Marcus & Martinus

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Marcus & Martinus
Marcus & Martinus live in Amsterdam.jpg
Background information
Also known as M&M
Born (2002-02-21) 21 February 2002 (age 16)
Elverum,[1] Norway
Origin Trofors, Norway
Genres Teen pop
Years active 2012–present
Labels Sony Music Norway
Associated acts
Website marcusandmartinus.com
Members Marcus Gunnarsen
Martinus Gunnarsen

Marcus & Martinus, sometimes known as M&M, is a Norwegian pop duo composed of twin brothers Marcus Gunnarsen and Martinus Gunnarsen (born 21 February 2002) from Trofors, Norway. They have released 3 albums.

Career[edit]

2012: Melodi Grand Prix Junior[edit]

In 2012 Marcus & Martinus were contestants on the eleventh season of Melodi Grand Prix Junior. It was held at the Oslo Spektrum in Oslo, Norway and was broadcast live by Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), hosted by Margrethe Røed and Tooji. They won the contest with the song "To dråper vann" (English: "Two Drops of Water").[2] The song peaked to number 8 on the Norwegian Singles Chart.

2015–2016: Hei & Together[edit]

On 23 February 2015, they released their debut studio album Hei (English: Hi). The album peaked at number 1 on the Norwegian Albums Chart in week 46 of 2015 (15 November 2015) after having charted for 35 weeks, the last 20 not leaving the top ten.[3] The album includes the single "Plystre på deg" (English: "Whistle at You"). On 24 July 2015, they released the single "Elektrisk" (English: "Electric"), featuring vocals from Katastrofe. The song peaked at number 3 on the Norwegian Singles Chart. On 25 September 2015, they released the single "Ei som deg" (English: "One Like You") with Inner Tier. The song peaked at number 15 on the Norwegian Singles Chart. On 6 November they released the second version of their album Hei, "Hei (Fan Special)" with the same songs and some extras, one of the extras is Elektrisk. In May 2016, the duo released three singles. The first, "Girls", featuring Madcon, debuted at number 1 in Norway[4] and became their second single to reach the top 100 in Sweden after "Elektrisk". The second and third, "Heartbeat" and "I Don't Wanna Fall in Love", followed just days after the release of "Girls" and debuted at numbers 21 and 37, respectively.[4] They followed up "Girls" with the singles "Light It Up" and "One More Second". In November 2016, they released their first English album titled Together. The album includes their hit songs "Girls", "Heartbeat", "Light It Up" and "One More Second". In the week after its release, Together debuted at number 1 in Norway and Sweden and number 6 in Finland. As the Young Talent Act of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Concert, they performed "Without You" and "Bae" at Telenor Arena in Norway on 11 December 2016 (2016-12-11).[5][6]

2017–present[edit]

On 13 May.[7] On 21 May 2017, they released the single "Like It Like It" alongside American rapper Silentó. On 1 July, they released the single "First Kiss". The same month, on 14 July, they performed on Swedish Crown Princess Victoria's 40th birthday with their own song written especially for her ("On This Day"). In late July, they released the single "Dance with You". On October 15, 2017, they released their single "Make You Believe in Love". The single reached 34th place in Norway and 47th place in Sweden. On 4 November, they released their single "One Flight Away". On 15 November they released their single "Never" On 17 November, they released a new album named Moments.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
NOR
[4]
AUT
[8]
BEL
(FL)

