imageMarc Nelson (born on January 23, 1971 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an R&B singer. He is the son of late R&B\dance singer Phyllis Nelson.

Marc attended the Philadelphia High School for Creative & Performing Arts where he, Nathan Morris, Wayna Morris, Shawn Stockman and Michael McCary who later formed Boyz II Men.

In 1989, Boyz II Men met Michael Bivins and began making plans to sign them to a major record label and begin recording music.

Due to delays in recording their first album, Marc became impatient and left the group for a solo career, signing with Capitol Records.imageIn 1991, Marc released his debut album “I Want You.” It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all. imageHis cover version of Marvin Gaye’s song “I Want You” managed to peak at #26 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 11 weeks. imageThe follow-up single from the album “Count On Me” peaked at #48 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 7 weeks.

After attracting the attention of Babyface, Marc began writing songs for artists such as Toni Braxton, Jon B, Tamia and Brandy.

Through Babyface, he met the four members of R&B group Az Yet and was added to the line-up as the second lead vocalist.

The group was signed to LaFace Records.Marc achieved success while with Az Yet, but he later left the group.

imageIn 1999, he released his sophomore album “Chocolate Mood” which peaked at #37 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart and #9 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart. imageMarc scored his biggest solo hit to date with the single “15 Minutes” which peaked at #27 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #4 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 21 weeks. imageThe follow-up single “Too Friendly” failed to make the Billboard charts at all.
Marc was also featured on the movie soundtrack to “The Best Man” on the track “After All Is Said and Done” with Beyonce. imageIn 2000, Marc released the single called “Love’s Not Love”  (which was featured on the movie soundtrack to “Big Momma’s House”), but it’s unknown how or if it charted at all.

On January 9, 2007, Marc was honored by the SESAC at their third Jazz Awards Luncheon for his authorship on Brian Culbertson’s song “It’s On Tonight.” imageOn July 24, 2007, he released his third album (and first independent project) “Marc: My Words.” He wrote, co-wrote and produced the tracks on the album.

Marc got the material for his album from his existing catalog of songs that were written between 2001 and 2007. He started recording them in 2006.

He was also a founding member of an R&B super group called Blayse that featured Az Yet’s Tony Grant, Silk’s Gary “Lil’ G” Jenkins and Blackstreet’s Terrell Phillips.

Even though Blayse recorded several songs, they were never publicly released, they never released an album and in December of 2007, the group disbanded.

From 2008 to 2009, Marc attended Le Cordon Bleu where he received his certificate of completion in Culinary Arts.

As of August 2011, Marc is a songwriter with Lyric Masters. Inc in New York.

Along with his music career, Marc has also appeared in stage plays such as “Love Ain’t Supposed to Hurt: Part II: The Wedding,” “Men Cry in the Dark,” “Tell Hell I Ain’t Coming” and “King Solomon Lives.”

To see the music video for “15 Minutes,” go to:

To see the music video for “I Want You,” go to:

To see the music video for “Count on Me,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Too Friendly,” go to:

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