Victorious Marcus, is from Houston, Texas, where he attended the same school of performing arts as Beyonce Knowles at Welch Middle School! He is now residing and working in Los Angeles, California and
Las Vegas, Nevada. Victorious is a working Actor/Singer/Song-writer/Model/Spokes-model/Olympic Trained Acrobat/Former Junior Olympic Gold Medalist-Track & Field! Victorious Marcus has been featured in Major Movies such as Stay Cool feat. Hillary Duff and The Hannah Montana Movie. Major TV Shows such as 90210 and The Hannah Montana Show. Major Commercials such as 'Hungry Man Dinners' to Magazine Features for 'Infinite Magazine' named 'Infinite Man' with a cover page feature!!
Victorious Marcus has been signed to 1# Universal Music Group-Distribution, who has distributed Victorious Marcus' songs on ITunes/Amazon/etc! He has also partnered with Sony Music - Radio Distribution, SMG Artists Group-Distribution, Capitol Music Group-Distribution and Virgin Records-Distribution with music now on Major Radio Stations Nationally &World Wide!!
With recently signed major magazine deals and a new major movie announcement coming soon, Victorious took some time to talk with College Underground Radio.
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
The way I got "Victorious Marcus" was by OVERCOMING MUCH ADVERSITY! When I was 12 years old I competed in the Jr Olympics for Track & Field! I broke records that year. When I was 11 I auditioned for a "School of Performing Arts" for acrobatics at Welch Middle School. The same as worldwide phenomenon 'Beyonce Knowles'!
When I first auditioned I was rejected! After getting the news, I was determined & taught myself how to do the most complicated stunts with ease that summer. Then… WOW…while doing flips that I learned one day at the park for a community event is when I was discovered for the 'Jr Olympics' for Track& Field!!
The following year I auditioned again for the Welch Middle School. Not only did I get approved but I became the best and received an award for "Most Outstanding"!
I became a "Young Entrepreneur" creating 'Magazines' for my Grandfather's Chiropractic Business. Once I got to College, which I attended Texas A&M for a session, I wanted to pursue my "Acting Career" or maybe a singing career as I recorded a two songs in Houston, TX! LA IS EXPENSIVE. Once I went to LA I had $25. Stayed in my car which was only supposed to be few days that turned into weeks, years & so on! BUT MY LABOR WAS NOT IN VAIN! As I worked on 'The Hannah Montana Show', '90210', 'Entourage' Etc! I loved listening to music but I wasn't as really serious..until I got alot of positive feedback and saw there was a lot of "prejudice injustice" as I experienced myself! After some thought I attended an audition in LA not expecting ANYTHING. Then I got a call -back! Then recorded a few more songs...EVENTUALLY I WAS SIGNED WITH UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP-DISTRIBUTION THEN WON WORLDWIDE MUSIC AWARDS! Now I am working with a 6X GRAMMY WINNER PLUS CELEBS FROM Taylor Swift's Team to Beyonce Knowles Team FEATURED EP/ALBUM WITH UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP-DISTRIBUTION! I do not have any regrets on how what was meant for evil turned around for MY GOOD!
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
Des'ree, Yolanda Adams, Juanita Bynum, Jill Scott, John Legend, Kirk Franklin, Beyonce, Fred Hammond
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
I am working with a 6X Grammy Awards Winner plus multiple celebrities from Taylor Swift's Team to Beyonce Knowles Team Etc for my new EP/Albumwith Universal Music Group Distribution.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
My Ultimate Goal in the Music Industry is to SHED LIGHT ON IGNORANCE. To bring a resolve in LOVE! Because I know LOVE CONQUERS ALL! Just Keep Working.
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
My favorite track currently is 'Dreams Come True' with Universal Music Group-Distribution..because it feels like ALL OF MY DREAMS ARE COMING TRUE! :0 Thankful to God.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus far?
The biggest challenge so far was when I first went to Los Angeles, CA, A NEW CITY WITH $25.. It was not easy as I experienced OVERCAME much Prejudiced Adversity/Homelessness/Poverty to WORLDWIDE MUSIC AWARDS WINNER SIGNED WITH UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP-DISTRIBUTION ETC!
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
I watch the news then pray to God for what to say for Profound Wisdom.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
Social Media has had a MAJOR INFLUENCE! I created my websites for years ..then eventually I WAS "FORBES TOP -10" for Social Media not too long ago! Info can be seen via my links included.
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
Currently I listen to calm music with no words from Jazz to Video-game Music! Currently listening to NEW INSTRUMENTALS FROM CELEBS AS WELL FOR MY NEW 6XGRAMMY WINNER FEATURED NEW EP/ALBUM WITH UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP-DISTRIBUTION!
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
I competed in Jr Olympics at 12 years old, then eventually became a "Young Entrepreneur"! I did my research.
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
Keep God 1st.. Keep eyes on the prize of the most high..because there are MANY DISTRACTIONS! Focus, Discipline would be Vital.
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
I believe God blesses with us with GIFTS to use NOT ABUSE. If I were Top Music Executive I'd look for Humility, Originality, Quality.
How Do You Feel About Originality?
I feel STRONGLY about Originality! There is a saying if someone jumped out of a car, would you do it too? I made a vow to be my "Best Most Authentic Self".
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
Thanks to whom it is due! I've learned EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON! THOSE CHALLENGES ARE THERE TO STRENGTHEN NOT WEAKEN! Stay Positive. Stay Humble. God Bless.
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ALL of Victorious Marcus Universal Music Group-Distributed songs, "Top 10-Forbes Social media" can be found via these links: