Vicci Martinez is a recording artist known for passionate performances, powerhouse vocals, and forging her own path—independently releasing music and touring the country for years before being a finalist on the first season of The Voice, NBC's primetime singing competition, in 2011. On the show, she was mentored by CeeLo Green and they released a single together, "Come Along," for her major label debut, Vicci. Martinez has shared the stage with BB King, The Roots, Ed Sheeran, Train, and more. She has returned to releasing music independently with a new-found energy and urgency, a new ferocity. On May 1, 2015, she released I Am Vicci Martinez, written and produced with Enter-Exit-Stay. Its lead single, "Bad News Breaker," made its debut to nine million viewers on an episode of The Voice. Her music is raw, personal, powerful, and now—"Finally!" she says—the music she wants to dance to.
In 2018, after being discovered by the casting director via a google search, Martinez played inmate Daddy on season 6 of the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black. Martinez also appeared in the seventh and final season.