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February 6th, 2007 at 05:48am
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Early life
Mika was born in Beirut, Lebanon to a Lebanese mother and an American father. When he was very young, his family was forced to leave war-torn Lebanon, and they moved to Paris. They moved to London when he was nine years old, where he attended the Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle, Westminster School and the Royal College of Music.


Musical career
His public performances and jobs have varied from classical performances in the Royal Opera House, writing in-flight music for British Airways and creating an Orbit Chewing Gum advertisement theme tune. He appeared on BBC Radio 1 in September 2006, and on The Friday Night Project on 20 January 2007.

In January 2007 he came top of a BBC website's Sound of 2007 poll.

His first single was a limited 7"/download release called "Relax, Take It Easy" (2006), which features the melody of "(I Just) Died in Your Arms" by Cutting Crew. It was playlisted by BBC Radio 1 in the United Kingdom, and was also made 'Record of the Week' by DJ Scott Mills. The Dodgy Holiday EP is also available for download. His song "Billy Brown" was available for free download for a week from the iTunes Music Store.

Universal Music released his single "Grace Kelly" by digital download on 8 January 2007, and it reached number one on the UK Singles Chart on 21 January 2007. The CD, 12", and limited edition 7" versions are to be released on 29 January 2007. The release features remixes by Tom Neville, Bimbo Jones, Linus Loves, and Pull Tiger Tail.

Produced and mixed by Greg Wells in Los Angeles, Mika's début album Life in Cartoon Motion was released on February 5, 2007, and has brought comparison with artists such as Freddie Mercury, George Michael, Scissor Sisters, Rufus Wainwright, and Elton John.

His band consists of Martin Waugh (guitars, backing vocals), Michael Choi (bass, backing vocals), Cherisse Osei (drums) and Luke (last name unknown; keyboards).


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The album "Life in Cartoon Motion" is actually the first album that's really bowled me over in quite a while. There are definitely Queen influences, but it's a bit more dance-based on some tracks. Definitely worth looking into.

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February 6th, 2007 at 07:09am
i love his song grace kelly, but i haven't been able to hear anything else.
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February 6th, 2007 at 07:16am
If you go on his myspace he's got a few songs up, and an album sampler.
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February 6th, 2007 at 12:34pm
LMFAO I love Grace Kelly Image
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February 6th, 2007 at 12:59pm
I love him.
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February 6th, 2007 at 03:12pm
I love him. I've only heard billy brown & grace kelly but still, i love the songs i've heard. : D
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February 10th, 2007 at 10:59pm
OMG grace Kelly has been in my head for like a month!
i still havent decided weather i like it or not
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February 11th, 2007 at 11:34am
I saw some performance on TV the other day. It was rather good Cool

Reminds me kinda of the scissor sisters.
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February 12th, 2007 at 09:44am
I like him.

I love Take It Easy and Grace Kelly.

Mika Trivia- his Drummer, Cherisse, was in a bad called The Faders. They released a single called 'No Sleep Tonight'
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February 12th, 2007 at 03:24pm
Oh I remember the faders! I didn't know she was his drummer.

She bum bounces though, so she's gonna do her back in.
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February 12th, 2007 at 03:48pm
I'ma gonna get that album!
it's not usually my kinda stuff, but it makes my ears happy =]
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February 12th, 2007 at 04:02pm
Yeah, it is a very feel good album. I haven't stopped listening to it AT all.

I've become a bit OMGAH with the whole thing.
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February 13th, 2007 at 05:32pm
I haven't really heard much of MIka's music, but I really like "Grace Kelly."
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February 22nd, 2007 at 01:42am
I have only heard the song Grace Kelly, But I really, realtl like it
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February 22nd, 2007 at 03:29am
Grace Kelly is catchy Laughing
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February 22nd, 2007 at 04:19pm
I think there's better songs on the album, but that's my personal opinion, just depends what you're into. I love Grace Kelly though, but you do need to listen to like EVERY song cos they're all brilliant.
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February 22nd, 2007 at 10:09pm
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Grace Kelly is catchy Laughing
I know. xD It's always stuck in my head.

Well, I really like it. I might have to buy/download the album sometime soon.
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February 23rd, 2007 at 06:11am
I'm totally in LOVE with Mika!
my personal fave is Love Today because it makes me soo happy.
But I love all of his songs. He's really tallented
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February 23rd, 2007 at 10:19am
Guerellie.:
Reminds me kinda of the scissor sisters.

Me too, a bit, because of the high voice.
But reminds me more of The Darkness.

Grace Kelly is an amazing song, haven't heard any others of him yet.
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February 23rd, 2007 at 10:49am
For those that haven't heard all his songs, go to his myspace and he's got love today, relax and grace kelly up at the moment, as well as a sampler from a few songs on his album.

www.myspace.com/mikamyspace
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