Zhou Mi (singer)

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhou.
Zhou Mi
Zhou Mi from Acrofan (cropped).jpg
Zhou Mi in June 2014
Chinese name (traditional)
Chinese name (simplified)
Ethnicity Han
Born (1986-04-19) April 19, 1986 (age 29)
Wuhan, Hubei, China
Occupation
Genre(s)
Instrument(s) Vocals
Voice type(s) Tenor
Label(s) SM Entertainment
Years active 2008–present
Associated acts
Alma mater Beijing Normal University
Official website zhoumi.smtown.com
Korean name
Hangul
Revised Romanization Jo Mi
McCune–Reischauer Cho Mi

Zhou Mi (April 19, 1986)[1] is a Chinese singer, actor, MC and radio host. He is a member of the 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, and studied Broadcasting at Beijing Normal University Zhuhai Campus.[2] During high school, Zhou Mi started to enter national singing and entertainment competitions, winning many of them.[3]

Zhou Mi made a name for himself in the Chinese entertainment scene by competing in competitions.[4] While in contention for the final round of CCTV’s Challenging the Host, a televised national competition for aspiring MCs from all over China he received an offer from SM Entertainment and decided to go to Korea, in late 2006.[5] Zhou Mi won the grand prize at the SM UCC Star Audition,[6] through an online audition, and joined Super Junior-M, Super Junior's third official sub-unit

Career[edit]

Super Junior-M[edit]

Main article: Super Junior-M

The group debuted in China on April 8, 2008, with the release of U", a Mandarin remake of Super Junior's 2006 single "U"; Zhou Mi was the main vocalist.[7][8]

He also joined Super Junior-M with Henry Lau for 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.[9]

SM The Ballad[edit]

Main article: SM The Ballad

In February, Zhou Mi became a new member of the ballad group SM The Ballad, initially formed by SM Entertainment in 2010. Zhou Mi appeared on the group's 2nd album, Breath, performing the Chinese version of "Blind".[10][11]

Solo debut[edit]

Zhou Mi debuted as a solo singer with released EP, Rewind on October 31, 2014.[12]The title song "Rewind", features Exo-K's Chanyeol as rapper in Korean version and Tao in Chinese version. Tao also featured in a second track "Love Tonight". On the same album, he collaborated with f(x)'s Victoria in the song "Loving You". Zhou Mi wrote the Chinese lyrics for all the songs on the album. This album released in South Korea, China and Hong Kong. The Hong Kong version included a Cantonese version of "Lovesick" as a bonus track.

Acting[edit]

In 2012, Zhou Mi starred as a main character in the idol drama When Love Walked In.[13]

The drama started filming in mid-January. The drama’s filming locations included Shenzhen (primary), Dongguan, Huizhou, and Haikou (in Hainan). Zhou Mi was cast as Li Shanglin, a character described by the drama info blast as “sweet-tempered" and "talented,”

In 2013, he appeared in a cameo role for Vincent Fang's film Rhythm of Rain.[14][15][16]

Zhou Mi's role, while small, was significant to the plot of the film. In the film he played a young man with a bright personality, and was the first love of the female lead.

In 2015 Zhou Mi was cast in the Hunan TV drama "Best Couple" as the male lead character 'Hee Sung', who is described as a hardworking, Hitchcock-loving actor who faced hardships and rose to fame despite a poor family background. "Best Couple" is set in the modern day Korean entertainment industry. The series was announced to high anticipation as it is the first TV production project of China’s e-commerce company Alibaba.[17]

Host[edit]

On October 22, Zhou Mi became an MC for season 4 of the SBS MTV's music program The Show with Park Ji-yeon (T-ara) and a new male MC Hongbin (VIXX).[18]

Zhou Mi appeared as the 'Talk MC' on the new season of fashion survival show "Fashion King - Secret Box", which premiered April 25th, 2015, a survival show starring top Korean and Chinese celebrities. The stars teamed with fashion designers and complete missions, competing with other celebrity-designer teams.[19]

Discography[edit]

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

Filmography[edit]

Movie[edit]

Year Title Role Other notes
2013 Rhythm of Rain (聽見下雨的聲音) Xiao Si (小四) Cameo (as the first love of the leading female role)

Television dramas[edit]

Year TV Network Title Role Notes Ref
2009 CCTV: CCTV-8 Stage of Youth (青春舞台) Zhou Mi (周觅) Supporting male role as himself [20][21]
2011 Melody of Youth (青春旋律) Gao Da (高达) Supporting male role [22]
2012 GTV When Love Walked In (愛情闖進門) Li Shang Lin (黎尚林) Leading male role [23][24]
2015 Hunan TV Best Couple (최고의커플) (最佳情侣) Yan Xi Cheng (言希成) Leading male role

Variety[edit]

