Martina Gillian Topley-Bird

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Martina Gillian Topley-Bird

Birthplace: St Pancras, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Martin Geoffrey Topley and Private
Ex-partner of Tricky
Mother of Mina Mazy (Mazy) Thaws
Sister of Private

Occupation: vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist
Managed by: Private User
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About Martina Gillian Topley-Bird

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.

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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Martina Gillian Topley-Bird's Timeline

May 7, 1975
St Pancras, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
March 19, 1995