Ronson Credits Britain For Musical Prowess
Grammy-winning producer MARK RONSON is tired of people mistaking him for an American - because his British heritage is crucial to his musical ability. The 32-year-old, who picked up the Best Producer prize at Sunday's (10Feb08) Grammy Awards, was born in the U.K. but spent a lot of time in New York while he was growing up. And Ronson insists that despite his trans-Atlantic accent, he is desperate to be accepted as British. He says, "Coming back to England really helped me to rediscover my roots - and my music. It means a lot to me to be accepted in the U.K. "Despite living in New York, I've always been British."