61 Facts About Mark Ronson


Mark Daniel Ronson was born on 4 September 1975 and is an English DJ, record producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and remixer.


Mark Ronson is best known for his collaborations with artists such as Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga, Adele, Lily Allen, Duran Duran, Robbie Williams, Miley Cyrus, Queens of the Stone Age, and Bruno Mars.


Mark Ronson has received seven Grammy Awards, including Producer of the Year for Winehouse's album Back to Black and two for Record of the Year singles "Rehab" and "Uptown Funk".


Mark Ronson received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Grammy Award for co-writing the song "Shallow" for the film A Star Is Born.


Mark Ronson's stepfather is Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones, which contributed to a childhood surrounded by music.


Mark Ronson subsequently released his third studio album, Record Collection, peaking at number two in the UK.


In 2014, Mark Ronson released his single "Uptown Funk" featuring vocals from Bruno Mars.

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Mark Ronson has worked with the End the Silence campaign to raise money and awareness for the Hope and Homes for Children charity and served as an artist mentor at Turnaround Arts, a national program of the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, which helped low-performing schools through arts education.


Mark Daniel Ronson was born in Notting Hill, London, England, to Laurence Ronson, a then music manager and publisher, now real estate developer, and Ann Dexter-Jones, a writer, jewelry designer, and socialite.


Mark Ronson was brought up in a Conservative Jewish household and celebrated his Bar Mitzvah.


Mark Ronson attended high school at the private Collegiate School in Manhattan before attending Vassar College and then New York University.


Mark Ronson became known as a DJ on the New York club scene by 1993, charging $50 per job.


Mark Ronson attracted a wide audience by fusing funk, hip hop, and rock and roll into his setlists, and playing songs that were popular in both the United States and the United Kingdom.


Mark Ronson was popular and sought-after DJ in New York City, frequently booked for high-profile events and private parties.


In 1999, Mark Ronson was featured in an ad wearing Tommy Hilfiger denim in the recording studio for an ad campaign for the company.


Mark Ronson made the leap from DJ to producer after Nikka Costa's manager, Dominique Trenier, heard one of his sets and introduced the musicians.


Mark Ronson produced Costa's song "Everybody Got Their Something," and Mark Ronson soon signed a record contract with Elektra Records.


Mark Ronson had already produced tracks for Hilfiger ads and, in 2001, used the connection to have Costa's single "Like a Feather" used in an advertisement.


In 2004, Mark Ronson formed his own record label, Allido Records, a subsidiary of Sony BMG's J Records, along with his longtime manager Rich Kleiman.


On 2 April 2007, Mark Ronson released a cover of The Smiths' track "Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before" under the title "Stop Me", featuring singer Daniel Merriweather.


Mark Ronson remixed the Bob Dylan song "Most Likely You Go Your Way And I'll Go Mine" in promotion for the three-disc Bob Dylan set titled Dylan released October 2007.


Mark Ronson has produced Candie Payne's "One More Chance " in 2007.


In June 2007, Mark Ronson signed DC hip hop artist Wale to Allido Records.


On 24 October 2007, Mark Ronson performed a one-off set at The Roundhouse in Camden, London as part of the BBC Electric Proms 2007.


In December 2007, Mark Ronson received his first Grammy Award nomination, for 'Producer of the Year, Non-Classical'.

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Winehouse's "Back to Black" album, mostly produced by Mark Ronson, was nominated for 'Album of the Year' and 'Best Pop Vocal Album'.


Mark Ronson would go on to win three Grammys: 'Producer of the Year' as well as 'Best Pop Vocal Album' and 'Record of the Year' in early February 2008.


Mark Ronson is credited as producer on a mixtape album called Man in the Mirror, released in January 2008 by the rapper Rhymefest which is a tribute to the pop star Michael Jackson.


Mark Ronson won his first Brit for 'Best Male Solo Artist' in mid-February 2008 over favourite Mika.


Around this time, Mark Ronson received his first number one on an international chart for "Valerie," which spent four consecutive weeks at the top of the chart.


Mark Ronson collaborated with Kaiser Chiefs on their third album.


Mark Ronson toured the album "Version" extensively through both the UK and Europe during 2008.


Mark Ronson is known to champion new upcoming artists on the road with him, such as Sam Sparro and Julian Perretta.


Mark Ronson's string backing was provided by the all-female string quartet Demon Strings.


On 2 July 2008, in Paris, Mark Ronson performed live with Duran Duran for an invited audience.


Mark Ronson submitted the track, but it did not make the tracklisting for Michael.


Mark Ronson provided the score for the 2011 film Arthur.


Mark Ronson was one of the artists featured in the 2012 documentary Re:GENERATION Music Project.


On 30 October 2014, Mark Ronson announced, via Twitter, a new single from his upcoming album, to be released on 10 November 2014.


In 2015, Mark Ronson starred in the documentary film Amy about his late friend Amy Winehouse.


On 16 October 2015, Mark Ronson became a patron of the Amy Winehouse Foundation.


In January 2016, Mark Ronson was nominated for two Brit Awards; Best British Male Solo Artist, and British Producer of the Year, at the 2016 Brit Awards.


At the 2016 Grammy Awards Mark Ronson won two awards for "Uptown Funk", including Record of the Year.


At the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show Mark Ronson performed "Uptown Funk" with Mars.


Mark Ronson went on to executive produce Lady Gaga's fifth album, Joanne.

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Mark Ronson produced the Queens of the Stone Age's 2017 album Villains.


In 2018, Mark Ronson founded his own label, Zelig Records, an imprint of Columbia Records and the first artist he signed was singer King Princess.


Mark Ronson formed the duo Silk City with fellow producer Diplo.


In May 2018, it was revealed that Mark Ronson was working with Miley Cyrus in the studio.


Mark Ronson co-wrote the song "Shallow" for the film A Star Is Born with his frequent collaborators Lady Gaga, Andrew Wyatt, and Anthony Rossomando.


Mark Ronson has described the album as a collection of "sad bangers," with the title track laying down a warm mid-tempo dance groove under Li's melancholy vocals.


In 2009, Mark Ronson was voted the most stylish man in the UK by GQ magazine.


In 2011, a portrait of Mark Ronson was painted by British artist Joe Simpson; the painting was exhibited around the UK, including a solo exhibition at the Royal Albert Hall in London.


Mark Ronson is known to be "a dedicated cannabis consumer".


On 3 September 2011, Mark Ronson married French actress and singer Josephine de La Baume, who had previously appeared in the music video for "The Bike Song".


On 16 May 2017, it was reported that de La Baume had filed for divorce from Mark Ronson, listing the separation date as 21 April 2017.


On 4 September 2021, Mark Ronson announced his marriage to actress Grace Gummer, after a year of dating.


On 13 October 2022, Gummer and Mark Ronson announced they are expecting their first child.


Mark Ronson created a video, along with directors Gary Breslin and Jordan Galland, called Circuit Breaker, which was an homage to the video game The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.


In 2001, Mark Ronson appeared in the Aaliyah music video "More Than a Woman" as a DJ.


On 30 July 2021, the documentary series Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson was released on Apple TV+.