Zhou Mi (singer)

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhou.
Zhou Mi
Zhou Mi in Bangkok.jpg
Zhou Mi in Bangkok
Chinese name 周覓 (traditional)
Chinese name 周觅 (simplified)
Born (1986-04-19) April 19, 1986 (age 28)
Wuhan, Hubei, China
Occupation Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Presenter, Dancer, Author
Genre(s) Pop, dance, R&B
Instrument(s) Vocals
Voice type(s) Tenor
Label(s) SM Entertainment
Years active 2008–present
Associated acts SM Town, Super Junior-M, SM The Ballad
Korean name
Hangul 조미
Hanja 周覓
Revised Romanization Jo Mi
McCune–Reischauer Jo Mi

Zhou Mi (simplified Chinese: 周觅; traditional Chinese: 周覓; pinyin: Zhōu Mì; Korean: 조미; Jo Mi) (born April 19, 1986) is a Chinese singer, songwriter, and actor. He is best known as a member of the Mandopop boy band Super Junior-M, and he is a member of the South Korean group S.M. The Ballad.

Career[edit]

Zhou Mi was born in Wuhan, China. Even before he became a singer, Zhou Mi made a name for himself in the Chinese entertainment scene - particularly in the field of music and TV hosting - by competing in and winning several music[1] and hosting contests. His primary language is Mandarin, but he also speaks conversational Korean, English and basic Cantonese.

Becoming an SM Talent[edit]

Zhou Mi won the grand prize at the SM UCC Star Audition[2] although he did not audition directly. The audition was held online within a three-month period from March 27 until early June 2007. His Korean friend, Kim Ki Hoon, entered the audition for him through the "Recommend a Friend" category, where he uploaded a customized video with Zhou Mi's singing clip, which was 내가 너의 곁에 잠시 살았다는걸 (That I was once by your side") from the original Korean singer: 토이 (Toy). His ability to sing in fluent Korean made him one of the top favourites among the netizens and judges alike.

Super Junior-M & Songwriting[edit]

In 2008 Zhou Mi was added as a main vocalist to a sub-unit of Korean idol group Super Junior targeting the Chinese market, Super Junior-M. He contributed to the group's first Chinese album "迷 (Me)" by writing the Chinese lyrics for "愛你愛你 (Love Song)", "Marry U" and "渴望 (A Man In Love)".
He continued to write song lyrics for Super Junior-M. In 2009, he wrote Chinese lyrics for "告白 (Confession)" and "愛情接力 (You & Me)" for Super Junior-M's first mini-album, Super Girl.
Zhou Mi also wrote lyrics for the song "True Love", which appeared on the group's second mini-album, 太完美 (Perfection). For this release, Zhou Mi also directed the Chinese pronunciation and delivery of each member in recording.
In 2013 he again contributed to the group's second studio album Break Down by writing the lyrics for three tracks: "Go", "It's You", and "Tunnel". The music for those first two songs were produced and composed by fellow Super Junior-M member Henry Lau's music production team, Noize Bank. He later wrote lyrics for "Swing" (嘶吼) and "Fly High" (飞翔) for Super Junior-M's third mini-album Swing. He has also written lyrics for other SM artists. In 2010, Zhou Mi wrote Chinese lyrics for three tracks ("爱, 频率 (Breaka Shaka)"; "记得 (Remember)"; and "Many Times" ) on Kangta's Breaka Shaka first Chinese mini-album.
He later wrote the Chinese lyrics for Exo-M's 'Run' on their 2014 album Overdose, and Tasty's Chinese version of 'Addiction' (靠近我). He also wrote a song titled 'Loving U' which he performed at SM Town Live World Tour IV in Seoul with F(x)'s Victoria.

Zhou Mi had some solo releases, while his activities remained primarily within Super Junior-M. In 2012 he contributed with his first solo ballad "不留纪念 (Goodbye)" in the Skip Beat!'s OST from the Taiwanese television drama of the same name. In the 2013 album Break Down he performed a solo song Distant Embrace (距離的擁抱), written for him by renowned Taiwanese composer Michael Wong . He later had another solo with SM the Ballad.

Acting and Book Publishing[edit]

Zhou Mi was featured in a supporting role on the 2011 CCTV idol drama Melody of Youth. He later starred as a main character in the idol drama 爱情闯进门 (When Love Walked In), filmed in early 2012, with labelmate Victoria Song from girl group f(x). In 2013 Zhou Mi appeared in a cameo role for Vincent Fang's film 'Rhythm of the Rain' (听见下雨的声音).[3]
In March 2013, Zhou Mi released his first book 'Thai Perfect' (泰玩美): a scrapbook style travel diary documenting Zhou Mi's vacations in Thailand. 'Thai Perfect' was first published in Taiwanese, with Zhou Mi hand-writing all of the book's text in traditional Chinese. A Mandarin Chinese version of the book was later released, with the book text hand-written in simplified Chinese instead.

2014: S.M. The Ballad[edit]

On February 4, 2014, SM Entertainment announced the comeback of SM The Ballad, revealing new members of the project group. Zhou Mi was included in the album Breath with a solo song. Zhou Mi sang the Chinese version of 'Blind'(太贪心), with groupmate Super Junior's Yesung singing the Korean and Japanese versions. Zhou Mi promoted 'Blind'(太贪心) on various Korean and Chinese music and variety programmes.

