Michael Holbrook Penniman Jr., known as MIKA, is a famous English singer. He was born in Lebanon but when he was six months his family and he moved to Paris. They stayed there until Mika was 11 years old; since then, they’ve lived in London.
He is the third of 5 sons; he has three sisters, Yasmine, Zuleika and Paloma, and a brother, Fortunè.
They are a great family and it’s been the love of his family that made him overcome difficult moments. In fact, Mika has had a terrible childhood. He was often laughed at by other students because he was “weird”. He loved being different, he loved wearing extravagant clothes; he loved being free and just being himself.
Since he was a child, he was fond of music. At the age of 11 he took part in one of the most famous opera orchestras. Then thanks to Myspace, he released his first song, Grace Kelly. Since then, his career began
His debut was 10 years ago, on 29th January 2007 when he released his first album “Life in Cartoon Motion”.
The most famous songs of that album are Grace Kelly, Relax Take It Easy, Happy Ending and Lollipop. In my opinion, the best song is Happy Ending, it has meaningful lyrics and is a very emotional song!
The second album is “The boy who knew too much”. It’s an album with a lot of beautiful songs, but if I had to choose my best favourite, I’d choose Kick Ass (we are young).
The third album is “The origin of love”, maybe my best favourite. It’s completely different from the others because it’s the most romantic. The most beautiful songs are Underwater, Stardust and The origin of love. In my opinion the best duo he has done is with Chiara Galiazzo, the winner of Xfactor 2012. They sang a wonderful song : Stardust.
The latest album is “No place in heaven”. The best songs are Good Guys, Beautiful disaster, Staring at the sun and Talk about you. My favourite is Beautiful disaster where he sings with one of the most famous italian rapper, Fedez.
10 things which makes Mika special:
- He’s gay;
- He suffers from dislexia;
- He wrote his first “song” when he was 6;
- He has been engaged to a boy called Andy for 8 years;
- The song “Love today” is dedicated to a prostitute;
- He gave his first kiss on a river;
- His sister Paloma had a terrible accident when he was child;
- Her mother follows him in tour;
- He has learned Italian in a very short time;
- He has a BIG HEART!
So guys, there are too many things to say about MIKA and, if I had to tell you all, 100 pages wouldn’t be enough! So I must stop here! But, by the way, I haven’t told you the most important thing: I saw him in two live concerts and I met him twice.
I’ll show you some pics…
I still can’t believe it, but it was all true. They were the best days of my life and I’ll never forget them. So, that’s all! I hope I haven’t bored you and that you liked this post. Till next time!
Do you like Mika? Have you ever heard any of his songs? What is your favourite song by Mika? Would you like to meet him?