Mark Owen is a singer-songwriter. He is a member of pop-rock band Take That. The band were successful during the early 1990s and have enjoyed more success since their reunion in 2005.
Take That reformed in 2005 and Owen completed a critically acclaimed sell-out tour entitled The Ultimate Tour. The band embarked on The Beautiful World Tour in 2007, which proved another sell-out success. Before the start of the tour the band released an album entitled Beautiful World. In the early days of Take That, Owen was never keen on writing songs for the band and the work was normally left to Barlow, but ever since the comeback he, along with Jason Orange and Howard Donald, has started composing so now the album is a joint effort from all four of the boys. Three singles were released off the album in the UK: "Patience" (in 2006), "Shine" (in 2007), which both reached number one in the charts, and "I'd Wait for Life" in June 2007, which peaked at number 17 due to lack of promotion before their tour. A DVD of the concert tour was released after the climax of the tour. Mark took lead vocals on the songs: "Hold On", "What You Believe In" and "Shine". He also sang lead vocals on the song "Stay Together" which can be found on the Rule The World single.
In 2008, it was announced that the band were to start production on a follow up to Beautiful World. Preceding the album, the single "Greatest Day" was released on 24 November 2008. The album The Circus was released on 1 December in the UK. The album featured Mark taking lead vocals on the songs "Hello", "Julie", "Up All Night" and "Hold Up A Light", and sharing lead vocals on the songs "The Garden" and "Said It All".