Angie Martinez is a world-renowned radio celebrity, rapper, and actress who was given the nickname of ‘The Voice of New York’. She has a no.1 show which airs on the radio and has millions of listeners all across the country. She also appeared on the Television series ‘Empire’.
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Biography and Early Life
Born on January 9, 1971, in Brooklyn, New York City, the United States of America as Angela ‘Angie’ Martinez, Angie was the daughter of Shirley Maldonado, who was half Cuban and half Dominican, and her father who was Puerto Rican. The identity of her father is not revealed to the world. She got her education from John Dewey High School but never went to college.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Angie Martinez in 2021 and what is her height and weight? Well, Angie Martinez’s age is 50 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 9 January 1971. Though, she is 4′ 11″ in feet and inches and 152 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 130.07 lbs in Pound and 59 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Brown and hair color is Brown.
Angela completed her secondary education at John Dewey High School. But she is one of those numerous celebrities who never attended college. She hasn’t revealed much about her childhood.
Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids
Not much is known about her childhood. But Angie’s father is Puerto Rican and her mother is half Cuban and half Dominican.
In 1998, she dated Q Tip but it was short-termed and now they are good friends. She dated Tamir ‘Nokia’ Ruffin of Dru Hills and together they had a child named Niko Ruffin whom she gave birth to in the year 2003. But the relationship did not last and they split their ways. Now she is engaged but she refuses to reveal the name of her fiance.
Is Angie Martinez Lesbian?
In terms of sexual orientation, it is assumed that she is straight, but it is still not confirmed. She has dated men like Q Tip and Tamir ‘Nokia’ Ruffin from Dru Hills with whom she even had a child. But currently, she is engaged to a mystery person but it is not confirmed whether the person is a man or a woman.
She was 16 when she joined the hotlines at the WQHT (Hot 97) where she got the opportunity to meet the famous DJ Funkmaster Flex and started working with him. She even started hosting the Afternoon Drive and interviewed some very famous personalities in the music industry like Mariah Carey and Jay-Z. In 2014, she left the Hot Line and began working in Power 105.1.
She has even acted in films like Blood is Thicker Than Water, Paper Soldiers, and Brown Sugar in supporting roles. She even appeared in films like Paid in Full, Video Girl, and Generation Um… She also starred in the docu-comedy television series ‘This is Hot 97’ in the year 2014.
Angie’s rapping career started in 1997 when she appeared in ‘Heartbeat’ next to KRS-One in his album ‘I Got Next’. Then she appeared in ‘Ladies Night Remix’ of ‘Not Tonight’ where she shared the spotlight with Missy Elliot, Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes, and Da Brat. The song went on to become the 6th song in the Billboard Got 100 and even bagged the 3rd position on the Hip Hop/ R&B charts. She was also nominated for the Grammy Award for the song and performed on it in the MTV Video Music Awards.
She debuted with her album ‘Up Close and Personal’ where big names of the music industry like Jay Z, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Wyclef Jean, Busta Rhymes, and Kool G. Rap gave guest appearances. The album ranked 37th on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart and 7th on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Album Chart. It sold 69,000 records in the first week itself.
After a few super hit songs, she announced her retirement from the recording industry to focus on other projects. In the same year, she was the judge of the second season of American Idol but she quit because she was uncomfortable with rejecting the auditioners.
Later in 2014, she was signed by Jay-’Z’s Roc Nation.
In the year 1988, she was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Rap Performance for her song ‘Not Tonight’. After a couple of years, she was nominated for the BET Awards in the category of Best Female Hip-Hop Artist. In the year 2019, she won the NAB Marconi Radio Awards for the Major Market Personality of the Year and after two years, she was in the Radio Hall of Fame for being the inductee.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Angie Martinez in 2021
Owing to her music career, fame brought upon her by the radio, and her short-lived acting career, her net worth is somewhat close to $3 million as of 2021. She was also named the ‘The Voice of New York’ and has her own radio show-’The Angie Martinez Show’ which airs on HOT 97. Her average salary is $19,839-$206,594.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- In the year 2019, she got into a car accident and fractured her lumbar and her vertebrae.
- Rumor has it that there had been a fight between Angie and Kanye West over the differences of an expensive stage set.
- She has announced that she is engaged, but she has not disclosed the name of her fiancé.
Being a world-renowned radio celebrity all across the country, Angie Martinez is the host of her own show which airs on HOT 97. Her afternoon radio show had bagged the no 1 rank with millions of listeners. Her show has a more young audience than any other radio show. She lives happily with her son 17-year-old son Niko Ruffin and her fiancé whose name she has not disclosed.
Facts of Angela Martinez
- Gender Female
- full nameAngela Martinez
- birthplaceBrooklyn, New York City, New York, unites States of America
- Date of Birth January 09, 1971
- Age 52 years 10 months
- Horoscope Capricorn
- Lucky Number 10
- Lucky Stone Topaz
- Lucky Color Brown
- Best Match for Marriage Scorpio, Virgo, Taurus
- net worth$3 million
- professionAmerican radio celebrity, rapper, and actress
- weightIn Kilograms – 59 Kg, In Pounds – 130.07 lbs
- heightIn Centimetres – 152 cm, In Feet and Inches – 4′ 11″
- hair colorBrown
- eye colorBrown
- high schoolJohn Dewey High School