Cerrone

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Legal name: Jean-Marc Cerrone

Also performs as: Sir Own

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Marc Cerrone (born 1952, Vitry-sur-Seine, near Paris, France) is a French disco drummer, composer, record producer and creator of major concert shows. Cerrone is considered as one of the most influential disco producers of the 70s and 80s in Europe.

He has sold over 30 million records worldwide, including over four million copies in France alone and eight million copies of Supernature, which is considered his magnum opus. The single "Love in C Minor" (1976) reached #3 and stayed on record charts for over two months, chalking up sales of three million copies. With "Supernature" (1977), Cerrone merged symphonic orchestrations with the rigid sounds of synthesizers. At the 1978 Billboard Disco Forum, Cerrone took home six awards including Disco Artist of the Year.

In addition to Love in C Minor, Cerrone's Paradise and Supernature, Marc Cerrone enjoyed success in Europe with albums such as Cerrone IV: The Golden Touch (1978), Where Are You Now (Cerrone X) (1983), The Collector (1985), Human Nature (1994) and more recently with the dance albums Hysteria (2002) and Celebrate (2007).

Cerrone is also known for his huge live performances. In 1991, the French composer was entrusted with the task of laying on the show "Harmony" to celebrate the launch of Japan's first high-definition TV satellite. The rock opera was therein presented to over 800,000 spectators at the Tokyo harbour. This event recorded such success that Broadway asked Cerrone to adapt "Harmony" for theatre. In 1992, the musical Dreamtime which was based on an original story by Cerrone ran for 140 shows on Broadway at New York's Ed Sullivan Theater.

In a career spanning over four decades, Cerrone has recorded and performed with many prominent musicians, including Nile Rodgers, Toto, Laura Branigan, Jocelyn Brown, La Toya Jackson and Axelle Red. His music has been sampled by artists such as Modjo, Bob Sinclar, The Beastie Boys and Run–D.M.C..

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Discography

Album

Year Title RatingReleases
1976 Love in C Minor 4
1977 Cerrone's Paradise 1
1978 Cerrone 3: Supernature 4
1978 IV: The Golden Touch 4
1979 Angelina 2
1980 VI 1
1980 VII: You Are the One 1
1982 VIII: Back Track 1
1983 Where Are You Now 2
1989 Way In 2
1995 Dream 2
1995 IX: Your Love Survived 1
1995 The Collector 1
1999 X-XEX 1
2001 Cerrone by Bob Sinclar 2
2002 Human Nature 1
2002 Hysteria 1
2008 Celebrate! 1
2008 Love Ritual: Glamorous Lounge Selection 1
2009 Cerrone By Jamie Lewis 1
2011 Cerrone's Paradise 2
IX 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2000 Best Of 1
2004 Culture 1
1976 - 1991 1
Cerrone 1976-1981 1
The Best Of 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1979 Cerrone in Concert 1
2003 Hysteria Party Live Olympia 2003 1

Album + Remix

Year Title RatingReleases
1996 Best of Remixes 1
Give Me Love (Spiller Remixes) 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title RatingReleases
1978 Brigade mondaine 1
1980 Vaudou aux Caraïbes 1
1990 Dancing Machine 1

Single

Year Title RatingReleases
1976 Love in C Minor / Black Is Black 1
1977 Supernature 2
1977 Take Me 1
1978 Give Me Love 1
1979 Rock Me... 1
Love in C Minor (Remixes) 1
Supernature - The Danny Tenaglia remixes 1

Single + Remix

Year Title RatingReleases
2012 Misunderstanding 1

Other

Year Title RatingReleases
Supernature/The Golden Touch 1

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