Mirror, Mirror M2M
Song Title: Mirror, Mirror
Date of release: 22nd of February 2000
Description: ” Mirror, Mirror ” is by M2M, who were Norwegian pop music duo. The duo made up of Marit Larsen, and Marion Raven was active from 1998 until 2002. Marit and Marion met when they were both five years old in a small town just outside of Norway’s capital, Oslo.
At the age of eight, they formed a music duo, calling themselves Hubba Bubba after the famous bubble gum produced by Wm. Wrigley Jr. in the 1980s. During that time, Marion Raven was learning to play the piano, and Marit Larsen was learning guitar.
A few years later they both performed in musicals like Annie, The Sound of Music, Bugsy Malone and the Wizard of Oz. The duo released a children’s Album using the name Marion & Marit in 1996 when Marit was 11 and Marion were 12. The Album was nominated for a Spellemannprisen ( a Norwegian music award presented to Norwegian musicians ) award.
In 1998 they changed their name to M2M and signed o Atlantic Records. M2M’s debut single, ” Don’t Say You Love Me “, released in 1999, reached number twenty-one on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and in their native Norway it peaked at number two. It was to be the duo’s biggest hit. They have notched up sales of over two million Albums.
” Mirror, Mirror ” was written by Dane DeViller ( producer ), Pam Sheyne and Sean Hosein ( producer ). Dane is a songwriter, composer and producer. He works as a session musician and writes scores for film, television and video games.
Dane has written and produced songs for many artists including Kelly Rowland, Jessica Simpson, 98 Degrees, LFO and Amy Grant. As a musician, he has performed and recorded with David Foster, Celine Dion, Ray Charles and Chicago.
Throughout his career, Dane’s work has sold more than forty-five million records worldwide. His film credits include Runaway Bride, Art of War 2, Blonde and Blonder and Kill Switch, the 2017 American-Dutch science fiction film starring Dan Stevens and Bérénice Marlohe.
Pam Sheyne is a British songwriter. During her successful career, Pam has written for Demi Lovato, Seal, Corrine Bailey Rae, Hayley Westenra, The Saturdays, The Backstreet Boys, Lindsay Lohan, Eternal and Christina Aguilera.
Pam co-wrote with David Frank the single ” Genie in a Bottle ” for Christina. The song, released on the 22nd of June 1999, topped the charts in 21 countries and sold over seven million copies worldwide. Pam has also written significant film end titles and songs for TV. Her combined sales are over 50 million.
Sean Hosein is a Canada based songwriter. He has sold over forty million records worldwide. He has worked with a wide variety of recording artists including Ellie Campbell, Peter Andre, Amy Grant, The Corrs, Jessica Simpson and Kelly Rowland.
In 2010, Sean formed Hitower Music with partner James Guttridge. Together they worked on the score for the 2012 western film, Dawn Rider, starring Donald Sutherland and Christian Slater. The movie was a remake of The Dawn Rider, a 1935 starring John Wayne.
” Mirror, Mirror ” was released by record label Atlantic ( Warner Music Group ) on the 22nd of February 2000 in the United States and on the 9th of May 2000 in Australia. The song was released as the second single from M2M’s debut Album, Shades of Purple.
The Album, released on the 7th of March 2000, had positive reviews from critics. Shades of Purple was a success for the do. In the United States it reached a peak of number eighty-nine on the Billboard 200 Chart, and in Norway, it peaked at number seven on the VG-Lista Chart. The Album has worldwide sales of over 1.5 million, and in the year 2000, it received a nomination for best pop Album at the Spellemannprisen awards.
The accompanying music video was directed by Matthew Rolston, the American director, creative director and photographer. Mathew is best known in the industry for his lighting techniques and attention to detail.
He has worked with the likes of Michael Jackson, Don Henley, Debbie Gibson, New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul, Janet Jackson, Marilyn Manson and Avril Lavigne. As a photographer, Mathew has conducted thousands of photo shoots, including over 100 covers for Rolling Stone magazine. He has also directed many advertising campaigns for top brands like L’Oreal, Revlon, Estée Lauder, Clairol, Levi’s, Pantene, Elizabeth Arden, Gap and Ralph Lauren.
” Mirror, Mirror ” was a commercial success for M2M. In the United States, the song reached a peak of number sixty-two on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, spending eighteen weeks on the chart there. It also reached number eighteen Hot Dance Singles Sales Chart.
The song didn’t chart in the United Kingdom but did in Australia, Canada and the Philippines.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: 62
UK Highest Chart Position: N/A
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 30, Canadian Singles Chart 13, Philippines Top 100 Songs 1
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Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/M2M