Marc Dorsey

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Marc Dorsey
Years active1994–2002
LabelsJive Records

Marc Dorsey is an American R&B singer.[1] He received a nomination for Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at 46th Annual Grammy Awards for the song "Luv U Better" with LL Cool J.[2]


In 1994, Dorsey released his first single, a cover version of The Stylistics' "People Make the World Go Round", for Spike Lee's film Crooklyn. The track appeared as the film's opening song and also was featured in its soundtrack album. Dorsey contributed on the soundtracks to David C. Johnson's 1994 film Drop Squad and Spike Lee's follow-up Clockers (1995).

He wrote several jingles for commercials, including spots for Coca-Cola, Oreos and the United States Army.[citation needed]

On August 10, 1999, Marc Dorsey released his debut studio album Crave through Jive Records. The album was produced by Timmy Allen, Larry Campbell and Manuel Seal, and spawned three charted singles: "If You Really Want to Know",[3] "Crave" and "All I Do".

In 2002, he was the featured vocalist on the LL Cool J's single "Luv U Better". The song reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2004, losing to Beyoncé & Jay-Z's "Crazy in Love".

Marc Dorsey cited Stevie Wonder as his influence.[4]


Studio albums
Title Album details Peak chart positions
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[5]
Crave 94
Charted singles
Title Release year Peak chart positions Album
US R&B[6] US R&B Airplay[7] US R&B Adult[8] UK[9]
"People Make the World Go Round" 1994 65 66 Music from the Motion Picture Crooklyn
"If You Really Wanna Know" 1999 56 61 39 58 Crave
"Crave" 31 89 Crave and Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture The Wood
"All I Do" 2000 78 Crave
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.
Guest appearances
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Keep That Same Old Feeling" 1994 Michael Bearden, Najee Spike Lee Presents Drop Squad - Come Back Brother
"Forever Yours" N/A
"My Cherie Amour" 1995 Tony Thompson Sexsational
"Come Over"
"People in Search of a Life" N/A Clockers (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
"Changes" N/A
"I Can't Make a Mistake" 1998 MC Lyte Seven & Seven
"Ghetto Children" 1999 Kelis Kaleidoscope
"Luv U Better" 2002 LL Cool J 10
"A Ballad for the Fallen Soldier" Jay-Z The Blueprint²: The Gift & the Curse

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2004 "Luv U Better" Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Nominated


  1. ^ Phares, Heather. "Marc Dorsey | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  2. ^ "Marc Dorsey". February 15, 2019. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 166. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  4. ^ King, Aliya S. (July 10, 1999). "Marc Dorsey 'Craves' Romance". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.: 19. ISSN 0006-2510 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ "Marc Dorsey Chart History". Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Billboard. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  6. ^ "Marc Dorsey Chart History". Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Billboard. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  7. ^ "Marc Dorsey Chart History". R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay. Billboard. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  8. ^ "Marc Dorsey Chart History". Adult R&B Songs. Billboard. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  9. ^ "MARC DORSEY | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". UK Singles Chart. Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 21, 2019.

External links[edit]

Marc Dorsey discography at Discogs