Marian Hill

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Marian Hill
Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Years active 2013–present
Labels Republic
Associated acts
  • Samantha Gongol
  • Jeremy Lloyd

Marian Hill is an American songwriting duo from Philadelphia consisting of production artist Jeremy Lloyd and vocalist Samantha Gongol.[1] Their name comes from two characters, Marian Paroo and Harold Hill, from the musical The Music Man.

The group released their debut EP, Play, in 2013, which featured improvisational jazz musician Steve Davit. Two years later, they announced the availability of another EP, Sway. The New York Times published a review of the duo after the release of Play, comparing them to other well-known electronic and R&B-influenced groups.[2] They made their television debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden in September 2015. A track that appears on both EPs, "One Time", entered the top 40 on US alternative radio in December 2015.[3] The duo released four singles throughout 2016, leading up to their debut album; Act One.[4]

On January 14, 2017, Apple debuted their iPhone 7 + AirPods – Stroll commercial during the Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks playoff game. The commercial featured Lil Buck gravity dancing to "Down".[5]

On April 7, 2017, the duo released an extended version of their debut album Act One entitled Act One (The Complete Collection). This version features all songs from Act One, as well as "Sway", "Back to Me", a single featuring Lauren Jauregui, and a feature from Detroit rapper Big Sean.[6]


After meeting each other at Haverford High School, Jeremy Lloyd studied music theatre at Yale University, Samantha Gongol music business at New York University, and Steve Davit music industry at Drexel University.[1][7] "Whisky", the first song Lloyd and Gongol ever wrote together, describes a woman in control of her own sexuality. They moved on to create songs like "Lips" and "Got It", mixtures of blues, jazz, heavy bass, and delicate vocals. After their first collaboration with Davit, the audience demanded more saxophone, resulting in the sound produced by the duo and their current collaborator.[citation needed]



  • Act One (2016)


  • Play (2013)
  • Sway (2015)


List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album

"One Time" 2015 38 Sway
"Down" 2016 21 16 56 42 14
Act One
"I Want You"
"I Know Why"
"Back to Me"
(with Lauren Jauregui)
195 14 Act One
(The Complete Collection)



  1. ^ a b Chenevert, Bill (December 10, 2014). "Marian Hill may be the next big thing out of Philly". Philadelphia Weekly. Retrieved 28 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Caramanica, Jon (March 21, 2014). "Rhyming Wit, Plaintive Sorrow and a Rising Diva". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Billboard Alternative Airplay Chart 12/26/15.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "Apple kicks off AirPods TV campaign despite limited availability". Apple. Retrieved 14 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Act One (The Complete Collection) by Marian Hill on Apple Music". Apple Inc. Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  7. ^ Brekke, Kira. "Marian Hill Makes 'Sax-ual' Music". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 28 December 2015. 
  8. ^ "Marian Hill – Chart History: Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 23 February 2017. 
  9. ^ "Marian Hill – Chart History: Alternative Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  10. ^ "ARIA CHART WATCH #408". auspOp. February 18, 2017. Retrieved February 18, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Marian Hill – Chart History: Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 7 March 2017. 
  12. ^ "Discographie Marian Hill". Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  13. ^ "Discographie Marian Hill". Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  14. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés – SNEP (Week 13, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved April 1, 2017. 
  15. ^ "American single certifications – Marian Hill". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 13, 2017.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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