M4M (band)

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M4M
OriginChina
GenresMandopop, K-Pop
Years active2013 (2013)–2015; 2018–present
LabelsCube Entertainment
Xing Tian (2013–2015)
Members
  • Alen
  • Jimmy
  • Vinson
  • Bin
Past membersPark Jung-jong

M4M (Mystical Formula), is a Mandopop boy band formed in 2013 by South Korea's Cube Entertainment and China's Xing Tian Media. The group consists of four members; Alen, Jimmy, Vinson and Bin. The group debuted on March 13, 2013 on M! Countdown with the Korean version of Sadness.[1] In March 2015 M4M announced that they are going to terminate their contracts with Chinese company Xing Tian Media, due to a lack of activity.[2]

History[edit]

Name origin[edit]

M4M is an abbreviation for Mystical Formula. The name is used to describe passion, mystery and infinite possibilities, whilst the number 4 is representational of the number of members in the group.[3]

2009–2012: Formation[edit]

In 2009, Xing Tian Media started to scout four individual talents to make up a new group. Although they were originally due to début before fellow labelmate BtoB, the departure of member and leader Park Jung-jong set back their début until the arrival of Alen.[3]

2013: Début[edit]

In February 2013, Cube Entertainment announced that the group, which had been training for 1,460 days, would be making their début although they didn't specify a date.[4] On 12 March, they released the single for "Sadness" followed by their formal debut on M! Countdown[1] and the uploading of the single's music video on YouTube on the following day.[5] Two months later, they went on to release their first mini album, the self-titled "Mystery Formula" of which both a Chinese version and a Korean version were released.[6]

2018: Idol Producer[edit]

After a long hiatus, Bin became a trainee for NewStyle Media, and participates in Idol Producer.

Members[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Alen (Fang Yilun 方逸伦) - China
  • Jimmy (Zhu Zhaofeng 朱兆豐) - Hong Kong
  • Vinson (Luo Yusheng 罗宇胜) - Taiwan
  • Yubin (于斌) - China

Former members[edit]

  • Park Jung-jong

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

  • Mystery Formula

Filmography[edit]

  • 20 Once Again
  • A Different Kind of Pretty Man
  • Tian Mi Sheng Huo
  • Qing Chun Wan Wan Sui

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Nominated work Result
2013 Asian Idol Awards
2013 Asian Soaring Idol Award M4M Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "M4M debut with "Sadness" on 'M! Countdown'!". allkpop. 6TheoryMedia. 2013-03-14. Retrieved 2015-01-20.
  2. ^ http://v.yinyuetai.com/video/2266194
  3. ^ a b "About M4M". Just M4M. Archived from the original on 2015-01-20. Retrieved 2015-01-20.
  4. ^ "M4M, idol group trained under Cube Entertainment, set to debut in Korea and China". allkpop. 6Theory Media. 2013-02-26. Retrieved 2015-01-20.
  5. ^ "M4M - Sadness (Official Music Video)". YouTube. Cube Entertainment. 2013-03-13. Retrieved 2015-01-20.
  6. ^ "Mystery Formula (China Version)". YesAsia. 2013-05-21. Retrieved 2015-01-20.