On 17 November 2015, FHM announced on its website that it would be suspending publication.
The magazine began publication in 1985 in the UK under the name For Him Magazine and changed its title to FHM in 1994 when Emap Consumer Media bought the magazine, although the full For Him Magazine continued to be printed on the spine of each issue.
Circulation expanded to newsagents as a quarterly by the spring of 1987 and then monthly in 1994. It subsequently dominated the men's market and began to expand internationally, being published in 27 countries including Pakistan and India.
On 17 November 2015, FHM announced their intention to suspend publication alongside that of fellow men's magazine ZOO; the website is still updated online.
FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World
Each of FHM's international editions publish yearly rankings for the sexiest women alive based on public and editorial voting through the magazine's website. Dates of magazine issues, winners, ages of winners at the time of selection, and pertinent comments are listed below. The data below refer only to the British edition (the rankings for the international editions vary widely, with a large number of top-ranking women in a few editions not appearing at all in others).
|1995||Claudia Schiffer||25||First supermodel to have won the award|
|1996||Gillian Anderson||28||First winner voted for by the public|
|1997||Teri Hatcher||33||First woman over 30 to win the award|
|1999||Sarah Michelle Gellar||22|
|2001||32||First woman to win the award twice|
|2002||Anna Kournikova||22||First and only athlete to win the award|
|2003||Halle Berry||37||Oldest woman, first and only African-American woman to win the award|
|2005||Kelly Brook||25||First British winner|
|2006||Keira Knightley||21||Youngest winner|
|2008||Megan Fox||22||American actress|
|2009||Cheryl Cole||25||Singer from Girls Aloud|
|2011||Rosie Huntington-Whiteley||24||British actress|
|2012||Tulisa Contostavlos||23||British singer|
|2014||Jennifer Lawrence||23||American actress|
|2015||Michelle Keegan||27||Actress in Coronation Street|
FHM was published in the following territories.
|FHM Australia||Bauer Media Group|
|FHM Canada||Published between 1995 and 2007|
|FHM China||Trends Press|
|FHM France||1633 Publishing|
|FHM Holland||Free Media Group|
|FHM India||TCG Media Group|
|FHM Indonesia||MRA Media Group|
|FHM Malaysia||Astro Digital Publications Sdn Bhd|
|FHM Norway||Bonnier Group|
|FHM Philippines||Summit Media|
|FHM Portugal||Impresa Publishing (formerly Abril/controljornal, ceased publication on 25 February 2010)|
|FHM Romania||closed in August 2014|
|FHM Russia||Rodionov Publishing House|
|FHM Singapore||MediaCorp (defunct, now UpgradeMan)|
|FHM South Africa||Media24|
|FHM Taiwan||Taiwan Publishing Co.|
|FHM Thailand||Inspire Entertainment|
|FHM Turkey||Saffron Media|
|FHM UK||Bauer Media Group|
|FHM Hungary||Jessica Szekeres|