 2015.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  23. ^ Off the Record (inlay cover). Shift K3Y. Sony Music. 2015.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  24. ^ Outer Body Experience (inlay cover). Dot Demo. U7tra Nostra Records. 2016.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  25. ^ a b c d e f g h Foreign Light (inlay cover). Toddla T. Steeze Records. 2017.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  26. ^ Having Another Bailey (inlay cover). Bas de Beer. Bas de Beer. 2019.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  27. ^ a b c The Anti Valentine Album (inlay cover). Bas de Beer. Matic Entertainment. 2020.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)

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