Marlon Roudette

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Marlon Roudette
Marlon Roudette.jpg
Roudette in 2012.
Background information
Birth name Marlon McVey-Roudette
Born (1983-01-05) January 5, 1983 (age 31)
London, United Kingdom
Genres Hip hop/rap, R&B, reggae, dancehall, blues, jazz, soul, world
Occupations Songwriter
Years active 2005–present
Labels Warner Music Group
Associated acts Mattafix
Website marlonroudette.com

Marlon McVey-Roudette (born 5 January 1983 in London) is a British/Vincentian musician. He is a former member of the band Mattafix. He is famous for his song "New Age", which 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[edit]

Marlon McVey-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[edit]

Marlon is a dual citizen, British, by being born in the UK to a British father and has OECS citizenship having resided in St. Vincent and the Grenadines with his Trinidadian mother.

Style[edit]

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 Pop and Reggae.[citation needed]

Music career[edit]

2011–12: Matter Fixed[edit]

Main article: Matter Fixed

On July 17, 2011, Marlon McVey-Roudette released "Brotherhood of the Broken" for free download as a promotional single from his debut album. On July 20 Marlon released "New Age" as the first single from the album in Germany for the airplay. On August 16, 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 September 2, 2011, in Austria, Belgium, Slovakia, Denmark, Czech Republic, Germany, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland. On January 23, 2012, it was available in France and in the rest of Europe. On January 20, 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 February 2, 2012.[5]

2014–present: Electric Soul[edit]

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° 12 in Italy. He will release Electric Soul on 8 August 2014.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

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

Extended Plays[edit]

Title Details
Riding Home

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK
[10]
AUT
[6]
BEL (VL)
[11]
BEL (WA)
[12]
FRA
[7]
GER
[8]
NL
[13]
SWI
[9]
LAT
[14]
2011 "New Age" 90 1 12 7 14 1 10 1 Matter Fixed
2012 "Anti Hero (Brave New World)" 5 74 6 11
"Hold On Me"
"Anti Hero (Le saut de l'ange)"
(feat. Lala Joy)
39 41
2014 "When the Beat Drops Out" 3 1 2 1 Electric Soul
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "El Bosquejo: Arena Homme Plus: Buffalo Stance, part 1". Lbosquejo.blogspot.com. 2010-05-22. Retrieved 2011-11-15. 
  2. ^ "Mattafix: Marlon Roudette". Islandmix.com. Retrieved 2011-11-15. 
  3. ^ by joshua osoro pickering. "Mattafix: Brit hip hop in Darfur". Cafebabel.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-11-15. 
  4. ^ "Anti Hero - EP". iTunes. 
  5. ^ "Private Practice - Season 5, Episode 13 "The Time Has Come" Music". TV Fanatic. Retrieved April 2, 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. ^ Peak positions in the United Kingdom:
  11. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Marlon Roudette". Belgium (Flanders) Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  12. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Marlon Roudette". Belgium (Wallonia) Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  13. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Marlon Roudette". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  14. ^ http://www.europeanhitradio.com/topi.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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