Vera Blue - "Lady Powers" / Remix

Thank you Aneta Grulichova from for this review on Maria Marcus remix of the fast rising Australian star Vera Blue and her song "Lady Powers"


"Vera Blue's Lady Powers is an amazing, empowering song about being respected as a woman and being comfortable in one's own skin without using sexuality to do so.

The original version is already incredible with its hypnotic '80s electro beats and soaring vocals to accompany Celia Pavey's empowering lyrics. Swedish producer Maria Marcus' remix takes the song to a whole new level, giving it a more grooving disco beat while still keeping it true to Blue's. Of the excellent lot, Marcus' version is the shining star, a tune you'll be hearing in the club."




Henrikes - "Happy"

Swedish artist Henrikes is releasing her debut single "Happy", written by Josefin Henrikes, Märta Grauers (also producing) and Maria Marcus. 



High Score on Japanese Album Chart

Today was the release of JUJU's album "I". This meant a #1, #2 and #3 place on the Japanese Album Chart for Maria Marcus having co-written "Risky" for JUJU, "Drop that" for EXO and 3 songs on Namie Amuros million selling album "Finally". 


Smiie - "925"

"925" from Smiie - written by: Andres Ballinas, Anthony Mills, Marcus Lindberg and Maria Marcus. 



OH MY GIRL - "Love o'clock"

OH MY GIRL had a succes with "Windy Day" that was written and produced by Andreas Öberg and Maria Marcus. Today was the release of Love o'clock written by the same team. 


Namie Amuro's "Finally" Surpasses 1 Million In Sales

On it's 7th day of release, Namie Amuro's all time best album "Finally" surpassed 1.2 million in sales.

It is increasingly rare for an album to surpass 1 million in sales. The last album to do so was AKB48's 2014 album "Tsugi no Ashiato" which sold 1,041,355 through the entire year.

The last album to sell over 1 million copies in its first week was Utada Hikaru's "Utada Hikaru Single Collection Vol. 1" which was released on march 31, 2004.

Maria Marcus co-wrote and produced "Mint", co-wrote "Showtime" and "Christmas Wish" that was a part of this 'Best of' Album to summarize Namies 25 year long career. Released 2017-11-08.


MD Electro - "Stranger"

New release from Armada:
MD Electro "Stranger". Co-written by Maria Marcus. 



Gugudan - "Snowball"

Koreans girlgroup Gugudan releasing new EP including "Snowball" written by: Genneo, Andreas Oberg and Maria Marcus. 



MD Electro feat. Maria Marcus

Listen to "Postcard", written by Curtis Richa, Marvin Dörsam and Maria Marcus. 



No. 1 Billboard World

Girls’ Generation have been bringing their bright brand of pop to the Korean music scene since 2007. With breakout hit “Gee” in 2009, they became undisputed leaders of a generation of girl groups and have since released hit after hit. This month they released a special 10th anniversary album, Holiday Night, that scored No. 1 on Billboard World. 

"Only One", co-written and produced by Maria Marcus. 

(A. Öberg, G. Karlström, M. Marcus)




Namie Amuro - LIVE DVD

namie amuro LIVE STYLE 2016 - 2017

Maria Marcus co-wrote (and produced) 5 (3) of the tracks on Namie Amuro LIVE DVD that was released this week. 


EXILE TRIBE feat. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

Release of High & Low The Live DVD! 

Last summer Japanese artist agency LDH presented the "comprehensive artist project" High & Low, which featured some of their most successful artists, and which resulted in a platinum-selling album, singles, a feature film, and a big tour.
High & Low - The Live DVD - has now been released an it is debuting at no 1 on the weekly chart in Japan.
It includes the song "Higher Ground", a collab with star DJ team Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, co-written and co-produced by Maria Marcus. Also "Ageha" the previous no 1 single co-written by Maria, with Generations from Exile Tribe.


EXO - "Drop That"

Maria Marcus' co-written song "Drop That" is included on the DVD,  EXO PLANET #3, the new release from Korean supergroup Exo, which hits the no 1 position on the DVD chart. 


#3 Korean Album Chart

Korean girl group Gugudan's new mini album "Act.2 Narcissus" includes the song "Rainbow" written by Erik Lidbom, Fast Lane and Maria Marcus.

The song has been added on some of the biggest Kpop Spotify playlists such as "Kpop Daebak" and "K-Party Dance Mix", with a collected number of around 700.000 followers.
The album also debuted at #3 on the official weekly Korean album chart "GAON". 


SYY - "Oh Boy"

Third place on the Japanese weekly chart is held by SudannaYuzuYully, a hiphop sub-unit to the LDH agency's E-Girls.
Written by SKY and Maria Marcus.
The video for S.Y.Y., hitting over 1.8 million views in just three days.


E-Girls' "EG CRAZY" Tops Oricon Chart

Over the past week, "EG CRAZY" sold 93,000 copies, selling more units than any other album during that period. This total includes both versions of the album that were released.

"Bon Voyage" and "All Day Long Lady".

Written by Lisa Desmond, Mats Lie Skåre and Maria Marcus. 

"Go! Go! Let's Go!"

Written by Erik Lidbom, Lisa Desmond Linder and Maria Marcus. 



Happiness - "Rewind"

Happiness (LDH Agency/Rhythm Zone-Avex) has now commercially released their new single "Rewind". Debuted at #3 on the Japanese single chart with first day sales over 30.000 units.
Written by: Kentz, Chris Hope and Maria Marcus. 


EXO - Best selling Winter Album

EXO released their winter album "For Life" today including "Winter Heat" and the chinese version "暖冬" already topping charts in Korea, Vietnam, Thailand and other Aisan countries.

Written by: Andreas Öberg, Andrew Choi, Kim Min Ji and Maria Marcus. Produced by: Maria Marcus. 


E-girls - New Single

E-Girls new single A-side "Go Go Let's Go" written by: Lisa Desmond, Erik Lidbom and Maria Marcus. 

B-side "All Day Long" written by: Lisa Desmond, Mats Lie Skåre and Maria Marcus.


The FLIGHTS - "Hallucinating"

New release from The Flights. Written by Fredrik Thomander, Maria Marcus and Eric Bazilian:



ShuuKaRen - 3rd place on Japanese Single Charts

"TRICKY", B-side on ShuuKaRens single "Universe" reached 3rd position on Japanese Single Chart.

Written by: SkyBeatz and Maria Marcus. 

Produced by: SkyBeatz


TWO LOUD "My Remedy"

Video from The Official Untold festival. The Anthem "My Remedy" is co-written by TWOLOUD, Andres Ballinas and Maria Marcus (vocals).