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Marc Craig Cohn is an American
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 folk rock
Folk rock
Folk rock is a musical genre combining elements of folk music and rock music. In its earliest and narrowest sense, the term referred to a genre that arose in the United States and the UK around the mid-1960s...

 singer-songwriter
Singer-songwriter
Singer-songwriters are musicians who write, compose and sing their own musical material including lyrics and melodies. As opposed to contemporary popular music singers who write their own songs, the term singer-songwriter describes a distinct form of artistry, closely associated with the...

 and musician
Musician
A musician is an artist who plays a musical instrument. It may or may not be the person's profession. Musicians can be classified by their roles in performing music and writing music.Also....* A person who makes music a profession....

.

Personal life


Cohn was born in Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and is the county seat of Cuyahoga County, the most populous county in the state. The city is located in northeastern Ohio on the southern shore of Lake Erie, approximately west of the Pennsylvania border...

. He graduated from Beachwood High School
Beachwood High School
Beachwood High School is a four-year college preparatory public high school located in Beachwood, Ohio, an eastside suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. It is part of the Beachwood City School District.Beachwood has earned three U.S...

 in Beachwood
Beachwood, Ohio
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, a Cleveland suburb. He then attended Oberlin College
Oberlin College
Oberlin College is a private liberal arts college in Oberlin, Ohio, noteworthy for having been the first American institution of higher learning to regularly admit female and black students. Connected to the college is the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the oldest continuously operating...

.

Cohn is married to ABC News
ABC News
ABC News is the news gathering and broadcasting division of American broadcast television network ABC, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company...

 journalist Elizabeth Vargas
Elizabeth Vargas
Elizabeth Vargas is an American television journalist who is anchor of ABC's television newsmagazine 20/20 and ABC News Specials. She was previously an anchor of World News Tonight.-Early years:...

, whom he met at the 1999 U.S. Open
U.S. Open (tennis)
The US Open, formally the United States Open Tennis Championships, is a hardcourt tennis tournament which is the modern iteration of one of the oldest tennis championships in the world, the U.S. National Championship, which for men's singles was first contested in 1881...

 after being introduced by Andre Agassi
Andre Agassi
Andre Kirk Agassi is a retired American professional tennis player and former world no. 1. Generally considered by critics and fellow players to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time, Agassi has been called the best service returner in the history of the game...

. They have two sons: Zachary Raphael, who was born on January 31, 2003, and Samuel Wyatt, who was born on August 16, 2006. Cohn has two other children from a previous marriage, a son, Max and a daughter, Emily.

On August 7, 2005, Cohn was shot in the head during an attempted carjacking
Carjacking
Carjacking is a form of hijacking, where the crime is of stealing a motor vehicle and so also armed assault when the vehicle is occupied. Historically, such as in the rash of semi-trailer truck hijackings during the 1960s, the general term hijacking was used for that type of vehicle abduction,...

 in Denver, Colorado
Colorado
Colorado is a U.S. state that encompasses much of the Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains...

, following a concert with Suzanne Vega
Suzanne Vega
Suzanne Nadine Vega is an American songwriter and singer known for her eclectic folk-inspired music.Two of Vega's songs reached the top 10 of various international chart listings: "Luka" and "Tom's Diner"...

. The bullet struck him in the temple but did not penetrate his skull. Cohn was hospitalized and released the next day. His remaining concerts on the tour were canceled.

Awards

  • 1991 American Music Awards
    American Music Awards
    -Conception:The AMAs were created by Dick Clark in 1973 to compete with the Grammys after the move of that year's show to Nashville, Tennessee led to CBS picking up the Grammy telecasts after its first two in 1971 and 1972 were broadcast on ABC...

     - Nominated for Favorite New Artist - Adult Contemporary
  • 1991 Grammy Awards - Winner for Best New Artist
  • 1992 Grammy Awards - Nominated for Pop Male Vocalist on "Walking in Memphis
    Walking in Memphis
    -Cher version:"Walking in Memphis" is the first European single by American singer-actress Cher from her twenty-second studio album, It's a Man's World. It was released in the end of 1995 by WEA. The song was performed in some shows in Europe, and in her tours since the Do You Believe? Tour.-Song...

    "
  • 1994 - Inducted into Beachwood High School Gallery of Success

Albums

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
Certifications
Music recording sales certification
Music recording sales certification is a system of certifying that a music recording has shipped or sold a certain number of copies, where the threshold quantity varies by type and by nation or territory .Almost all countries follow variations of the RIAA certification categories,...


(sales thresholds)
US
Billboard 200
The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. It is frequently used to convey the popularity of an artist or groups of artists...

CAN
Canadian Albums Chart
The Canadian Albums Chart is the official album sales chart in Canada. It is compiled every Wednesday by U.S.-based music sales tracking company Nielsen Soundscan, and published every Thursday by Jam! Canoe and Billboard, along with its sister charts the Canadian Singles Chart and the Canadian BDS...

