MIKA releases album "My Name Is Michael Holbrook"




Republic Records

“[MIKA] makes emphatically clear the good guys are right here among us — sometimes, it just takes a bit of self-rediscovery to find them.” — Rolling Stone

“His Boldest Record Yet” — Billboard

“The artist best known for his flamboyant glam-pop confections has moved beyond those early comparisons to the Bee Gees and Freddie Mercury, producing a new record that feels like a new beginning, a chance to get to know the 36-year-old Beirut-born singer as he gets to know himself.” — NewNowNext

My Name Is Michael Holbrook, the new album from global pop superstar MIKA, is out today via Republic Records.

Listen BELOW. This is the fifth studio album from the platinum-selling artist, dubbed a “Playful yet provocative alt-pop sensation” by EDGE.

MIKA also premieres new video, “Sanremo,” today. Watch BELOW. Set in the 1950’s, the video represents “an era when homosexuality if not illegal was socially unacceptable, a time of discrimination and persecution. “San Remo” represents his utopian dream, a fictional place of liberation and transcendence,” says director, WIZ.

“This album has been a rich and intense journey. Inspired by life in all its glory and all its dark challenges. It’s also inspired by love. Starting with an idea that was born in a cemetery in Savannah Georgia and ending the writing in a 650 yr old farm house in Italy. My intention was to write about life as it happened. A sort of album made in ‘real time,’" MIKA says.

“It’s an explosion of joy, colour and emotion even though it was born in one of the most challenging periods for my family and I. Writing and recording this album was a form of medicine for me and my family. It is so deeply personal but also universal. I have come to realize that the only thing that matters in life are the people we love and the stories we tell.

"This album is dedicated to those people I love and to the notion that although we all hopefully grow with age, we should do so without losing our colors, our warmth or whimsy. I hope my “Tiny Love” stories somehow touch you or transport you, even just for an instant.”

MIKA is fresh off the heels of a sold-out tour across North America, including stops at Brooklyn Steel in New York City and The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. A European run of arenas and stadiums kicks off next month, with more North American dates to be announced.

For his first full length in five years, MIKA explores his American heritage. While his tumultuous childhood began in Lebanon before fleeing to Paris and then London, he focuses the album on the roots he traces back to his father’s Savannah, Georgia upbringing. The work also paints a loving picture of his relationship with his mother, the woman who trained him, made his wardrobe for years on the road and most importantly taught him never to follow and always to express himself fearlessly. After writing in home studios in Miami and Tuscany over the course of two years, MIKA went to Brussels to record with producers Marc Crew and Dan Priddy.


Born Michael Holbrook Penniman Jr. in 1983 as the third of five children, MIKA started vocal lessons at seven years old. Learning to play piano and write songs while showing otherworldly vocal range, MIKA quickly became a young virtuoso.

MIKA’s musical success began with the release of his hit single, “Grace Kelly.” The single was featured on his debut album, Life In Cartoon Motion, which went straight to #1 in the UK and 11 other countries, going on to sell over seven million copies worldwide.

Since his debut he has released three other Platinum selling full length albums, The Boy Who Knew Too Much, The Origin of Love, and No Place In Heaven.

In addition, MIKA has not only won a Brit Award for British Breakthrough Act, but he has also been nominated for Grammys, MTV Europe Music Awards, Capital Radio Awards and World Music Awards. Additionally, his RA12 primetime variety show “Stasera Casa Mika” won the prestigious Rose D’or Award for Best Entertainment Series in 2017.

Furthermore, he has been a judge on France’s The Voice for six years and hosts his own BBC2 Radio show “The Art of Song.”


  1. Tiny Love
  2. Ice Cream
  3. Dear Jealousy
  4. Paloma
  5. Sanremo
  6. Tomorrow
  7. Ready To Call This Love (feat. Jack Savoretti)
  8. Cry
  9. Platform Ballerinas
  10. I Went to Hell Last Night
  11. Blue
  12. Stay High
  13. Tiny Love Reprise


November 10 London, UK Shepherd’s Bush Empire
November 12 Barcelona, Spain Razzmatazz
November 13 Madrid, Spain La Riviera
November 15 Pau, France Zenith
November 16 Toulouse, France Zenith
November 18 Aix-en-Provence, France L’Arena du Pays d'Aix
November 19 Saint-Étienne, France Zenith
November 21 Geneva, Switzerland SEG Geneva Arena
November 22 Zurich, Switzerland Komplex 457
November 24 Turin, Italy Pala Alpitour
November 26 Ancona, Italy Promenteo Palace
November 27 Roma, Italy Palalottomatica
November 29 Bologna, Italy Unipol Arena
November 30 Montichiari, Italy Palageorge
December 2 Livorno, Italy Modigliani Forum
December 03 Milan, Italy Mediolanum Forum
December 14 Brussels, Belgium Forest National
December 15 Lille, France Zenith
December 17 Dijon, France Le Zenith de Dijon
December 19 Floirac, Bordeaux, France Arkea Arena
December 20 Nantes, France Zenith
December 22 Paris, France Accor Hotel Arena
January 24 Caen, France Zenith
January 25 Niort, France L’Acclameur
January 29 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg Rockhal
January 30 Montbéliard, France L’Axone
February 1 Padova, Italy Kioene
February 2 Bolzano, Italy Palaonda
February 5 Napoli, Italy Palapartenope
February 7 Bari, Italy Palaflorio
February 8 Reggio Calabria, Italy Palacalafiore
February 13 Utrecht, Netherlands TivoliVredenburg – Ronda
February 14 Strasbourg, France Zenith

October 4, 2019 2:40pm ET by Pressparty  

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