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BIOGRAPHY

THE TALENT

Evoking the charismatic timbre of the Jacksons, with a splash of Urban Pop, Marck Angel is a true multi-hyphenate music artist whose soft, yet skilled, countertenor vocals are only matched by his talent for songwriting and producing. And if that’s not enough, he’s got an electrifying dose of choreography to add to his palatable agenda. Born & raised in Queens, New York, Angel heavily credits a melting pot of influences such as Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Tevin Campbell, Ralph Tresvant, El Debarge and Marvin Gaye. The impact of these multi-talented artists helped to generate Angel’s diverse interest in dancing (on beat) at age 2, singing at 4, writing songs at 10 and producing them at 16.

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THE BREAKTHROUGH

In 2008, Marck Angel exploded onto the indie music scene riding the wave of the then popular media platform, MySpace. Angel entered the playing field with a refreshing new sound and a provocative image leading off with his smash single “Game”. The melancholy strings & sonic bass driven track was penned & produced by Marck himself, with co-production credited to his long-time production partner, Jose “Joey2Tone” Batista. Juxtaposed with his new Urban Pop sound, Angel released his first music video, “Game. The Video.” The clip was hailed by Atlantic Records music industry execs as “MySpace’s Video of the Year”, and received tens of thousands of views, highly due to its suggestive choreography and simple, yet creative indie cinematography.

Climbing off the critical and popular success of "Game", Angel relocated to Washington, DC and embarked on consistent touring and promotion by performing across the country. In summer 2010, he released a promotional single entitled, “Go Baby Go” to iTunes. The self written & produced track instantly burned up the internet and social media forums with over 5000 downloads within its first week of release. He then smartly, followed up with the release of its highly anticipated, hip-hop edged remix, “Go Baby Go (Remix)”, which featured uber-rising rap stars Bry’Nt & Kaoz. The single went on to earn a 2010 OUTMusic Award nomination for "Outstanding R&B Song".

In 2011 and 2012, more major milestones were laid in Marck's career - he released the ubiquitous single and dance video, “Deep” - the pop-dance infused theme song to the highly successful motion picture, “Finding Me: Truth”. The track garnered Angel his second OUTMusic Award nomination for “Best Song on a Soundtrack” and a RightOUT TV nomination for “Best Video So Far” later in 2013. He also released the DJ Swanny River produced track, "Earth Angel", featuring up & coming rapper Billy Hood - which spawned another OUTMusic Award nomination for "Best R&B/Soul Song" and won the Out Hip-Hop Music Award for "R&B Song of the Year".

Ever-striving to become a consummate entertainer, 2012-2013 saw Marck setting out on a national US tour hitting multiple major cities - of which he sold out the legendary New York Irving Plaza. That same year also presented Marck's first on-screen dive into the world of acting - featuring as the character "Dominic" in the popular series "Finding Me: The Series" and the spin-off web series "Deka-Log: A Finding Me Story"), and also starring as the principle character, "Brad" in the series, "CockTALES".

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THE EVOLUTION

2014 marked the ubiquitous “AngelDust” era for Marck Angel. For the roll-out of the highly anticipated, full length debut album, Angel leaked the pop/rock teaser track, "Nothing", then later that year in November, he released the "AngelDust" LP & the visual for the provocative club-banger, “Positions”. The music video launched multiple cinematic collaborations between Angel and up & coming indie film prodigy, R.E.D. The predominately up-tempo set featured nine tracks (of which Angel played, wrote & produced seven himself) with production delivering an eclectic menagerie of Pop, R&B, Rock, Hip-Hop, Dance, Jazz and Soul; while lyrics covered heavier topics such as domestic violence, depression and sexual promiscuity, to lighter pros about partying, dancing and romantic love. The album’s title, “AngelDust” - slyly referenced “being ‘high’ on ‘self’… but in a positive way”. Angel described it as his journey of “self-discovery, self-empowerment, self-esteem, self-control… all the things that deal with maturing, growing and finding oneself… culminating into self-love”.

 

Proving to be a musical juggernaut, “AngelDust” went on to spawn a total of 5 top ten singles across multiple indie & LGBT music charts (including the “LGBT Weekly Top 40” - Urban LGBT Charts). He also garnered several award nominations including multiple RightOUT TV nods for “Best R&B Song” & "Best Music Video" for “Positions”, and for “Best R&B Song” for “Summertime”. He also received Blatino Award nominations for “Best Music Artist” three years in a row. Angel was also placed on several year-end “best lists” including DBQ Magazines highly exclusive “Talented 10 Who've Made Us Proud”and the G-List Societies “LGBT Hot 100 of the Year”. In the summer of 2014, Marck Angel also delivered an impressive tour and rounded out the year receiving the coveted “Music Award of Excellence” at the Black Pride Heritage Awards in New York; and in 2015 received the prestigious “Gentleman of Artistry Award” at the 4th Annual Gentlemen’s Ball Honors for his contributions to LGBT arts & entertainment, and consistent advocacy for LGBT people of color.

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THE FUTURE

In 2016, Marck Angel released the teaser single, “Remind Me” that reached Top 20 on "The Weekly Top 40" - Urban LGBT Music Charts. After taking a brief, and well-deserved hiatus, Angel re-emerged in 2018, releasing the mega-hit, “Maybe” - the single became the catalyst for the creation of his new socially conscious concept album, “SERAPHIM”. The symphony architected collection, sonically molds the genres of pop, rock, hip-hop, soul, folk, gospel, jazz and world music, into danceable Urban Pop, yet lyrically tackles heavy social issues such as racism, bigotry, xenophobia & misogyny. Inspirational credits for the project derive from super-projects such as Janet Jackson's "Rhythm Nation 1814", Michael Jackson's "Bad", and Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On"... to name a few.

 

Since it's 2022 release, "SERAPHIM" has earned a plethora of accolades, including three (3) Musicianship Wammie Awards finalist nominations: Best Pop Artist - 'Marck Angel', Best Pop Album - 'Seraphim', Best Pop Song - 'UP'. With the hit singles/visuals: “Justice” (spawning multiple 'Official Selection' laurels, including winning Cannes Shorts Film Festival for 'Best LGBTQ Short'), “Wings” (spawning an artist cover feature in “Get Out” Magazine), the 4 million viewed YouTube juggernaut, “Maybe” - Angel is set to release his forthcoming short film, “Seraphim: A Short Love Story”. The musical-drama, inspired & soundtracked by music from the LP, is set to be released in select theaters & via exclusive digital video platforms.  

 

Creativity, hard work, determination and a touch of Divine grace have helped Marck Angel create a steady and vastly growing following, and have catapulted him into a select group of highly sought after indie music artists - and most proudly into the line-up of headlining Out LGBTQ music artists. His artistry brings an urgent breath of fresh air to what is currently a very stark and interchangeable mainstream Pop/R&B lineup. Unafraid to approach marginalized demographics, yet garnering an edge that is sure to appeal to a mainstream audience, he intends to help fill a void in an industry where it’s extremely rare to find an artist that is authentically themselves – Marck Angel is diligent in his journey to inspire the world through his artistry, his activism and his life.

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