Mia Martina will release her debut album on Aug. 30.
The village of Saint-Ignace, New Brunswick isn’t known for producing pop stars, but Mia Martina hasn’t let that slow her down. Born Martine Johnson, the small-town NBer started performing at a young age, singing in talent contests in Moncton. She left her hometown after finishing high school in Saint-Louis-de-Kent, and enrolled in psychology at Carleton University in Ottawa.
Hoping for a career in music, Martina landed an internship with indie label, CP Records, which is now based in Toronto. She soon put her musical talents on display and was signed to the label as an artist.
In the last year, Martina’s name has become known for her remix of Edward Maya’s Stereo Love (which originally featured Vika Jigulina singing with Maya), which was nominated for a Juno (Dance Single of the Year) and became a smash hit over the last year. Her follow-up single Latin Moon has also garnered considerable play.
Martina’s debut full-length record, Devotion, comes out on Aug. 30, and today (Saturday) she’ll be performing at the Summer Rush festival in Halifax with the likes of Classified, Pitbull and more.
Martina joins us this week for a brief chat.
1. Hey Mia, I hear you’re on a bit of a whirlwind lately gearing up for your debut album. How are things going?
LOL! Yes it has. Things are going so amazing, I am really excited for Aug. 30. I have been working so hard for the last three years on my album, and now it’s finally ready.
2. What’s it like putting your first album together? Being relatively new to the music business, what have you learned so far?
It has been very challenging, I started as an intern at CP Records (more…)