Marion Ravn Biography
Marion Elise Ravn, known as Marion Raven, is a Norwegian singer and songwriter. Raven formed the pop duo M2M with Marit Larsen, though they ceased performing together in 2002.
Marion Ravn was born on May 25, 1984 in Lørenskog, Norway as Marion Elise Ravn. She is an actress, known for Pokémon: The First Movie – Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998), Nobel (2016) and Ta meg med
Raven was later signed as a solo artist by Atlantic Records with the release of her solo debut album, Here I Am in 2005. In 2006, Raven was signed to the indie record label, Eleven Seven, and in 2007 re-released the songs on her debut album along with a few new songs on an album titled Set Me Free. In 2012, Raven began production of her second album, Songs from a Blackbird, which was released in Norway on 8 April 2013.
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. In 1993, she acted in the musical “Sound of Music”, on the “Norwegian Broadway”.
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.
In spite of her young age, Marion Raven has been a recording-artist for over 17 years. It all started at the age of 10 when she released an album with children songs on EMI Norway with her friend Marit Larsen. The album even ended up being nominated for a Norwegian Grammy. At the age of 14 Marion and Marit, now under the name “M2M”, signed with Atlantic Records and had big success in the US, Asia, South America and Scandinavia.
They released 2 albums that sold over 2 million copies.In 2005 Marion Raven released her first solo album on Atlantic Records in the US with success in countries like Japan where her song “Break You” was #1 for weeks.
In the summer of 2006 Meat Loaf released the song “It´s all coming back to me now” from his album Bat out of Hell 3, where Marion was his duet partner. She toured with both Meat Loaf and Pink around the world in 2007. In the fall of 2010 Marion was a judge on the Norwegian “X Factor” and 2011 she appeared as Norwegian “Idol” judge. Winter 2013 she is one out of seven artists on the Norwegian TV-success “Hver gang vi møtes”.
April the same year Marion released her 2nd solo album, “Songs from A Blackbird”. This album went to #3 on the Norwegian sales chart, the 2 singles “The Minute” and “Driving” raved the radio stations for months and Marion toured Norway for her first live solo tour. June 10th 2014 Marion releases her new single “In Dreams” in Norway. This song is from the upcoming album “Scandal” that is set for release September 22nd in Norway.
An international version of “Song from A Blackbird” is set for release world wide on digital platforms (download/streaming) August 8th 2014. Germany, Switzerland and Austria will release the album physically (CD/LP) the same day. Physical release date for other countries will be announced later.
First single out is “The Minute” and release date is July 25th 2014.
They scored a modest hit for the first Pokemon movie, but disbanded in 2002. In 2005, Raven released her first solo album, Here I Am, with Atlantic Records. It included songwriting credits from Max Martin, Dr. Luke, Art Alexakis (of Everclear), Raine Maida (of Our Lady Peace) and his wife Chantal Kreviazuk (Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson, Mandy Moore), as well as Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx. Songwriting credits also went the other way, as she wrote songs for other singers, including Lindsay Lohan and Pixie Lott.
She also duetted with Meat Loaf on his 2006 track, “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” and released Set Me Free in 2007, which included a mix of songs from her debut and a few new tracks. She served as judge for the Norway versions of The X Factor and Idol before recording Nevermore in 2009, which was never released due to label disputes. Almost eight years after her debut, she released her official second album in April 2014.
Marion Raven and Marit Larsen
In 1994, the ten-year-old Raven recorded a collection of children’s songs for EMI Norway with her friend Marit Larsen. The pair went on to form M2M in 1998, a doe-eyed addition to an overstuffed pop scene reigned over by Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.
Marion Ravn Alder – Age
Marion was born on 25 May 1984 in Lørenskog, Norway.
Marion Ravn Height
Marion stands at a height of 5 ft 7 inch (1.7 m).
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Marion Ravn Album
- Here I Am 2005
- Heads Will Roll 2006
- Set Me Free 2007
- Songs from a Blackbird 2013
- Scandal Vol. 1 (2014)
- Scandal Vol. 2 (2015)
Marion Ravn Songs
- Break You
- Here I Am
- 13 Days
- Let Me Introduce Myself
- End of Me
- Good 4 Sex
- For You I’d Die
- Heads Will Roll
- Six Feet Under
- Gotta Be Kidding
- All I Wanna Do Is You
- For You I’ll Die
- Set Me Free
- In Spite of Me
- At the End of the Day
- There I Said It
- Thank You
- Get Me Out of Here
- Little by Little
- Surfing the Sun
- Falling Away
- Spit You Out
- End Of The Day