Martha Ivelisse Pesante, better known as Ivy Queen, dabbled in the music world during the 80s; making herself well known at a global scale with a musical group named “The Noise”, which she later cowrote her first single, “ Somos Raperos No Delincuentes,”.3
Later on, The Queen of Reggaetón left the musical group “The Noise” in order to make her debut as a solo artist, and in the year 1997 she recorder her first album titled “The Original Rude Girl.” Five years later, she released her following album “Diva”. This album sold more than one million copies, ultimately going platinum. The Platinum edition of “Diva” was released in 2004, and within that same year she released her fourth album titled “REAL”.
On October 29, in the year of 2005, the diva released her fifth album titled “Flashbacks”. The following year, she joined forces with legend Don Omar to release their collaborative album “Cosa Nostra: Hip-Hop”. In 2007, “La Caballota” released her sixth album, “Sentimiento”. This album was and has been incredibly successful, listing as #4 on the Latin Billboard charts. The first single of the album, “Que Lloren”, reached top ten in the Latin Billboard charts and the single “En Que Fallamos” earned a privileged place as well. The album “Sentimiento” was certified gold due to its incredible sales and on the 20th of November of the same year, the platinum edition of the album became well known to the public, leading it to its platinum certification.
In 2010, Ivy Queen released her seventh album, “Drama Queen”, an album of which stayed in the charts for 5 weeks and even reached #3 on the Latin Billboard charts. Towards the end of 2010, a special edition of “Drama Queen” was released as a CD/ DVD set. On August 21st 2012, Ivy Queen released her eight album titled “Musa”, as well as the single titled “Peligro de Extinción”. Two years later, Ivy released her EP: “Vendetta: First Round”. It consisted of four songs alongside a music video for each single. On February of 2015, the diva released her ninth production titled: “Vendetta The Project”. The Production consisted of 4 different version of her album “Vendetta: First Round”; which were “Vendetta Urban”, “Vendetta Salsa”, “Vendetta Bachata”, and “Vendetta Hip-Hop”. Each album had 8 songs; with that production she was able to break the parameters and limits, bringing a revolution to the music industry, all while showing that being the queen of the urban genre does not impede her from being successful with other genres as well.
In 2017, the queen released her single “Amame o Matame” featuring the reggaetón legend Don Omar. She also released her single “El Lobo del Cuento”, another anthem for her fans and faithful soldiers across the world. In 2018, Ivy released her single “Por Mi”, which trembled the streets of Los Angeles with a music video that captured the Mexican culture in the Californian city. In August of the year 2018, she released yet another single titled, “Mi Vecina”, which put her fans in a great state of joy. In February of 2019, she released her EP titled, “ Llego La Queen”, consisting of 7 songs of multiple genres such as: Dance Hall, Hip-Hop, Reggaetón, and so much more. The following month she received the “Lifetime Achievement” award in the inaugural stages of Tu Música Urbano in Puerto Rico. A month later, she was chosen as one of People En Español’s 25 most powerful women of 2019. In May of that same year, she formed part of one of Barcelona’s most dangerous festivals, “Primavera Sound Festival”.
In June 2019, the queen released her single titled, “787”, which placed her in the top 40 of the Latin Billboard charts. Later in October, Ivy surprised the world with her latest single,”LA ROCA”. That same day of the release, Ivy was recognized by “Premios Musa” in their hall of fame for Latin composers. She was the only female artist of her genre to make part of that hall of fame, thanks to her talent and extensive musical capacity.
Ivy Queen, the queen of Reggaetón, represents women and has demonstrated that women can excel in a male-dominated genre. While being the first to do it, she crowned herself the queen of Reggaetón without having to degrade herself.
With her charisma, humility, character, and countless of more qualities that define her, she has won the love and respect of all of her fellow reggaetón artists, as well as the love and respect of all of her fans and soldiers.
Ivy Queen counts with more than 20 years in her musical career. Her lyrics, songs, and albums as well as her career and trajectory speak for themselves:
Nominated for 3 Latin Grammys
Winner of Billboard awards
Ascap Award for composer of the year
Chosen by Latin Magazine as one of the most important women
Millions of records sold
Winner of Premio Juventud
Singles featured in FIFA 06 and 08
Nominated in Premios People
Honored in Premios Juventud for her trajectory
Winner of Premios Lo Nuestro
One of People En Español’s 50 most beautiful women
Both Gold and Platinum albums
And so much more