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Martha Wash

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Martha Wash (born December 28, 1953) is a two time Grammy nominated American R&B, pop, soul, and house singer and songwriter with a career spanning over five separate decades. Known for her distinctive and powerful dramatic soprano voice., Wash first achieved fame as one half of the successful duo The Weather Girls who released the multi platinum single It’s Raining Men in 1982. After the duo disbanded in 1985 Wash made a successful transition into House music as a featured artist on several successful songs which has led her being dubbed by many as The Queen of Clubland with six Dance songs peaking at number one on the American Billboard Charts and a further four Dance songs peaking at number two, her most recent being the 2014 Tony Moran radio edit of I’m Not Coming Down.

Wash is also noted for spurring legislation in the 90s that made vocal credits mandatory on CDs and music videos after being denied proper credit (and royalties) for the million selling #1 song Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) after she had been labeled “unmarketable” due to her weight.

Wash began her music career as a backing singer for Sylvester. With fellow backing singer Izora Rhodes, she was half of Two Tons O’ Fun, who would later be renamed The Weather Girls. As such, they were responsible for providing much of the firepower behind several of Sylvester’s earliest releases — often their voices were mixed so that Sylvester was actually the background singer and Wash’s and Rhodes’s voices were up front.

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  • discotequedude

    "I'm Not Coming Down" both in its original and remixed forms are fabulous! So glad the song was chosen as a single and became another hit song for her.

    26 Aug 5:58pm Reply
  • discotequedude

    "It's My Time" <3

    19 Aug 2013 Reply
  • discotequedude

    I reached 100 scrobbles of Martha Wash in library.The 100th scrobble goes to the song "Carry On."

    4 Nov 2012 Reply
  • discotequedude

    "You Lift Me Up" <3

    29 Jul 2012 Reply
  • discotequedude

    overlooked...her voice is pure dance floor music! [2]

    26 Jul 2012 Reply
  • lovnlife

    New single by Martha Wash available on iTunes and Amazon! It is called "I've Got You"... the video is also on Youtube. Please support!!

    15 Apr 2011 Reply
  • JPablo_RR

    Thanks to RuPaul I knew her

    3 Mar 2011 Reply
  • discotequedude

    Very underappreciated! Martha's voice and many songs are fabulous! Most of her releases have reached legendary status! I hope Martha releases another full length album!

    6 Feb 2011 Reply
  • JNez

    overlooked...her voice is pure dance floor music!

    18 Jan 2011 Reply
  • CursedEvil

    Love her!!

    25 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Busaum

    Amazing voice! Musa do dance :)

    14 Aug 2010 Reply
  • flameevans

    Awesome.

    26 Apr 2009 Reply
  • shawnette

    LOVE that voice!

    8 Mar 2009 Reply
  • discotequedude

    Martha is the real mccoy! Some of these other singers who flood the Billboard Hot 100 should take notes from her about longevity and originality. Viva Martha Wash!

    24 Feb 2009 Reply
  • fredrykrucket

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, do you people see this? this is kind of the funniest shit i've ever seen

    31 Dec 2008 Reply

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