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Marie N has been one of Latvia’s most versatile, stylish and popular young singers, and is now expanding her international audience.
Since 1995 Marie N has performed at many international pop and jazz festivals and has frequently been voted an audience favourite. She began her recording career with a self-produced album of popular songs in Russian. In 2000 Marie N made her Latvian-language debut with the album “Look into my eyes”, which quickly earned her a Platinum disc. It included songs she had written and arranged herself. A year later Marie N released “Ma Voix, Ma Voie” (2001), an inventive album of ‘chansons’ sung in French but written by Latvian composers and authors. The very Parisian café feel of the music echoes memories of times gone by when Marie N’s home city, Riga, was once called ‘the Paris of the North’. The album was a major commercial success in Latvia, and significantly expanded her popular international repertoire.
In 2002 Marie N was the overwhelming winner of the national final of Eurovision Song Contest, with a song she co-wrote, “I Wanna”. In the international final Marie N’s scintillating stage performance of this upbeat Latin-style dance song made her the darling of Europe and the Eurovision Grand Prize Winner. As Eurovision’s reigning queen, Marie N was invited to perform in festivals, concerts and popular television shows throughout Europe, including Germany, Greece, Cyprus, United Kingdom, Lithuania, Slovenia, Romania, and Malta.
In December 2002 Marie N’s 4th album “On A Journey” and it’s Latvian version “Secrets” were released. Although the album included the Eurovision hit “I Wanna”, her new songs take her in a jazzier, more serious musical direction. Marie N’s popularity in Europe led to the May 2003 release of “On A Journey” in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. At the same time her new single and music video “I Feel Good” was presented during Eurovision Song Contest in Riga, where she was the hostess. In 2004 Marie N successfully combined her singer’s and actress’s talent, in the main role of the musical “The Sound of Music”. In December Marie N’s latest album “On my own” was released, with songs in Latvian, French, English and Portuguese language.
Marie N radiates an easy charm, warm elegance and engaging humour from the stage. Her fluency in English, French, Russian and Latvian enables her to establish a quick rapport with the audience. Marie N is a superb singer, dancer, composer and entertainer – one of Europe’s hottest new performing artists. Those who have seen her performance agree, her journey has only just begun.
“До светлых слёз” 1998
“Look into my eyes” (with Niks Matvejevs) 2000
“Ma Voix, Ma Voie” 2001
“On A Journey” 2002
“On my own” 2004
“I Wanna” 2002
“I Feel Good” 2003
Marie N home page : www.marien.lv
Marie N fanclub home page : fanklubs.marien.lv