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Andrea Martin
Background information
Birth name Andrea Monica Martin
Genres R&B, soul, adult contemporary, Electronic Dance Music
Occupations Singer, songwriter, producer
Labels Arista

Andrea Monica Martin is an American R&B singer, songwriter and producer.

She is primarily known for writing hit songs (often with longtime partner Ivan Matias) for artists like Toni Braxton("I Love Me Some Him"), Monica ("Before You Walk Out of My Life"), Angie Stone ("Wish I Didn't Miss You"), En Vogue ("Don't Let Go (Love)") and SWV ("You're the One"). She wrote Leona Lewis's smash hit single Better In Time and is working with X Factor 2008 winner Alexandra Burke on a song for her upcoming debut abum.

She also sings the reggae hook on Lil Kim's song, "Money Talks," from the motion picture soundtrack with the same title. Andrea and Ivan have appeared on other soundtracks throughout the late nineties, including SPRUNG, which she and Ivan Matias are credited as Bonnie and Clyde on the song "Since you've gone away (the lockdown anthem). She is also the lead vocalist on Organized Noise's song, "SET IT OFF" from the motion picture soundtrack of the same name.

She has released one album of her own (The Best Of Me, 1998) as well as a few singles. None of Martin's own singles ever charted as high as those that she wrote for other artists, despite the fact that she has a smooth, powerful voice, and the ability to do reggae as well as sing (although the club popularity of a remixed version of "Share The Love" led to lots of session work for club/dance artists).

She appears as back-up vocal on many albums.

In the charts as a singer

Year Single Chart Position
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Billboard Hot 100 Hot Dance Club Play
1996 Set It Off (Organized Noize feat. Andrea Martin & Queen Latifah) - - 42
1998 Let Me Return the Favor 32 82 -
1999 Share the Love - - 4
2002 The More I Love You (MFF feat. Andrea Martin) - - 12
2004 Release Me (Industry feat. Andrea Martin) - - 7

Non-charting singles:

  • "Baby Can I Hold You"
  • "Big Dave" (with David Anthony)
  • "Rise" (with Safri Duo)
  • "Story Of My Life" (with Disconfect)
  • "So What" (with Antigen)
  • "Middle Of the Night" (with Hani)
  • "No More" (with Hani)

In the charts as a writer

Year Song Artist Chart Position
R&B Hot 100 Club UK
1995 Before You Walk out of My Life Monica 1 7 - 22
All I Can Do Tina Moore 48 - - -
Anything J. Quest 94 - - -
Hooked on You Silk 12 54 - -
It's All About You Adina Howard 58 - - -
1996 You're the One SWV 1 5 - 13
Only Love The Braxtons 52 - - -
I Got Somebody Else Changing Faces 49 - - -
1997 Can't Let Go Laurnea 20 55 - -
I Love Me Some Him Toni Braxton 9 - - -
Don't Let Go (Love) En Vogue 1 2 - 5
It's All About You (AKA "It's All About U") SWV 32 61 - 36
Someone SWV 5 19 - 34
1998 Be Alone No More Another Level - - - 6
Stay Room Service 63 - - -
1999 Still in My Heart Tracie Spencer 36 88 39 -
2002 Wish I Didn't Miss You Angie Stone 31 79 1 30
2003 Breathe Blu Cantrell feat. Sean Paul 83 70 17 1
Loneliness (actually a remake of "Share the Love") Tomcraft - - - 1
2005 Make Things Right Lemon Jelly - - - 33
Fly Away Nelly - - - -
2006 I Wasn't Kidding Angie Stone - - 17 -
Wanna Play RBD - - - -
2008 Better in Time Leona Lewis - 11 - 2
2009 It Kills Me Melanie Fiona 1 49 - -

UK chart data from [1]



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