Martin Solveig

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Martin Solveig
Martin Solveig Pukkelpop 2009.jpg
Solveig at Pukkelpop music festival.
Background information
Birth name Martin Laurent Picandet
Born (1976-09-22) 22 September 1976 (age 38)
Origin Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Genres House, electro, pop
Occupations Producer, DJ, singer-songwriter
Instruments Turntable, vocals
Years active 1994–present
Labels Mixture Stereophonic, Ministry of Sound Australia, Big Beat (Americas), Mercury Records
Website www.martinsolveig.com

Martin Laurent Picandet (French pronunciation: ​[maʁtɛ̃ pikɑ̃dɛ]) (born 22 September 1976), better known under his stage name Martin Solveig, is a French electro and progressive house DJ and producer. He also hosts a weekly radio show called "C'est La Vie" on stations worldwide including FG DJ Radio in his homeland. His label is called Mixture Stereophonic. Martin Solveig had been ranked 29th in the 2011 DJ Mag Top 100 DJs popularity poll.[1] He has collaborated with Dragonette, Kele of Bloc Party, and Madonna.

History[edit]

As a child, Martin Solveig joined the choir of the Petits Chanteurs de Sainte-Croix de Neuilly,[2] where he had a classical music training and became soprano soloist under the direction of François Polgár.[3] At the age of 18, he became a DJ and then started to work in famous Parisian nightclubs: L'Enfer, Le Queen, Les Bains Douches.

In 2011, Solveig was officially named as one of the producers for Madonna's new studio album, MDNA.[4]

Solveig was also made the in house DJ for the 2012 MTV Movie Awards where he paid homage to the classic themes from movies such as Pulp Fiction.[5]

DJ Magazine's Top 100 DJs Rankings[edit]

  • 2007: #72 (New Entry)
  • 2008: #52 (Up 20)
  • 2009: #47 (Up 5)
  • 2010: #55 (Down 8)
  • 2011: #29 (Up 26)
  • 2012: #48 (Down 19)
  • 2013: #77 (Down 29)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
FRA
[6]
BEL (FLA) BEL (WAL) SWI
[7]
Sur la Terre
  • First studio album
  • Released: 17 June 2002
Suite
  • Sur la Terre bonus disc
  • Released: 24 June 2003
84
Hedonist
  • Second studio album
  • Released: 12 September 2005
43 99
C'est la Vie
  • Third studio album
  • Released: 28 October 2008
16 99 23 59
Smash 18 37 77

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
FRA
[6]
BEL (WAL) SWI
[7]
So Far
  • First Compilation album
  • Released: 2006
38 100 85

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Album
FRA
[6]
AUS
[9]
AUT
[10]
BEL (FL)
[11]
BEL (WA)
[11]
CAN
[12]
GER
[13]
NLD
[14]
SWI
[7]
UK
[15]
US
[16]
2003 "Madan"
(vs. Salif Keita)
37 64 87 66 Sur La Terre
"Rocking Music" 47 39 54 64 82 35
"Heartbeat" [A]
2004 "I'm a Good Man" 57
2005 "Everybody" 37 33 28 27 22 Hedonist
2006 "Jealousy" 36 30 40 60 62
"Something Better" 64 57
2007 "Rejection"
(featuring Jay Sebag)
34 57 52 55
2008 "C'est La Vie" 53 59 63 C'est La Vie
"I Want You"
(featuring Lee Fields)
59 54 37
2009 "One 2.3 Four" 52 57
"Boys & Girls"
(featuring Dragonette)
17 Smash
2010 "Hello"
(with Dragonette)
5 13 1 1 2 8 5 1 10 13 46
2011 "Ready 2 Go"
(featuring Kele)
20 42 65 40 45 24 70 48
"Big in Japan"
(featuring Dragonette and Idoling!!!)
37 22 36 118
2012 "The Night Out" 78 23 22 71 36
2013 "Hey Now"
(with The Cataracs featuring Kyle)
55 71 8 31 43 10 7 40 TBA
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

As featured artist[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
NL UK
2012 "1,2,3,4"
(Laidback Luke featuring Chuckie and Martin Solveig)
Non-album single
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Single Album
1996 "Satisfied" Non-album single
1999 "Heart of Africa / Afro Deep" Sur La Terre
2000 "Come with Me"
"Destiny"
"Edony (Clap Your Hands)"
2001 "Mr. President"
2002 "Linda"
"Someday"

Notes:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 DJ Mag ranking". Djmag.com. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  2. ^ C à vous programme, France 5, 22 February 2012
  3. ^ "Martin Solveig Bio, Music, News & Shows". DJZ.com. Retrieved March 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ "First producer announced for Madonna’s (as MTV calls it) ‘first post-Gaga’ album". 6 July 2011. Retrieved 12 July 2011. 
  5. ^ http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1686414/mtv-movie-awards-martin-solveig.jhtml
  6. ^ a b c "French Charts > Martin Solveig". lescharts.com/. 
  7. ^ a b c "Swiss Charts > Martin Solveig". hitparade.ch/. 
  8. ^ "iTunes – Musique – Smash par Martin Solveig". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  9. ^ "Australian Charts > Martin Solveig". australian-charts.com/. 
  10. ^ "Austrian Charts > Martin Solveig". austriancharts.at/. 
  11. ^ a b "Ultratop Belgian Charts". ultratop.be. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  12. ^ "Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  13. ^ "Charts.de: Martin Solveig". Media Control. Charts.de. 
  14. ^ "Dutch Charts > Martin Solveig". dutchcharts.nl/. 
  15. ^ "Martin Solveig". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-05-30. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  16. ^ http://www.billboard.com/charts/2011-04-23/hot-100?order=gainer
  17. ^ "ARIA Charts > Accreditations > 2011 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2011-02-14. 
  18. ^ "Gold and Platinum Awards". Musiccanada.com. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  19. ^ "Belgian single charts". Ultratop.be. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  20. ^ "German single charts". Musikindustrie.de. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  21. ^ Steffen Hung. "Swiss single charts". Swisscharts.com. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  22. ^ "Italian Singles Chart > Accreditations > 2011 Singles". Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Retrieved 2011-02-25. 
  23. ^ "New Zealand Singles Chart > Accreditations > 2011 Singles". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  24. ^ "Martin Solveig Says "Hello" to RIAA Gold; Parisian Electronic Superstar's International No. 1 Hit Proves Equally Successful in the US; Track's Ingenious Video Clip a YouTube Sensation, With 50 Million Views and Counting; Live DJ Sets Slated for Miami & New York City". Marketwire.com. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 

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