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
Genre(s) Pop, dance, R&B
Instrument(s) Vocals
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.


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. In Super Junior-M aside from providing lead and background vocals, 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)". In 2009, he wrote Chinese lyrics for "告白 (Confession)" and "愛情接力 (You & Me)" of Super Junior-M's first mini-album, Super Girl. The trend continued in 2011 with the group's second mini-album, 太完美 (Perfection), for which Zhou Mi wrote lyrics to "True Love." He also 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 in 2010. Zhou Mi contributes 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 2012. Zhou Mi was featured in a supporting role on the 2011 CCTV idol drama Melody of Youth. He also 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 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. His primary language is Mandarin, but he also speaks conversational Korean and basic English and Cantonese.

2014: S.M. The Ballad[edit]

In February 4, 2014, SM Entertainment revealed that SM The Ballad will make a comeback with new members, Zhou Mi being one of them. He will be singing the Chinese version of the title track, Blind.

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 "Naega neoui gyeote jamsi saratdaneungeor [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 favorites among the netizens and judges alike.


Year Competition Show Awards Won
2002 MTV-Pantene New Voices Competition MTV Best Male Singer (National)[3]
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)[4][5]

Converse School Campus Music Festival First place (National)[6]
Warner Music Singing Competition First place (National)[7]
China Mobile Moves the Land "Emotional New Voices" Competition CETV First place (China)

2005 Newcomer Award (China)[8]

MTV-Olay New Talent Competition First place (Guangdong)[9]
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)


Television series[edit]

Year Broadcast Title Role
2009 CCTV Stage of Youth (青春舞台) Zhou Mi
2010 SiTV Korean Impressions (韓國印象) Host
GDTV China Southern Airlines Beauty Pageant (南航空姐选秀2010) Host
2011 CCTV Melody of Youth (青春旋律) Gao Da (高达)
2012 GTV When Love Walked In (愛情闖進門) Lu Shang Lin (黎尚林)

Radio Shows[edit]

Year Title Role TV Network
2013 Idols, True Colors / C-Radio MC with Miss A's Jia & Fei MBC


Since then, 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
  • 2010 Host for China Southern Airlines Stewardess Pageant, held in Guangzhou

Few months prior to Super Junior M's official debut, Zhou Mi was seen hosting for singer & co-SM artist Zhang Li Yin's 1st Chinese album press conference. His sudden appearance has sparked additional issues, which added to the Super Junior "Only 13" controversy. For more information about "Only 13"s, see Super Junior-M.


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