Michael Holbrook Penniman Jr., known by his stage name Mika, is a Lebanese-born British recording artist and singer-songwriter. After recording his first extended play, Dodgy Holiday, Mika was named the number-one predicted breakthrough act of 2007 in an annual BBC poll of music critics, Sound of 2007. Mika released his first full-length studio album, Life in Cartoon Motion, on Island Records in 2007, which sold more than 5.6 million copies worldwide and helped Mika win a Brit Award—winning Best British Breakthrough act, and receive a Grammy Award nomination. He topped the UK Singles Chart in January 2007 with "Grace Kelly". He has since gone on to record four more studio albums, as well as serve as judge/mentor on both the French version of The Voice and the Italian version of X Factor. Mika has also starred in his own television variety show in Italy, Stasera Casa Mika, which won the 2017 Rose d'Or Award for Entertainment.
|Born:||Michael Holbrook Penniman Jr, August 18, 1983, Beirut, Lebanon|
|Other names:||Mica/Mika Penniman|
|Citizenship:||United Kingdom, United States|
|Occupation:||Singer, songwriter, actor|
|Website:||Mika (singer)'s Official site|
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English pop singer known for his platinum-selling album Life in Cartoon Motion. He was nominated for a Grammy Award for "Love Today" in 2008.
He was trained in opera at the Royal College of Music as a teenager.
He has been nominated for five BRIT Awards in his career and took home the British Breakthrough Act Award in 2008.
He has two older sisters, one younger brother, and one younger sister. He is openly gay, confirming his sexuality in 2012 with Instinct magazine.
He featured Pharrell Williams in his song "Celebrate."
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- English tenors
- LGBT musicians from England
- World Music Awards winners
- Transcendental Meditation practitioners
- Brit Award winners
- Ivor Novello Award winners
- LGBT songwriters
- Chevaliers of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
- Alumni of the Royal College of Music
- Singers from London