Marlon Roudette

Marlon Roudette

born on 5/1/1981 in London, England, United Kingdom

Marlon Roudette

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Marlon McVey-Roudette (born 5 January 1983) is a British Vincentian singer, songwriter and rapper. A former member of the band Mattafix, he is famous for his solo songs "New Age" and "When the Beat Drops Out". "New Age" was produced and co-written by hit-maker Guy Chambers, and which was an international hit, reaching number one in Austria, Switzerland and Germany.

Biography

Marlon Roudette was born in London and is the son of Cameron McVey, a British music producer,[1] and Vonnie Roudette, a designer and artist of Dominican/Trinidadian descent residing in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.[2] As a young child he moved with his mother and sister to Trinidad, then to St. Vincent in 1992, where he began his music career, and returned to London when he was 17.[3] Marlon is the stepson of Neneh Cherry.

Nationality

Marlon is a dual citizen, British, by being born in the UK to a British father and has an OECS citizenship having resided in St. Vincent and the Grenadines with his Trinidadian mother. In 2015 Marlon was appointed Cultural Ambassador of St. Vincent and the Grenadines by Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Ralph Gonsalves and carries a diplomatic passport of that country.

Style

Roudette's music is inspired by musicians such as Gregory Isaacs and Massive Attack. He is also inspired by Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin and Sade. He describes his music as a mix of hip hop, R&B and reggae.

Music career

2011–12: Matter Fixed

On 17 July 2011, Marlon Roudette released "Brotherhood of the Broken" for free download as a promotional single from his debut album. On 20 July Marlon released "New Age" as the first single from the album in Germany for the airplay. On 16 August 2011, "New Age" was available on iTunes Store. The single has reached number 1 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. His debut album Matter Fixed was released on 2 September 2011, in Austria, Belgium, Slovakia, Denmark, Czech Republic, Germany, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland. On 23 January 2012, it was available in France and in the rest of Europe. On 20 January 2012 Marlon released "Anti Hero (Brave New World)" on iTunes in Germany.[4] His song "The Loss" was featured on Private Practice episode "The Time Has Come", which aired on 2 February 2012.[5]

2014–present: Electric Soul

On 18 July 2014 Marlon released "When the Beat Drops Out" as the lead single from his second studio album Electric Soul, the song has charted in the Top 5 in Austria, Germany, Latvia and Switzerland and n°8 in Italy. He released Electric Soul on 8 August 2014.

Discography

Albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions
AUT
[6]
FRA
[7]
GER
[8]
SWI
[9]
Matter Fixed
  • Released: 2 September 2011
  • Label: Universal Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
27 82 6 33
Electric Soul
  • Released: 8 August 2014
  • Label: Universal Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
26 16 4
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Extended plays

Title Details
Riding Home

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[10]
AUS
[11]
AUT
[6]
BEL (VL)
[12]
BEL (WA)
[13]
FRA
[7]
GER
[8]
ITA
[14]
NL
[15]
SWI
[9]
"New Age" 2011 90 1 12 7 14 1 9 1
  • BVMI: 3× Gold[16]
  • IFPI AUT: Platinum[17]
  • IFPI SWI: Gold[18]
Matter Fixed
"Anti Hero (Brave New World)" 2012 5 74 6 11
  • BVMI: Gold[16]
"Hold on Me"
"Anti Hero (Le saut de l'ange)"
(featuring Lala Joy)
39 41
"When the Beat Drops Out" 2014 7 15 2 [a] 29 185 1 8 39 2
  • BPI: Gold[19]
  • ARIA: Platinum[20]
  • FIMI: Platinum[21]
  • BVMI: Platinum[16]
  • IFPI AUT: Gold
  • IFPI SWI: Gold
Electric Soul
"Flicker"
"Everybody Feeling Something"
(featuring KStewart)
2015 47 55
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.
Notes
  1. ^ "When the Beat Drops Out" did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 35 on the Flemish Ultratip chart.[12]

References

  1. ^ "El Bosquejo: Arena Homme Plus: Buffalo Stance, part 1". Lbosquejo.blogspot.com. 22 May 2010. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Mattafix: Marlon Roudette". Islandmix.com. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  3. ^ joshua osoro pickering. "Mattafix: Brit hip hop in Darfur". Cafebabel.co.uk. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Anti Hero – EP". iTunes. 
  5. ^ "Private Practice – Season 5, Episode 13 "The Time Has Come" Music". TV Fanatic. Retrieved 2 April 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Marlon Roudette". Austrian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  7. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Marlon Roudette". French Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  8. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Marlon Roudette". German Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  9. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Marlon Roudette". Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  10. ^ "UK Charts: Marlon Roudette". Officialcharts.com/. Official Charts Company. 
  11. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Marlon Roudette". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  12. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Marlon Roudette". Belgium (Flanders) Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  13. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Marlon Roudette". Belgium (Wallonia) Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  14. ^ "Top Digital Download" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  15. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Marlon Roudette". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  16. ^ a b c "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Marlon Roudette)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  17. ^ "Austrian certifications – Marlon Roudette" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved 11 October 2014.  Enter Marlon Roudette in the field Interpret. Click Suchen
  18. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Marlon Roudette)". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  19. ^ http://www.bpi.co.uk/certified-awards.aspx
  20. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2015 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  21. ^ "Italian single certifications – Marlon Roudette" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 

External links

  • Official Website
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