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 (traditional)
Chinese name (simplified)
Ethnicity Han
Origin  China
Born (1986-04-19) April 19, 1986 (age 28)
Wuhan, Hubei, China
Occupation Singer-songwriter, Actor, MC
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
Alma mater Beijing Normal University
Official Website zhoumi.smtown.com
Korean name
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)[1] is a Chinese singer, songwriter, actor, and MC. 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.

Early life[edit]

Zhou Mi was born in Wuhan, China. He has no siblings. He was study in Beijing Normal University Zhuhai Campus, majoring in Broadcasting.[2] Zhou Mi joined some competition such as he participated in dance competition when he was in Kindergarten level. He has always liked to sing. His father joined with the Beijing Military Band and his specialty is the trumpet, and Zhou Mi learned along with him when he was little. His mother always liked singing since she was young too, so from a young age, he was exposed to his family’s influence.[3] 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[4] and hosting contests. Beside his primary language is Mandarin, 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[5] 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.

2008-2010 : Debut with Super Junior-M, Songwriting[edit]

Super Junior-M is Super Junior's third official sub-unit after Super Junior-K.R.Y and Super Junior-T, and debuted in China on April 8, 2008 with the release of their first promotional single, "U", a Mandarin remake of Super Junior's 2006 best-selling Korean single, "U." The album was recorded in Korea and took over three months to complete. Zhou Mi was added as a main vocalist to this sub-unit. The group was very active in China, taking part in variety shows, concerts, and fan-meetings.[6][7]

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)".[8]

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.[9]

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.[10]

2011-2013 : Acting and Book publishing[edit]

Zhou Mi release his first travel book Thai Perfect

Zhou Mi wrote lyrics for the song "True Love", which appeared on the group's second mini-album, 太完美 (Perfection), released in 2011. For this release, Zhou Mi also directed the Chinese pronunciation and delivery of each member in recording.[11]

Zhou Mi was featured in a supporting role on the 2011 CCTV idol drama Melody of Youth. He is a character from a wealthy family, and after graduating high school, starts his own company after overcoming a lot of problems. He also decided to enlist in the army. This drama aired with a total of ten episodes.[12][13]

He also joined Super Junior with Henry Lau released the single "Santa U Are The One", taken from SMTown's eighth winter album, 2011 Winter SMTown – The Warmest Gift, released on December 13, 2011.[14]

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).[15]

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.[16]

In 2013, Zhou Mi appeared in a cameo role for Vincent Fang's film Rhythm of Rain (听见下雨的声音).[17][18][19]

In January 2013, Super Junior-M released their second album, Break Down, along with the music video for the lead single of the same name. A press conference took place in Beijing on January 7, and they will promote the album in China.[20] Super Junior M has held fanmeeting tour in Chengdu, Nanjing, Bangkok, Taipei, Shanghai, and Beijing. He again contributed to the group's second studio album Break Down by writing the lyrics for three tracks : "Go", "It's You",[21][22] and "Tunnel".[23] The music for those first two songs were produced and composed by fellow Super Junior-M member Henry music production team, Noize Bank. He performed a solo song Distant Embrace (距離的擁抱), written for him by renowned Malaysian composer Michael Wong.[24][25][26]

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 Taiwan, 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.[27]

2014-present : S.M. The Ballad, Debut as a solo artist[edit]

Zhou Mi on S.M The Ballad Vol.2 Joint Recital 2014

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.[28][29] Zhou Mi promoted "Blind (太贪心)" on various Korean and Chinese music and variety programs.

On March 14, 2014, Zhou Mi was appointed as a MC along with Miss A's Fei and Jia for MBC C-Radio Idol True Colors. A pilot was aired in November 2013, and the show was officialized on March 14, 2014.

Zhou Mi wrote the Chinese lyrics for Exo-M's "Run" on their 2014 EP Overdose,[30][31] and Tasty's Chinese version of "Addiction" (靠近我).

Super Junior-M had a comeback after one year and three months. They released their third EP Swing, in China on March 21. Concept of this album is they all were shown as office workers. A press conference was held on March 22 in Beijing, which was broadcast live online and viewed by over a million people. The album was later released on Korean music sites, such as MelOn, genie, Naver music and more, on March 31. They held their first comeback stage on China's CCTV's 'Global Chinese Music List' and continued in Korea, performing on music programs for 2 weeks. The music video for Swing debuted on Chinese video sites Youku, Weibo, and iQIYI on March 23, before being released on YouTube on March 24. For this EP, Zhou Mi wrote the lyrics of the title song "Swing (嘶吼)", and also another song titled "Fly High (飞翔)".[32]

On October 22, 2014, Zhou Mi joined T-ara's Jiyeon and Girl's Day's Hyeri as a new MC for the season 4 of SBS MTV The Show.[33]

On October 27, 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 October 28, 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.[34] Again displaying his talents as a songwriter, he wrote the entire Chinese songs of his EP by himself.


