MXM (musical duo)

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MXM
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Background information
OriginSeoul, South Korea
Genres
Years active2017 (2017)–present
LabelsBrand New Music
Associated acts
  • Brand New Boys
  • YDPP
Websitewww.brandnewmusic.co.kr/artist/mxm/
Members
  • Im Young-min
  • Kim Dong-hyun

MXM is a South Korean duo under Brand New Music that consists of Brand New Boys members, Im Young-min and Kim Dong-hyun. [1][2][3]

History[edit]

Pre-debut[edit]

Im Young-min and Kim Dong-hyun met as trainees under Brand New Music. They represented the agency alongside Lee Dae-hwi and Park Woo-jin in Produce 101 Season 2. When the show ended, neither of the two earned a spot in the project unit Wanna One: Young-min finished 15th overall, while Dong-hyun was eliminated before the finale took place.[2]

On July 12, it was announced that Young-min and Dong-hyun would debut as a project unit,[4] with both having signed exclusive contracts with Brand New Music before Produce 101 and becoming members of Brand New Boys.[2] The name MXM reportedly stands for both "Mix and Match" and "More x More". The former refers to the duo’s compatibility as a group despite contrasting qualities, while the latter refers to their determination to develop as a duo.[a][1] On July 27, they released a two-track promotional single titled "Good Day".[1][5] Dong-hyun wrote the lyrics of the single's second track "I Just Do" with Young-min, as well as arranging and producing it with Brand New Music producer, Kiggen.[5]

2017–present: Debut with Unmix, comeback with Match Up, Rematch[edit]

MXM officially debuted on September 6 with the release of their EP entitled Unmix. The EP contains seven tracks, including "Good Day" and "I Just Do".[6][b][7] The lead single, "I'm the One," was written and produced by Brand New Music producers 9999 and Esbee.[8]

On September 22, the duo participated in Brand New Music's annual concert titled "Brand New World Seoul", held at the Seoul Jangchung Arena.[9]

MXM released their second EP titled Match Up on January 10, 2018, with total of six tracks including the lead single "Diamond Girl".[10]

In 2018, MXM announced their release of a double single titled Rematch on March 6, 2018, accompanied with a music video for the track "Gone Cold", produced by Primeboi. They worked on their second Rematch single titled "Love Me Now" with 9999 and Esbee.[11] Also in March 2018, they announced a Makestar photobook project, which opened for participation on March 9.[12]

Then still In 2018, MXM announced their release for their 1st Full Album titled "MORE THAN EVER" on August 14, 2018, and their title song is "YA YA YA", lyrics by ROYDO, SAILLI, GLEAM and 라이머 then arranged by GLEAM and SAILLI and then composed by GLEAM, SAILLI, ROYDO and ELAPSE.

The album "MORE THAN EVER" consists of 14 tracks which includes: KNOCK KNOCK, Checkmate, Show Me Your Love, YA YA YA(title track), Wish You Loved Me, Don't Stop Me Now, Come Close, Without U, Another Level, Dawn, Naturally Curly (Kim Donghyun's Solo), Can't Take My Eyes Off (Im Youngmin's Solo Feat. KANTO), Gone Cold and Love Me Now.

Members[edit]

  • Im Young-min (임영민) - Rapper
  • Kim Dong-hyun (김동현) - Vocalist

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peaks Sales
KOR
[13]
More Than Ever 5 KOR: 36,994+[14]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details Peaks Sales
KOR
[13]
JPN
[15]
Unmix (언믹스)[6]
  • Released: September 6, 2017[7]
  • Label: Brand New Music, Warner Music Korea
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. "Good Day"
  2. "I'm the One"
  3. "Being Objective" (객관적인 시선)
  4. "Just Come Out" (일단 나와)
  5. "Save the Rest" (오늘은 여기까지)
  6. "I Just Do"
  7. "I'm the One" (Inst.) (CD only)
3 129
Match Up
  • Released: January 10, 2018
  • Label: Brand New Music, Warner Music Korea
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. "Diamond Girl" (다이아몬드걸)
  2. "Errday"
  3. "Perfectly Perfect" (완벽하게 완벽해)
  4. "Rush On You" (딱 기다려줘)
  5. "Lips"
  6. "Diamond Girl" (Inst.) (CD only)
3

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
[18]
KOR Hot
"Good Day"[c] 2017 60 Unmix[6]
"I'm the One" 55
"Diamond Girl" 2018 N/A Match Up
"Gone Cold"[d] Non-album singles
"Love Me Now"[d]
"Ya Ya Ya" More Than Ever
"CHECKMATE"
"ONE MORE" To be released Non-album singles
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR KOR Hot
"LOVE IT LIVE IT" 2018 N/A YDPP PROJECT`LOVE IT LIVE IT`
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
[23]
KOR Hot
"I Just Do"[c] 2017 99 Unmix[6]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Album Director
Korean
2017 "I'm the One" Unmix Digipedi
2018 "Diamond Girl" (다이아몬드걸) Match Up
"LOVE IT LIVE IT" YDPP PROJECT

`LOVE IT LIVE IT`

Han Sa Min (Dextor-Lab)
"Gone Cold" (식어버린 온도) Rematch Vikings League
"YA YA YA" MORE THAN EVER Wooje Kim (ETUI Collective)
"CHECKMATE" Vikings League

