Singer-Songwriter Andrea Martin Dead At 49


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Singer-songwriter Andrea Martin has reportedly passed away at the age of 49 years old. Martin's family shared the tragic news via Instagram on Monday evening.

"It is with a heavy heart we inform you of the passing of our beautiful Andrea Martin also known as Annie. Andrea will always be remembered for her passion and dedication to her family and friends. Her impact will continue to be felt and heard for a lifetime," the message read.

“We thank you in advance for your condolences, love, compassion and understanding during this time. Please limit calls as we are trying to finalize arrangements at this time, Once finalized, we will be sure to post arrangements."

Martin's talent has been showcased throughout the music industry over the last 25 years. In 1998, she released her debut album, The Best Of Me, through Arista Records. Her debut album spawned Billboard Hot 100 singles like "Let Me Return The Favor" and "Share My Love." Not to mention, she also appeared on the classic record "Girls Night Out" with Faith Evans, Deborah Cox and several other legends.

Beyond her solo work, Martin has also been credited as a songwriter on several tracks as well. She has worked alongside En Vogue, Monica, Melanie Fiona, Angie Stone and SWV. Several of her former collaborators took to social media to share their fondest memories of the late singer-songwriter.

“Last November, through ASCAP Urban, I got the opportunity to be able to be mentored by the incredible Andrea Martin along with my teammates," singer-songwriter Langston Bleu wrote.

"It was two of the most emotionally grueling weeks of my life. Since then, you’ve remained a friend and always kept it realer than real. I remember I told you a song didn’t need a bridge and your response was, ‘How many hit songs have you written?’ then you hung up on me. RIP Andrea.”

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