Mika Trivia



  • Mika
    • Famous as : Pop/rock singer
    • Birth Name : Michael Holbrook Penniman Jr.
    • Birth Date : August 18, 1983
    • Birth Place : Beirut, Lebanon
    • Spouse : -
    • Claim to Fame : Single "Grace Kelly" (2007)

Trivia

  • Voted 8th in GQ U.K. Magazine's poll of Worst-Dressed Men in Britain 2008.
  • Assisted U.S. TV Series 'Ugly Betty' in 2007 by changing the verse of his song 'Big Girl (You are Beautiful)' to 'Hey Betty (You are Beautiful)'.
  • His charting single "Grace Kelly" was placed at #8 in Onepoll's Most Irritating Songs of All Time in June 2007.
  • His song "Love Today" was featured in Motorola commercial in 2007.
  • Modeled for Paul Smith for his global spring/summer 2007 advertising campaign.
  • Was on the top list of a BBC website's Sound of 2007 poll in January 2007.
  • Participated in the Royal Opera House's 1998 production of Vaughan Williams's "The Pilgrim's Progress."
  • Song "Relax, Take It Easy" contained the melody of Cutting Crew's "(I Just) Died in Your Arms."
  • His debut album "Life In Cartoon Motion" dealt with his transition from childhood up to the time he released the record.
  • Admires Prince, Harry Nilsson, Elton John, and Michael Jackson for making "amazing pop records that couldn't be performed by anybody else."
  • His past songwriting job included jingles for British Airways and Orbit Chewing Gum.
  • Wrote his first song he named "Angry" at age seven.
  • Suffered from dyslexia which made him unable to read musical notes.


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