Marion Raven
Norwegian singer
Marion Raven
Marion Elise Ravn, born 25 May 1984 in Lørenskog, Norway, is a Norwegian singer-songwriter, and former child actress. Her surname is of Norse origin, with Ravn meaning Raven, which she adopted as her stage name Marion Raven as well as her trademark raven logo. She was one-half of the now defunct pop duo M2M, along with Marit Larsen. Raven was later marketed as a pop rock artist with the release of her solo debut album, Here I Am.
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Malek Miklós kíméletlenül megmondja a véleményét az X-Faktorban - Napló
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Anastacia, Jennifer Lopez, Tarkan, Pixie Lott - aki az egyik legnagyobb angol sztár pillanatnyilag - vagy Yanni a világhírű görög művész, Faith Evans, Dream, Jessica Andrews, M2M, Marion Raven és Donna Summer csak néhány név azok közül a világhírű
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One and only Meat Loaf brings his act to Joliet - Chicago Sun-Times
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Singer Marion Raven, seated left, performs a duet with Meat Loaf on the album. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson) The larger-than-life performer known as Meat Loaf will appear at Joliet's Memorial Stadium on Sept. 1. Gates open at 5 pm; with opening act 7th
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Los nombres interesantes que usan algunas celebridades cuando visitan México - Diario La Estrella
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Algunas de las personas responsables de las visitas de las estrellas contaron que la mayoría lo hace para evitar que fans les marque por teléfono, como Marion Raven (de M2M), quien sufrió el acoso de un fan por vía telefónica y se cambió de nombre a
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DJ Ashba Interview: Talking Les Pauls, GnR and Sixx AM - Guitar International
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Having contributed both songwriting and producing with artists such as Neil Diamond, Motley Crue, Drowning Pool, Run DMC, Marion Raven, and Aimee Allen, DJ's almost always occupied with something massively creative. He writes, produces, co-writes,
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James Michael of Sixx:A.M. on Delayed Stardom -- Exclusive Interview - Noisecreep
Google News - almost 6 years
We kept in touch throughout the years, and after that we wrote together for other artists like Saliva and Marion Raven. So by the time we sat down to work on what would become the Sixx:AM band, we already had a working history together," Sixx:AM's
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NYTimes - over 10 years
Meat Loaf Drops Lawsuit, Paving Way for 'Bat III' The rocker Meat Loaf has dropped a lawsuit against the songwriter Jim Steinman, he announced Monday at a Manhattan news conference promoting ''Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose,'' his new album set for release, appropriately, on Halloween. Mr. Steinman wrote the title track and several other
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MUSIC: PLAYLIST; Petulance With A Helping of Sugar on Top
NYTimes - almost 11 years
Marion Raven Most listeners probably haven't been losing much sleep over the fate of M2M, the Norwegian bubblegum duo that scored a few minor American hits during the teen-pop boom. But one of the singers, Marion Ravn, is still working with the Swedish producer and songwriter Max Martin, who is the best friend a young pop star can have. (Suffice it
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Marion Raven
  • 2014
    Age 29
    In January 2014, Marion announced plans to record her third studio album after signing with Sony Music Norway. The album's title was later announced as Scandal while its release date was confirmed as 22 September 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Raven also starred the second season of Norwegian reality TV show Hver gang vi møtes, alongside other Norwegian music artists Morten Abel, Ole Paus, Anita Skorgan, Magnus Grønneberg, Kurt Nilsen and Lene Marlin. Marion Raven performances from other guest artists during the series were: Fellow artists who sang Raven / M2m songs on Hver gang vi møtes – Marion Raven's Day were: Raven has written several songs for other artists including: Her song In Spite of Me included on her debut album Here I Am were covered by Swedish pop singer Erik Grönwall for his second album Somewhere Between a Rock and a Hard Place. In 2011, she also voiced the role of Rapunzel in the Norwegian dub of Tangled "Album of the Year" and performed an acoustic version of her single The Minute during the ceremony.
  • 2013
    Age 28
    The album was further promoted with a third single – the track "Driving" – and a Norwegian Tour in 2013.
    More Details Hide Details Before an international version released, Marion re-released "The Minute" for an international single via iTunes on 25 July 2014. In August and 31 October 2014, an international version of Songs from a Blackbird released worldwide and Australia, respectively. It incorporates a mixture of Norwegian version and three new songs from both Scandal Vol. 1 and Scandal Vol. 2. For Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Australia, it released physically whereas the worldwide, including Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Australia, it was only released via the iTunes Store.
    In March 2013, Marion released the single "The Minute" from her second album Songs from a Blackbird, which was released on 5 April 2013 in Norway.
    More Details Hide Details Being her first album in eight years, Songs from a Blackbird managed to peak at No. 3 in Norway.
    Raven has also written tracks for other artists such as Pixie Lott. She has also lent her voice for the Norwegian version of Tangled. Raven married professional snowboarder Andreas Wiig in 2013 and separated in 2015.
    More Details Hide Details Raven was born in Lørenskog, Norway; her father is a teacher. She has an older brother and two younger sisters. Her surname is of Norse origin, with Ravn meaning Raven, which she adopted as her stage name Marion Raven as well as her trademark raven logo. Raven enjoyed singing from a young age, sometimes writing lyrics for the songs she sang. Raven joined the gospel choir in a local church at the age of 5. At age 7, she went on to be part of the St. Laurentius choir, which has many historical links in Lørenskog, and was started in 1965 by, and is still being run by her vocal coach for several years, Kjell Walther Christensen. By the time she was eight, Raven began playing the piano and took piano lessons from Sif Anna Lisa Ødegård, married to Kjell walther Christensen. She also attended ballet lessons, as well as performing ballet on stage.