Marc Cohn
Marc Cohn (album)
Marc Cohn is the self-titled debut album by American singer-songwriter Marc Cohn, released in 1991.The album peaked at #38 on the Billboard 200 Chart and was RIAA certified Gold on February 12, 1992 and RIAA certified Platinum on April 2, 1996....

  • Release date: February 21, 1991
  • Label: Atlantic Records
    Atlantic Records
    Atlantic Records is an American record label best known for its many recordings of rhythm and blues, rock and roll, and jazz...

38 15
  • US
    Recording Industry Association of America
    The Recording Industry Association of America is a trade organization that represents the recording industry distributors in the United States...

    : Platinum
  • CAN
    Canadian Recording Industry Association
    Music Canada is a Toronto-based, non-profit trade organization that was founded 9 April 1963 to represent the interests of companies that record, artists, manufacture, production, promotion and distribution of music in Canada...

    : Gold
  • The Rainy Season
    The Rainy Season
    The Rainy Season is the second studio album by American singer-songwriter Marc Cohn, released in 1993.The album peaked at #63 on the Billboard 200 Chart.-Track listing:...

  • Release date: May 25, 1993
  • Label: Atlantic Records
  • 63 46
    Burning the Daze
    Burning the Daze
    Burning the Daze is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Marc Cohn, released in 1998.The album peaked at #114 on the Billboard 200 Chart.-Track listing:...

  • Release date: May 17, 1998
  • Label: Atlantic Records
  • 114
    Marc Cohn Live 04/05
  • Release date: 2005
  • Label: United Musicians
  • The Very Best of Marc Cohn
  • Release date: June 20, 2006
  • Label: Atlantic/WEA
    Warner Music Group
    Warner Music Group is the third largest business group and family of record labels in the recording industry, making it one of the big four record companies...

  • Join the Parade
    Join the Parade
    Join the Parade is the fourth studio album by American singer-songwriter Marc Cohn, released in 2007.An MP3 version of the album was available on iTunes on September 25, 2007 and contained the bonus track "You're a Shadow", which is not on the studio release.The first track off the album to hit...

  • Release date: October 9, 2007
  • Label: Decca Records
    Decca Records
    Decca Records began as a British record label established in 1929 by Edward Lewis. Its U.S. label was established in late 1934; however, owing to World War II, the link with the British company was broken for several decades....

  • Listening Booth: 1970
  • Release date: July 20, 2010
  • Label: Saguaro Road Records
  • 28 81
    "—" denotes releases that did not chart

    Singles

    Year Single Peak chart positions Album
    US
    Billboard Hot 100
    The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. Chart rankings are based on radio play and sales; the tracking-week for sales begins on Monday and ends on Sunday, while the radio play tracking-week runs from Wednesday...

    US AC
    Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks
    The Adult Contemporary chart is a weekly chart published in Billboard magazine that lists the most popular songs on adult contemporary and "lite-pop" radio stations in the United States...

    US Main US Country
    Hot Country Songs
    Hot Country Songs is a chart published weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States.This 60-position chart lists the most popular country music songs, calculated weekly mostly by airplay and occasionally commercial sales...

    CAN
    RPM (magazine)
    RPM was a Canadian music industry publication that featured song and album charts for Canada. The publication was founded by Walt Grealis in February 1964, supported through its existence by record label owner Stan Klees. RPM ceased publication in November 2000.RPM stood for "Records, Promotion,...

    CAN AC
    RPM (magazine)
    RPM was a Canadian music industry publication that featured song and album charts for Canada. The publication was founded by Walt Grealis in February 1964, supported through its existence by record label owner Stan Klees. RPM ceased publication in November 2000.RPM stood for "Records, Promotion,...

    1991 "Walking in Memphis
    Walking in Memphis
    -Cher version:"Walking in Memphis" is the first European single by American singer-actress Cher from her twenty-second studio album, It's a Man's World. It was released in the end of 1995 by WEA. The song was performed in some shows in Europe, and in her tours since the Do You Believe? Tour.-Song...

    "
    13 12 7 74 3 5 Marc Cohn
    "Silver Thunderbird" 63 22 31 18
    "True Companion" 80 24
    "29 Ways"
    1992 "Ghost Train"
    1993 "Strangers in a Car"
    "Walk Through the World" 28 26 20 The Rainy Season
    "Paper Walls"
    "The Rainy Season"
    1995 "Turn on Your Radio" For Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson
    1998 "Already Home" Burning the Daze
    "Healing Hands"
    "Lost You in the Canyon"
    2007 "Listening to Levon" Join the Parade
    "—" denotes releases that did not chart

    EPs

    • "Marc Cohn Live: Limited Edition EP" (2005)
    • "Rhino Hi-Five: Marc Cohn" (2005)
    • "Join the Parade Live EP" (2008)

    External links