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Singer MIKA Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Singer MIKA Quick Info
Height 6 ft 3 in
Weight 87 kg
Date of Birth August 18, 1983
Zodiac Sign Leo
Eye Color
Dark Brown

MIKA is a Lebanese singer, songwriter, actor, and voice actor. His discography consists of multiple albums, tracks, and extended plays such as The Boy Who Knew Too MuchThe Origin of LoveLife in Cartoon MotionMy Name Is Michael HolbrookBig Girl (You Are Beautiful)No Place in HeavenDodgy Holiday EPSongs for SorrowThis Is the Sound of: MikaGrace KellyLollipopLove TodayRainHappy EndingWe Are GoldenUnderwater, Blame It on the Girls, Celebrate (ft. Pharrell Williams), Elle me dit, Boum Boum Boum, Popular Song (ft. Ariana Grande), Live Your Life, Stardust (ft. Chiara), Talk About YouIce Cream, Staring at the Sun, Wonderful Christmastime (with Kylie Minogue), Sound of an OrchestraTiny Love, Bella d’estate (ft. Michele Bravi), and Relax, Take It Easy.

Born Name

Michael Holbrook Penniman Jr.

Nick Names

Mika, Mica, Mika Penniman

Mika at the Rose Ball held in aid of the Princess Grace Foundation in March 2014
Mika at the Rose Ball held in aid of the Princess Grace Foundation in March 2014

Sun Sign

Leo

Born Place

Beirut, Lebanon

Residence

London, England, United Kingdom

Nationality

Lebanese and English

Education

Mika went to the Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle. However, he was severely bullied there and at the age of 12, he was homeschooled by his mother for about six to eight months.

Then, he got enrolled at St Philip’s School in Kensington.

Later, he got admission to the Westminster School. Finally, he got enrolled at the Royal College of Music. However, he dropped out early to focus on his debut studio album.

Occupation

Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Voice Actor

Family

  • Father – Michael Holbrook Penniman (Banker)
  • Mother – Joannie Penniman (Ran a small fashion label)
  • Siblings – Fortuné Penniman (Younger Brother), Yasmine Penniman (Sister) (Visual Artist and fashion designer), Zuleika Penniman (Sister), Paloma Penniman (Sister). Two of his sisters are older and one is younger.
  • Others – William Frederick Penniman III (Paternal Grandfather), Dorothy Dyar (Paternal Grandmother), John Mouakad (Maternal Grandfather), Odette Farah (Maternal Grandmother)

Manager

Mika has been represented by Machine Management, Talent Management Company, London, England, United Kingdom.

Genre

Pop, rock, glam rock, new wave

Instruments

Vocals, piano, and keyboards

Labels

Casablanca Records, Republic Records, Universal Music Group

Net Worth

His net worth had been $13 Million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.

Build

Slim

Height

6 ft 3 in or 191 cm

Weight

87 kg or 192 lbs

Girlfriend / Boyfriend / Spouse

Mika has dated –

  1. Katy Perry (2008) – Mika was reported to be going out with pop star Katy Perry in September 2008. They were pictured fooling around at the Serpentine Gallery’s summer party in London’s Hyde Park, which sparked these dating rumors. They even left the party together.
  2. Andreas Dermanis – He has been in a long-term relationship with filmmaker Andreas Dermanis.
Mika and Katy Perry at The Serpentine Gallery Summer Party in September 2008
Mika and Katy Perry at The Serpentine Gallery Summer Party in September 2008

Race / Ethnicity

White

On his mother’s side, he has Lebanese and Syrian ancestry, whereas, he is of English, Scottish, and distant Welsh descent on his father’s side.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Gay

In an interview with the London Evening Standard in March 2010, he said, “I consider myself label-less because I could fall in love with anybody – literally – any type, any body. I’m not picky.”

Later, he stated that he was gay in an August 2012 interview with the magazine Instinct.

Distinctive Features

  • Curly hair
  • Tall and lanky body
Mika at the Valentino 'Mirabilia Romae' haute couture collection in July 2015 in Rome
Mika at the Valentino ‘Mirabilia Romae’ haute couture collection in July 2015 in Rome

Brand Endorsements

Mika has appeared in a Peugeot commercial.

Best Known For

The commercial success of his studio album, Life in Cartoon Motion, which went on to sell more than 8 million records. He also bagged a Grammy nomination for the album.

First Album

In February 2007, he released his debut studio album, Life in Cartoon Motion.

First Film

In 2013, Mika made his first film appearance in a minor role in the French romantic movie, Obsessive Rhythms.

First TV Show

In 2007, Mika made his TV show debut on the music show, Vodafone TBA as himself.

Mika Favorite Things

  • BooksWhite Teeth by Zadie Smith, and Brick Lane by Monica Ali
  • Songs – Everywhere (By Fleetwood Mac), Singing In The Rain (By Gene Kelly), Loser (By Beck), Don’t Wait Too Long (By Madeleine Peyroux), Iko Iko (By The Dixie Cups), Everybody’s Talkin’ (By Harry Nilsson), All Good Things (By Nelly Furtado), Missionary Man (By Eurythmics), Non Je Ne Regrette Rien (By Édith Piaf), This Song Has No Title (By Elton John)

SourceTelegraph, IMDb

Mika at the Ray-Ban Rooms at Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time in June 2015
Mika at the Ray-Ban Rooms at Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time in June 2015

Mika Facts

  1. When he was just one year old, his family had to leave Lebanon due to the civil war. His family had to hide in their residential building’s basement due to shelling, which one day blew out the wall of his sister’s bedroom.
  2. When he was 9 years old, his family left Paris and moved to London. Paris had served as their second home for nearly 8 years.
  3. He was often expelled out of private schools while in London due to his family’s inability to pay fees on time due to dire financial conditions. However, they were against enrolling him in a state school as they believed he would struggle there.
  4. While growing up, his nickname was Mica and he decided to replace ‘c’ with ‘k’ for his stage name as he believed all the lines and angles in his name were straight and sharp angles while the letter ‘c’ was the weak link.
  5. For his demo, he had created a hand-bound book with art in it. He had interviewed himself for the demo and had even got a photoshoot done for his demo.
  6. Apart from English, he can speak Spanish, French, and Italian fluently. He also has limited command over languages like Arabic and Mandarin.
  7. In his teenage years, he also used to write what type of lighting would be at his shows along with his songs. He used to dance around in his room imagining he was on stage.
  8. In March 2010, the French government honored him with the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier (Knight)) for his achievement as a musician and singer.
  9. By the age of 7, he had written his first song, Angry, which was a piano instrumental.
  10. While growing up, he also took musical training from Alla Ardakov (Ablaberdyeva), who is a reputed Russian opera professional.
  11. In earlier several interviews, he had refused to put a label on his sexuality and even hinted at being bisexual in some of them.
  12. His song titled Grace Kelly has been named after Academy Award-winning American film and stage actor and Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly.
  13. He provided vocals to the character of Mustafa, a foreign poet, painter, and political activist being held under house arrest, in the French version of the 2014 animated drama film The Prophet (full title: Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet).

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