August 18, 1983 in Beirut, Lebanon
Trivia Fact About Mika:
Before becoming a mainstream act, one of Mika’s greatest musical accomplishments was writing and producing an Orbit Chewing Gum jingle.
Due to war, Mika’s family had to flee Lebanon when he was a very young child. Going through a difficult time filled with confusion and change, Mika became highly introverted. At the age of nine he dropped out of school for a time, and it was then that he began to turn to music as a refuge.
Mika's Musical Upbringing:
Once Mika discovered music, he became determined to make it his life. For years, the boy enlisted a vocal coach, all the time teaching himself to play the piano and write music. Eventually, Mika became proficient enough to perform in some London-area opera houses. He also wrote and produced jingles and in-flight music for British Airways.
Quote From Mika:
From Mika's official website:
“My musical tastes have become more eclectic as I’ve gotten older, but I'm always going back to great artist songwriters, people who make great records to their own vision.”
#1 Pop Hit:
After being selected by British music critics as the most promising new artist for 2007, Mika’s first single “Grace Kelly”topped the UK singles chart in January. His first album Life In Cartoon Motion hit UK stores in February, and was set for a March release for the US.