Sam Martin (singer)

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Sam Martin
Background information
Birth nameSamuel Denison Martin
Born (1983-02-07) February 7, 1983 (age 35)
New York City, New York
OriginLake Oswego, Oregon, U.S.
  • Musician
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Years active2012–present
Associated acts

Samuel Denison "Sam" Martin (born February 7, 1983) is an American Grammy Award-winning musician, singer, songwriter and record producer. His song "Want to Want Me" (released by Jason Derulo) holds the record for the most adds in the American contemporary hit radio history. Martin's first song he wrote for another artist became the song "Daylight" by Maroon 5, which peaked at number one on the Billboard charts. His writing on the album Fly Rasta, released by Ziggy Marley, led it to becoming a number-one reggae album as well as a receiving a Grammy Award. He rose to the public eye in 2014 for not only writing but being a featured artist on David Guetta's number-one singles "Lovers on the Sun" and "Dangerous". His work extends to projects with One Direction, Nick Jonas, Zedd, Flo Rida, Prince Royce, The Chainsmokers, Pitbull, Jon Bellion, Snoop Dogg, T.I., Julia Michaels, Armin van Buuren and G-Eazy.


Sam Martin also has a side project called "Con Bro Chill" who have released singles including "We Should Hang Out"

Early beginnings[edit]

Martin was born in New York City and raised in Lake Oswego, Oregon. He attended Lakeridge High School[1] and went to Berklee College of Music for two years.

2012–14: Breakthrough[edit]

Martin's breakthrough came with the writing and release of "Daylight" by Maroon 5. In 2014 Martin was the contributing singer and co-writer on the song "Lovers on the Sun" and "Dangerous" by David Guetta[2] Martin also collaborated with Ziggy Marley on the song "Lighthouse"[3] from his album Fly Rasta. In 2015, Fly Rasta won the grammy for best Reggae Album.

#1 moments in music industry[edit]



As lead artist[edit]

"Song For My Unborn Son" Released: January 2015 [4]

"Bring Me Home" Released June 2017 [5]

"It's Gonna Get Better" Released October 2017[6]

"Long Live The Billionare" Released March 2018[7]

As featured artist[edit]

Single Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
"Lovers on the Sun"
(David Guetta featuring Sam Martin)
2014 121 2 1 5 1 3 9 4 4 2 1 Listen
(David Guetta featuring Sam Martin)
56 7 1 1 1 7 2 1 5 1 5
"Dirty Mind"
(Flo Rida featuring Sam Martin)
2015 TBA
"Nothing Scares Me Anymore"
(Steve Angello featuring Sam Martin)
2018 HUMAN
"Wild Wild Son"
(Armin van Buuren featuring Sam Martin)
2018 28 TBA
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other appearances[edit]

Single Year Album
"All These Roads"
(Sultan + Ned Shepard featuring Sam Martin and Zella Day)
2013 N/A
(Dirty South featuring Sam Martin)
2014 With You
(Robin Schulz featuring Sam Martin)
2017 Uncovered
"Carry Me Home"
(Sam Feldt featuring Sam Martin)
2017 Sunset
(G-Eazy featuring Sam Martin)
2017 The Beautiful & Damned

Songwriting credits[edit]

