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Mark Ronson (born 04.09.1975) Mark Ronson is an English singer, DJ and Music Producer, best known for his chart-topping single, 'Uptown Funk', featuring Bruno Mars.
Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2014, Mark Ronson has a net worth of 4 million USD.
Childhood: Mark Ronson was born in London to writer and socialite Ann Dexter-Jones, and former band manager Laurence Ronson. Ronson has younger twin sisters, Charlotte and Samantha, and his parents split up while he was still young. Ronson's mother remarried Foreigner guitarist, Mick Jones, and the family moved to New York when Ronson was eight years old. Ronson still made visits back to the UK to spend time with his father, however. Ronson studied at Collegiate School on Broadway in New York City, before landing a place at Vassar College and New York University. While there, he worked as a DJ where he gained a strong celebrity following, with P Diddy reportedly giving him a $100 bill with his phone number after seeing him DJ at a club.
Career: Mark Ronson was approached by the manager for Nikka Costa, and went on to producer her song 'Everybody Got Their Something', leading to him signing a recording contract with Elektra Records. In 2003, Ronson released his debut album, 'Here Comes The Fuzz', which went on to receive tremendous critical acclaim. The album featured artists like Nate Dogg, Ghostface Killah and Trife Da God, yet failed to sell well, despite its promotion and critical response. Ronson did meet success in 2007, however, with his album of cover songs, entitled 'Version'. Released on 22nd June, 2007, 'Version' reached the second spot on the UK charts. The album featured appearances from Kasabian, Robbie Williams, Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen. Ronson began working on his third studio album, 'Record Collection', which was released on 27th September 2010. The album received strong reviews and hit the top of the UK Downloads Chart and coming second on the UK Albums Chart. On 30th October 2014, Ronson released the lead single from his fourth studio album. The single, entitled 'Uptown Funk', featured Bruno Mars and topped the Biillboard Hottest 100. On 13th January 2015, Ronson released 'Uptown Special' to rave reviews. The album topped the UK charts and reached number five on the Billboard Album Charts, becoming the highest charting album from Ronson in the US.
Personal Life: In March 2003, Mark Ronson was engaged to Quincy Jones' daughter: actress and singer, Rashida Jones. They had begun dating in 2002, yet their relationship ended within a year of their engagement. In February 2011, Ronson became engaged to French singer and actress Joséphine de La Baume, with their marriage taking place in the South of France on 5th September 2011.
The original version isn't always the best.
How many times in your life have you found yourself listening to a song that you think you know inside out, only to discover that that's not even the original version? We're guessing at least once; indeed, it happens to us all. Most commonly when it's a cover of a cover. Here are ten iconic songs that gained more popularity as a cover than as an original...
Johnny Cash at Glastonbury 1994 / Photo Credit: Empics Entertainment/PA Images
Tainted Love - Soft Cell
Original: Gloria Jones
Other notable covers: Marilyn Manson
From Bastille to The Raconteurs, here's June's most exciting upcoming releases.
The indie and pop worlds go hand in hand when it comes to releasing super infectious and thoroughly uplifting tunes. June promises to get the summer off to an anthemic start with these seven albums, which you should definitely have on pre-order.
Bastille - Doom Days
It feels longer than three years since Wild World, but I suppose that's just down to how good it was. It's no surprise then that we're super excited for Bastille's third album Doom Days which promises to be both euphoric and emotional, as indeed we've already seen from the title track and newest single Joy.
Continue reading: Upcoming Releases: What's Coming Up For June 2019?
Queens of the Stone Age front man Josh Homme has described their new music as ''an experience''.
Queens Of The Stone Age's new music is ''an experience'' where fans won't know what's coming next.
'No One Knows' rocker Josh Homme has opened up about their new material, describing the single 'The Evil Has Landed' as the ''hottest record in the world''.
Speaking with BBC Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac on Thursday (10.08.17), Josh said: ''Often times music is like opening a closet full of toys and they're all interconnected and there are so many riffs that are related to the others and it kept going somewhere new.
Continue reading: Queens Of The Stone Age's Surprising New Music
Ronson is on Gaga's side after the pair collaborated on her newest song, Perfect Illusion
It ain’t the world of pop if there ain’t a popstar beefing with another popstar and, as Kanye has gone quiet over recent weeks it’s left the door open for others to express their distaste for one another: this time it’s Lady GaGa and Mark Ronson vs. The Chainsmokers.
Lady Gaga has Mark Ronson in her corner as she and The Chainsmokers row
It all started out with American DJ duo The Chainsmokers dissing Gaga’s newest track - on which she worked with producer Ronson - Perfect Illusion.
