Tini is a nickname and performance pseudonym of Argentinian singer/actress Martina Stoessel. Stoessel found international stardom as Violetta Castillo on the Disney Channel teen telenovela Violetta in the 2010s, and followed it by hitting the charts in Europe and South America as a pop singer. A native of Buenos Aires, she's the daughter of Brazilian television director Alejandro Stoessel and was immersed in the performance arts from a young age. A student of voice, piano, dance, and acting, she made her television debut as a guest on the kids' comedy series Patito Feo at the age of 11.
In 2011, Stoessel was booked to record a song for the Disney Princess: Fairy Tale Songs collection. She later performed it on Disney Channel Latin America's televised New Year's Eve special, Celebratón. The following year, at the age of 15, she won the lead role of Violetta Castillo in the popular Disney telenovela Violetta. The show was about a teenaged musician who returns home to Buenos Aires after living in Europe. During its three-season run, she was featured on several music releases associated with the series, including 2012's Violetta [Original Soundtrack] and 2014's Violetta: En Vivo. In May 2014, Stoessel published an autobiography called Simplemente Tini about her childhood and transition to life in the international spotlight. The final episode of Violetta aired in February 2015 and was followed by a show tour that sold over a million tickets across four continents.
The year 2016 would bring even greater career landmarks with the release of Tini: The Movie (Tini - El Gran Cambio de Violetta) in theaters and her first solo album, both arriving in various countries between April and July. Issued as a double CD by the Hollywood label, her Tini debut, Tini (Martina Stoessel), included 12 pop tunes by the singer as well as a nine-track soundtrack from the movie. It landed on several European countries' charts and debuted at number one in her native Argentina. ~ Marcy Donelson