While attending New York University (NYU), Ronson became a regular at downtown hip hop spots and made his name as a DJ on the New York club scene in 1993, charging per job.
Mark Daniel Ronson (born 4 September 1975) is an English musician, DJ, singer, songwriter, and record producer.
Although his debut album Here Comes the Fuzz failed to make an impact on the charts, his second album Version reached number two in the UK and included three top 10 singles.
He has signed Rhymefest, most well known for winning the Grammy for co-writing Kanye West's "Jesus Walks." On 2 April 2007, Ronson released a cover of The Smiths' track "Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before" under the title "Stop Me", featuring singer Daniel Merriweather.
It reached number 2 in the UK singles charts, giving Ronson his highest-preaking single until 2014's "Uptown Funk".
The album Version was well received by critics particularly in the UK and US.
In May 2007 it was awarded the title Album of the Month by the British dance music magazine, Mixmag.
The best known song from the album, "Ooh Wee," samples "Sunny" by Boney M and features Nate Dogg, Ghostface Killah, Trife Da God, and Saigon.
It was featured that year in the movie Honey and its soundtrack.
The song earned Ronson the 2015 Brit Award for British Single of the Year, and the 2016 Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
His fourth studio album, Uptown Special, was released in January 2015, and became his first UK number one album and also peaked at number 5 in the US.
Ronson's debut album, Here Comes the Fuzz, was released in 2003.