Mark Ronson

The man behind some of the most acclaimed pop albums of the 21st century, producer Mark Ronson also became a star in his own right with a modern-retro sound which drew upon everything from '60s girl-group pop to '80s funk. Ronson first rose to fame as a turntablist for the New York social elite before he began making records of his own, with 2003 debut Here Comes The Fuzz drawing upon the hip-hop culture he'd immersed himself in since his teens. But it was as a producer where Ronson's career flourished, most notably in 2006 when he helped guide Amy Winehouse to Grammy-winning success with the iconic Back To Black. Adele's 19, Lily Allen's Alright, Still and Bruno Mars' Unorthodox Jukebox were just some of the other multi-million sellers which benefitted from his magic touch. Ronson stepped back out into the spotlight in 2007 with the inspired covers-heavy Version, and later showcased his skills as a singer on 2010's under-rated Record Collection. However, it was 2015's Uptown Special, and its inescapable Gap Band-esque lead single, "Uptown Funk," which saw Ronson attain the same status as his array of A-list collaborators.