Manny Marroquin

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Manny Marroquin
Born (1971-09-21) 21 September 1971 (age 50)
Guatemala City, Guatemala
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
Occupation(s)Restaurateur, Mix engineer

Manny Marroquin (born September 21, 1971) is an American mixing engineer.[1] He has received ten 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 The 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 partnered with Waves Audio to release a bundle of virtual instrument effects. It was created in collaboration with Marroquin and includes EQ, Delay, Reverb, Tone Shaper, Triple D & Distortion plugins. The plugins have been marketed as personalized hybrid processors inspired by Marroquin's own workflow.[5]

Marroquin resides in Los Angeles, California.



TV Credits:

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


Grammy Awards[edit]

The Grammy Awards are presented annually by The Recording Academy.[8] Marroquin has received 8 wins from 36 nominations.[9][10]

Year Category Work Result
2001 Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album Thankful Won
2004 Best Dance Recording "Love One Another" Nominated
2005 Album of the Year The Diary of Alicia Keys Nominated
Confessions Nominated
The College Dropout Nominated
Best Rap Album Won
Best R&B Album The Diary of Alicia Keys Won
2006 Get Lifted Won
Album of the Year The Emancipation of Mimi Nominated
Late Registration Nominated
2007 Continuum Nominated
2008 Graduation Nominated
Record of the Year "Umbrella" Nominated
2011 "Fuck You" Nominated
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical "Battle Studies" Won
2012 Album of the Year Doo Wops & Hooligans Nominated
Loud Nominated
Record of the Year "Grenade" Nominated
2013 Album of the Year Some Nights Nominated
2014 Red Nominated
Record of the Year "Radioactive" Nominated
"Locked Out of Heaven" Nominated
Best R&B Album Girl on Fire Won
Best Pop Vocal Album Unorthodox Jukebox Won
Best Urban Contemporary Album Unapologetic Won
2015 Record of the Year "Chandelier Nominated
2017 "Work" Nominated
Album of the Year Purpose Nominated
2019 Beerbongs & Bentleys Nominated
Best Rap Album Swimming Nominated
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical Head Over Heels Nominated
Voicenotes Nominated
Record of the Year "Rockstar" Nominated
2020 "Truth Hurts" Nominated
"Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)" Nominated
Album of the Year Cuz I Love You (Deluxe) Nominated
2021 Hollywood’s Bleeding Pending
Record of the Year "Circles" Nominated


  1. ^ a b Daley, Dan (May 2005). "Manny Marroquin". Sound on Sound. Retrieved February 10, 2007
  2. ^ Marroquin bio
  3. ^ a b Manny Marroquin Discography at Discogs
  4. ^ Culture plays countermelody at new Grammy Museum. USA Today.
  5. ^ Manny Marroquin Signature Series. Waves Audio
  6. ^ "THE LIFE OF PABLO CREDITS". Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  7. ^ Manny Marroquin
  8. ^ "Bronze Stars Begot Grammy". The Robesonian. February 22, 1976. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
  9. ^ "Grammys 2014: Winners list". CNN. January 27, 2014. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
  10. ^ Lynch, Joe (November 28, 2017). "Grammys 2018 Nominees: The Complete List". Billboard. Retrieved November 28, 2017.

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