|Origin||Orlando, Florida and Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Past members||Ikaika Kahoano
LMNT (pronounced "element") was a multi-cultural pop music boy band formed in 2001. The group's name was selected by the band's original line-up from contest entries solicited by Teen People magazine.
Three of LMNT's five members first met as potential candidates for ABC's 2000 reality television series Making The Band. Thousands of young men auditioned for what would eventually become the boy band O-Town. Hawaii native Ikaika Kahoano was originally selected as one of the five winners but an undisclosed dispute caused him to back out of the line-up. Matthew Morrison of TV show Glee is also credited as being part of LMNT, according to Elle Magazine.
Joined by fellow runners-up baritone Bryan Chan and Mike Miller, the bass vocalist, the three decided to form their own group. LMNT was the headline Pop act at the Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation Benefit Concert held in South Jersey in the spring of 2002. The group performed a live A Capella rendition of Papa Was A Rolling Stone in tribute to honored guest Motown legend Richard Street formerly of The Temptations. The same year LMNT and Richard Street were featured on the cover of the debut issue of the entertainment quarterly R&B Showcase Magazine.
LMNT also performed in front of crowds in support of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, 2002 A Time for Heroes Carnival, in Los Angeles, California. They are also famous for recording a hit song, "It's Just You", on the Kim Possible soundtrack. They are also well known for re-recording their own version of "A Whole New World" from Disney's Aladdin, for the DisneyMania 2 CD, and "Open Your Eyes (To Love)", for The Lizzie McGuire Movie soundtrack. In 2002, the band performed at various U.S. high schools as part of a Clear Channel Communications contest, including Immaculata High School in Marrero, LA. Their song "Juliet" also made it into the Lizzie McGuire episode "Lizzie in the Middle" where she falls in love with TV star Frankie Muniz.
The final lineup released their only album, All Sides (named to reflect the varied musical taste of the foursome), in 2002. The album included the single Juliet and a cover of country singers Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's 1997 duet, It's Your Love.
|Studio album by LMNT|
|Released||June 4, 2002|
|Genre||Pop, teen-pop, dance-pop|
|Producer||John Poppo, Soulshock, Ander Wikstrom, Karlin, Craig Kallman, Peter Zizzo, Stargate, Steve Morales, Rich Christina, Jimmy Bralower, Robbie Nevil|
|Entertainment Weekly||D |
All Sides is the first album by multi-cultural pop music boy-band LMNT. The name was chosen to reflect both the group's varied musical taste, and the concept that they weren't just "another boy band". However, the latter message wasn't taken too seriously. This was the first and only album the group ever released.
All Sides gained some modest success, as the single, "Juliet" managed to reach number one on Radio Disney, where it remained for eight consecutive weeks. However, it ultimately failed to gain the group as much popularity as acts like 'N Sync or the Backstreet Boys.
The album received generally negative reviews. AllMusic.com reviewer Michael Gallucci stated: "Their debut album is filled with post-millennium teen pop and all of its trappings", criticizing the use of "forced slang, suburban hip-hop touches, and a canned, manufactured sound that's both insincere and fake". Entertainment Weekly reviewer Kristen Baldwin wasn't impressed, either: "[LMNT] is unlikely to revive the [Boy Band] genre". Both reviewers also stated that they were little more than rejects from the ABC/MTV reality show, "Making the Band", and as such, there wasn't much to be expected from their sound.
|2.||"Juliet" (Top 40 Edit)||Tony Marty, Fredrik Thomander||3:40|
|3.||"Get It All"||Kasia Livingston, Robbie Nevil / Fredrik Thomander||3:38|
|4.||"The Best"||Jason Blume, Keith Follesé i||4:07|
|5.||"Forget to Forget"||Billy Crawford, Peter Zizzo||3:40|
|7.||"Keep it Coming"||Soulshock||3:25|
|8.||"Hold Me Down"||4:11|
|9.||"It's Your Love"||Stephony Smith||5:34|
|10.||"Running Home"||Bryan Chan, John Poppo||4:16|
- Goldman, Andrew (2009). "Matthew Morrison Interview - "I'm Not Gay" says Morrison on ELLE.com". ELLE.com. Retrieved 16 October 2011.
And unless you were one of their seven fans, you won’t remember him from his unhappy year in boy band LMNT, pronounced “element” by the initiated, but referred to as “lament” by Morrison himself.
- Billboard Magazine Article Archive
- Allmusic Review
- Kristen Baldwin (2002-06-07). "All Sides Review; Music Reviews and News". EW.com. Retrieved 2012-12-24.
- "LMNT Biography". ArtistWiki.