Atlanta GA, January 21, 2014 – Youtube sensation Marquese Scott made history today reaching 100 million views in one single video with his performance of ” Pumped Up Kicks”. CBS called his performance “simply mind blowing”, Ellen DeGeneres “incredible”, Gather named it “the best dubstep ever seen or performed by anyone – period ”, and Perez Hilton said ” seriously, this guy makes Michael Jackson’s moonwalk look like a stroll in the park. .The video was featured front page news on MSN.com, The Huffington Post, CBSNews, AND YahooNews. Watch the video here …
“Marquese Scott is one of the most sought dancers in the world. His Youtube channel has almost 250 million total views, with over 1 million subscribers. His fan base is growing every day and they are very loyal to him, that’s why he has become a hot commodity within the advertising industry”. – says Aris Golemi, President of Xcel Talent Agency.
Scott dances to dubstep, a type of music that originated in London, United Kingdom, and his dance incorporates elements of animation, waving, and popping. His videos are not aided by trick photography, but rather reflect his body movements in real time, and are un-choreographed. Following Pumped Up Kicks, Scott has appeared twice on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and in various television and online commercials. He has traveled the world representing major brands like Google, Coca-Cola, Peugeot, Ferrari, iRobot, Audio Technica, and Pepsi among many others.
About Marquese Scott: Marquese Scott was born November 5, 1981 in Englewood, California. He began dancing while in high school in Indianapolis, Indiana, joining friends in a dance circle at a local skating rink. After high school he joined the military and continued to dance. After leaving the Navy in 2003, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he met other dancers and learned dance technique and began uploading YouTube videos of himself dancing in public places. While he had appeared on So You Think You Can Dance and America’s Got Talent with his dance crew Remote Kontrol it wasn’t until his 53rd YouTube upload, a video of himself dancing to a Butch Clancy remix of Foster the People‘s Pumped Up Kicks in 2011, that he gained notoriety for his dancing.
About Xcel Talent Agency: Xcel Talent Agency represents dancers, choreographers, and actors in a wide array of productions, including music videos, film, television, commercials, theatre, live shows, print, and artistic development. It is a boutique agency that stresses quality and work ethic above all else, only represents top artists in the field, and takes on a mentorship role with its talent.
Stage: The Grammy’s, The Oscars, So You Think You Can Dance, Country Music Awards, Cirque Du Soleil, CMT Awards, You Can Dance Poland, BET Awards, Cirque Dreams, Victoria Secret Fashion Show, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, So You Think You Can Dance Canada, GMC Awards, Live With Regis & Kelly, BET Rip The Runway Fashion Show, The Late Show With David Letterman, Billboard Awards, BET Hip-Hop Awards, MTV Awards, The Dirty South Awards, Astaire Awards, The Super Bowl, Saturday Night Live, 2010 Fedex Orange Bowl, Good Morning America, 2010 The Gator Bowl, and the Dove Awards among others.
Musical Acts: Usher, Taylor Swift, Justin Beiber, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce World Tour, Akon, Justin Timberlake, Elton John, Keri Hilson, Ciara, Jay Z & Mary J Blige Tour, T-Pain Tour, The Dream Tour, Lloyd Tour, Ludacris, Jeniffer Lopez, LL Cool J, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Lil Wayne, Gloria Estefan, Whitney Houston, Tina Turner, Big & Rich, Brooks & Dunn, Jessica Simpson, Ashley Simpson, Outkast, Chris Brown, Neyo, Timbaland, Kevin Rudolf, Faith Hill, Toni Braxton, and Kenny Chesney among others.
Films: Footloose, Big Momma’s House, Country Strong, Step Up 3, Drop Dead Diva, The Notebook, The Gospel, Why Did I Get Married, Stomp The Yard, Drumline, Dumb & Dumberer, Road Trip 2, Van Wilder, The Fast & The Furious 2, Dance Of The Dead, Step Up 3, Zombieland, Ben 10 Alien Force, The Killers, The Family That Preys Together, Austin Powers, The Fighting Temptations, The Hannah Montana Movie, and Get Low among others.
Commercials: Coca Cola, Sony, Rooms To Go, Mc Donald, Chevy Commercial, AT&T, Converse, Home Depot, NIKE, Captain D’s, Sprint Commercial, Martini & Rossi with George Clooney, Medalla Beer, World Financial Group, Golden Corral, Goody’s Clothing, Wal-Mart, GA Lottery, BellSouth Commercial, Avis Rental Car, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Verizon Wireless among others.
For more information contact:
Margaret Moseley Ussery, Talent Director
XCEL TALENT AGENCY
P.O Box 191731
Atlanta, GA 31119