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Charles Moniz is a Canadian recording engineer who worked on Bruno Mars's studio albums Unorthodox Jukebox and 24k Magic. Alternatively, he recorded "All I Ask" for Adele's 2015 studio album 25. For his recordings with Mars and Adele, Moniz has won multiple Grammy Awards. Out of his five Grammys, Moniz is a two-time winner of the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Outside of engineering, Moniz played for the Canadian hardcore band Grade and was the bass guitarist for Avril Lavigne from 2002 to 2007.

Early lifeEdit

Moniz grew up in Burlington, Ontario and began to play the drums when he was nine years old. Growing up, his inspirations were Canadian rock bands Finger Eleven and Silverstein.[1]

CareerEdit

Moniz began his music career with the Canadian hardcore band Grade and remained with them until 2001.[1] From 2002 to 2007, Moniz was the bass guitarist for Avril Lavigne. In 2010, he continued playing bass guitar for Bruno Mars before becoming Mars's audio engineer.[2] As an engineer, Moniz first worked on Mars's 2012 studio album Unorthodox Jukebox and contributed to "Locked Out of Heaven".[3] In 2015, he recorded the Adele song "All I Ask" for her album 25 and recorded Ronson and Mars' song "Uptown Funk".[4] His latest work with Mars was on his 2016 studio album 24k Magic.[3]

AwardsEdit

Moniz won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 2015 for "Uptown Funk" and Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 2016 for 25. He rewon Record and album of the year for 24K Magic in 2017 and additionally received the Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for the Bruno Mars album that year.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Smith, Dennis (6 February 2016). "Burlington sound engineer knows his Uptown Funk". Burlington Post. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  2. ^ Carter, Adam (6 December 2017). "Burlington recording engineer up for 3rd straight Grammy on latest Bruno Mars album". CBC. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b Friend, David (27 January 2018). "The Man Behind Mars". Windsor Star. p. B2.
  4. ^ Ahearan, Victoria (21 January 2016). "Sound engineer gets his first Grammy nod". Edmonton Journal. p. C4.
  5. ^ "Charles Moniz". Recording Academy. Retrieved 8 January 2019.