“I wanted to publish a song that could make you cry and dance at the exact time.” MIKA responses, “A music to make the earth, in all its harshness, sense better. A thing that will constantly be there to consolation you. I wrote this for you, as you hear in your room, or in a club: it isn’t going to subject it is just about you.”
Up coming up, he will co-host the world-renowned Eurovision Song Contest. For the duration of the Eurovision Finale on Could 14, he’ll supply what guarantees to be an unforgettable effectiveness of his hits and his first general performance of the new one “YO YO.” to an worldwide viewers envisioned to exceed 180 million folks. Be absolutely sure to tune in!
MIKA lately concluded a sold out North American Tour, which culminated on two seismic turns at Coachella.
MIKA, recognised for his vivid and multi-octave melodies and classically properly trained voice, uses audio to unite a local community, in particular to connect with those who sense like they are outsiders. His physique of function is impressed by own ordeals as coming of age and as a boy or girl, when songs was his only source of hope. Past year, MIKA’s viral Grace Kelly challenge, which has just about 40 million sights on TikTok, perfectly displays his magical capability to generate area for individuals to share their truth of the matter, employing the electric power of new music to evoke empathy. MIKA delivers himself to almost everything he does.
Born Michael Holbrook Penniman Jr. in 1983 as the third of five young children, MIKA started vocal classes at seven years old. Studying to perform piano and create songs even though exhibiting otherworldly vocal variety, MIKA speedily turned a younger virtuoso. MIKA’s musical achievements began with the release of his strike single, “Grace Kelly.” The solitary was highlighted on his debut album, Everyday living In Cartoon Motion, which went straight to #1 in the Uk and 11 other nations around the world, heading on to provide in excess of 8.3 million copies around the globe and racking up an outstanding 2.8 billion streams.
Since his debut he has produced 4 other full-length albums, selling millions of copies: The Boy Who Knew Too Much, The Origin of Adore, No Place In Heaven. and My Title Is Michael Holbrook. In addition, MIKA has not only won a Brit Award for British Breakthrough Act, but he has also been nominated for Grammys, MTV Europe Music Awards, Funds Radio Awards and Entire world Tunes Awards. On top of that, his RAI 2 primetime wide range display “Stasera Casa Mika” won the prestigious Rose D’or Award for Greatest Leisure Sequence in 2017. Also, he has been a mentor on France’s The Voice and a judge on XFactor Italia for 6 several years and has hosted his personal BBC2 Radio clearly show “The Art of Track.”
Next the devastating explosion in Beirut, Lebanon in 2020, MIKA resolved to honour his Lebanese heritage by organizing an online charity concert in guidance of the victims of the blast. ‘I Really like Beirut’ showcased visitor performances from all-around the environment together with Kylie Minogue, Rufus Wainwright, Salma Hayek, Mashrou Leila, Laura Pausini and Dana Paola. The outcome was a genuinely breathtaking movie with admirers tuning in from a report-breaking 106 nations around the world around the globe and increasing a staggering full of in excess of €1m for charity.
MIKA has also labored with globe renowned composer and conductor Simon Leclerc to perform orchestral variations of his several hits in Montreal, Como and most not long ago 2 sold out reveals in October 2021 at the Philharmonie de Paris in France.
Just after the strangest 18+ months in dwelling memory, MIKA appears forward to staying back on the stage in 2022. Through the mind-set, electrical power and movement of MIKA’s studied pop general performance he provokes this feeling of magic. “It is the form of hazardous vitality where by everything is feasible,” he suggests.