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Martina Topley-Bird

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Age 48
Birthday May 71975
Birth Sign Taurus
City England
Country England
Profession Rapper

Martina Topley-Bird is a famous Rapper, born on May 7, 1975 in United Kingdom. As of December 2022, Martina Topley-Bird’s net worth is $5 Million. She released her solo debut album, Quixotic, in 2003.

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Martina Topley-Bird Biography

English singer and songwriter known for her collaborations with trip hop pioneer Tricky. She has released singles like “Need One” and “Baby Blue.” Martina Topley-Bird was born in London, England, to Charlette Conlon (née Pouncey) and Martin Geoffrey Topley, who died in 1974 before her birth; Martina was named after him. Her stepfather is British direct marketing specialist Drayton Bird, whose surname she adopted in addition to her father’s. Her mother is of Salvadoran and Seminole Indian descent, while her father was of untraceable African-American descent. Topley-Bird grew up in a large family, with five siblings and three step-siblings..

Her father, Drayton Bird, is a well-known British marketing specialist.

Martina Gillian Topley-Bird (née Topley; born 7 May 1975) is an English vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained fame as the featured female vocalist on trip hop pioneer Tricky’s debut album, Maxinquaye (1995). She also worked with him on his subsequent albums Nearly God and Pre-Millennium Tension (both 1996). In 2003, Topley-Bird released her debut solo album, Quixotic, which was critically praised and earned her a Mercury Prize nomination.

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In 1993, as a teenager at Clifton College, Topley-Bird was discovered by trip hop pioneer Tricky when he saw her sitting on a wall near his house, singing to herself. “That’s really how it happened,” she recalled. “It’s one of those things people are always surprised to find out is true. I remember the graveyard behind the wall. A few weeks later, I went around to his house with some friends. We’d been drinking cider after our GCSEs. We were banging on his door, but he wasn’t in. Then Mark Stewart, who lived there, came up to us and said: “Yeah, this is Tricky’s house, jump in through the window.” So I jumped through, opened the door and we got mashed.”

Martina Topley-Bird Net Worth

Martina Topley-Bird is one of the richest Rapper & listed on most popular Rapper. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Martina Topley-Bird‘s net worth $5 Million.

Net Worth $5 Million
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She sang choir at Clifton College in Bristol, England.

In 1993, as a teenager at Clifton College, Topley-Bird was discovered by trip hop pioneer Tricky when he saw her sitting on a wall near his house, singing to herself. “That’s really how it happened,” she recalled. “It’s one of those things people are always surprised to find out is true. I remember the graveyard behind the wall. A few weeks later, I went around to his house with some friends. We’d been drinking cider after our GCSEs. We were banging on his door, but he wasn’t in. Then Mark Stewart, who lived there, came up to us and said: “Yeah, this is Tricky’s house, jump in through the window.” So I jumped through, opened the door and we got mashed.”

Topley-Bird had one daughter with Tricky. Mina Mazy (19 March 1995 – 8 May 2019) was born one month after the release of Maxinquaye.

She and Tricky formed a musical partnership, and Topley-Bird collaborated with Tricky as a featured vocalist on his debut album Maxinquaye (1995) (a printing error credited her as “Martine”). Almost all of her vocals on the album were recorded in a single take. In describing the recording sessions, she recalled: “It was totally instinctive. There was no time to drum up an alter ego. I liked the idea that the information people needed about me was what they would hear when they put the record on. Anything else was sort of extraneous. I didn’t think there was anything in my biography that would explain my musical choices.” Topley-Bird continued her collaboration with Tricky on his follow-up albums Nearly God (1996), Pre-Millennium Tension (1996) and Angels with Dirty Faces (1998).

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This was followed by Anything (2004), The Blue God (2008) and Some Place Simple (2010). She has also collaborated with Gorillaz, appearing on their album Demon Days (2005), as well as with Mark Lanegan, Diplo and Massive Attack on Heligoland (2010), which she followed by a world tour with the group. Her song Sandpaper Kisses was covered by Stephen Marley and sampled by such artists as Berry Weight and The Weeknd.

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Ranked on the list of most popular Rapper. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in United Kingdom. Martina Topley-Bird celebrates birthday on May 7 of every year.

Quixotic peaked at no. 70 on the UK Albums Chart, received positive reviews from critics, and was a finalist for the 2003 Mercury Music Prize. The album finally saw a limited release in the United States in July 2004, when the Palm Pictures label released a re-designed and re-sequenced version under the title Anything, which featured a shorter track listing and all-new cover art. The following year she appeared on the Starbucks compilation album Sweetheart 2005: Love Songs, which features contemporary musicians covering classic love songs. She sang “I Only Have Eyes for You”, a song originally by composer Harry Warren and lyricist Al Dubin.

What happened to Martina Topley-Bird?

A singer was found dead in hospital after a mental health episode on a train following a concert with her band, an inquest has been told. Mina Topley-Bird, 24, was found hanged at Darlington’s West Park Hospital on 9 May 2019.

Where does Martina Topley-Bird live?

Topley-Bird grew up in a large family, with five siblings and three step-siblings. Her family later relocated from London to Bristol.

Did Bjork date tricky?

He was in a brief relationship with Icelandic singer-songwriter Björk in the 1990s. When asked in mid-2013 about the time the pair spent together, Tricky stated: “I wasn’t good for Björk. I wasn’t healthy for her. I feel she was really good to me, she gave me a lot of love and she really was a good person to me.

Is Robert Del Naja Banksy?

Defense: While Del Naja calls Banksy a friend, he flatly denies being the artist himself. Del Naja told the Daily Mail: “Rumors of my secret identity are greatly exaggerated… It would be a good story but sadly not true.

How did Goldie get his name?

Goldie’s Nickname Came from an Old Hairstyle While he’s not had the ‘locks since he was 18, the Goldie stuck around. So while he was selling gold grills during his first stints in the US, that’s NOT where his moniker came from.

Her second solo album, The Blue God, was released in May 2008. The track “Carnies” was released as the first single on 3 March 2008 and reached No. 20 on the UK Indie Charts. “Poison” was released as the second single and reached No.9 on the Indie Charts. The album received generally positive critical reception; the BBC said it “warps reflections of Ella Fitzgerald, two-tone ska, dark psychedelia and Pentangle’s ‘acid folk’ into unsettling shapes … It’s an often astonishing album and one which, if Tricky’s forthcoming comeback can’t match it, may curse him to be known as ‘that bloke who used to rap with Martina Topley Bird.’”

In 2010, Topley-Bird appeared on the album Heligoland by Massive Attack, lending her voice on the tracks “Psyche” and “Babel”. She also toured with Massive Attack as their support act and providing guest vocals at their shows. Her third album, Some Place Simple, was released in July 2010. It contained stripped-down versions of songs from her first two releases, along with four new songs. Topley-Bird performed Maxinquaye live at the Sundance Festival, London, in April 2012, and also appeared on the tracks “Open” and “Secret” on electronic musician Clark’s album Iradelphic. In 2013 contributed to a cover of the xx’s “Crystalised” with Mark Lanegan and Warpaint, and also toured with Warpaint as a supporting act on their 2013 world tour. On 26 January 2015, she appeared as lead vocalist on title track “The Day is My Enemy”, the second single of The Prodigy’s, from their album The Day Is My Enemy (2015).

In 2018 Martina Topley-Bird released the single Solitude, which would subsequently appear on the four track EP ‘MTB Continued.

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