Year Artist Album Song Co-written with
2012 T.I. Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head "Like That" Clifford Harris, Jr., Cordale Quinn, Lamar Edwards
Sultan + Shepard (Single) "All These Roads" (featuring Sam Martin and Zella Day) Ossama Al Sarraf, Ned Shepard, Zella Day Kerr, Xandy Barry, Nick Lazzeri, Justin Harris, Nicholas Karl, Tal Meltzer, Philip Patterson, Christian Walker
Ziggy Marley Fly Rasta "Lighthouse" David Marley
Maroon 5 Overexposed "Daylight" Adam Levine, Max Martin, Mason Levy
2014 David Guetta Listen "Lovers on the Sun" (featuring Sam Martin) David Guetta, Michael Einziger, Giorgio Tuinfort, Tim Bergling, Jason Evigan, Frederic Riesterer
"Dangerous" (featuring Sam Martin) Guetta, Tuinfort, Evigan, Lindy Robbins
"What I Did for Love" (featuring Emeli Sandé) Guetta, Tuinfort, Alicia Keys, Breyan Isaac, Evigan, Sean Douglas
"Goodbye Friend" (featuring The Script) Guetta, Riesterer, Tuinfort, Evigan, Douglas
Maroon 5 V "It Was Always You" Levine, Evigan, Marcus Lomax, Jordan Johnson, Stefan Johnson
"Coming Back for You" Levine, Evigan, Lomax, J. Johnson, S. Johnson
Nick Jonas Nick Jonas "Wilderness" Ian Kirkpatrick, Sean Douglas
Prince Royce featuring Snoop Dogg Double Vision "Stuck On a Feeling" Calvin Broadus, Jason Evigan, Ross Golan, Daniel Omelio
One Direction Four (Deluxe Edition) "Change Your Ticket" Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Julian Bunetta, John Ryan
Pentatonix PTX, Vol. III "On My Way Home"
Guy Sebastian Madness "Like a Drum"
2015 Jason Derulo Everything Is 4 "Want to Want Me" Lindy Robbins, Jason Derulo, Mitch Allen, Ian Kirkpatrick
"Cheyenne" Desrouleaux, Kirkpatrick, Robbins, Jason Evigan, Lomax, Johnson Johnson
Zedd True Colors "Papercut"
"Straight into the Fire" Julia Michaels
Nick Jonas Nick Jonas X2 "Levels" Sean Douglas, Stefan Johnson, Marcus Lomax, Ian Kirkpatrick, Talay Riley, Jordan Johnson
2016 Papa Ya feat. Con Bro Chill Outta Here Jaromir Kurty, Alexander Sacco, Isaiah Tejada, Connor Martin, Nathan Merchant
Jon Bellion The Human Condition Morning in America Ian Kirkpatrick, Jason Evigan, Sean Douglas, Jon Bellion
Jason Derulo Kiss the Sky Thomas Troelsen, Bonnie McKee, Jason Desrouleaux, Madison Love, Michael Caren, Terius Nash, Thomas Eriksen
2017 Galantis The Aviary Call Me Home
Vice feat. Jon Bellion Obsession Jon Bellion, Thomas Eriksen, Julie Frost, Miles Beard, Kyle Harvey, Breyan Isaac
The Chainsmokers feat. Louane Memories…do not open It Won’t Kill Ya Alex Govere, Andrew Taggart
Inna Nirvana My Dreams Patrick Fleming, Alexander Graham, David Lowe, Vlad Lucan, Alexandra Tamposi, Thomas Troelsen
Shungudzo Long Live The Billionaire Alexandra Shungudzo Govere
Sam Feldt feat. Akon Sunrise to Sunset Yes Gamal Lewis, Sammy Renders, Thomas Troelsen
Carry Me Home Thomas Eriksen, Jason Evigan, KAJ Melsen, Sammy Renders
Robin Schulz feat. Sam Martin Uncovered Naked Joaquin Banuelos, Dennis Bierbrodt, Stefan Dabruck, Juergen Dohr, Jason Evigan, Guido Kramer, Ammar Malik, Robin Schulz
Rachel Platten Waves Fooling You Platten - Kirkpatrick
Pitbull feat. Stephen Marley Climate Change Options Sean Douglas, Jason Evigan, Joshua Gallander, Ian Kirkpatrick, Stephen Marley, Armando Perez, Mitch Allen
G-Eazy feat. Sam Martin The Beautiful and Damned Leviathan Gerald Gillum Michael Keenan Gwitira Nicolas Scapa Michael Aljadeff Machuca
Lecrae The Shack River of Jordan Bryan Issac, Andre Marshall, Antonio Mobley, Lecrae Moore, Vincent Watson
Marcus & Martinus Moments Please Don’t Go Thomas Eriksen, Danny Parker, Sasha Sloan
Steve Angello feat. Sam Martin Human Nothing Scares Me Anymore Sam Martin, Steve Angello


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