Born 18 August 1983.

UK-based pop singer

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Pop superstar Mika chats to Sir Terry on 'Weekend Wogan'.

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Mika (born Michael Holbrook Penniman, Jr.; 18 August 1983), stylized as MIKA, is a Lebanese-British singer-songwriter.

After recording his first extended play, Dodgy Holiday, Mika released his first full-length studio album, Life in Cartoon Motion, on Island Records in 2007. Life in Cartoon Motion 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. In 2006, Mika started up his company, Dodgy Holiday Tours Limited. Two years later Mika released his second extended play, Songs for Sorrow, of which limited edition copies are now sold out worldwide. In 2009 Mika released his second studio album, The Boy Who Knew Too Much. Finishing his worldwide tour, Mika recorded his third album, The Origin of Love, stating it would be "more simplistic pop, less layered than the last one". The album was released internationally on 16 September 2012 and in the UK on 8 October 2012.

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  1. Review of The Origin of Love

    The Origin of Love 2012

    Reviewed by Tom Hocknell
    The Brit winner’s third album features an array of ace tracks.
  2. Review of The Boy Who Knew Too Much

    The Boy Who Knew Too Much 2009

    Reviewed by Mike Diver
    Too schizophrenic of design to successfully sell its positives.
  3. Review of Life In Cartoon Motion

    Life In Cartoon Motion 2007

    Reviewed by Lizzie Ennever
    Mika is Mika, and that's all there is to it.
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