(NEWS) 170725 – “MXM Youngmin x Donghyun, WANNA ONE Daehwi – Woojin are ‘separate, but together”

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A representative stated, “The two songs on the debut single are songs that the four of them made for monthly evaluations during their trainee days.” And added, “For MXM’s debut, Lee Daehwi and Park Woojin happily expressed that they were okay with a song they participated in being used as a single.

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(ENG) 170724 – Youngmin + Donghyun talk about their pre-release tracks on V Live

Youngmin: “Since we’re coming from a hip-hop label called Brand New Music, it seems like a lot of people are anticipating it, so we want to show a bright image as an idol.”

Youngmin: “There are two songs coming out, one was composed personally by Donghyun and one was made by Daehwi. It’s a song we practiced together when we were trainees. We put it in because it fit well with this concept.”

Donghyun: “If I had to say something about my self-composed song, our PD-nim arranged it to sound more trendy. Besides our pre-release track, all of the tracks on our album are good. Please look forward to it a lot.”

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(NEWS) 170724 – ‘Produce 101 Season 2’ Im Youngmin x Kim Donghyun “Pre-release songs are self-composed by Kim Donghyun – Lee Daehwi”

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Youngmin: “Since we’re coming from a hip-hop called Brand New Music, it seems like a lot of people are anticipating it, so we want to show a bright image as an idol.”

Youngmin: “There are two songs coming out, one was composed personally by Donghyun and one was made by Daehwi. It’s a song we practiced together when we were trainees. We put it in because it fit well with this concept.”

Donghyun: “If I had to say something about my self-composed song, our PD-nim arranged it to sound more trendy. Besides our pre-release track, all of the tracks on our album are good. Please look forward to it a lot.”

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(NEWS) 170724 – Im Youngmin x Kim Donghyun, Reveals Logo for Unit ‘MXM’

Brand New Music’s trainees, Im Youngmin and Kim Donghyun, who have shown their face to the public through Mnet ‘Produce 101’ Season 2, have revealed the logo for their team, MXM, with their unit debut ahead on the 27th.

MXM has the aspiration of having two different charms meet to show a new charm and continue to grow forth. Their logo uses the letters M, X, M to form a diamond shape. Their simple yet elegant design leaves an impression.

A representative from Brand New Music explained, “The logo’s image has the meaning that Im Youngmin and Kim Donghyun meet together and are growing forth together. Also, the solidity of a diamond shows the team’s reliability. In many ways, it has the direction and image of MXM directly.” They added, “We are currently feeling the love and anticipation of fans towards MXM. We will do our best in order to meet that.”

MXM’s debut pre-release single will be revealed through all online music sites on the 27th at 6 PM.

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(NEWS) 170721 – ‘Produce 101 Season 2’ Im Youngmin – Kim Donghyun’s unit ‘MXM’, officially debuts the 27th (Official Statement)

Brand New Boys, Im Youngmin and Kim Donghyun, who were regretfully eliminated during Mnet ‘Produce 101 Season 2’, will be revealing their first debut single through online music sites on the 27th with their unit name of ‘MXM’.

Im Youngmin and Kim Donghyun’s unit name, ‘MXM (BRANDNEW BOYS)’ is an acronym for ‘MIX & MATCH’ along with ‘MORE X MORE’ and holds the meaning that they will combine the charms of the two members, Im Youngmin and Kim Donghyun, in order to show a new charm, and that they will continue to grow forth together. The anticipation grows as you can feel they have a different determination towards debuting even through their unit name.

After their unit debut article was released, a lot of fans’ attention went towards their activities, and you could see their amazing influence. As much as that is, you could feel that the attention towards their debut single will be heavier than that of any other rookie. It is also known that this debut single was worked on by Brand New Music’s head, Rhymer, along with all the hit producers under Brand New Music, so through Im Youngmin and Kim Donghyun’s unit project, you can check through the K-POP scene once more how Brand New Music’s spectrum doesn’t localize itself within simple hip-hop, but shows how wide and strong it is.

Brand New Music stated, “Youngmin and Donghyun really prepared this album with all their heart and soul for fans who have waited. Since we know the interest of fans all too well, we will work even harder in order for those two boys’ beginning to shine even more and for those two boys’ smiles to be even brighter.”

Their debut pre-release single, which will be the start for Im Youngmin and Kim Donghyun’s unit, ‘MXM’, will be released on the 27th at 6 o’clock through online music sites.

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(NEWS) 170720 – “End of trainee life” — Produce’s Brand New 4人, Signs Exclusive Contracts

All of the Brand New Music trainees from ‘Produce 101 Season 2’ have signed exclusive contracts with Brand New Music.

Lee Daehwi, Park Woojin, Im Youngmin, and Kim Donghyun, who appeared on Mnet ‘Produce 101 Season 2’ as trainees from Brand New Music, have recently signed exclusive contracts with Brand New Music.

During the ‘Produce 101 Season 2’ broadcasting period, Lee Daehwi, Park Woojin, Im Youngmin, and Kim Donghyun were signed under trainee contracts. However, after promotion profits starting to come in along with appearance pays for ‘Produce 101’, it has been confirmed that they have signed again with an exclusive contract. Differing from an exclusive contract, trainee contracts have no clause for profit distribution between the trainee and their company.

They have been mentioned prior as Brand New Music’s first boy group debut unit. Through this exclusive contract, Brand New Music have promised wholehearted support for Lee Daehwi, Park Woojin, Im Youngmin, and Kim Donghyun, who have now become official artists.

Lee Daehwi and Park Woojin are currently awaiting their debut in July after being picked as members for Wanna One while Im Youngmin and Kim Donghyun will be releasing a pre-release track as a hip-hop unit within the month. They are currently garnering interest as to what kind of activities they will show now that they have become Brand New Music artists.

Meanwhile, Brand New Music is a representative hip-hop label of South Korea that was set up by Rhymer in 2011. It is home to hip-hop artists such as Verbal Jint, SanE, MC Gree, and KittiB.

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(NEWS) 170720 – Brand New Music Reps “‘Produce 101 Season 2’ Im Youngmin is filming ‘Problematic Men’ today”

Mnet ‘Produce 101 Season 2’ Im Youngmin will be guesting on tvN’s ‘Problematic Men’.

A representative from his company, Brand New Music, revealed to OSEN on the 20th, “It is true that Im Youngmin is recording ‘Problematic Men’ today.”

During his appearance on ‘Produce 101 Season 2’, Im Youngmin had gained the hearts of national producers through his excelling skills. Although he did not make the final debut group, he was able to make his dream of debuting come true through a unit project this upcoming July.

Meanwhile, ‘Problematic Men’ have produced many sexy-brained idols such as Rap Monster (BTS) and Park Kyung (Block B), so we are anticipating Im Youngmin’s play.

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(NEWS) 170705 – Jeon Somi mentioning Daehwi + WANNA ONE in an interview

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Q: You recently came on ‘Produce 101 Season 2’ as a member of the audience and not a participant. I feel like it would have felt different for you.

Somi: The feeling was really strange. I couldn’t believe that I was there. I felt uncomfortable because it felt somewhat like I had to go on stage and at least do something.” Continue reading