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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.
Bruno Mars has confirmed he will release his new single on Friday (04.11.16).
Bruno Mars has confirmed he will release his new single on Friday (04.11.16).
The 30-year-old singer has recently released his latest track '24K Magic' last month and has revealed he will be unveiling another hit from his forthcoming LP at the end of this week.
Speaking on Capital FM Radio's Breakfast show with Dave Berry, George Shelley and Lilah Parsons, Bruno said: ''What can I tell you about the new album? You know what I'll tell you guys ... I wasn't going to do it but I've changed my mind. I'm going to release one more song on Friday.
Continue reading: Bruno Mars Will Release His New Single On Friday
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
Taylor Swift lands Album of the Year.
The music event of the year took place last night (February 15th 2016) with Taylor Swift and Mark Ronson scooping the top prizes but Kendrick Lamar taking home the most awards altogether at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. Here's a rundown of the ceremony in brief.
Mark Ronson wins Record of the Year for 'Uptown Funk'
Record of the Year, of course, went to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars for 'Uptown Funk' which also earned Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and the Dave Audé Remix won Best Remixed Recording for a Non-Classical song. It was Taylor Swift who landed the coveted Album Of The Year, however, with '1989' also becoming Best Pop Vocal Album. Swift also won an award alongside Kendrick Lamar for Best Music Video with 'Bad Blood', marking the rapper's fifth accolade of the evening.
Continue reading: Kendrick Lamar Scoops The Most Awards At This Year's Grammys
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
Mark Ronson and Joséphine de La Baume - A variety of celebrities were photographed as they arrived to the 68th Cannes Film Festival for the amfAR Cinema Against Aids Gala in Cannes, France - Friday 22nd May 2015
A new wave of artists has been announced for this year's pop fest.
More big names have been announced for the exciting 20th anniversary line-up of V Festival in Essex! Example, Maverick Sabre and former JLS band member Aston Merrygold join the already incredible bill alongside a host of others as the Summer weekend draws ever nearer.
Among the other new acts announced for the Hylands Park extravaganza on August 22nd and 23rd are Mark Ronson with a DJ set, Londoners Scouting For Girls, Jack Antonoff's Bleachers and Sweden's Youtube Music Award winner Tove Lo. They'll be adding to a fantastic set which also includes previously announced Kasabian, Sam Smith, Olly Murs, Hozier, Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding, Paloma Faith and George Ezra.
Continue reading: The 20th Anniversary Of V Festival Now Joined By Mark Ronson And Example
Date of birth
4th September, 1971
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