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Melanie Martinez

Martinez achieved what was impossible for almost all other ‘Voice’ veterans, including most ‘Voice’ winners: selling a cool half-million copies of her critically acclaimed, gold-certified debut album, ‘Crybaby.’ The 20-year-old Goth-pop chanteuse also credibly (and incredibly) crossed over to the alt-rock world, appearing on the cover of Alternative Press and playing rock festivals like Lollapalooza, Beach Goth, and Voodoo. And she did it all without ‘The Voice’s’ help, initially as a self-made YouTube sensation (her first video, for 2014’s “Dollhouse,” has racked up more than 84 million views), and then as a recording artist for an actually supportive record label, Atlantic – notably NOT Republic, the ‘Voice’-affiliated label that failed so many other ‘Voice’ contestants. 

Lollapalooza Festival

Lollapalooza Festival