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Marc Nelson (born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American singer. His mother was Phyllis Nelson, known for the songs I Like You and Move Closer. He was a member of Boyz II Men while still attending Philadelphia’s High School of Performing Arts. However, Nelson left the group before they released their first album to pursue his own solo career. Nelson is a member of the Church of Scientology.

After signing a solo deal with Capitol Records, Marc Nelson scored a hit with a cover of Marvin Gaye’s I Want You, which hit #26 on the R&B charts. His follow-up, Count On Me, reached #48 on the R&B charts. Nelson released his solo album, I Want You. in 1991.

Following the release of his solo album, Nelson began to concentrate his talents as a songwriter. Drawing the attention of Babyface, Nelson wrote for artists like Toni Braxton, Brandy, Tamia, Tyrese and Jon B. Through Babyface, Nelson met the four members of the group Az Yet and was added to the line-up as second lead vocalist and the group was signed to LaFace Records.

As a member of Az Yet, Nelson saw a great deal of success. The group’s self-titled debut album was released in 1996 and went platinum. It had a great deal of success with the single Last Night going gold and topping the R&B charts. In addition, it reached #9 on the Hot 100. Their second single, Hard To Say I’m Sorry did even better, going platinum and reaching #8 on the Hot 100.


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  • discotequedude

    Great singer, very underrated, even though he was a member of the very first version of Boyz II Men. [2]

    16 Sep 2012 Reply
  • naynay1129

    he is really good

    4 Dec 2011 Reply
  • discotequedude

    I have a copy of "Chocolate Mood" too! OMG!!! Why does Marc not have superstardom and its success to match? I will take Marc's music over any of these male R&B/Pop singers as of late!

    13 Jun 2011 Reply
  • discotequedude

    I just received a copy of Marc's debut album, "I Want You." I enjoy it! His voice sounds very good to me!

    7 Apr 2011 Reply
  • LightningStash

    You have to admit, this Brother can sing to even the most pissed off Lady, & she would be captivated by his appearance, & charms instantly. The Lady in My Life is a classic example. Why is he not given the props he deserves is what is confusing me.

    20 Dec 2010 Reply
  • xXpathfinderXx

    "In the Dark" is one of the best Songs I've ever heard... I love it!

    11 Dec 2008 Reply
  • moonlight6933

    ooooohhhhh,,,i love chocolate,,,smile

    24 Nov 2008 Reply
  • maxwellveli

    NEW MAXWELL SONG! Finally! True Maxwell fans I heard a demo of a new Maxwell song. I heard from a inside source at the label that he is working with some producer named Fanatic who has produced Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Anthony Hamilton, Raheem DeVaughn. The song is on his youtube page. go to The song is called "Test Drive".

    12 Jul 2008 Reply
  • JNez

    Ooh we gotta get a more current picture of him. His independently released cd Marc: My Words is my new favorite cd.

    12 Jan 2008 Reply

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