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 and hosting contests. His primary language is Mandarin, but he also speaks conversational Korean, English and basic Cantonese.
Zhou Mi won the grand prize at the SM UCC Star Audition 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.
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. 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.
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).
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.