Nancy Martinez

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Nancy Martinez
Also known as Nancy Martin, Jade
Born (1960-08-26) August 26, 1960 (age 56)
Origin Quebec, Canada
Genres Dance-pop, Hi-NRG, freestyle
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1977–present
Labels Atlantic (US, Canada)
Neige (Canada)

Nancy Martinez (born Nancy Martin-Quirion on August 26, 1960 in La Prairie, Quebec) is a French Canadian dance-pop singer and musician who is primarily known for her 1986 hits "For Tonight" and "Move Out".


Martinez was born in La Prairie on August 26, 1960 and mostly grew up in Eastern Montreal. She graduated from Vincent D'Indy music school in 1980.

In 1982, she released two Hi-NRG tracks, "I'm Gonna Get Your Love" (credited as Jade) and "Can't Believe" (credited as Nancy Martin).

In 1986, she released the album Not Just The Girl Next Door. That album produced three dance hits: "For Tonight" which went to number two for two weeks on the dance charts, "Move Out" which got to #12, and "Crazy Love". "For Tonight" also crossed over to the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at #32. The songs are still in rotation at many dance music radio stations throughout Canada.

1987 saw the release of the single "Can't Wait". This song is not on any Nancy Martinez album, but the single peaked at #11 on the dance charts, and is on the compilation CD "Greatest Freestyle Album in The Universe, vol. 3"

In 1987 Nancy Martinez released her CD "Unpredictable". Singles from this CD didn't make the impact that prior ones did, but "Save Your Love For Me" was a hit at dance radio, as was follow up song "You've Got Me On Fire".

In 1993 Nancy released a French album on Isba Music entitled Pourquoi Tu Pars? featuring the title track, a cover of Italian singer songwriter Marco Masini's "Perche lo fai?" As well as "La Maitresse de tes reves" whose video received much airplay on Musique Plus (Much Music's sister station in Quebec). In 2006, Martinez collaborated with MC Mario and Ivan Pavlin on the song "Not Guilty".

In 2010, "For Tonight" was remixed by MC Mario & Vito V from Les Boyz Electro and appeared on his album Mixdown 2010, peaking #2 on his show and #9 in Canada.



  • Not Just The Girl Next Door 1986
  • Unpredictable 1989
  • Bird's in the House 1998
  • Downtown 2004


  • "I'm Gonna Get Your Love" (1982)
  • "Can't Believe" (1982)
  • "For Tonight" (1986)
  • "Move Out" (1987)
  • "Crazy Love" (1987
  • "Can't Wait" (1987)
  • "You've Got Me On Fire" (1989)
  • "Save Your Love For Me" (1989)
  • "Everlasting" (1990)
  • "I'm In Heat" (2003)
  • "Jack" (2004)
  • "Femme Like U" (2004)
  • "Not Guilty" (2006)


External links[edit]