Zhou Mi (singer)

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Zhou Mi
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Zhou Mi in April 2018
Background information
Chinese name (traditional)
Chinese name (simplified)
Pinyin Zhōu Mì (Mandarin)
Jyutping Zau1 Mik6 (Cantonese)
Born (1986-04-19) April 19, 1986 (age 32)
Wuhan, Hubei, China
Ethnicity Han
Alma mater Beijing Normal University
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • actor
  • entertainer
Years active 2008-present
Instrument(s) Vocals
Label(s) S.M. Entertainment
Label SJ
Zhou Mi Studio
Associated acts
Website zhoumi.smtown.com
Korean name
Revised Romanization Jo Mi
McCune–Reischauer Cho Mi

Zhou Mi (born (1986-04-19)April 19, 1986)[1] is a Chinese singer, actor, songwriter, presenter, MC, and radio DJ based in South Korea and China. He is a member of the Boy band Super Junior's sub-unit Super Junior-M and S.M. Entertainment's project group S.M. The Ballad. In 2014, he made his solo debut with his first mini album Rewind. Aside from group activities, he also participates in various television variety shows, radio hostings and dramas.

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 entered 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


2008–13: Super Junior-M and Solo activities[edit]

Zhou Mi in Bangkok.

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

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]

Zhou Mi made a cameo appearance in CCTV2 drama, Stage of Youth in 2009.[10] He also started his acting career in 2012. His first role was a main character in the idol drama When Love Walked In.[11]The drama started filming in mid-January. The drama’s filming locations included Shenzhen (primary), Dongguan, Huizhou, and Haikou (in Hainan). He was cast as Li Shanglin, a character described in the drama info blast as “sweet-tempered" and "talented”.

In March 2013, Zhou Mi released a travel scrapbook titled Thai Perfect, which compiled and written by himself and published in Taiwan by China Field Publishing.[12][13] Zhou Mi also appeared in a cameo role for Vincent Fang's movie Rhythm of Rain (聽見下雨的聲音).[14][15][16] Zhou Mi portrayed a young man with a bright personality and was the first love of the female lead.

2014–present: SM The Ballad and Solo debut[edit]

Zhou Mi Press Conference SJM Guest House.

In February 2014, Zhou Mi became a new member of the ballad group SM The Ballad, initially formed by SM Entertainment in 2010. Zhou Mi participated in the group's 2nd album, Breath, performing the Chinese version of "Blind".[17][18]

On October 22 2014, Zhou Mi became an MC for season 4 of the SBS MTV's music program The Show with Park Ji-yeon (T-ara) and Hongbin (VIXX).[19]

Zhou Mi debuted as a solo singer with his EP, Rewind on October 31, 2014.[20]The title song "Rewind" was featured EXO-K's Chanyeol as rapper in Korean version and EXO-M's Tao in Chinese version. Tao also featured in a second track "Love Tonight". He also 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.

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.[21]

In 2015, Zhou Mi was cast in the 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.[22]

In early 2016, It was confirmed that Zhou Mi will be continuing to host the 5th season of SBS MTV The Show with new co-MC, G-Friend's Yerin.[23] He stepped down from his MC position on August 2 of that year, having hosted The Show for almost two years.

On July 12, Zhou Mi dropped a teaser video for the Chinese version of the pre-release track "Empty Room". The music video was released on July 14 at noon KST.[24][25] On July 14, SM Entertainment announced that Zhoumi's second mini-album What's Your Number? would be released on July 19.[26][25]He made his first comeback stage with What's Your Number? in SBS MTV The Show in the same day.[27]

On April 2018, Zhou Mi released a digital single titled "I dont Care". The music video was released on April 19 at noon KST.[28]


Extended Plays
  • 我不管 (I don't care) (2018)



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) Cameo as himself [29][30]
2011 Melody of Youth (青春旋律) Gao Da (高达) Supporting male role [31]
2012 GTV When Love Walked In (愛情闖進門) Li Shang Lin (黎尚林) Leading male role [32][33]
2016 SBS Entertainer (딴따라) Zhou Mi (周觅) Cameo (Ep.7) as MC of The Show
Youku Best Lover (최고의 커플) (最佳情侣) Yan Xi Cheng (言希成) Leading male role [34]
TBA TBA Dream Marriage (恋爱方法论) Jifeng (季风) Leading male role [35][36]

