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Gloria Martinez

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Birthday
12, 1982
Birthplace
Colombia
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
12, 1982 (age 37)
Birthplace
Colombia

About

Singer and rapper known as one-third of the hip-hop group ChocQuibTown. The group released their first album, Somos Pacifico, in 2006.

Before Fame

She attended university in Cali, Colombia to study psychology. While there, she became involved in the Cali underground hip-hop scene, leading to her burgeoning interest in forming a group with brother Miguel and eventual husband Carlos Valencia.

Trivia

In 2008, the group signed with Nacional Records, and released their second album, Oro. This served as the first international release for the group, with both UK and US releases following in the next year. In 2010, the group began an international tour, which included a stop at the US festival South by Southwest.

Family Life

Her father, Miguel, came from a musical family. Her second cousin, Jairo Varela, began famed Colombia salsa band Grupo Niche.

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She has cited listening to Michael Jackson's records as a young girl as influencing her to pursue music professionally.

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