"The Queen of Clubland!"
voice of Martha Wash has dominated the airwaves. Her charisma and
spirit has embraced millions of people around the world. She is
responsible for some of the top-selling, most recognizable pop hits of
the 80s and 90s.
"It's Raining Men," the cult pop classic, is still heard everywhere... the radio, movies, commercials, TV. "Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" was the highlight of C&C Music Factory's career, and sold 5.5 million copies worldwide. Black Box's Dreamland featured four #1 Billboard Dance singles and three Top 40 hits including "Strike It Up," a single that continues to receive massive airplay and is still heard at every NFL and NBA game everywhere! All of the above have achieved major success and all have one common denominator - Martha Wash. She is the heart and soul of dance music. Her renowned presence that has been instrumental in shaping popular music as we hear it today.
The highlights of Martha Wash's career create a colorful
history, telling the story of dance and pop music from the days of disco
to the present. She has toured and performed with some of the world's
top entertainers. In addition to her work with countless superstars, and
Martha's projects with Black Box and C&C Music Factory, she was half
of the magnificent duo Two Tons Of Fun, which evolved into The Weather
Girls with the release of "It's Raining Men."
Martha Wash began her musical career at the age of two in her
parents' church in her native San Francisco. She went on to study opera
and tour Europe while still in high school. Martha became part of a
contemporary gospel group called N.O.W. (News Of The World).
with Marc Nelson of the
Richard De La Font Agency
This mix of classical and gospel training and experience accounts for
her seemingly effortless transition for ballads to dance music to pop.
In addition to her vast career in pop music, Martha has also starred in
major theater productions, and has recorded numerous jingles and movie
soundtracks (Kiss Me Guido, First Wives Club, Gung Ho, Mighty Ducks).
Hit songs include --
- Carry On
- Catch the Light
- Give It To You
- Keep on Jumpin'
- Catch The Light
- Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
- It's Raining Men
- Everybody, Everybody
Martha Wash may be available for your next special
Genre: Rock 1
80s, ..90s, ..00s, ..10s
Born: ..in California
..in San Francisco
Dec 28, 1953
Based: ..in New York
..in New York City