M was English singer Robin Scott's briefly active musical collaboration in the late 1970s and early 1980s. They played new wave and synthpop, and are most known for their 1979 hit "Pop Muzik", which reached #2 in the UK Singles Chart in May 1979, and #1 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart on 3 November 1979. Other members of M at one time or another included Wally Badarou, Mark King, and Phil Gould, the latter two of whom were later to become original members of Level 42 and the former of whom would also become heavily involved with Level 42 as an unofficial member/producer.
In 1978, Scott re-christened himself 'M' and recorded the single "Moderne Man," which flopped. However, M's next release, "Pop Muzik," was an instant classic; it featured support from Roogalator bassist Julian Scott (Robin's brother), keyboardist Wally Badarou, programmer John Lewis, and backing vocalist, Brigit Novik (Scott's wife). Demand for an album was met by New York • London • Paris • Munich, which added woodwind player Gary Barnacle and drummer Phil Gould to M's backing band.
M had three other singles that achieved a chart entry in the UK, "Moonlight and Muzak" (#33 in December 1979), "That's the Way the Money Goes" (#45 in March 1980) and "Official Secrets" (#64 in November 1980). M released three studio albums throughout their career: New York • London • Paris • Munich in 1979, The Official Secrets Act in 1980, and Famous Last Words in 1981 which was never released in the UK. A fourth album, Robin Scott with Shikisha, was recorded in 1984, but was not released until 1998.
M's first single "Moderne Man" was later remixed with "Satisfy Your Lust", the B-side of "That's the Way the Money Goes", and appeared as a medley on their album New York • London • Paris • Munich. The original single releases appeared on the 1997 CD re-release. A remixed version of "Pop Muzik" was played before each concert of U2's PopMart Tour.
Only a 1989 remix of "Pop Musik" returned the name of M to the charts. Meanwhile, Scott worked with Ryûichi Sakamoto on two albums and recorded an album with African artists. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.
There is more than one artist with this name:
1) "M" is the name of a pop band from the '70s and '80s, fronted by singer/songwriter Robin Scott.
2) "M" is Mathieu Chedid, a french singer born in 1971. For more, see also "-M-" for an alternate labelling convention.
3) "M" (이민우/Lee Minwoo/Minwoo) is a South Korean pop/r 'n b singer. He is also a part of the longest running boyband in South Korea, "Shinhwa".
4) "M" was a German Dancefloor-Project consisting of producers Joachim Muno and Udo Niebergall. They had 2 club-hits in the '90s, "Razzia" & "Pili Pili 96".
5) "M" is the established performance pseudonym for jazz singer M. Nahadr, of "La Vie en Rose", "Madwoman: a Contemporary Opera", and "Cowboy Bebop".
6) "M" is David Pajo of "Papa M", "Ariel M", and has also released material under just "M".
7) "M" is Michael Gray, 50% of "Full Intention".
8) "M" is a rock band hailing from Japan. Their music can be considered part of the "angura kei" movement and they have a similar sound to another Japanese rock band by the name "ムック". Most fans tag them as Ｍ but the correct tag still is "M".
9) "M." is an Artist from the US. His music is mostly Electronic, Dance, House, Techno, Trance, Euro, New Age and New Wave. He is internet famous with thousands of fans on Facebook and Twitter. He has donated most of his earnings to many charities. Songs such as "It's Brand New Day, Not Happy, Where Did Love Go, Desire and Ecstasy" have become such underground classics. He also goes by the stage name M²X (Be Blunt, Big Bad Wolf) and M²A (More Than A Woman, Fish On The Runway, Release Da Beast, Are You A Good Bitch). With 24+ Tracks available on every online distribution system, countless VJ's on youtube, 18 websites and blogs you can find him anywhere under the "duzkiss" name. M.'s future album's "Me, Myself and I" and "The World According to M." are being released in 2012.
10) "m" is an indietronica/electronic trio from Belarus. They released the first EP "Glimpse Idea" in 2011.
11) "M" is a Japanese rapper
1) "M" is the name of Robin Scott's musical collaboration which had a hit with "Pop Muzik", reaching No. 1 in the US on November 3, 1979, and No. 2 in the UK charts in April 1979. Other members of "M" at one time or another included Mark King, Brigit Novik, Wally Badarou and Phil Gould, who were later to become "Level 42".
Although often listed or tagged as "one hit wonders", M had three other singles that achieved a chart entry in the UK, "Moonlight and Muzak" (#33 in December 1979), "That's the Way the Money Goes" (#45 in March 1980) and "Official Secrets" (#64 in November 1980).
"M" released three studio albums throughout their career: "New York • London • Paris • Munich" in 1979, "The Official Secrets Act" in 1980, and "Famous Last Words " in 1981 (which was never released in the UK). A fourth album, "Robin Scott with Shikisha", was recorded in 1984, but was not released until 1998.
2009 saw the release of two remix albums - "Pop Muzik - The Remix Album" and "Pop Muzik 30th Anniversary Remixes" - to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of "Pop Muzik".
2) "Lee Min Woo" (born July 28, 1979) is a backup-singer and member of the Korean boyband "Shinhwa". Lee first started his solo act in 2003 when his band was on hiatus. He has since released three successful studio albums. As a solo artist, Lee changed his stage name to "M".
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