Achievements[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Year Competition Show Awards Won
2002 MTV-Pantene New Voices Competition MTV Best Male Singer (National)[4]
2003 Wenquxing Crazy for the Stars Star Ambassador Selection Competition Hunan TV Happy Camp Energetic Star
Shanghai Asia Music Festival Newcomer Competition First place (Beijing area)

Newcomer Award (National)

2005 MTV- Music Nation Idol Competition MTV First place (National)
The 3rd MTV-Samsung School Campus: Breath of Fresh Air Singing Competition MTV Third place (Guangdong)

University Idol Singer Award (National)[5][6]

Converse School Campus Music Festival First place (National)[7]
Warner Music Singing Competition First place (National)[8]
China Mobile Moves the Land "Emotional New Voices" Competition CETV First place (China)

2005 Newcomer Award (China)[9]

MTV-Olay New Talent Competition First place (Guangdong)[10]
2006 CCTV Challenging the Host Hosting Competition CCTV Final 16 (National)

Note: Dropped out of competition to go to Korea.[1])

2007 S.M. UCC CONTEST Celebrity Challenge "Explosive! category" First place ("Most Strongly Recommended" category)

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Award Nominated work Result
9th Chinese Music Awards
2013 Best Chinese song (Mainland) Distant Embrace (距離的擁抱) Won
2013 Internet Popularity Award Zhou Mi Won

Filmography[edit]

Variety Television Series[edit]

Year Broadcast Title Role
2010 SiTV Korean Impressions (韓國印象) Host
GDTV China Southern Airlines Beauty Pageant (南航空姐选秀2010) MC
CCTV CCTV Music Festival (Super Junior, Super Junior-M) Performer / MC
2011 Azio TV Celebrity Tour Guides (韓國超級天團) Himself
CCTV Avenue of Stars Judge
2012 SohuTV Generation Show (Zhou Mi and f(Victoria)) Guest
2013 SohuTV Generation Show (Zhou Mi and KangTa) Guest
SohuTV Men to the Left Women to the Right Guest
Hunan TV Happy Camp (快乐大本营) (Zhou Mi, Calvin Chen, Ni Ni, Jing Boran) Guest
KBS Glitter (Zhou Mi, Hello Venus) Guest
2014 Dong Fang TV Immortal Song (不朽之名曲) Guest
JiansuTV Strongest Group (最强天团) Host
Hebei TV Perhaps Love (如果爱) Guest
KBS2 Let's Go Dream Team! Season 2 (출발 드림팀 시즌2) Guest
Zhenjiang Satellite TV The Secret Chamber of Stars (星星的密室) Guest

Television Dramas[edit]

Year Network Title Role Note
2009 CCTV Stage of Youth (青春舞台) Zhou Mi (周觅) Supporting male role as himself
2011 CCTV Melody of Youth (青春旋律) Gao Da (高达) Supporting male role
2012 GTV When Love Walked In (愛情闖進門) Li Shang Lin (黎尚林) Leading male role

Radio Shows[edit]

Year Title Role TV Network
2013 Idols' True Colors / C-Radio (偶像本色/우상본색) DJ with Miss A's Jia & Fei MBC
2014

Discography[edit]

Composition[edit]

Year Track Artist(s) Album
2008 Love Song (愛你愛你) Super Junior-M Me (迷)
Marry U Super Junior-M Me (迷)
渴望 (A Man In Love) Super Junior-M Me (迷)
2009 Confession (告白) Super Junior-M Super Girl
You and Me (愛情接力) Super Junior-M Super Girl
2010 Breaka Shaka (爱, 频率) Kangta Breaka Shaka
Remember (记得) Kangta Breaka Shaka
Many Times Kangta Breaka Shaka
2011 True Love Super Junior-M Perfection (太完美)
2013 GO Super Junior-M Break Down
It's U Super Junior-M Break Down
Tunnel Super Junior-M Break Down
2014 Swing (嘶吼) Super Junior-M Swing
Fly High (飞翔) Super Junior-M Swing
Run Exo-M Overdose
Addiction Tasty Addiction (Chinese single)
'Loving U' (Fallin' in Love with You) Zhou Mi & Victoria Song SM Town Live World Tour IV

Appearances[edit]

Zhou Mi has participated in many events and TV shows such as:

  • Beijing TV - 绝对现场/絕對現場
  • MTV Global Music Channel - 天籟村
  • Hunan TV - 快樂大本營 (21世紀中學生英語報)
  • 2004 Spokesman for 文曲星
  • 2005 Guest performer for Leehom Wang's Beijing concert
  • Modeling stint for NEWAY Magazine
  • 2008 Host of Zhang Li Yin's 1st Chinese album press conference
  • 2010 Host for China Southern Airlines Stewardess Pageant, held in Guangzhou
  • 2013 he appeared on various variety programmes in China and Taiwan promoting his book 'Thai Perfect'
  • 2014 Zhou Mi appeared on Dong Fang TV's 'Immortal Song' (不朽之名曲) where he performed 'Wild Lilies also have a spring' (野百合也有春天)
  • Zhou Mi made his Korean Variety debut on KBS2's Let's Go Dream Team! Season 2 (출발 드림팀 시즌2). He appeared on a 6 episode special set in Hainan where he was eliminated on the second episode, but later returned to compete with other eliminated contestants to win back his place.

For more appearances, television series and achievements also see Super Junior-M.

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