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Superstar DJ and producer Mark Ronson has earned both praise and popular success for his throwback, soul- and funk-influenced work with such diverse artists as Ghostface Killah, Amy Winehouse, Boy George, and Bruno Mars. The stepson of guitarist Mick Jones of Foreigner, Ronson spent the first eight years of his life growing up in England. Having played guitar and drums from an early age, it wasn't until moving to New York City with his mother that he discovered DJ culture. At age 16, and already a fan of such popular hip-hop artists as Run-D.M.C. and the Beastie Boys, Ronson began listening to the various hip-hop mixtapes released by DJs. Inspired, Ronson confiscated his father's record collection and tried his hand at mixing. It was the first step in a career highlighted by work on a Grammy-winning album by Winehouse, as well as his own global smash hit "Uptown Funk." As a young DJ with diverse tastes, the teenaged Ronson caught the ears and eyes of various socialites and New York celebrities, including fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, who featured Ronson, along with other sons and daughters of celebrities, in a 1997 fashion campaign. A year later, hip-hop mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs hired Ronson to DJ his fabled 29th birthday bash. These and other high-profile gigs boosted Ronson's "hip quotient" and helped promote his more serious-minded music career. Fusing his eclectic turntable skills with his knowledge of musical instruments and songwriting, Ronson eventually embarked on his first solo project. Featuring such diverse guest artists as dancehall rapper Sean Paul, hip-hop artist Mos Def, Jack White of the White Stripes, and Rivers Cuomo of Weezer, Ronson's debut album, Here Comes the Fuzz, appeared on Elektra in 2003. It was most successful in the U.K., where it was certified silver by the BPI. Ronson kept busy producing tracks for a number of artists, including Amy Winehouse, whose 2006 album Back to Black earned critical praise, in part for Ronson's Motown-influenced production. The album won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album. His own sophomore effort, a collection of cover songs called Version, dropped in 2007. Released on his boutique label Allido through a deal with Columbia, it went double platinum in the U.K. Between solo releases, Ronson continued to produce for other artists, including Adele ("Cold Shoulder"). In 2010, he began performing under the moniker Mark Ronson & the Business Intl and released his third studio album, Record Collection, another star-filled recording with previously unthinkable pairings, including Simon LeBon and Wiley on the title track. Taking time out in 2011 to marry French actress and singer Joséphine de la Baume, Ronson returned to the studio in 2013 to start work on his fourth album, Uptown Special. Featuring collaborations with the likes of Bruno Mars, Mystikal, Tame Impala's Kevin Parker, and Simian Mobile Disco's James Ford, Uptown Special also featured lyrics written by novelist Michael Chabon. Released in 2015, Uptown Special was Ronson's first number one on the U.K. album chart and entered the Top Ten on the Billboard 200 chart in the U.S. "Uptown Funk," fronted by Mars, topped the U.K. and U.S. pop charts, as well as those of several other territories. ~ Matt Collar & Andy Kellman
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Albums by
Mark Ronson

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    Uptown Special

    11 songs

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    Uptown Special

    14 songs

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    Record Collection

    15 songs

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    Version

    14 songs

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    Version

    13 songs

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    Here Comes the Fuzz

    13 songs

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    Here Comes the Fuzz

    5 songs

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    I Can't Lose (Remixes) - EP

    4 songs

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    Bang Bang Bang

    1 song

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    Uptown Funk

    4 songs

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    Uptown Funk [The Remixes]

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    Uptown Funk (Trinidad James Remix)

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    Daffodils

    1 song

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    Feel Right

    4 songs

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    Stop Me [CD 2]

    4 songs

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    Stop Me

    2 songs

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    Stop Me [UK 7"]

    4 songs

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    Ooh Wee [UK CD]

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    On the Run

    1 song

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    Bang Bang Bang

    3 songs

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    The Bike Song

    4 songs

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    Oh My God

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    Just (Single)

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    Here Comes the Fuzz [Japan Bonus Track]

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Top Songs by
Mark Ronson

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  2.   Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars
  3.   Valerie
  4.   Daffodils
  5.   Somebody to Love Me featuring Andrew Wyatt
  6.   Toxic
  7.   In Case of Fire
  8.   Stop Me
  9.   Oh My God
  10.   Just
  11.   Bang Bang Bang
  12.   Feel Right
  13.   The Bike Song featuring Kyle Falconer
  14.   Lose It (In the End) featuring Alex Greenwald
  15.   Record Collection by Simon LeBon
  16.   I Can't Lose
  17.   Hey Boy
  18.   Ooh Wee
  19.   Leaving Los Feliz
  20.   God Put a Smile Upon Your Face
  21.   Pretty Green
  22.   The Only One I Know
  23.   L.S.F.
  24.   Missing Words
  25.   Selector
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Mark Ronson

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    Slacker 20: MTV VMAs

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    Slacker 20: Grammys Best & Worst

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    Slacker 20: 2015

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    Bruno Mars: The Count Up

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    John Newman: I Am The DJ

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    Hoodie Allen: I Am The DJ

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    Bruno Mars: DNA

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    Amy Winehouse: DNA

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    Mikey Bolts Radio

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    Top 50 Pop Songs of 2015

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    Overall Top 50 Songs of 2015

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    Top 50 Most Banned Songs of 2015

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    Grammy Awards 2016

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    Marketplace Music

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    66 Pretty Much Perfect Songs

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    Olly Murs: I Am The DJ

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    Party Hits

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    Duran Duran: DNA

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    Wolf Alice: I Am The DJ

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    Nate Dogg: Tribute

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    Luke Bryan: I Am The DJ

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    Reba McEntire: I Am The DJ

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    Top 100 Songs of the Decade (So Far)

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    Euphoric Hits

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