Maarja is one of the most popular female singers in Estonia. She has released 11 albums and represented Estonia twice at the Eurovision Song Contest - in 1996 and 1997. Maarja has received many awards in Estonia, among them Best Female Singer 1997 and 2006.
Maarja's first international album was released worldwide under Universal Music and sold over 250 000 copies. It was a big success in Japan, but also made an impression in the rest of Asia, Australia and South America. For recording her last international album Maarja lived in Stockholm for a year. There she worked together with well-known musicians, among others Lisa Lindeberg, Chris Hughes, Malcolm and Fredrik from Dead Mono and the very experienced Bernard Löhr who mixed a big part of the album called "City Life".
In August 2000, Maarja performed on Tallinn Song Festival Grounds in front of 50 000 people as a support act for Tina Turner. She has also played leading roles in several musicals - "Evita", "Cats", "Miss Saigon", "Sound of Music" and "Rent". Maarja was chosen as the only Estonian female singer to attend as a soloist at the Andrew Lloyd Webber Gala in Tallinn.
Maarja is a serious musician with eight years of classical piano studies behind her. In the year 2006 Maarja got her Bachelor's degree in Law from the University of Tartu. During summer 2006 Maarja was chosen to perform 10 concerts together with Tommy Körberg, Trine Rein and Geir Rönning in Sandefjord singing the songs of ABBA. In addition a collaboration album with a well-known estonian pianist and composer Rein Rannap and the Estonian Symphony Orchestra was released.
In 2007 Maarja received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston and was for the second time awarded an Estonian Music Award in the best female singer category.
Maarja released a singer-songwriter album "Homme" in 2008, a christmas album "Jõuluingel" in 2009 and a best-selling and award-winning album "Kuldne Põld" in 2012.
Maarja continues to be one of the most popular and successful female artists in Estonia while keeping an eye on new musical talent as a judge in the Estonian version of the "Idols" show.