Sam Martin (singer)

Samuel Denison 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. Following signing to Artist Publishing Group, 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".

Sam Martin
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Background information
Birth nameSamuel Denison Martin
Born (1983-02-07) February 7, 1983 (age 38)
New York City, New York
OriginLake Oswego, Oregon, U.S.
  • Musician
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Years active2012–present
LabelsAtlantic APG
Associated acts


Early beginningsEdit

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: BreakthroughEdit

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.



As lead artistEdit

"Rather Be Alone" (with Robin Schulz and Nick Martin) Released September 2019

"Sabotage" Released January 2019

"Sugar Is Sweet" Released February 2019

"Long Live The Billionaire" Released March 2018[4]

Blue Tuesday (EP)

  • "It Was Always You" Released December 2018
  • "All My Tears" Released December 2018
  • "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" Released December 2018
  • "A Day In The Life" Released December 2018
  • "Happy Christmas (War Is Over)" Released December 2018

"Bring Me Home" Released June 2017[5]

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

"Song For My Unborn Son" Released January 2015[7]

As featured artistEdit

Single Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
"All These Roads"
(Sultan + Ned Shepard featuring Sam Martin and Zella Day)
"Lovers on the Sun"
(David Guetta featuring Sam Martin)
2014 121 2 1 5 1 3 9 4 4 2 1 Listen
(Dirty South featuring Sam Martin)
With You
(David Guetta featuring Sam Martin)
56 7 1 1 1 7 2 1 5 1 5 Listen
"Dirty Mind"
(Flo Rida featuring Sam Martin)
2015 TBA
"Carry Me Home"
(Sam Feldt featuring Sam Martin)
2017 Sunset
(Robin Schulz featuring Sam Martin)
(G-Eazy featuring Sam Martin)
The Beautiful & Damned
"Nothing Scares Me Anymore"
(Steve Angello featuring Sam Martin)
2018 HUMAN
"Wild Wild Son"
(Armin van Buuren featuring Sam Martin)
41 Balance
"I Want a Miracle"
(Fred Rister featuring Sam Martin and Chris Willis)
Non-album singles
"Love You Forever"[31]
(Nicky Romero and Stadiumx featuring Sam Martin)
"Be Mine"[32]
(Stadiumx featuring Sam Martin)
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Songwriting creditsEdit

Year Artist Song Album
2010 Florrie "Call of the Wild" Introduction EP
2011 "Experimenting with Rugs" Experiments EP
2012 "Every Inch" Late EP
"I Wanna Get You Back"
Maroon 5 "Daylight" Overexposed
2013 Sultan & Shepard "All These Roads" feat. Sam Martin and Zella Day Non-album single
Guy Sebastian "Like a Drum" Madness
Union J "Last Goodbye" Union J
2014 David Guetta "Lovers on the Sun" feat. Sam Martin Listen
Maroon 5 "It Was Always You" V
Dirty South "Unbreakable" feat. Sam Martin With You
Maroon 5 "Coming Back for You" V
David Guetta "Dangerous" feat. Sam Martin Listen
Nick Jonas "Wilderness" Nick Jonas
One Direction "Change Your Ticket" Four
Prince Royce "Stuck on a Feeling" feat. Snoop Dogg Double Vision
David Guetta "What I Did for Love" feat. Emeli Sande Listen
"Goodbye Friend" feat. The Script
2015 Rozzi "Psycho" Space EP
Florrie "Too Young to Remember" Non-album single
Jason Derulo "Want to Want Me" Everything is 4
Zedd "Straight into the Fire" True Colors
"Papercut" feat. Troye Sivan
Jason Derulo "Cheyenne" Everything is 4
Robert DeLong "Don't Wait Up" In the Cards
Hey Violet "Can't Take Back the Bullet" I Can Feel It EP
Nick Jonas "Levels" Nick Jonas x2
"Area Code"
Flo Rida "Dirty Mind" feat. Sam Martin Non-album single
Olly Murs "Stevie Knows" Never Been Better: Special Edition
2016 Dreamers "Come Down Slow" This Album Does Not Exist
Digitalism "Destination Breakdown" Mirage
Jon Bellion "Morning in America" The Human Condition
Papa Ya "Outta Here" feat. Con Bro Chill Non-album single
Jason Derulo "Kiss the Sky" Platinum Hits
Dreamers "Lucky Dog" This Album Does Not Exist
Papa Ya "Sunny" Non-album single
2017 Lecrae "River of Jordan" feat. Breyan Isaac The Shack OST
Pitbull "Options" feat. Stephen Marley Climate Change
The Chainsmokers "It Won't Kill Ya" feat. Louane Memories... Do Not Open
Vice "Obsession" feat. Jon Bellion Non-album single
Sam Feldt "Yes" feat. Akon Sunrise
LNDWHL "Xans in Her Lean" Non-album single
Galantis "Call Me Home" The Aviary
Half the Animal "Bad Bad Love" Non-album single
Robin Schulz "Naked" feat. Sam Martin Uncovered
Rachel Platten "Fooling You" Waves
Marcus & Martinus "Please Don't Go" Moments
Sam Feldt "Carry Me Home" feat. Sam Martin Sunrise to Sunset
Inna "My Dreams" Nirvana
G-Eazy "Leviathan" feat. Sam Martin The Beautiful & Damned
2018 Frédéric Riesterer "I Want a Miracle" feat. Chris Willis and Sam Martin Non-album single
Steve Angello "Nothing Scares Me Anymore" feat. Sam Martin Human
Kryder "Billionaire" feat. Sam Martin Non-album single
Armin van Buuren "Wild Wild Son" feat. Sam Martin Balance
2019 Papa Ya "Yesterday" Non-album single
Sam Feldt "Lose My Colors" feat. Sam Martin Magnets EP
Half the Animal "Summertime High" Summertime High EP
Austin Mahone "Dancing with Nobody" TBA
Nicky Romero "Love You Forever" with StadiumX feat. Sam Martin Non-album single
Paige Cavell "Figure it Out" Figure It Out EP
Illenium "In Your Arms" with X Ambassadors Ascend
Ava Max "Torn" Non-album single
Robin Schulz "Rather Be Alone" with Nick Martin and Sam Martin IIII
NOTD "Wanted" with Daya Non-album single
SuperM "I Can't Stand the Rain" feat. Kenzie and Lee Soo-man SuperM EP
Armin van Buuren "Miles Away" feat. Sam Martin Balance
Captain Cuts "Heat" feat. Parson James Non-album single
2020 Changmin "Chocolate" Chocolate EP


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