15 Facts About Angie Martinez


Angie Martinez won the National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Radio Award for "Major Market Personality of the Year" in 2018, and was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2020.

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Angie Martinez got her first break in FM broadcasting at the age of 16 answering hot lines at the urban radio station WQHT .

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Angie Martinez quickly picked up on the craft of running a successful radio program.

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Angie Martinez hosted the Afternoon Drive weekdays, alongside HOT 97's DJ Enuff, where she interviewed the biggest names in music such as Jay-Z and Mariah Carey.

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Angie Martinez was announced to have signed on with Hot 97's main New York radio competitor, Power 105.

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Angie Martinez then appeared in Brown Sugar starring Taye Diggs, Queen Latifah and Sanaa Lathan.

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In 1996, Angie Martinez was encouraged to give rapping a shot by friend KRS-One.

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Angie Martinez appeared on his track "Heartbeat" from his 1997 album I Got Next.

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Angie Martinez recorded interludes for mixtapes by Kid Capri, DJ Clue and DJ Kayslay.

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Angie Martinez promoted the album with magazine posters, in-store signings, club appearances and television appearances with MTV and BET.

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Angie Martinez recorded a verse for the remix to her artist Sacario record "Live Big".

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In 2002, Angie Martinez was hired to be a judge on the second season of American Idol, but quit after a few days of auditions, citing discomfort with crushing the dreams of auditioners.

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Angie Martinez's father was Puerto Rican and her mother was of Cuban and Dominican descent.

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Angie Martinez has a son born in 2003 with Tamir "Nokio" Ruffin of Dru Hill.

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In 2014, Angie Martinez ran the 2014 New York City Marathon in support of CC Sabathia's charity, the PitCCh In Foundation.

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