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Mark Ronson Biography

Birth Name:
Mark Daniel Ronson
Birth Place:
St. John's Wood, London, England
Profession
Musician, DJ, producer

Fast Facts

  • Is the second cousin once removed of former United Kingdom Secretary of State for Defence, and prominent British politician, Sir Malcolm Rifkind
  • His mother, Ann, was married to musician Mick Jones; the couple, plus Mark and his twin sisters, moved to New York when Mark was 8
  • Appeared in a 1999 Tommy Hilfiger advertisement
  • Began his career in music as a disc jockey in New York
  • Released his debut album, Here Comes the Fuzz, in 2003, featuring artists like Rivers Cuomo and Jack White
  • Formed his own record label, Allido Records, with businessman Rich Kleiman in 2004
  • Co-producer of Amy Winehouse's 2006 album Back to Black, and co-wrote the album's title track
  • Named 2008 Man of the Year by Glamour Magazine
  • Appeared in a 2009 PETA ad with his dog, Maude
  • His 2014 single, "Uptown Funk," featuring vocals from singer Bruno Mars, held the top spot on the U
  • S
  • Billboard Hot 100 chart for 14 straight weeks and set a record for most streams in the U
  • S
  • over a one-week span

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