Mark Ronson Biography (BBC)
A man with a bulging address book, Mark Ronson is best known for his ability to introduce a note of old-school funk to a song. Born in London and raised the stepson of Foreigner’s guitarist Mick Jones, he moved to New York at the age of eight, and became immersed in hip hop and DJ culture, playing eclectic sets and making high profile contacts. So when he was invited to make his first record Here Comes the Fuzz in 2003, it was second nature to call on heavy friends like Mos Def, Sean Paul and Jack White to lend a hand.
Soon after, he started producing other people’s records. A sampler of his notable hits includes Locked Out of Heaven by Bruno Mars, Everyday by A$AP Rocky, Littlest Things by Lily Allen, Cold Shoulder from Adele’s debut album 19 and half of Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black, specifically the title track and her breakthrough single Rehab.
In 2007, he released his second album Version, a collection of funked-up indie covers, with Amy Winehouse’s take on The Zutons’ Valerie and Lily Allen’s Oh My God (originally by Kaiser Chiefs) both becoming British hit singles. In the same year, he appeared at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Preston, both as a live act and on the DJ decks. He even took up a one-off team captain post on BBC Two’s Never Mind the Buzzcocks.
His next album, Record Collection (from 2010), was a tribute to 80s electro and early hip hop, with another sterling round of guest appearances, including Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest and Kyle Falconer from The View (on the singles Bang Bang Bang and The Bike Song).
After some time working on the soundtrack to the Russell Brand movie Arthur and production work on Paul McCartney’s album New, Mark came back to the funk with a vengeance, creating first the global hit Uptown Funk with Bruno Mars (a UK and US No.1 in 2015), and the album Uptown Special.
His unforgettable appearance at the 2015 Glastonbury festival was a riot of special guests - Mary J Blige, Boy George, George Clinton - and (of course) heavy duty funk.
Mark Ronson Biography (Wikipedia)
Mark Daniel Ronson (born 4 September 1975) is an English musician, DJ, singer, songwriter and record producer. Although his debut album Here Comes the Fuzz failed to make an impact on the charts, his second album Version reached number two in the UK and included three top 10 singles. This earned him a Brit Award for Best British Male Solo Artist in 2008. His third studio album, Record Collection, was released on 27 September 2010, peaking at number two in the UK.
In 2014, Ronson achieved his first UK and US number one single with "Uptown Funk," which featured vocals from Bruno Mars. The song earned Ronson the 2015 Brit Award for British Single of the Year, and the 2016 Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. His fourth studio album, Uptown Special, was released in January 2015, and became his first UK number one album and also peaked at number 5 in the US.
Ronson produced "Cold Shoulder" on Adele's first album, 19. He received acclaim for producing Amy Winehouse's album Back to Black, for which he won the Grammy Awards for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, Best Pop Vocal Album and Record of the Year for the single "Rehab". He has won Record of the Year twice, in 2008 as a producer and in 2016 as a performing artist. One of the most successful musicians in contemporary British popular culture, Ronson appeared on Debrett's 2017 list of the most influential people in Britain.
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Mark Ronson - Interview
- Mark Ronson drops in on Twin & Yasminhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02h9hhf.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02h9hhf.jpg2015-01-20T17:06:00.000ZThe super producer and current chart-topper has a chat with Twin B & Yasmin about Bruno Mars, Stormzy and Fleur East. yhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02hb0j1
Mark Ronson drops in on Twin & Yasmin
- Mark Ronson chats to Chris about sampling and working with Amy Winehousehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02h1l4q.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02h1l4q.jpg2015-01-16T11:30:00.000ZMusic mogul Mark Ronson joins Chris Evans on Radio 2 to talk about the history of sampling, the art of songwriting and working with Amy Winehouse.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02h1lfb
Mark Ronson chats to Chris about sampling and working with Amy Winehouse
- Mark Ronson in conversation with Zane Lowehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02bjqnw.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02bjqnw.jpg2014-11-12T10:32:00.000ZMark Ronson joins Zane Lowe to speak about his upcoming album.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02bn79r
Mark Ronson in conversation with Zane Lowe
- Mark Ronson chats to Jo Whileyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02blrx1.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02blrx1.jpg2014-11-11T17:02:00.000ZMark Ronson chats to Jo Whileyhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02blzbn
Mark Ronson chats to Jo Whiley
- Mark Ronson chats to Jo Whileyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02blrx1.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02blrx1.jpg2014-11-11T15:28:00.000ZMark Ronson chats to Jo Whileyhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02bls3t
Mark Ronson chats to Jo Whiley
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