Real name: Майкл Холбрук Пенниман (Michael Holbrook Penniman)
Country: Great Britain
Carier start: 2008
Genre: Pop music Dance Rock music Relax Other
Mickey's music has been compared to David Bowie, to the Scissor Sisters, to Freddy Mercury, especially due to his vivid stage image, for which the singer was immediately credited as gay. Mika himself did not deny this, but did not confirm it either. Album "Life in Cartoon Motion" brought the singer a bunch of nominations for prestigious awards, as a result Mika became the owner of the Brit Award for Best Breakthrough. In addition, the disc climbed to the first places of the charts in a dozen European countries, and in Britain it became five times platinum (one and a half million copies sold).
One of Mika's most successful works was the video "Grace Kelly" - a fountain of childish joy captured on camera.
Mika did not rest on his laurels - and two years later he released his second album "The Boy Who Knew Too Much". This time the singer added a bit of "meat" to the pop sound. "This song sounds aggressive, in a good sense of the word," Mika told about the new single. - "We Are Golden", "here, as before, there is a children's choir, but here the kids are not singing with sweet voices, but screaming as much as they can" ... The hit single was followed by two more: "Blame It on the Girls" and "Rain". Although the success of the first album could not be repeated, Mika was again nominated for the Brit Awards, this time in the category "Best Solo Artist".
World Music Awards
2007 - Top Selling Debutant Artist
2007 - Top Selling Pop Rock Artist
2007 - UK Best Selling Artist
Vodafone Live Awards
2007 - Best Artist
2008 - Breakthrough of the Year in Britain
NRJ Music Awards
2008 - International opening of the year
2008 - Best International Debut
2008 - Best British Artist of the Year
2008 - Best British Album
Ivor Novello Awards
2008 - Songwriter of the Year
2008 - Best International Pop Artist