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
Genre(s) K-Pop
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
Official Website zhoumi.smtown.com
Korean name
Hangul 조미
Revised Romanization Jo Mi
McCune–Reischauer Cho 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 a member of both the Mandopop boy band Super Junior-M and the ballad group S.M. The Ballad. In 2014, he released his first solo EP, Rewind.

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 You" 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 entire songs in his first mini album Rewind as soloist.

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.[3] 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).[4]
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.[5]

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 Super Junior's Yesung singing the Korean and Japanese versions.[6] Zhou Mi promoted 'Blind'(太贪心) on various Korean and Chinese music and variety programmes. On 28 October 2014, SM Entertainment announced that Zhou Mi will be making his solo debut with mini album Rewind on 31 October, following his fellow Super Junior-M member, Henry Lau.

Debut as a solo artist[edit]

On 27 October 2014, SM Entertainment released a teaser image for a new male soloist. Fans speculated the identity of this new male artist, following rumors of other SM talents having solo albums. On the 28th October, it was officially announced that Zhou Mi would be making his debut as a solo artist with his first mini-album Rewind, which was released digitally October 31, with physical albums available November 3.[7]

Achievements[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Year Competition TV Network Awards Won
2002 MTV-Pantene New Voices Competition MTV Best Male Singer (National)[8]
2003 Happy Camp : Wenquxing Crazy for the Stars Star Ambassador Selection Competition Hunan TV 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 Third place (Guangdong)

University Idol Singer Award (National)[9][10]

Converse School Campus Music Festival First place (National)[11]
Warner Music Singing Competition First place (National)[12]
China Mobile Moves the Land "Emotional New Voices" Competition CETV First place (China)

2005 Newcomer Award (China)[13]

MTV-Olay New Talent Competition First place (Guangdong)[14]
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[15]
2013 Best Chinese song (Mainland) Distant Embrace (距離的擁抱) Won
2013 Internet Popularity Award Zhou Mi Won

Music Show Awards[edit]

SBS MTV's The Show[edit]

Year Date Song
2014 November 18 "Rewind"

Filmography[edit]

Variety Television Series[edit]

Year TV Network Title Role Other Guest Notes Ref
2011 CCTV Avenue of Stars Judge
2012 SohuTV Generation Show Guest Victoria
2013 KangTa
Men to the Left Women to the Right
MTV MTV JKPop Danson Tang To promote his Travel Book "泰玩美" (Thai Perfect)
ctiTV SS Xiaoyan Night (SS小燕之夜) Calvin Chen, Danson Tang, Claire Guo [16]
GTV 100% Entertainment
Hunan TV Happy Camp (快乐大本营) Calvin Chen, Ni Ni, Jing Boran [17]
KBS Glitter Hello Venus
2014 Dragon TV Immortal Song (不朽之名曲) [18]
MBC We Got Married Global Edition Season 2 As Heechul's Chinese teacher [19]
SBS Star King Henry
Hebei TV Perhaps Love (如果爱) Jia
KBS2 Let's Go Dream Team! Season 2 (출발 드림팀 시즌2) [20]
ZJTV The Secret Chamber of Stars (星星的密室)
MBC Quiz to Change the World Leeteuk, Kangin, Eunhyuk, Fei, Jia, Red Velvet [21]
E channel Brave Writers Kyuhyun
SBS Caltwo Show (Radio Show)
Arirang Sound K (Radio Show)

Television Dramas[edit]

Year TV Network Title Role Note Ref
2009 CCTV Stage of Youth (青春舞台) Zhou Mi (周觅) Supporting male role as himself [22][23]
2011 Melody of Youth (青春旋律) Gao Da (高达) Supporting male role [24]
2012 GTV When Love Walked In (愛情闖進門) Li Shang Lin (黎尚林) Leading male role [25][26]

Film[edit]

  • 2013: Rhythm of Rain (Cameo)

Hosting Program[edit]

Year TV Network Title Partner Ref
2010 SiTV Korean Impressions (韓國印象) Chen Lan [27]
GDTV China Southern Airlines Beauty Pageant (南航空姐选秀2010)
CCTV CCTV Music Festival (Super Junior, Super Junior-M)
2011 Azio TV Celebrity Tour Guides (韓國超級天團)
2014 JiangsuTV Strongest Group (最强天团) Peng Yu and Victoria
Best of Best in Nanjing
SBS Super Junior M's Guest House
SBS MTV The Show Season 4 Jiyeon and Hyeri [28]

Radio Shows[edit]

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

Discography[edit]

For his work with Super Junior-M, see Super Junior-M#Discography.

