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Martine Johnson, better known by her stage name Mia Martina, is a Canadian singer and songwriter. She is known for her hit singles "Stereo Love", "Burning", "Latin Moon" and "Beast".[2] Martina has received Juno Awards nominations for "Stereo Love"[3] and "HeartBreaker",[4] as well as a SOCAN award in 2014 for co-writing "Burning".[5]

Mia Martina
Mia Martina in Miami.jpg
Martina in Miami (2012)
Background information
Birth nameMartine Johnson[1]
OriginSaint-Ignace, New Brunswick, Canada[1]
GenresPop, dance, electropop, house
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Years active2009 – present
LabelsCP Music Group
Websitewww.miamartina.com

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BiographyEdit

Martina grew up in Saint-Ignace. She speaks fluent French and English; her father has French roots. At age 18, Martina moved to Ottawa to study at Carleton University.[1] During her time there, she saw an ad for an intern position at CP Music Group.[1] After a year, Martina went from delivering CDs to radio stations and office administration work to singing backup for other recording artists at the label.

Musical careerEdit

Martina's first single release was a cover version of Edward Maya and Vika Jigulina's "Stereo Love". It reached number 10 in the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 in November 2010.[6] To date, "Stereo Love" has reached platinum sales and earned a nomination for Dance Single of the Year at the 2011 Juno Awards. In late 2010, Don Omar collaborated with Martina to release a remix version of "Stereo Love". The singer followed up with "Latin Moon" in May 2011, a song which reached gold sales and was rereleased in French and Spanish. The single also saw a fourth release featuring R&B label mate Massari. The original version was nominated in the Dance/Urban/Rhythmic category at the 2012 Canadian Radio Music Awards.

Martina's debut album Devotion was released on August 29, 2011 and reached number 77 on the Canadian Albums Chart. The album earned nominations for Dance Recording of the Year at the 2012 Juno Awards and World Recording of the Year at the 2012 East Coast Music Awards. Two more singles were released off Devotion, "Burning", "Go Crazy" (produced by Adrian Sina of the group Akcent) and "Missing You".

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Title Details Peak chart positions
CAN
Devotion 77
Mia Martina
  • Released: 14 October 2014
  • Label: CP Records, Universal Music Canada
  • Format: Digital download, CD
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SinglesEdit

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
CAN
[7]
US
Dance

[7]
RUS
2010 "Stereo Love" (with Edward Maya) 10 Devotion
2011 "Latin Moon" 30
2012 "Burning" 25 186
"Go Crazy" (featuring Adrian Sînă)
"Missing You" 2
2013 "HeartBreaker" 44 25 Mia Martina
"La La..." 68 45 159
"Danse" (featuring Dev) 29 38
2014 "HFH" 91
"Beast" (featuring Waka Flocka Flame) 39
"C'est zéro" 126
2017 "Sooner or Later" (featuring Kent Jones) Non-album Single

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Mersereau, Bob (29 February 2012). "New Brunswick Singer Martina Breaking Through In Dance Scene". East Coast Music with Bob Mersereau. CBC New Brunswick. Retrieved 9 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Flo Rida and Mia Martina to play at Sunnybrook benefit concert". www.theglobeandmail.com. The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Juno Awards Nominees' Luncheon – Mia Martina". www.news1130.com. News1130. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Juno Awards 2014: The full list of winners". arts.nationalpost.com. National Post. Retrieved 6 September 2014. |first1= missing |last1= (help)
  5. ^ "POP/ROCK MUSIC AWARDS- "Burning"". www.socan.ca. Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. 24 November 2010. Retrieved 6 February 2011.
  7. ^ a b "Mia Martina Album & Song Chart History". Billboard charts. Retrieved 11 December 2011.
  8. ^ "Canadian digital download certifications – Mia Martina – Stereo Love". Music Canada.
  9. ^ "Canadian digital download certifications – Mia Martina – Latin Moon". Music Canada.
  10. ^ "Canadian digital download certifications – Mia Martina – Burning". Music Canada.
  11. ^ "Canadian digital download certifications – Mia Martina – HeartBreaker". Music Canada.
  12. ^ "Canadian digital download certifications – Mia Martina – Danse". Music Canada.
  13. ^ "Canadian digital download certifications – Mia Martina – Beast". Music Canada.

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