January 15, 2012 – Excuse me while my teenage self has a freakout moment. A woman who helped score the soundtrack to my teenage years and then disappeared for the last twenty, is reemerging AND SHE IS DOING IT ON MY SHOW! Okay. Breathe. Now that I got that out, can I just say that I am delighted and thrilled to announce that the one and only MARTIKA will be joining us live this Sunday to talk about where she’s been for the last twenty years and all about her much anticipated new CD “Mirrorball”! I promise, this is an episode you won’t want to miss! Be sure and leave your questions for Martika in the comments and then tune in this Sunday to hear her answers!
MARTIKA began her career as a child actor, appearing in the hit movie ‘Annie’. MARTIKA was cast as ‘Gloria’ on the Disney children series Kids Incorporated, appearing alongside Stacy Ferguson (Fergie, The Black Eyed Peas), Mario Lopez, Shanice, and others.
MARTIKA was signed to CBS/Sony records in 1988 and released her debut CD titled ‘Martika’ which spawned several top 40 hits and culminating with her Billboard #1 hit song ‘Toy Soldiers’. ‘Martika’ the CD sold over 3 million units worldwide and made MARTIKA an international star.
MARTIKA’s follow up CD was Co-Produced by Prince and was titled ‘Martika’s Kitchen’. ‘Martika’s Kitchen was a hit overseas and MARTIKA toured Europe, Japan and Australia in support of her growing success. ‘Love…Thy Will Be Done’, co-written by Prince, became a hit and was #1 in Australia for five straight weeks.
MARTIKA continued working in television and had a recurring role on the hit series ‘Wiseguys’ playing lounge singer Dahlia Mendez.
MARTIKA started working as a writer and producer through much of the 90’s.
Missing the stage, MARTIKA formed a duo called ‘OPPERA’ and in 2004, released the CD titled ‘Violince’ and then in 2005, a follow up CD titled ‘Oppera’. MARTIKA toured with Pat Benatar to support the new material.
In 2009, MARTIKA (under the stage name ‘VIDA EDIT’) began filming an Internet Television Episodic series titled ‘J8DED’. Martika played the character ‘Lola “Lolly” Sanchez. While in post production on this series, MARTIKA decided to begin work on material for what will become her follow up to her Columbia Records CD ‘Martika’s Kitchen’.
MARTIKA’s first single’Flow With The Go’ is due January 12th and her new CD ‘Mirrorball’ is slated for a February 12th 2012 release!