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14 May 1996
Netiyot, Arkania, Belhavia
Error creating thumbnail: File missingBelhavian
|Occupation||Record Producer • Musician • Composer • DJ|
|Years active||2012 - present|
|Net worth||$14.5 million URD|
Martin Sternberg (born 14 May 1996), is commonly known by his stage name Marten Stern, is a Belhavian of ethnic Nijdelandish descent who is a DJ, composer, musician, and record producer. He is best known for the track "The Partier Elite", which was a top 10 hit in more than 12 countries; the song has peaked at number 1 in Temuair and Nijdeland, and number 3 in Belfras. His single "Magician", produced with Zander Van der Gjik, was successful in numerous countries in 2014 and 2015. He is popular in the Belhavian, Nijdelandish, and Aisling music and popular cultural scenes. He has an acrimonious rivalry with controversial Eaglelander-Aisling rapper Lethal-T.
2012: Early career
2015: Electro music experimentation
Awards and nominations
Sternberg is a third-generation immigrant, with both sets of his grandparents emigrating from Nijdeland to Belhavia in the late 1940s. His parents are both non-practicing Romulan Catholics, and while he's currently self-identified as "secular," he told the Chaleur World in 2014 that "I could see might maybe getting back into religion...into spirituality when I marry and settle down, you know, have a family."
He endorsed 2016 Belhavian presidential candidate and Arkania Governor Yitzchak Feinstein, calling him "a rocking governor." His music received praise from the Rodarion-based Union for a Just Society for his progressive house electro music, which has avoided the more sexually-explicit and illegal drug-glorifying culture epitomized by fellow musical artists and popular culture celebrities such as Lethal-T and Xoana Noela Navia.
He attends Rucesion University full-time, taking leaves of absence as necessary for his worldwide music tours. Sternberg is best friends with fellow Belhavian musician and music collaborator Zander Van der Gjik.