Tony Moran

Anthony "Tony" Moran is a DJ, record producer, remixer, singer and songwriter known for remixing popular songs. In 2007, he hit number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart twice with "Walk Away" featuring Kristine W and "Keep Your Body Working" featuring Martha Wash. Moran also has a total of seven number one hits on the Billboard Dance Club Songs music charts in the United States and he has recently had four number one Billboard chart hits in the years 2016 and 2017.[citation needed]

Tony Moran
Birth nameAnthony Moran
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • DJ
  • record producer
  • remixer
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active1981–present
Associated acts
  • The Latin Rascals
  • Warren Rigg
Websitewww.tonymoran.com

As a remix producer, Moran has remixed work from top music artists including Madonna, George Michael, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Selena Gomez and many others.[citation needed]

In December 2016, Billboard ranked him as the 92nd-most successful dance artist of all-time.[1]

Early life, family and educationEdit

Moran was raised in Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He attended Brooklyn Technical High School.[2]

CareerEdit

Moran began his career back in 1981, teaming with his friend Albert Cabrera[3] as The Latin Rascals. Their edited versions of hit songs spliced together enjoyed major airplay on the New York City dance radio WKTU's mix show. The exposure led to a deal from Shakedown Studios which hired the duo to restructure popular hit radio songs into viable dance club hits. Shortly thereafter, they were contracted by Fever Records to write and produce a song for one of their new acts, The Cover Girls. The result was "Show Me", a song that became Moran's first Top 40 gold record. It also helped to usher in the freestyle era of music. This opened the doors for new artists including TKA, Sa-Fire ("Boy, I've Been Told"), and Lisette Melendez ("Together Forever").[citation needed]

Moran continues to produce music and has produced some major hits played in dance clubs such as "Put Your Hands Up", "Cafe Con Alegria", and "The Promise". He also produced "Body to Body, Heart to Heart" for Cher's Living Proof album and was nominated for two Grammys for his production of Gloria Estefan's "Don't Let This Moment End" and "Heaven's What I Feel". Another major production was Donna Summer's "You're So Beautiful", which appeared on her greatest hits album entitled The Journey: The Very Best of Donna Summer. In December 2012, Moran also released another original production with the late Donna Summer entitled "Valley of the Moon" which was recorded at the same time as "You're So Beautiful".[citation needed]

DiscographyEdit

SinglesEdit

  • 2000: "Shine On" featuring Cindy Mizelle
  • 2004: "The Promise"
  • 2004: "Live You All Over" presenting Deborah Cooper (#2 on Billboard chart)
  • 2005: "Waiting for Alegria" with Ric Sena featuring Zhana Saunders (Top 5 on Billboard chart)
  • 2007: "Everybody Dance (Clap Your Hands)" featuring Deborah Cox
  • 2007: "Walk Away" featuring Kristine W. (#1 on Billboard chart)
  • 2007: "Keep Your Body Working" featuring Martha Wash (#1 on Billboard chart)
  • 2008: "Surrender Me" presenting Debby Holiday
  • 2009: "You Are" featuring Frenchie Davis (top 5 on Billboard chart)
  • 2010: "Destination" featuring Ultra Nate (top 10 on Billboard chart)
  • 2011: "Tenderness" featuring Deborah Cox
  • 2011: "Magic" featuring Jennifer Holliday
  • 2012: "If I Was Your Boyfriend" featuring Anastacia
  • 2012: "Heart Beat" vs Deborah Cooper (#3 on Billboard chart)
  • 2015: "I Like You" Tony Moran featuring Debby Holiday (Top 5 on Billboard chart)
  • 2015: "Free People" featuring Martha Wash (#1 on Billboard chart)
  • 2016: "So Happy" featuring Jason Walker (#1 on Billboard chart)
  • 2016: "Say Yes" featuring Jason Walker (#1 on Billboard chart)
  • 2017: "Lick Me Up" with Dani Toro featuring Zhana Roiya]] (#1 on Billboard chart)
  • 2017: "My Fire" with Nile Rogers and featuring Kimberly Davis (#1 on Billboard chart)
  • 2018: "You're Good for Me" featuring Kimberly Davis (#1 on Billboard chart)
  • 2018: "I'm in Love with You" featuring Jason Walker (#1 on Billboard chart)

AlbumsEdit

RemixographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "GREATEST OF ALL TIME TOP DANCE CLUB ARTISTS". Billboard.com. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  2. ^ Arena, James (2016). Stars of '90s Dance Pop: 29 Hitmakers Discuss Their Careers. McFarland. p. 145. ISBN 9781476626611.
  3. ^ Leland, John (April 1988). "Bring on the Night". Spin. pp. 38–46.

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