Martin Solveig

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Martin Solveig
MartinSolveig.jpg
Solveig at the Futuroscope, in 2012.
Background information
Birth name Martin Picandet
Born Paris, France [1]
Origin Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Genres Disco, electro, pop, dubstep
Occupation(s) Producer, DJ, singer-songwriter
Instruments Turntable, vocals
Years active 1994–present
Labels Mixture Stereophonic, Ministry of Sound Australia, Big Beat (Americas), Mercury Records, Spinnin' Records
Website www.martinsolveig.com

Martin Picandet (French pronunciation: ​[maʁtɛ̃ pikɑ̃dɛ]), known as Martin Solveig, (born Paris, France 22 September 1976),[1] is a French electro and nu disco DJ and producer. He also hosts a weekly radio show called "C'est La Vie" on stations worldwide including FG DJ Radio in his homeland. His label is called Mixture Stereophonic. Martin Solveig had been ranked 29th in the 2011 DJ Mag Top 100 DJs popularity poll.[2] He has collaborated with Dragonette, Kele of Bloc Party, and Madonna.

History[edit]

As a child, Martin Solveig joined the choir of the Petits Chanteurs de Sainte-Croix de Neuilly,[3] where he had a classical music training and became soprano soloist under the direction of François Polgár.[4] At the age of 18, he became a DJ and then started to work in famous Parisian nightclubs: L'Enfer, Le Queen, Les Bains Douches.

In 2011, Solveig was officially named as one of the producers for Madonna's new studio album, MDNA.

Solveig was also made the in house DJ for the 2012 MTV Movie Awards where he paid homage to the classic themes from movies such as Pulp Fiction.[5]

DJ Magazine's Top 100 DJs Rankings[edit]

  • 2007: #72 (New Entry)
  • 2008: #52 (Up 20)
  • 2009: #47 (Up 5)
  • 2010: #55 (Down 8)
  • 2011: #29 (Up 26)
  • 2012: #48 (Down 19)
  • 2013: #77 (Down 29)
  • 2014: unlisted

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
FRA
[6]
BEL SWI
[7]
Sur la Terre
  • First studio album
  • Released: 17 June 2002
Suite
  • Sur la Terre bonus disc
  • Released: 24 June 2003
84
Hedonist
  • Second studio album
  • Released: 12 September 2005
43 99
C'est la Vie
  • Third studio album
  • Released: 28 October 2008
16 23 59
Smash 18 37 77
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
FRA
[6]
BEL SWI
[7]
So Far
  • First Compilation album
  • Released: 2006
38 100 85
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
FRA
[6]
AUS
[9]
AUT
[10]
BEL
[11]
CAN
[12]
GER
[13]
NLD
[14]
SWI
[7]
UK
[15]
US
[16]
"Madan"
(vs. Salif Keita)
2003 37 64 87 66 Sur la Terre
"Rocking Music" 47 39 54 82 35
"I'm a Good Man" 2004 57
"Everybody" 2005 37 33 27 22 Hedonist
"Jealousy" 2006 36 30 60 62
"Something Better" 64 57
"Rejection"
(featuring Jay Sebag)
2007 34 52 55
"C'est la Vie" 2008 53 63 C'est la Vie
"I Want You"
(featuring Lee Fields)
59 37
"One 2.3 Four" 2009 52
"Boys & Girls"
(featuring Dragonette)
17
"Hello"
(with Dragonette)
2010 5 13 1 1 8 5 1 10 13 46 Smash
"Ready 2 Go"
(featuring Kele)
2011 20 42 40 45 52 70 48
"Big in Japan"
(with Dragonette featuring Idoling)
72 36 118
"The Night Out" 2012 78 22 71 36
"Hey Now"
(with The Cataracs featuring Kyle)
2013 55 71 8 31 10 38 Non-album singles
"Blow"
(with Laidback Luke)
2014 80
"Intoxicated"
(with GTA)
2015 15 81 25 6 11 11 33
"+1"
(featuring Sam White)
125 48 79
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
FRA
[6]
US
[16]
"1234"
(Laidback Luke featuring Chuckie and Martin Solveig)
2012 Non-album single
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.mtv.com/artists/martin-solveig/
  2. ^ "2011 DJ Mag ranking". Djmag.com. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  3. ^ C à vous programme, France 5, 22 February 2012
  4. ^ "Martin Solveig Bio, Music, News & Shows". DJZ.com. Retrieved March 8, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Martin Solveig At Movie Awards: What Did He Play?". Retrieved April 7, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c d "French Charts > Martin Solveig". lescharts.com/. 
  7. ^ a b c "Swiss Charts > Martin Solveig". hitparade.ch/. 
  8. ^ "iTunes – Musique – Smash par Martin Solveig". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  9. ^ "Australian Charts > Martin Solveig". australian-charts.com/. 
  10. ^ "Austrian Charts > Martin Solveig". austriancharts.at/. 
  11. ^ "Ultratop Belgian Charts". ultratop.be. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  12. ^ "Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  13. ^ "Charts.de: Martin Solveig". Media Control. Charts.de. 
  14. ^ "Dutch Charts > Martin Solveig". dutchcharts.nl/. 
  15. ^ "Martin Solveig". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-05-30. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  16. ^ a b "Billboard Hot 100 – Week of April 23, 2011". Retrieved April 7, 2015. 
  17. ^ "ARIA Charts > Accreditations > 2011 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2011-02-14. 
  18. ^ "Gold and Platinum Awards". Musiccanada.com. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  19. ^ "Belgian single charts". Ultratop.be. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  20. ^ "German single charts". Musikindustrie.de. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  21. ^ Steffen Hung. "Swiss single charts". Swisscharts.com. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  22. ^ "Italian Singles Chart > Accreditations > 2011 Singles" (PDF). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Retrieved 2011-02-25. 
  23. ^ "New Zealand Singles Chart > Accreditations > 2011 Singles". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  24. ^ "Martin Solveig Says "Hello" to RIAA Gold; Parisian Electronic Superstar's International No. 1 Hit Proves Equally Successful in the US; Track's Ingenious Video Clip a YouTube Sensation, With 50 Million Views and Counting; Live DJ Sets Slated for Miami & New York City". Marketwire.com. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 

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