Martine Johnson, better known by her stage name Mia Martina, is a Canadian singer and songwriter from Saint-Ignace, New Brunswick. She is known for her hit singles "Stereo Love", "Burning", "Latin Moon" and "Beast". Martina has received Juno Awards nominations for "Stereo Love" and "HeartBreaker", as well as a SOCAN award in 2014 for co-writing "Burning".
Martina grew up in Saint-Ignace. She speaks fluent French and English; her father has French roots. At age 18, she moved to Ottawa to study at Carleton University. During her time there, she saw an ad for an intern position at CP Records. After a year of hard work, Martina went from delivering CDs to radio stations and office administration work to singing backup for other recording artists at the label.
Martina's first single release was a cover version of Edward Maya and Vika Jigulina's "Stereo Love". It reached number 10 in the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 in November 2010. To date, "Stereo Love" has reached platinum sales and earned a nomination for Dance Single of the Year at the 2011 Juno Awards. In late 2010, Don Omar collaborated with Martina to release a remix version of "Stereo Love". The singer followed up with "Latin Moon" in May 2011, a song which reached gold sales and was rereleased in French and Spanish. The single also saw a fourth release featuring R&B label mate Massari. The original version was nominated in the Dance/Urban/Rhythmic category at the 2012 Canadian Radio Music Awards.
Martina's debut album Devotion was released on August 29, 2011 and reached number 77 on the Canadian Albums Chart. The album earned nominations for Dance Recording of the Year at the 2012 Juno Awards and World Recording of the Year at the 2012 East Coast Music Awards. Two more singles were released off Devotion, "Burning", "Go Crazy" (produced by Adrian Sina of the group Akcent) and "Missing You".
|Title||Details||Peak chart positions|
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Certifications||Album|
|2010||"Stereo Love" (with Edward Maya)||10||—||—||Devotion|
|"Go Crazy" (featuring Adrian Sina)||—||—||—|
|"La La..."||68||45||159||Non-album single|
|"Danse" (feat. Dev)||29||38||—||Mia Martina|
|"Beast" (feat. Waka Flocka Flame)||39||—||—|