Manny Marroquin

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Manny Marroquin
Born Guatemalan flag Guatemala City, Guatemala
Origin U.S. flag Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupations Mix engineer
Website mannymarroquin.com

Manny Marroquin (born September 21, 1971) is a Guatemalan-born American mixing engineer.[1] He has received eight Grammy awards for his professional audio work.

Life and career[edit]

Marroquin's family moved to Los Angeles, California when he was nine due to the Guatemalan Civil War. After graduating from Alexander Hamilton High School in Los Angeles, he began working at Enterprise Studios as a runner and worked his way up to an engineering position.[1] His professional breakthrough came during a late night session when a producer asked him to do a rough mix. The producer was impressed with Marroquin's work and asked him to mix the entire album.[2]

As a mix engineer, Marroquin has worked with such well-known artists as Whitney Houston, 2Pac, Pink, John Mayer, Shakira, Maroon 5, Rihanna, Ludacris, Jazmine Sullivan, and Duffy.[3]

He won his first Grammy in 2000 for Mary Mary's album, Thankful. In 2004, he received two Grammys for Album of the Year for Kanye West's College Dropout, and Alicia Keys' The Diary of Alicia Keys. He earned a Grammy for his work on the album Get Lifted by John Legend In 2005, and Battle Studies by John Mayer in 2011. The Grammy Museum, which opened in Los Angeles in December 2008, acknowledged Marroquin's musical achievement with its mixing exhibit. The interactive exhibit allowed players to mix a track under the guidance of Marroquin.[4]

Marroquin resides in Los Angeles, California.

Discography[edit]

  • 1996: Toni Braxton ‘Secrets’ La Face Records (Various Tracks)
  • 1996: Seal ‘Don’t Cry’ Sire Records Company
  • 1997: 2PAC ‘R U Still Down (Remember Me)’ Jive (Various Tracks)
  • 1999: Warren G ‘I Want It All’ Restless Records
  • 2000: Mary Mary ‘Thankful’ Colombia
  • 2000: Sisqo ‘Unleash The Dragon’ Def Soul (Various Tracks)
  • 2000: Pink ‘Cant Take Me Home’ La Face Records (Various Tracks)
  • 2001: Alicia Keys ‘Songs In A Minor’ J Records (Various Tracks)
  • 2001: Sisqo ‘Return Of The Dragon’ Def Soul (Various Tracks)
  • 2002: Mario ‘Mario’ J Records (Various Tracks)
  • 2002: Santana ‘Shaman’ Arista (Various Tracks)
  • 2003: Alicia Keys ‘The Diary’ J Records
  • 2004: Twista ‘Kamikaze’ Atlantic (Various Tracks)
  • 2004: John Legend ‘Get Lifted’ Sony BMG
  • 2004: Kanye West ‘College Drop Out’ Roc A Fella
  • 2005: Faith Evans ‘First Lady’ Capitol Records (Various Tracks)
  • 2005: Mariah Carey ‘The Emancipation of Mimi’ Island Def Jam Music Group (Various Tracks)
  • 2005: Natasha Bedingfield ‘Unwritten’ BMG UK & Ireland (Various Tracks)
  • 2005: Kanye West ‘Late Registration’ Roc A Fella (Various Tracks)
  • 2005: Anthony Hamilton ‘Soulife’ Atlantic Records (Various Tracks)
  • 2005: Twista ‘The Day After’ Atlantic Records (Various Tracks)
  • 2005: Common ‘Be’ Geffen Records (Various Tracks)
  • 2006: Janet Jackson ‘Damita Jo’ Toshiba EMI Ltd. (Various Tracks)
  • 2006: T.I. ‘King’ Atlantic Records/ Grand Hustle (Various Tracks)
  • 2006: Fantasia ‘Fantasia’ J Records (Various Tracks)
  • 2006: John Mayer ‘Continuum’ Colombia (Various Tracks)
  • 2007: Rihanna ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’ Def Jam Recording (Various Tracks)
  • 2007: Kanye West ‘Graduation’ Def Jam (Various Tracks)
  • 2007: Alicia Keys ‘As I Am’ J Records
  • 2008: Kanye West ‘808’s & Heartbreak’ Def Jam
  • 2008: John Legend ‘Evolver’ Sony BMG
  • 2008: Los Lonely Boys ‘Forgiven’ Epic Records
  • 2008: Brandy ‘Human’ Epic Records (Various Tracks)
  • 2008: Jazmine Sullivan ‘Fearless’ J Records
  • 2008: Anastacia ‘Heavy Rotation’ Mercury Records
  • 2008: Mary Mary ‘Get Up’ Sony BMG
  • 2008: Usher ‘Here I Stand’ La Face (Various Tracks)
  • 2010: Miguel 'All I Want Is You' Jive
  • 2011: Pitbull ‘International Love’ Planet Pit
  • 2012: Imagine Dragons 'Continued Silence EP' Interscope Records
  • 2012: Linkin Park 'Living Things' Warner Bros. Records
  • 2012: Nelly Furtado 'The Spirit Indestructible' Interscope Records
  • 2012: Imagine Dragons 'Night Visions' Interscope Records (Various Tracks)
  • 2012: Miguel 'Kaleidoscope Dream' RCA

Filmography:

  • 2011: Justin Bieber: Never Say Never - Island Def Jam

TV Credits:

  • 2012: Justin Bieber All Around The World - Island Def Jam

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