Year TV Network Title Role
2011 CCTV: CCTV-3 The Avenue of Stars (星光大道) Guest Judge
2012 CNTV Love Love Love (爱情美剧盛典) Guest/Participant
SZMG: SZTV Generation Show (年代秀)
2013 Men to the Left Women to the Right (男左女右) Guest
Generation Show (年代秀) Guest/Participant
MTV Japan Korea Music Craze (日韩音乐风) Guest
CtiTV SS Xiaoyan Night (SS小燕之夜)
GTV 100% Entertainment (娛樂百分百)
Channel V Just Love J & K Pop (就是愛JK)
- Apple Entertainment Weekly
HBS: HNTV Happy Camp (快乐大本营)
KBS W Glitter
2014 SMG: Dragon TV Immortal Song (不朽之名曲) Guest/Participant
MBC We Got Married Global Edition (우리 결혼했어요) Season 2 Guest
SBS Star King (놀라운 대회 스타킹/놀 라 운 大會스타킹)
HEBTV: HEBTV-1 Perhaps Love (如果爱)
KBS2 Let's Go Dream Team! Season 2 (출발 드림팀 시즌2) Guest/Participant
- SJM GuestHouse Final Audition Judge
ZRTG: ZJTV Star Escape Room (星星的密室) Season 1 - Episode 1 Guest/Participant
MBC Quiz to Change the World ( 세상을 바꾸는 퀴즈) Guest
E channel Brave Writers
jTBC Abnormal Summit
KBS2 Immortal Songs 2 (불후의 명곡 Ⅱ - 전설을 노래하다) Guest/Participant
2015 - Youku Big Star Guest
YinYueTai Big Guest
KBS2 Let's Go Dream Team! Season 2 (출발 드림팀 시즌2) Guest/Participant
MTV Idols of Asia (我愛偶像) Guest
- Showbiz
JSTV We are in Love (WGM Chinese Version)
Exploration of the World (前往世界的尽头)
MBC Every 1 Her Secret Weapon (비밀병기그녀)
ZJTV Star Escape Room (星星的密室) Season 2 Episode 2 Guest/Participant
KBS2 Let's Go Dream Team! Season 2 (출발 드림팀 시즌2)
ZJTV Star Escape Room (星星的密室) Season 2 Episode 4
MTV Idols of Asia (我愛偶像) (SMTOWN Coex Atrium) Guest
ZJTV Star Escape Room (星星的密室) Season 2 Episode 9 Guest/Participant
Star Escape Room (星星的密室) Season 2 Episode 12
2016 HBSTV Just Arrived Beside (纲到你身 边) Guest
TJTV Frozen Miracle (冰雪奇迹)

Hosting programs[edit]

Series[edit]

Year TV Network Title Partner Ref
2010 SiTV Korean Impressions (韓國印象) Chen Lan [25]
2011 Azio TV Celebrity Tour Guides (韓國超級天團)
Yahoo! SJM for Yahoo Music (SJ-M x Yahoo 音樂特輯) Henry
2014 JSBC: JSTV Strongest Group (最强天团) Peng Yu and Victoria [26]
SBS Super Junior M's Guest House (슈퍼주니어M의 게스트하우스)
SBS MTV The Show Season 4 (더 쇼) Jiyeon and Hongbin [27]
2015 SBS Fashion King-Secret Box (패션왕 코리아/中韩时尚王) [28]
2016 SBS MTV The Show Season 5 (더 쇼) Yerin G-Friend

Non-series[edit]

Year TV Network Title Partner Ref
2010 GRT: GDTV China Southern Airlines Stewardess Pageant (南航空姐选秀2010)
2011 CCTV: CCTV-1 CPOP-JPOP-KPOP Music Festival
2014 JSBC: JSTV Best of Best in Nanjing Zhang Shan
SBS MTV The Show Winter Festival Jiyeon and Hyeri
2015 - SuperStar SMTOWN Lay EXO-M
SBS MTV The Show Summer KPOP Festival Jiyeon & Hongbin
The Show Special One-Asia Seoul Mega Concert
The Show Asia Culture Festival Jiyeon
JSTV Be The Idol (唱游天下)

Radio DJ[edit]

Year Radio Station Title Partner Notes Ref
2013–2015 MBC 900AM Idols' True Colors / C-Radio (偶像本色/우상본색) Season 1 Jia and Fei [29]
2015 KBS Cool FM Super Junior Kiss Radio Fix guest for Thursday's corner: "Language and the City"
SBS Power FM Horan's Power FM Fix guest for "Nihao China"

Achievements[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Year TV Network Competition Awards Won Ref
2002 MTV MTV-Pantene New Voices Competition Best Male Singer (National) [30]
2003 HBS: HNTV 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) [31][32]
Converse School Campus Music Festival First place (National) [33]
Warner Music Singing Competition First place (National) [34]
CETV China Mobile Moves the Land "Emotional New Voices" Competition First place (China) [35]
2005 Newcomer Award (China)
MTV MTV-Olay New Talent Competition First place (Guangdong) [36]
2006 CCTV: CCTV-1 CCTV Hosting Competition: Challenging the Host Final 16 (National)

Note: Dropped out of competition to go to Korea.

[4]
2007 S.M. UCC CONTEST Celebrity Challenge "Explosive! category" First place ("Most Strongly Recommended" category)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Category Nominated work Result Ref
9th Chinese Music Awards
2013 Best Chinese Song (Mainland) Distant Embrace (距離的擁抱) Won [37]
Internet Popularity Award Himself Won
SBS PopAsia Awards
2014 Best Solo Artist Himself Nominated [38]
Apollo Music Oscar Awards
2014 Music Video Rewind Nominated [39]

Music Show Awards[edit]

SBS MTV The Show[edit]

Year Date Song
2014 November 18 "Rewind"[40][41]

References[edit]

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