Concert and tours[edit]

Headlining tours
  • More Than Ever (2018)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Gaon Chart Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2018 UNMIX New Artist of the Year (Album) Nominated

Golden Disc Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2018 MXM New Artist of the Year Nominated
Global Popularity Award Nominated

Melon Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2017 MXM Best New Artist Nominated

Seoul Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2018 MXM New Artist Award Nominated
Popularity Award Nominated
Hallyu Special Award Nominated

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Excerpt: 임영민과 김동현의 유닛명 'MXM (BRANDNEW BOYS)'은 'MIX & MATCH'의 약자이자, 'MORE X MORE'의 약자로 임영민, 김동현 두 멤버의 매력을 합쳐 새로운 매력으로 선보이겠다는 의미와 함께 계속해서 더 성장해 나가겠다는 의미를 담았으며, 유닛명만으로도 이번 데뷔에 대한 남다른 각오와 열정이 느껴져 큰 기대감을 심어준다.[1]
  2. ^ Excerpt: 앨범명은 '언믹스'(UNMIX)로, 이 중 2곡이 27일 선공개됐다. 전체 앨범은 이르면 8월 말, 늦으면 9월 초에 발매할 예정이다.[6]
  3. ^ a b "Good Day" was released digitally as pre-debut single.[19]
  4. ^ a b "Gone Cold" and "Love Me Now" were released as the double A-side from the group's double single titled "Rematch".[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Jeong, Jun-hwa (2017-07-21). [공식입장] '프듀2' 임영민·김동현, 유닛명 MXM...27일 데뷔 확정 (in Korean). OSEN. Retrieved 2017-07-21.
  2. ^ a b c Shin, Mi-rae (2017-07-20). 브랜뉴뮤직 측 “‘프듀2’ 이대휘·박우진·임영민·김동현, 전속계약 체결 완료”(공식) (in Korean). MBN. Retrieved 2017-07-23.
  3. ^ Kim, Mi-ji (2017-07-13). '프듀2' 임영민X김동현 "유닛 프로젝트 가동…7월말 선공개"(V라이브) (in Korean). Xsportsmedia. Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  4. ^ Hwang, Mi-hyeon (2017-07-12). [단독] '프듀2' 임영민X김동현, 유닛 프로젝트 가동 "8월 데뷔" (in Korean). News 1 Korea. Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  5. ^ a b Lee, Min-ji (2017-07-25). MXM 임영민 김동현, 데뷔 싱글 타이틀은 워너원 이대휘 자작곡(공식) (in Korean). Newsen. Retrieved 2017-07-29.
  6. ^ a b c d e MXM으로 뭉친 임영민-김동현 "서로 다른 이미지? 시너지 자신" (in Korean). Yonhap News. 2017-07-27. Retrieved 2017-07-29.
  7. ^ a b Jeong, Jun-hwa (2017-08-18). "MXM 정식 데뷔"..임영민X김동현, 9월6일 첫 앨범 발매 (in Korean). Sports Chosun. Retrieved 2017-08-18. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "unmix02" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  8. ^ Han, Su-jin (2017-09-06). MXM, 첫 미니 트랙리스트 공개..9999 "임영민-김동현 프로듀서 면모 엿봐“. Herald Pop (in Korean). Herald Corporation. Retrieved 2017-09-06.
  9. ^ Jeon, Won (2017-07-21). 임영민X김동현, 브랜뉴 콘서트 참석 확정…버벌진트·산이와 한 무대 (in Korean). Xsportsmedia. Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  10. ^ "[퇴근길 신곡] MXM이 '다이아몬드걸'에게..블링블링 팬송 탄생".
  11. ^ "[DAY컷] "시크한 남자의 향기" 컴백 MXM, 콘셉트 이미지 공개".
  12. ^ "[Survey] MXM 화보집 프로젝트 설문 / MXM Photobook Project Survey (+★EVENT★)". www.makestar.co.
  13. ^ a b Gaon Weekly Album Chart:
    • "Unmix". Gaon Music Chart. September 2–9, 2017. Retrieved September 14, 2017.
    • "Match Up". Gaon Music Chart. January 7–13, 2018. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
    • "More Than Ever". Gaon Music Chart. August 12–18, 2018. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  14. ^ "2018년 8월 Album Chart. See #15". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association.
  15. ^ a b "週間 CDアルバムランキング 2017年09月18日付". Oricon Style (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved November 7, 2017. (Subscription required (help)).
  16. ^ "2017년 10월 Album Chart. See #19". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association.
  17. ^ "2018년 02월 Album Chart. See #17". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association.
  18. ^ Peak chart positions of MXM singles in Korea:
  19. ^ "Good Day - Single by MXM (BRANDNEWBOYS)". iTunes Store. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  20. ^ Cumulative sales for "Good Day" in South Korea:
  21. ^ 2017년 36주차 Download Chart [Week 36 of 2017 Download Chart]. Gaon Music (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 2017-09-14.
  22. ^ "Rematch - Single by MXM (BRANDNEWBOYS)". iTunes Store. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  23. ^ Peak chart positions of MXM singles in Korea:
  24. ^ Cumulative sales for "I Just Do" in South Korea:

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