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    M2M

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    Genre:Rock, Pop
    Rank:698 history »
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    5.0/5 from 4 users
    Albums:3
    Songs:45

    Most Popular Songs (more)

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    2,876 4.0/5
    Pretty Boy (Mandarin) lyrics
    2Eg Elskar Deg (I Love You) lyrics
    3Do You Know What You Want lyrics
    4Payphone lyrics
    5Is You lyrics
    6Eventually lyrics
    7Our Song lyrics
    8
    4.2/5
    Don't Say You Love Me lyrics
    9
    5.0/5
    Everything You Do lyrics
    10Wanna Be Where You Are lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

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    4,085 4.0/5
    The Day You Went Away: The Best of M2M [2003]
    2
    8,323 5.0/5
    The Big Room [2002]
    3
    5.0/5
    Shades Of Purple [2000]

    Biography

    Marit Elisabeth Larsen and Marion Elise Ravn were born in the early eighties in a small Norwegian town called L𲥮skog. The two met at the age of five and became friends when they realized they shared a very similar interest: music. Marion had begun taking lessons in piano as a child and formed a pretend band called Hubba Bubba with Marit and her other friends. As young teenagers, Marit and Marion seperated from their friends and went to record their first album in Norway. It was a thematic album, meant for children. The album turned out to be a surprinsing hit and was even nominated for a Norwegian grammy. After their mediocre success, Marit and Marion began to write their own fresh breed of pop songs.

    At the age of thirteen, Marion created her first song on her piano, the soft romantic ballad, Girl In Your Dreams. It was meant for a boy who wrote her heart in school. As soon as the managers from a recording label called Atlantic Records heard of Marit and Marion, they dediced to give them a shot at stardom and sign them. Marit and Marion headed off to the United States, for the first time, to record their debut album, which they decided to call, Shades Of Purple. Before the release of Shades of Purple, Marit and Marion needed to come forth to the public with a catchy and clever band name. They ran a contest on the internet at Alloy.com, asking fans to come up with a name for them. A girl on the site suggested the name, M2M. Favoring the name and so, Marit and Marion became M2M.

    It was late summer of 1999 when Atlantic Records decided to bring M2M into the people's view. They released M2M's first single, Don't Say You Love Me, as the first single off of the popular Pokemon: The First Movie soundtrack. It became a huge top 40 hit and the marked only the beginning for M2M. In March of 2000, M2M released Shades Of Purple for the world to hear. Billboard acclaimed it the soundtrack of the spring and summer of 2000. After the first single, Don't Say You Love Me came the follow-up hits, Mirror Mirror, Pretty Boy, Everything You Do, The Day You Went Away, and Girl In Your Dreams. It wasn't too long until M2M became a huge hit even in Asia. Their trilingualism made them popular in the orient (especially in the Philippines, where they are most popular as they released several songs sung in Mandarin such as "Pretty Boy". However, they did not record a Mandarin version of their hit "The Day You Went Away"; Taiwanese singer Cyndi Wang recorded her own version instead. In order to further promote the album, M2M toured in many different places around the world, as well as opening for the popular band, Hanson. They also played a gig on the tv show, One World.

    Two years later, the duo returned with a more mature, less pop-oriented sound. M2M released their anticipated 2002 sophomore album, The Big Room. It unveiled a much more elaborate and edgier side of M2M.I n two years, their voices had changed, especially Marion's. The first rock-sounding single, Everything was a great way to justify M2M's drastic change in style and music. After Everything came What You Do About Me, Wanna Be Where You Are, and Don't. In the summer of 2002, M2M became the brief opener for singer Jewel's 2002 summer tour. Rocking the stages, M2M proved themselves to the audience, as well as the rest of the world, to be the most original, gorgeous, and talented girls in the business.

    In 2002, while on tour with Jewel, M2M was dropped by Atlantic Records, who cited a lack of record sales, although the album did do well in Norway, Asia, and Australia. Marion was later offered a new contract and released her first album, Here I Am, in June 2005. Marit attended the University of Oslo during her hiatus and released her solo debut album, Under the Surface, in March 2006. On March 31, 2006, it became official that, in less than a month, Larsen's album became a certified gold record after selling over 20,000 copies in Norway. Since launching their solo careers, both members have reached #1 on the Norwegian singles chart - Marit for "Don't Save Me" and Marion (alongside Meat Loaf) for "It's All Coming Back To Me Now" - something that was never accomplished by M2M as a duo.

    They are now known as Marion Raven and Marit Larsen.

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