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

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 "Good 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)" (Chinese Version) Super Junior-M Me (迷)
"Marry You" (Chinese Version)
"A Man in Love" (Chinese Version)
2009 "Confession (告白)" Super Girl (EP)
"You and Me (愛情接力)"
2010 "Breaka Shaka (爱, 频率)" Kangta Breaka Shaka (EP)
"Remember (记得)"
"Many Times"
2011 "True Love" Super Junior-M Perfection (太完美) (EP)
2013 "Go" Break Down
"It's You"
2014 "Swing (嘶吼)" (Chinese Version) Swing (EP)
"Fly High (飞翔)"
"Run" (Chinese Version) Exo-M Overdose (EP)
"Addiction" (Chinese Version) Tasty Addiction (EP)
"Rewind" (Chinese Version) Zhou Mi Rewind (EP)
"Why (Color-blind)" (Chinese Version)
"Without You"
"Lovesick" (Chinese Version)
"Loving You"
"Love Tonight"
"Lovesick" (Cantonese Version)


Variety show[edit]

Year TV Network Title Role Other Guest Notes Ref
2011 CCTV-3 The Avenue of Stars Judge
2012 Shenzhen TV Generation Show Guest/Participant Victoria
2013 Kangta
Men to the Left Women to the Right Guest
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
GTV 100% Entertainment
Love J&K
Apple Entertainment Weekly
Hunan TV Happy Camp (快乐大本营) Calvin Chen, Ni Ni, Jing Boran [35]
KBS W Glitter Nara and Yooyoung from Hello Venus
2014 Dragon TV Immortal Song (不朽之名曲) Guest/Participant [36]
MBC We Got Married Global Edition Season 2 Guest EP 5 with Jia, Sunggyu, etc

EP 11 with Henry

EP 3 Exclusive As Heechul's Chinese teacher [37][38]
SBS Star King Henry [39]
Hebei TV Perhaps Love (如果爱) Jia
KBS2 Let's Go Dream Team! Season 2 (출발 드림팀 시즌2) Guest/Participant Woohyuk, Dongjun, Narsha, Ricky Kim, etc [40]
SJM GuestHouse Final Audition Judge
ZJTV Star Escape Rooms (星星的密室) Guest/Participant Sun Jian, Xie Yi Lin, Guo Jing Fei, and Liu Yan [41]
MBC Quiz to Change the World Guest Leeteuk, Kangin, Eunhyuk, Fei, Jia, Irene and Wendy [42]
E channel Brave Writers Kyuhyun [43]
JTBC Abnormal Summit Kangin Topic: Crime and safety [44][45]
KBS2 Immortal Song 2 (불후의 명곡 Ⅱ - 전설을 노래하다) Guest/Participant S (Supreme) and TRAX
Youku Big Star Guest

Radio show appearances[edit]

Year TV Network Title Other Guest Notes Ref
2013 BCC I Like Radio (中廣流行網) To promote his Travel Book "泰玩美" (Thai Perfect)
2014 Arirang Sound K Only Phone Call
SBS Cultwo Show Kyuhyun [46]

Television dramas[edit]

Year TV Network Title Role Notes Ref
2009 CCTV Stage of Youth (青春舞台) Zhou Mi (周觅) Supporting male role as himself [47][48]
2011 Melody of Youth (青春旋律) Gao Da (高达) Supporting male role [49]
2012 GTV When Love Walked In (愛情闖進門) Li Shang Lin (黎尚林) Leading male role [50][51]


  • 2013: Rhythm of Rain (Cameo)

Hosting programs[edit]


Year TV Network Title Partner Ref
2010 SiTV Korean Impressions (韓國印象) Chen Lan [52]
2011 Azio TV Celebrity Tour Guides (韓國超級天團)
Yahoo! SJM for Yahoo Music Henry
2014 JSTV Strongest Group (最强天团) Peng Yu and Victoria [53]
SBS Super Junior M's Guest House
SBS MTV The Show Season 4 Jiyeon and Hyeri [54]


Year TV Network Title Partner Ref
2010 GDTV China Southern Airlines Stewardess Pageant (南航空姐选秀2010)
2011 CCTV CPOP-JPOP-KPOP Music Festival
2014 JSTV Best of Best in Nanjing Zhang Shan
SBS MTV The Show Winter Festival Jiyeon and Hyeri

Radio DJ[edit]

Year TV Network Title Partner Ref
2013 MBC Idols' True Colors / C-Radio (偶像本色/우상본색) Jia and Fei [55]


Music videos[edit]

Year Title Length
2014 "Blind (Chinese Vers.)" 3:56
"Rewind (Korean Vers.)" 3:56
"Rewind (Chinese Vers.)" 3:57



Year TV Network Competition Awards Won Ref
2002 MTV MTV-Pantene New Voices Competition Best Male Singer (National) [56]
2003 Hunan TV Happy Camp : Wenquxing Crazy for the Stars Star Ambassador Selection Competition Energetic Star
Shanghai Asia Music Festival Newcomer Competition First place (Beijing area)

Newcomer Award (National)

2005 MTV MTV- Music Nation Idol Competition First place (National)

Third place (Guangdong)

The 3rd MTV-Samsung School Campus: Breath of Fresh Air Singing Competition University Idol Singer Award (National) [57][58]
Converse School Campus Music Festival First place (National) [59]
Warner Music Singing Competition First place (National) [60]
CETV China Mobile Moves the Land "Emotional New Voices" Competition First place (China)

2005 Newcomer Award (China)

MTV-Olay New Talent Competition First place (Guangdong) [62]
2006 CCTV CCTV Hosting Competition: Challenging the Host Final 16 (National)

Note: Dropped out of competition to go to Korea.

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

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Award Nominated work Result Ref
9th Chinese Music Awards
2013 Best Chinese Song (Mainland) Distant Embrace (距離的擁抱) Won [63]
Internet Popularity Award Zhou Mi Won
SBS Pop Asia Awards
2014 Best Solo Artist Zhou Mi Nominated [64]

Music Show Awards[edit]

SBS MTV The Show[edit]

Year Date Song
2014 November 18 "Rewind"[65][66]


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 Dragon 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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