Manny Marroquin

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Manny Marroquin
Marroquin in 2013
Marroquin in 2013
Background information
Born (1971-09-21) 21 September 1971 (age 52)
Guatemala City, Guatemala
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
  • Record mixer
  • engineer
  • restaurateur
Years active1993–present

Manny Marroquin (born September 21, 1971) is an American record mixing engineer.[1] He has worked with artists and acts in the pop, R&B, hip hop and rock genres, including Rihanna, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Post Malone, Bruno Mars, John Mayer, 2Pac, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Sia, Lana Del Rey, Troye Sivan, and Linkin Park.

As of 2023, Marroquin has received thirteen Grammy awards for his professional audio work.[2] Marroquin resides in Los Angeles, California, and works from Larrabee Studios.

Life and career[edit]

Marroquin's family moved to Los Angeles, California when he was nine years old 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 studio 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, although the album was eventually not released.[3]

Marroquin 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 won another 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] In 2013, Marroquin partnered with Waves Audio to release a signature collection of virtual instrument effects that includes EQ, Delay, Reverb, Tone Shaper, Triple D & Distortion plugins.[5]

Selected discography[edit]

Year Artist Title
1995 Seal "Don't Cry"
1996 Toni Braxton Secrets
1997 2Pac R U Still Down? (Remember Me)
1999 Warren G I Want It All
2000 Mary Mary Thankful
Sisqó Unleash the Dragon
Pink Can't Take Me Home
2001 Alicia Keys Songs in A Minor
Sisqó Return of Dragon
2002 Mario Mario
Santana Shaman
2003 Alicia Keys The Diary
2004 Twista Kamikaze
John Legend Get Lifted
Kanye West The College Dropout
2005 Faith Evans The First Lady
Mariah Carey The Emancipation of Mimi
Natasha Bedingfield Unwritten
Kanye West Late Registration
Anthony Hamilton Soulife
Twista The Day After
Common Be
2006 Janet Jackson Damita Jo
T.I. King
Fantasia Fantasia
John Mayer Continuum
2007 Rihanna Good Girl Gone Bad
Kanye West Graduation
Alicia Keys As I Am
2008 Kanye West 808s & Heartbreak
John Legend Evolver
Los Lonely Boys Forgiven
Brandy Human
Jazmine Sullivan Fearless
Anastacia Heavy Rotation
Mary Mary "Get Up"
Usher Here I Stand
Empire of the Sun "Walking on a Dream"
2010 CeeLoo Green The Lady Killer
Rihanna Loud
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Miguel All I Want Is You
2011 Pitbull Planet Pit
Rihanna Talk That Talk
2012 Lana Del Rey Born to Die
Imagine Dragons Continued Silence EP
Fun Some Nights
Linkin Park Living Things
Nelly Furtado The Spirit Indestructible
Imagine Dragons Night Visions
Miguel Kaleidoscope Dream
Taylor Swift Red
Rihanna Unapologetic
Bruno Mars Unorthodox Jukebox
2013 Tegan and Sara Heartthrob
Tyler, the Creator Wolf
Katy Perry Prism
2014 Enrique Iglesias Sex and Love
Sia 1000 Forms of Fear
2015 Imagine Dragons Smoke + Mirrors
Raury All We Need
X Ambassadors VHS
Justin Bieber Purpose
2016 Sia This Is Acting
Alessia Cara Know-It-All
Charlie Puth Nine Track Mind
Rihanna ANTI
DJ Khaled Major Key
Kanye West The Life of Pablo
Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello "Bad Things"
Meghan Trainor Thank You
Zayn Mind of Mine
The Weeknd Starboy
2017 John Mayer The Search for Everything
2018 Camila Cabello "She Loves Control"
Thirty Seconds to Mars America
Post Malone Beerbongs & Bentleys
Pharrell Williams and Camila Cabello "Sangria Wine"
Mac Miller Swimming
Charlie Puth Voicenotes
Jon Bellion Glory Sound Prep
2019 Lizzo Cuz I Love You
Ed Sheeran No.6 Collaborations Project
Post Malone Hollywood's Bleeding
FKA Twigs Magdalene
2020 Selena Gomez Rare
Katy Perry Smile
2022 Charli XCX Crash
Camila Cabello Familia
Kendrick Lamar Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers
Post Malone Twelve Carat Toothache
Lizzo Special
Phoenix Alpha Zulu
2023 Paramore This Is Why

Grammy Awards[edit]

The Grammy Awards are presented annually by The Recording Academy.[6] Marroquin has received 13 wins from 38 nominations as of 2023.[7][8][9]

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
Best Urban Contemporary Album Cuz I Love You (Deluxe) Won
Album of the Year Nominated
2021 Hollywood’s Bleeding Nominated
Record of the Year "Circles" Nominated
2022 Album of the Year Back of My Mind Nominated
Montero Nominated
We Are Won
Record of the Year "Freedom" Nominated
2023 Album of the Year Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe) Nominated
Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers Nominated
Special Nominated
Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album Motomami Won
Best Rap Album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers Won
Record of the Year "About Damn Time" Won


  1. ^ a b Daley, Dan (May 2005). "Manny Marroquin". Sound on Sound. Retrieved February 10, 2007
  2. ^ "Manny Marroquin | Artist |". Retrieved 2023-10-09.
  3. ^ Marroquin bio
  4. ^ Culture plays countermelody at new Grammy Museum. USA Today.
  5. ^ "Waves Audio releases Manny Marroquin Signature Collection and updates V9 Plug-ins to r10". KVR Audio. 2013-04-09. Retrieved 2023-10-09.
  6. ^ "Bronze Stars Begot Grammy". The Robesonian. February 22, 1976. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
  7. ^ "Grammys 2014: Winners list". CNN. January 27, 2014. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
  8. ^ Lynch, Joe (November 28, 2017). "Grammys 2018 Nominees: The Complete List". Billboard. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  9. ^ "Manny Marroquin | Artist |". Retrieved 2023-10-09.

External links[edit]

Manny Marroquin discography at Discogs Edit this at Wikidata

Manny Marroquin at AllMusic

Official website