Marc Costanzo

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Marc Costanzo
Born (1972-08-01) August 1, 1972 (age 47)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Record producer
  • artist
  • musician
  • songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1991–present
Associated actsSum 41, Len

Marc Costanzo (born August 1, 1972) is a record producer, artist, musician and songwriter from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Costanzo is also the lead vocalist of the pop band Len, of which his older sister Sharon is also a member.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Born in Montreal, Costanzo relocated with his family to Toronto in the early 1990s. [3] He is of half Italian descent and half British descent.


Costanzo and his sister formed the pop duo Len in the early 1990s, and, with various touring and studio musicians, released several albums and singles over the next few years.[4] The band's third album, You Can't Stop the Bum Rush,was more hip-hop oriented, and Costanzo toured using the stage name Burger Pimp.[5][6] . Costanzo wrote several hits over the years, including "Steal My Sunshine", which Costanzo also produced and which contains samples of More, More, More by Andrea True. Released as a single, "Steal My Sunshine" became an international hit[7][8] and was nominated for a Juno Award in 2000.[9]

Costanzo served as Senior Creative at EMI Music Publishing and signed a number of multi-platinum acts and writers, including Deryck Whibley from Sum 41[10][11] and Junior Sanchez.

Costanzo has won several awards, including three MMVA awards as a Music video director, two as an artist, a Billboard Music Award, and several ASCAP awards as a songwriter. He was a co-composer of the song "Reckless", which won the 2007 International Songwriting Competition.[12]

In 2012 Costanzo appeared in the last Len video, "It's My Neighbourhood", featuring scenes of Toronto.[13]


  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "LEN". Allmusic. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
  2. ^ Carrie Bell. "The Modern Age" - Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.; 13 November 1999. ISSN 0006-2510. p. 97.
  3. ^ "Remember Len? One-hit wonder Toronto band is back with new music". Toronto Star, By Laura Kane, Oct. 23, 2012
  4. ^ " Behind The Music: Steal My Sunshine”. Stereogum, Peter Helman | May 19, 2016
  5. ^ "The Crew's All Here". By Richard Harrington, Washington Post, October 11, 1999; Page C01
  6. ^ "Len Bumrush The Sound". Exclaim!, By Thomas Quinlan. Feb 01, 2000
  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2010). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 9th Edition: Complete Chart Information about America's Most Popular Songs and Artists, 1955-2009. Random House Digital, Inc. p. 376. ISBN 978-0-8230-8554-5. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
  8. ^ "Tax man steals this musician's sunshine for good reasons". Financial Post, Jamie Golombek, May 12, 2017
  9. ^ "Rocking Good News". Macleans Magazine, page 64. Nicholas Jennings, March 13 2000
  10. ^ LeBlanc, Larry (29 January 2000). "EMI Publishing Canada shines on". Billboard. p. 66. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
  11. ^ "CanCon Rules Put a Lot of Weird Teens on Television in the 90s"}. Vice, by Sarah Berman, Apr 12 2016
  12. ^ "Cancon shines at International Songwriting Competition". CBC Arts News, Mar 29, 2007
  13. ^ Steve Kupferman. "Len, a Neglected Local One-Hit Wonder, Releases a New Toronto-Centric Music Video". Torontoist, October 16, 2012