  • 2012
    Age 27
    Marion later released the single "Colors Turn to Grey" in March 2012 and stated in October 2012 that she is working on material for a new album.
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  • 2009
    Age 24
    Originally, Raven recorded her third studio album Nevermore in 2009 and penned it for a 2010 release, but due to the internal issues with her record label Eleven Seven Music, it was never released.
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  • 2007
    Age 22
    The album was later released in June 2007 and sprawled two singles; "Falling Away" and a re-release of her previous single "Break You" from her Norwegian debut album.
    More Details Hide Details In 2008, Raven made a cameo appearance in the music video for the song "Saints of Los Angeles" by American heavy metal band Mötley Crüe. In 2010 she became a panellist judge on the Norwegian version of the talent show The X Factor and later on Norwegian Idol.
    Prior to the release of Raven's album Set Me Free in March 2007, she toured around The Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom to help promote it.
    More Details Hide Details Raven later embarked on another promotional tour across the UK and performed in British schools. Later between later July and August, she became a supporting act on American singer-songwriter Pink's I'm Not Dead Tour in Germany.
  • 2006
    Age 21
    Raven later confirmed that her new album would contain new and old tracks from her Norwegian debut as well as re-recorded tracks such as "Heads Will Roll", which received the help of American musician Nikki Sixx and was released as an EP in October 2006.
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    In early 2006, it was announced that Raven quit her contract with Atlantic Records due to "artistic differences".
    More Details Hide Details Raven later confirmed that she was now signed to indie label Eleven Seven Music, which was created by her management 10th Street Entertainment. Raven later performed a duet with rock musician Meat Loaf on a cover of the song "It's All Coming Back to Me Now", released as the lead single from Loaf's tenth studio album Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose in October 2006. The track peaked at No. 1 in Norway and reached the top ten in Germany and the United Kingdom. Raven later joined Loaf on an extensive tour through Canada and Europe in February 2007.
    In 2006, Raven was signed to the indie record label, Eleven Seven, and re-released her debut album with a few new songs, Set Me Free, in 2007.
    More Details Hide Details In 2012, Raven began production of her second album titled Songs from a Blackbird, which was released in her home country, Norway on 8 April 2013.
  • 2005
    Age 20
    The album was released in Raven's home country, Norway, on 10 August 2005 debuting at No. 6, alongside Sweden.
    More Details Hide Details It was well received in Asia, with over 135,000 copies sold in three months upon release. Raven met with huge commercial success in the Asian region. Here I Am was promoted with a tour in Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and among others.
    Raven was later signed as a solo artist by Atlantic Records with the release of her solo debut album, Here I Am in 2005.
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  • 2003
    Age 18
    Upon signing her deal with Atlantic Records, Marion Raven set about recording her debut album, and worked with Swedish songwriters/producers Max Martin and Rami, as well as Canadian singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk and her husband Raine Maida from 2003 to 2005.
    More Details Hide Details Initially, the record company was not confident of Raven's switch to a more rock image and a darker, more personal style of songwriting. Raven had to fight to record her kind of music, rock music with a pop element. The resulting 14-track list, including 2 bonus tracks, cultivated a more rock/pop sound and was titled Here I Am. The album saw Raven's transformation from the candy-pop music of M2M to a more angsty, rock-oriented singer, and was released in Scandinavia, Japan, Latin America and Southeast Asia. Here I Am spawned three singles, "End of Me", "Break You" and "Here I Am". Break You holds the record as Raven's top-selling single internationally. All three singles were successful in the Asian region where she further promoted the album with a tour.
  • 2000
    Age 15
    The two collaborated with many songwriters from around the world and produced their multi-platinum debut album, Shades of Purple, that was released in 2000, with the lead single, "Don't Say You Love Me" featuring on the soundtrack of Pokémon: The First Movie.
    More Details Hide Details The song was co-produced by Jimmy Bralower and Peter Zizzo (Celine Dion), and mixed by Tom Lord-Alge. It peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 21, selling 39,000 units in a week, according to SoundScan. Their second album, The Big Room, which was recorded in a studio in Bearsville in Woodstock, New York, was released in 2002. After world tours to promote The Big Room ended, M2M joined Jewel on her world tour as an opening act. M2M later disbanded in September 2002. Raven was offered a recording contract with Atlantic Records, though the offer was later revoked. She co-wrote "Pointless Relationship" that was the lead single of Australian singer, Tammin Sursok's debut album, 'Whatever Will Be'. She also collaborated on the track "That Day", a song released by Norwegian pop singer, Maria Arredondo, from Arredondo's 2004 follow-up album Not Going Under, and co-wrote the song "Disconnected", a song included on Lindsay Lohan's debut album "Speak" in 2004.
  • 1995
    Age 10
    In 1995, Raven's father arranged for her to make a demo in a studio in Oslo, together with her childhood friend, Marit Larsen.
    More Details Hide Details The duo got a record deal with EMI Norway and formed M2M. A year later, they produced children album titled, "Marit og Marion synger kjente barnesanger" which means "Marit and Marion Sing Well-Known Children Songs". M2M was nominated for the Norwegian Grammy, Spellemannprisen, the following year. In 1998, M2M started recording pop demos in English and struck a record deal with Atlantic Records.
  • 1993
    Age 8
    In 1993, she acted in the musical "Sound of Music", on the "Norwegian Broadway".
    More Details Hide Details She recorded a children's musical titled, "Vettene Vinner" (Vettene Wins), with the musical group, "Vettene", meaning "small trolls that protect nature", and was part of the group's record "Vettene på gamlespor" (Vettene on Old Tracks). At age 10, Raven acted in stage productions of Bugsy Malone and The Wizard of Oz
  • 1984
    Born on May 25, 1984.
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