Single[edit]

Year Album Track
2013 Break Down 距離的擁抱 (Embrace of Distant)
2014 SM the Ballad Vol. 2 – Breath 太贪心 (Blind)

EPs[edit]

Album Information Tracklisting (Korean/Chinese)
Rewind
  • Released: November 3rd, 2014

Soundtracks Contribution[edit]

Year Album Track Artist
2010 Melody of Youth OST Dandelion Zhou Mi, Ma Su, Yang Yang, Jiang Mengjie, Su Qing
2012 Skip Beat! OST S.O.L.O Super Junior-M
Goodbye Zhou Mi
2013 Saving General Yang OST Stand Up Super Junior-M
A Wedding Invitation OST G'd Bye My Love
2014 My Sweet City OST My Love for You Zhou Mi, Ryeowook, Kyuhyun, Henry

Lyrics and Composition[edit]

Year Title/Track Artist(s) Album
2008 Love Song (愛你愛你) Super Junior-M Me (迷)
Marry You
A Man in Love
2009 Confession (告白) Super Girl
You and Me (愛情接力)
2010 Breaka Shaka (爱, 频率) Kangta Breaka Shaka
Remember (记得)
Many Times
2011 True Love Super Junior-M Perfection (太完美)
2013 GO! Break Down
It's You
Tunnel
2014 Swing (嘶吼) Swing
Fly High (飞翔)
Run Exo-M Overdose[29]
Addiction Tasty Chinese Single
Rewind (Chinese Version) Zhou Mi featuring Tao Exo-M Rewind
Why (Color-blind) (Chinese Version) Zhou Mi
Without You
Lovesick (Chinese Version)
Loving You Zhou Mi featuring Victoria Song
Love Tonight Zhou Mi featuring Tao Exo-M
Lovesick (Cantonese Version) Zhou Mi

Videography[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Length
2014 BLIND (Chinese Vers.) 3:56
REWIND (Korean Vers.) 3:56
REWIND (Chinese Vers.) 3:57

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 蒙牛早餐奶挑战主持人选手周觅:其实不想走
  2. ^ 슈퍼주니어 M, 조미-헨리 합류로 중화권 최고 스타 등극할까 :: 한국재경신문
  3. ^ "愛貝克思e-shop - 華麗的挑戰 電視原聲帶(挑戰版﹞". Avex Taiwan (in Chinese). Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Rhythm of the Rain Movie Trailer". japalangblog. October 7, 2013. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Travel book 'Thai Perfect' (泰玩美)". yesasia. April 7, 2013. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Participating artists for SM The Ballads 2nd album". allkpop. February 3, 2013. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Zhou Mi gets ready for his solo debut with rewind mv teaser". allkpop. October 29, 2014. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  8. ^ MTV新生赛决出最佳男女歌手奖
  9. ^ 三星校园新空气歌唱赛 粉丝军团网上网下斗不停
  10. ^ 周觅荣获校园新空气大赛华南区决赛第三名
  11. ^ 追赛狂人联盟
  12. ^ 2005华纳劲歌王歌唱大赛落幕 梁咏琪性感热舞震撼全场
  13. ^ “动感新声大赛”总决赛在深圳落幕 冠军出炉
  14. ^ MTV-OLAY新才艺选拔赛广州赛区半决赛精彩落幕
  15. ^ "Zhou Mi snags two awards at the 9th music king award in China". allkpop. March 18, 2013. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  16. ^ https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS%E5%B0%8F%E7%87%95%E4%B9%8B%E5%A4%9C
  17. ^ "Zhou Mi and Calvin Chen on Happy Camp". youtube. December 23, 2014. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Zhou Mi perform on Chinese edition of Immortal Song". allkpop. February 27, 2014. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Zhou Mi and Henry guest on the latest episode of WGM Global Edition". allkpop. June 15, 2014. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  20. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let%27s_Go_Dream_Team!_Season_2
  21. ^ "“Quiz to Change the World” Reveals Many Idols Are in Danger of Serious Back Problems". Soompi. November 1, 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-28. 
  22. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGEhP2xBVVM
  23. ^ "SJ-M will film Olympic idol drama". QQ (in Chinese). 2008-08-22. p. 1. Retrieved 2008-08-22. 
  24. ^ "Upcoming Melody of Youth". soompi. December 12, 2011. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Zhou Mi on When Love Walked In first preview". allkpop. June 19, 2014. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  26. ^ "When Love Walked In". pinterest. February 10, 2013. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  27. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/2010/06/super-junior-ms-zhou-mi-hosts-a-new-travel-show
  28. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/article/2014/10/super-junior-ms-zhoumi-joins-season-4-of-the-show-as-an-mc
  29. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/article/2014/04/exo-to-return-with-title-track-overdose

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