Martina 'Tini' Stoessel, Star of Teen Telenovela 'Violetta,' Signs to Hollywood Records

Lester Cohen
Ken Bunt, President, Disney Music Group; Martina Stoessel; Mio Vukovic, Senior Vice President A&R and Creative, Disney Music Group.

Argentine singer, actress, model and overall Internet sensation Martina (‘Tini’) Stoessel, 18, has found a home at Disney Music Group’s Hollywood Records.  

“I couldn’t be more excited to begin my journey with Hollywood Records, a company I’ve always dreamed of working with,” says the star of the wildly popular teen telenovela Violetta, which airs on Disney Channels throughout Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Russia, reaching nearly 140 countries in eighteen languages. “I’d like to thank everyone who has supported me up until now and can’t wait to take my music to the next level."

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Ken Bunt, President of DMG, announced the signing on Aug. 20, adding, “Martina is a fantastic talent and even more impressive as a person. I have no doubt that her new music will continue to establish her as a major star around the world.”

In true millennial fashion, Stoessel’s star vehicle-turned-global franchise Violetta has more than 1.4 billion YouTube views globally, has sold 3 million soundtracks, and over 7 million books and 4 million diaries. The 2015 Violetta Live Concert tour is underway, selling over 1 million tickets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and over 400,000 tickets in Latin America. Filled with music, drama, dancing, romance, friendship and comedy, Violetta tells the story of a talented teenager who returns from Europe to her native Buenos Aires, where she finds loyal friends, discovers true love and develops her passion for music into a successful singing career -- all while navigating the trials and tribulations of growing up. The cast hails from Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Spain, France and Italy.