Mika is a British artist born in Beirut, Lebanon and originating from London in England. A renowned pop rock artist, he has been active since 2006 and has carved a niche for himself amongst fans of music. He is a spectacular singer, an accomplished songwriter and a masterful musician who plays the keyboards and piano. Playing music that combines various flavors of pop and rock, many have bought Mika tickets and gone on to enjoy his concerts. His music has been released by a number of record labels including Casablanca, Festival Mushroom, Island, Universal Music and Polydor.
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Mika was born in Lebanon and at the age of one, moved to Paris with his family. He learned to play the piano at a young age, first learning how to play Joe Dassin’s Les Champs-Elysees. He then went on to write his own songs, his first at the age of seven. Two years later, he moved to London with his family where he studied at the Lycee Francais Charles de Gaulle. Due to bullying, he was home schooled by his mother for several months, joining the St Philip’s School later.
At a young age, Mika distinguished himself in music, first as the head of the school choir. He studied at the Royal College of Music after which he started working on his first album, recorded as Casablanca Records. In 2006, he released his debut single, “Relax, Take It Easy”. This received a lot of airplay in the UK, on channels such as BBC Radio 1. It was ranked as Record of the Week. His next release was the Dodgy Holiday EP, released as a download on iTunes.
In 2007, Mika was ranked as one of the top artists on the BBC Sound of 2007 poll. He released a song titled as “Grace Kelly” through Universal Music which ranked first on the UK Singles Chart in 2007. The same year, he released his first album titled as Life in Cartoon Motion. This album was the subject of much critical acclaim and was also commercially successful. Its music has been compared to the work of artists such as Elton John, Grace Kelly, Freddie Mercury, Prince, Robbie Williams, Scissor Sisters and David Bowie. Following the release of this album, he performed a number of concerts where many who had bought cheap Mika tickets watched him perform.
Mika also made waves in the US where he appeared on shows such as Jimmy Kimmel Live, So You Think You Can Dance and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, in 2007 and 2008. He toured the US, supported by Natalia Lesz and Sara Bareilles, following up with a Europe tour labeled the Dodgy Holiday Tour. He received several awards, including the BRIT Award for the Best British Breakthrough Artist. In 2009, he released his next studio album, labeled as The Boy Who Knew Too Much. This album was recorded in Los Angeles and its singles ranked high on the charts.
His latest album is Origin of Love, released in 2012. His second album alone has sold over five and a half million copies. He has received Grammy Award nominations and has won BRIT Awards, World Music Awards and the BBC Sound of 2007 Award, amongst others. As an artist, he is a marvel who needs to be seen live for a spectacular display of pop rock music, by buying Mika tickets. This is bound to be an experience that is unforgettable and worth a lifetime.
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