Zhou Mi (singer)
Zhou Mi in Bangkok
|Chinese name||周覓 (traditional)|
|Chinese name||周觅 (simplified)|
April 19, 1986 |
Wuhan, Hubei, China
|Occupation||Singer-songwriter, Actor, MC|
|Associated acts||SM Town, Super Junior-M, SM The Ballad|
|Alma mater||Beijing Normal University|
|Revised Romanization||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, 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.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Discography
- 3 Filmography
- 4 Videography
- 5 Achievements
- 6 Appearances
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Zhou Mi was born in Wuhan, China. He has no siblings. He was study in Beijing Normal University Zhuhai Campus, majoring in Broadcasting. 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. 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. Beside his primary language is Mandarin, he also speaks conversational Korean, English and basic Cantonese.
Becoming an SM Talent
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.
2008-2010 : Debut with Super Junior-M, Songwriting
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.
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.
2011-2013 : Acting and Book publishing
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.
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.
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.
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. 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", and "Tunnel". 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.
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.
2014-present : S.M. The Ballad, Debut as a solo artist
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 programs.
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)".
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. Again displaying his talents as a songwriter, he wrote the entire Chinese songs of his EP by himself.
- Extended plays
- Rewind (2014)
|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|
|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
|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)|
|2011||"True Love"||Super Junior-M||Perfection (太完美) (EP)|
|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)|
|"Lovesick" (Chinese Version)|
|"Lovesick" (Cantonese Version)|
|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|
|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|
|Apple Entertainment Weekly|
|Hunan TV||Happy Camp (快乐大本营)||Calvin Chen, Ni Ni, Jing Boran|||
|KBS W||Glitter||Nara and Yooyoung from Hello Venus|
|2014||Dragon TV||Immortal Song (不朽之名曲)||Guest/Participant|||
|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|||
|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|||
|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|||
|MBC||Quiz to Change the World||Guest||Leeteuk, Kangin, Eunhyuk, Fei, Jia, Irene and Wendy|||
|E channel||Brave Writers||Kyuhyun|||
|JTBC||Abnormal Summit||Kangin||Topic: Crime and safety|||
|KBS2||Immortal Song 2 (불후의 명곡 Ⅱ - 전설을 노래하다)||Guest/Participant||S (Supreme) and TRAX|
|Youku Big Star||Guest|
Radio show appearances
|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|
|2009||CCTV||Stage of Youth (青春舞台)||Zhou Mi (周觅)||Supporting male role as himself|||
|2011||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|||
- 2013: Rhythm of Rain (Cameo)
|2010||SiTV||Korean Impressions (韓國印象)||Chen Lan|||
|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|||
|SBS||Super Junior M's Guest House|
|SBS MTV||The Show Season 4||Jiyeon and Hyeri|||
|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|
|2013||MBC||Idols' True Colors / C-Radio (偶像本色/우상본색)||Jia and Fei|||
|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)|||
|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)|||
|Converse School Campus Music Festival||First place (National)|||
|Warner Music Singing Competition||First place (National)|||
|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)|||
|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
|9th Chinese Music Awards|
|2013||Best Chinese Song (Mainland)||Distant Embrace (距離的擁抱)||Won|||
|Internet Popularity Award||Zhou Mi||Won|
|SBS Pop Asia Awards|
|2014||Best Solo Artist||Zhou Mi||Nominated|||
Music Show Awards
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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- "Zhou Mi Profile". zhouminews. Retrieved December 19, 2014.
- "Zhou Mi Pre-debut Interview on 100 Steps Campus Magazine". zhouminews. Retrieved December 19, 2014.
- 슈퍼주니어 M, 조미-헨리 합류로 중화권 최고 스타 등극할까 :: 한국재경신문
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- ""Behind Story" achieves highest ratings last week". QQ (in Chinese). July 22, 2008. p. 1. Retrieved February 20, 2013.
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- "SMTOWN releases "The Warmest Gift" winter album". allkpop. December 13, 2011. Retrieved February 20, 2013.
- "爱情闯进门". Baidu.
- "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.
- "Rhythm of the Rain Movie Trailer". japalangblog. October 7, 2013. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
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- "Travel book 'Thai Perfect' (泰玩美)". yesasia. April 7, 2013. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
- "Participating artists for SM The Ballads 2nd album". allkpop. February 3, 2013. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
- SM The Ballad to Return in February with New Members
- "Overdose by Exo". iTunes JP. Apple. May 7, 2014. Retrieved May 24, 2014.
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- "Super Junior-M to Release Mini Album ‘Swing’ and Begin Promotions". CJ E&M enewsWorld. 2014-03-24. Retrieved 2014-03-28.
- Khelil, Nawael (October 22, 2014). "Zhoumi Stands On His Own Two Feet With MTV The Show". Yahoo. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
- "Zhou Mi gets ready for his solo debut with rewind mv teaser". allkpop. October 29, 2014. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
- "Zhou Mi and Calvin Chen on Happy Camp". youtube. December 23, 2014. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
- "Zhou Mi perform on Chinese edition of Immortal Song". allkpop. February 27, 2014. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
- "Sunggyu, Zhou Mi, and Jia on WGM". allkpop. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
- "Zhou Mi and Henry guest on the latest episode of WGM Global Edition". allkpop. June 15, 2014. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
- "Zhou Mi and Henry appear on Star King". allkpop. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
- "Zhou Mi Joined on Let's Go Dream Team! Season 2". Retrieved December 9, 2014.
- "Zhou Mi on Star Escape Room". Retrieved December 9, 2014.
- ""Quiz to Change the World" Reveals Many Idols Are in Danger of Serious Back Problems". Soompi. November 1, 2014. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
- "Zhou Mi Wants to Shoot "We Got Married" with Secret’s Song Ji Eun". Soompi. November 28, 2014. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
- 비정상회담 [23회] (in Korean). JTBC. Retrieved December 2, 2014.
- "Zhou Mi recalls a time his Mother was mugged in China on Abnormal Summit". allkpop. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
- "Zhou Mi on SBS Cultwo Show". koreaboo. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
- "Zhou Mi on Stage of Youth". Youtube. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
- "SJ-M will film Olympic idol drama". QQ (in Chinese). 2008-08-22. p. 1. Retrieved 2008-08-22.
- "Upcoming Melody of Youth". soompi. December 12, 2011. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
- "Zhou Mi on When Love Walked In first preview". allkpop. June 19, 2014. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
- "When Love Walked In". pinterest. February 10, 2013. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
- "Zhou Mi hosts a new travel show". allkpop. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
- "Strongest Group New Variety Show with Zhou Mi and Victoria". OneHallyu. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
- "Zhou Mi Joins Season 4 of The Show as An MC". allkpop. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
- "Zhou Mi, Fei and Jia to Host New Chinese Radio Programs". allkpop. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
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- "Zhou Mi snags two awards at the 9th music king award in China". allkpop. March 18, 2013. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
- "SBS Pop Asia Awards "Best Solo Artist"". December 4, 2014. Retrieved December 5, 2014.
- "Zhou Mi Celebrates His Win on the Show with a Twitter Message". allkpop. November 18, 2014. Retrieved November 19, 2014.
- "Zhou Mi Takes First Solo Win SBS MTV The Show for Rewind". koreaboo. November 18, 2014. Retrieved November 20, 2014.