Continue reading: Mark Ronson Stokes The Fire In Lady Gaga And Chainsmokers Feud
Mark Ronson seen outside The Moth Club in Hackney where Lady Gaga played a surprise 30 minute set. London, United Kingdom - Saturday 10th September 2016
Mark Ronson & Joséphine de la Baume at the 2016 GQ Men of the Year Awards in association with Hugo Boss held at the Tate Modern, Bankside, United Kingdom - Tuesday 6th September 2016
At the judges’ houses the remaining groups were rebranded over ‘copyright issues’.
The six acts in Cheryl Fernandez-Versini’s ‘Groups’ category on the ‘X—Factor’ have all undergone name changes during the judges’ houses round. The name changes are said to be due to ‘copyright’ issues, but it’s common practice in the groups’ category to give acts a rebranding before the live shows.
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini’s Groups have all undergone name changes.
While a spokesperson for the show confirmed to the Express that the acts had undergone name changes, they did not comment further. The changes are said to have taken place to avoid any potential ‘copyright issues’.
Continue reading: Meet Cheryl's New Groups As All Six 'X-Factor' Acts Undergo Name Changes
The 'Uptown Funk!' star collaborated on many occasions with Winehouse, and was pleased to add his name to the list of patrons.
The musical partnership between Ronson and the late Amy Winehouse is arguably the most memorable pop couplings in recent memory. The English producer and musician worked on a number of tracks on Winehouse’s 2006 album Back To Black, and they hooked up again for that rendition of ‘Valerie’ for Ronson’s own album Version.
“I've supported it and the work the foundation does from the beginning,” Ronson said at the event, held at the Savoy hotel on Thursday night (October 15th).
Continue reading: Mark Ronson Becomes Patron Of The Amy Winehouse Foundation
Meghan Trainor, Jess Glynne and Mark Ronson are the other celebrity guests helping the judges select who goes through to the live rounds.
ITV has announced some pretty major names from the pop world as guests for the judges’ houses stage of ‘The X Factor’ over the next few weeks, the biggest of which is former alumnus of the show Louis Tomlinson who’ll be assisting Simon Cowell.
23 year old Tomlinson, who finished in third place on ‘The X Factor’ with One Direction back in 2010, will be helping Cowell choose which singers from the “overs” category will be going through to the live shows later in the series. Tomlinson will be replacing Cowell’s regular aide Sinitta in the chair, and ends speculation linking former judge Louis Walsh with the role.
Continue reading: Louis Tomlinson Among The 'X Factor' Guests For Judges' Houses
If true, it would be the second time that the 'Uptown Funk!' singer has had the honour, following his performance in the 2014 edition.
Following his spot on one of the biggest pop hits of all time in the last 12 months, R&B / pop star Bruno Mars has apparently been asked by the NFL to perform during the Super Bowl half-time show for the second time in his career, according to reports by multiple media outlets.
Since he last took on the prestigious honour in 2014, Bruno has featured on Mark Ronson’s ginormo-hit ‘Uptown Funk!’, which has been almost certainly the biggest hit of the decade so far and spent an incredible 14 weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100. Insiders familiar with the situation are indicating on Wednesday (September 9th) that this extraordinary success has persuaded the NFL to extend their invitation for a second time.
Bruno Mars posing at the Super Bowl half-time show press conference back in 2014
Artists such as Ed Sheeran and Mark Ronson have helped boost UK streaming figures.
The streaming revolution has gained some serious steam in Britain, as for the first time ever more than 500 million songs were streamed online in a single week. It’s the first time the number of weekly streams has hit the half a billion mark and it’s is nearly double the number of songs streamed just a year ago.
Ed Sheeran is 2015’s most streamed artist so far.
The 505 million streams happened in the chart week ending July 16th and takes into account services such as Spotify, Deezer and Google. 2015 is said to have seen 11.5 billion streams to date, with more than 25 billion streams being predicted by the end of the year. According to The Guardian, when YouTube is included, the total is expected to top 50 billion.
Continue reading: UK Music Hits Landmark Of 500 Million Streams In A Single Week
The track which features Bruno Mars has racked up over 45 million streams so far this year.
Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk, featuring Bruno Mars, has been named the most streamed track of 2015 so far, in a list compiled by OfficialCharts.com. The track has already notched up just over 45 million streams since January, giving it a total of 51.3 million since its release last December.
Mark Ronson’s ‘Uptown Funk’ is the year’s most streamed song so far.
The year’s second most streamed track is reggae-pop hit ‘Cheerleader’ from OMI, which has been streamed over 40 million times. The track was released back in April and hit the number one spot during its third week of release.
Continue reading: Mark Ronson's 'Uptown Funk' Tops List Of 2015's Most Streamed Songs
Josephine de La Baumem and Mark Ronson - The wedding of Princess Maria Theresia of Thurn and Taxis and Hugo Wilson at St. Joseph's Church in Tutzing - Tutzing, Starnberg, Germany - Saturday 13th September 2014
Date of birth
4th September, 1971
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