Variety shows[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: Shenzhen Television 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 Small Swallow 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: Hunan Television Happy Camp (快乐大本营)
KBS W Glitter (글리터)
2014 SMG: Dragon Television 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)
HEBTV: HEBTV-1 Perhaps Love (如果爱)
KBS2 Let's Go Dream Team! Season 2 (출발 드림 팀 시즌 2) Guest/Participant
- SJM GuestHouse Final Audition Judge
ZRTG: Zhejiang Television 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 (비정상회담)
KBS2 Immortal Songs 2 (불후의 명곡 Ⅱ - 전설을 노래하다) Guest/Participant
2015 Youku Youku Big Star Guest
YinYueTai YinYueTai Big Guest
KBS2 Let's Go Dream Team! Season 2 (출발 드림 팀 시즌 2) Guest/Participant
MTV Idols of Asia (我愛偶像) Guest
- Showbiz
JSBC: Jiangsu Television We are in Love (WGM Chinese Version)
Exploration of the World (前往世界的尽头)
MBC Every 1 Her Secret Weapon (비밀 병기 그녀)
ZRTG: Zhejiang Television Star Escape Room (星星的密室) Season 2 Episode 2 Guest/Participant
KBS2 Let's Go Dream Team! Season 2 (출발 드림 팀 시즌 2)
ZRTG: Zhejiang Television Star Escape Room (星星的密室) Season 2 Episode 4
MTV Idols of Asia (我愛偶像) (SMTOWN Coex Atrium) Guest
ZRTG: Zhejiang Television 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 HBRT: Hubei Television Just Arrived Beside You / Gang's Coming (纲到你身 边) Guest
TPBS: Tianjin Television Frozen Miracle (冰雪奇迹) Cast
OnStyle Zhou Mi's Seoul Diary
KBS2 Immortal Songs 2 (불후의 명곡 Ⅱ - 전설을 노래하다) Guest/Participant
Youku The Strongest Women Team (最強女團) Guest Judge
HBS: Hunan Television Happy Camp (快乐大本营) Guest
2017 iQIYI Joy Town (欢脱定律)
AHTV The Gift of Love (星星的礼物)
SDTV That Sounds Delicious (听得到的美食)
2018 Mango TV Crazy Magic (疯狂的麦咭)

Hosting programs[edit]


Year TV Network Title Partner Ref
2010 SiTV Korean Impressions (韓國印象) Chen Lan [37]
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: Jiangsu Television Strongest Group (最强天团) Peng Yu and Victoria [38]
SBS Super Junior M's Guest House (슈퍼주니어M의 게스트하우스)
SBS MTV The Show (더 쇼) Season 4 Jiyeon and Hongbin [39]
2015 SBS Plus Fashion King-Secret Box (패션왕 코리아/中韩时尚王) Suh In-Young [40]
2016 SBS MTV The Show (더 쇼) Season 5 Yerin G-Friend
SETV The First Fashion Platform (男神女神颜习社) Patty Hou and Shana


Year TV Network Title Partner Ref
2010 GRT: Guangdong Television China Southern Airlines Stewardess Pageant (南航空姐选秀2010)
2011 CCTV: CCTV-1 CPOP-JPOP-KPOP Music Festival Li Xia and Yang Guang
2014 JSBC: Jiangsu Television H.E.C Best of Best in Nanjing Zhang Shan
SBS MTV Winter Festival Jiyeon and Hyeri
2015 - SuperStar SMTOWN Lay EXO-M
SBS MTV Summer KPOP Festival Jiyeon and Hongbin
Special One-Asia Seoul Mega Concert
Asia Culture Festival Jiyeon
JSBC: Jiangsu Television Be The Idol (唱游天下)
2016 SBS MTV SUWON K-POP Super Concert Heechul, Twice's Momo & Chaeyoung
Youku Kim Heechul & Kim Jungmo Showcase "Dear My Fan" M&D

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 [41]
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"

Music videos[edit]

Year Song title Language Album
2011 "Santa You Are The One" English 2011 SMTown Winter: The Warmest Gift
2014 "Blind" Chinese SM the Ballad Vol. 2 – Breath
"Rewind" Korean Rewind
2016 "What's Your Number" What's Your Number
"Empty Room" Chinese
2018 "I Don't Care" Chinese Non-album single


Year Name Language ISBN
2013 Travel Book Thai Perfect Chinese 978-98-68-58286-5



Year TV Network Competition Awards Won Notes Ref
2002 MTV MTV-Pantene New Voices Competition Best Male Singer (National) Pre-Debut [42]
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) [43][44]
Converse School Campus Music Festival First place (National) [45]
Warner Music Singing Competition First place (National) [46]
CETV China Mobile Moves the Land "Emotional New Voices" Competition First place (China) [47]
2005 Newcomer Award (China)
MTV MTV-Olay New Talent Competition First place (Guangdong) [48]
2006 CCTV: CCTV-1 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 Category Nominated work Result Ref
9th Chinese Music Awards
2013 Best Chinese Song (Mainland) Distant Embrace (距離的擁抱) Won [49]
Internet Popularity Award Himself Won
SBS PopAsia Awards
2014 Best Solo Artist Himself Nominated [50]
Apollo Music Oscar Awards
2014 Music Video Rewind Nominated
2016 Mobile Video Festival
2016 Star of The Year Himself Won

Music Show Awards[edit]

SBS MTV The Show[edit]

Year Date Song
2014 November 18 "Rewind"[51][52]


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