[9]
DEN
[10]
FIN
[11]
NLD
[12]
POL
[13]
SWE
[14]
Hei 1
Hei (Fan Spesial)
  • Released: 6 November 2015
  • Label: Sony Music Entertainment Norway
  • Format: Digital download, CD
1 2
Together[15]
  • Released: 4 November 2016
  • Label: Sony Music Entertainment Norway
  • Format: Digital download, CD
1 11 6 19 1
Moments
  • Released: 17 November 2017
  • Label: Sony Music Entertainment Norway
  • Format: Digital download, CD
1
[16]
51 173 3
[17]
2
[18]
98 49 1
[19]
"—" denotes an album that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
NOR
[4]
SWE
[14]
2012 "To dråper vann" 8 Hei
2013 "Leah"
2014 "Du"
"Smil"
2015 "Plystre på deg"
"Elektrisk"
(featuring Katastrofe)
3 8 Hei (Fan Spesial)
"Ei som deg"
(with Innertier)
10
"Alt jeg ønsker meg"
2016 "Girls"
(featuring Madcon)
1 40 Together
"Heartbeat" 21 61
"I Don't Wanna Fall In Love" 37
"Light It Up"
(featuring Samantha J)
9 23
"One More Second" 30 57
"Go Where You Go"
"Without You"
2017 "Bae" [A]
"Like It Like It"
(featuring Silentó)
16 48 Moments
"First Kiss" 15 52
"Dance with You" 40
[21]
48
"Make You Believe in Love" 34
[21]
47
"One Flight Away" 20 79
[22]
"Never"
(featuring Omi)
2018 "Remind Me" 40 63
[23]
Moments (Deluxe)
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Running time Note Ref.
2017 Sammen om drømmen (no) Themselves 86 min (1 hr, 26 min) Documentary for standard release [24]
Marcus & Martinus - Når barn blir popstjerner 44 min (0 hr, 44 min) Television documentary on TVNorge and DPlay [25]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role # of episodes Note Ref.
2016 MMnews Themselves 8 (Season 1) News satire on DPlay [26]
2017 Marcus & Martinus 6 (Season 1) Docuseries on TVNorge [27]

Tours[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organization Award Work Result Ref.
2017 Spellemannprisen '16 Årets Låt (Song of the Year) "Girls" Nominated
Årets Spellemann (Spellemann of the Year) Marcus & Martinus Won
2018 MAD Video Music Awards Best International Act Won [29]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Bae" did not enter the Swedish Singles Chart (Sverigetopplistan), but peaked to number 1 on the Sweden Heatseeker Songs.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Årets Spellemann til Elverums ukjente superstjerner
  2. ^ NRKSuper: Moro med tvillingbesøk (in Norway).
  3. ^ Verdens Gang, 15 November 2015, p. 38
  4. ^ a b c d Peak positions in Sweden:
  5. ^ Karianne Grindem (2016-10-19). "Marcus og Martinus til Nobelkonserten". 
  6. ^ "Young Talent Act - Marcus & Martinius - Nobel Peace Prize Concert". 2016-10-21. Archived from the original on 2016-12-20. 
  7. ^ NRK. "Marcus & Martinus leser stemmene fra Norge". 
  8. ^ "austriancharts.at – Discographie Marcus & Martinus". Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 November 2017. 
  9. ^ "ultratop.be – Discografie Marcus & Martinus". Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 November 2017. 
  10. ^ "Discography Marcus & Martinus". Danish Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 November 2016. 
  11. ^ "Discography Marcus & Martinus". Finnish Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 November 2016. 
  12. ^ "dutchcharts.nl – Discografie Marcus & Martinus". Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 November 2017. 
  13. ^ Peak chart positions for studio albums in Poland:
  14. ^ a b Peak positions in Sweden:
  15. ^ "Together by Marcus & Martinus on Apple Music". Apple Inc. Retrieved 29 October 2016. 
  16. ^ "VG-lista – Topp 40 Album uke 48, 2017". VG-lista. Retrieved 2 December 2017. 
  17. ^ "Hitlisten.NU – Album Top-40 Uge 47, 2017". Hitlisten. Retrieved 29 November 2017. 
  18. ^ "Musiikkituottajat - Tilastot - Suomen virallinen lista - Albumit". ifpi.fi. 
  19. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 25 November 2017.  Click on "Veckans albumlista".
  20. ^ Swedish Heatseekers Chart - 10 March 2017. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  21. ^ a b "VG-lista – Marcus & Martinus". VG-lista. Retrieved 5 August 2017. 
  22. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 11 November 2017. 
  23. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 3 February 2018. 
  24. ^ "Marcus & Martinus - Sammen om drømmen - 2017". Filmweb.no. 
  25. ^ "Marcus & Martinus - Når barn blir popstjerner - Serienytt". serienytt.no. 
  26. ^ "Forsiden - MMNews - Dplay". mm.dplay.no. 
  27. ^ "Marcus & Martinus får egen tv-serie". 
  28. ^ "OUR FIRST ARENA TOUR – TOGETHER TOUR - Marcus & Martinus". 16 October 2016. 
  29. ^ Marcus og Martinus vant internasjonal musikkpris

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