Zhou Mi (singer)

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Zhou Mi
Zhou Mi from Acrofan (cropped).jpg
Zhou Mi in April 2018
Born (1986-04-19) April 19, 1986 (age 33)
Alma materBeijing Normal University
Occupation
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • actor
  • entertainer
Years active2008-present
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
LabelsSM
Label SJ
Zhou Mi Studio
Associated acts
Websitezhoumi.smtown.com
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationJo Mi
McCune–ReischauerCho 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 SM Entertainment's project group SM 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 shows, and dramas.

Early life[edit]

Zhou Mi was born in Wuhan, China, and studied Broadcasting at Beijing Normal University Zhuhai Campus.[2] In 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.

Career[edit]

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]

He also joined Super Junior-M with Henry Lau for the single "Santa U Are The One" released in December 2011.[9]

He started his acting career in 2012, with a role in the idol drama When Love Walked In.[10] In March 2013, Zhou Mi released a travel scrapbook titled Thai Perfect.[11]


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".[12][13]

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).[14]

Zhou Mi debuted as a solo singer with his EP Rewind on October 31, 2014.[15]

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.[16]

In 2015, Zhou Mi was cast in the drama "Best Couple" as the male lead character 'Hee Sung'. "Best Couple" is set in the modern day Korean entertainment industry. It is the first TV production project from China’s e-commerce company Alibaba.[17]

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, GFriend's Yerin.[18] He stepped down from his MC position on August 2 of that year, having hosted The Show for almost two years.

Zhoumi's second EP What's Your Number? was released on July 19.[19] In April 2018, Zhou Mi released a digital single titled "I Don't Care".[20]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions and sales
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[21]
JPN
Hot
US
World

[22]
Rewind
  • Released: October 31, 2014 (KOR)
  • Label: SM Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
5 11
What's Your Number?
  • Released: July 19, 2016 (KOR)
  • Label: SM Entertainment, Label SJ
  • Formats: CD, digital download
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
[23]
CHN
Billboard CHN Baidu
[24]
"Rewind" (feat. Chanyeol) 2014 161 Rewind
"Empty Room (空房间)" 2016 What's Your Number?
"What's Your Number?"
"I Don't Care (我不管)" 2018 Non-album single
"The Lonely Flame (寂寞煙火)"[a] Non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR US Baidu CHN
"Loving You"
(feat. Victoria Song)
2014 13 Rewind
"Rewind"
(feat. ZTAO)
17
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

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) Cameo as himself [25][26]
2011 Melody of Youth (青春旋律) Gao Da (高达) Supporting male role [27]
2012 GTV When Love Walked In (愛情闖進門) Li Shang Lin (黎尚林) Leading male role [28][29]
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 [30]
TBA TBA Dream Marriage (恋爱方法论) Jifeng (季风) Leading male role [31][32]

Hosting programs[edit]

Series[edit]

Year TV Network Title Partner Ref
2010 SiTV Korean Impressions (韓國印象) Chen Lan [33]
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 [34]
SBS Super Junior M's Guest House (슈퍼주니어M의 게스트하우스)
SBS MTV The Show (더 쇼) Season 4 Jiyeon and Hongbin [35]
2015 SBS Plus Fashion King-Secret Box (패션왕 코리아/中韩时尚王) Suh In-Young [36]
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

Non-series[edit]

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" Kim Heechul & Kim Jungmo

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 [37]
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
Chinese
2016 "What's Your Number" What's Your Number
Korean
"Empty Room" Chinese
2018 "I Don't Care" Chinese Non-album single
2018 "the lonely flame" Chinese Non-album single

Bibliography[edit]

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

Achievements[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Year TV Network Competition Awards Won Notes Ref
2002 MTV MTV-Pantene New Voices Competition Best Male Singer (National) Pre-Debut [38]
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) [39][40]
Converse School Campus Music Festival First place (National) [41]
Warner Music Singing Competition First place (National) [42]
CETV China Mobile Moves the Land "Emotional New Voices" Competition First place (China) [43]
2005 Newcomer Award (China)
MTV MTV-Olay New Talent Competition First place (Guangdong) [44]
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 [45]
Internet Popularity Award Himself Won
SBS PopAsia Awards
2014 Best Solo Artist Himself Nominated [46]
Apollo Music Oscar Awards
2014 Music Video Rewind Nominated
2016 Mobile Video Festival
2016 Star of The Year Himself Won

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "The Lonely Flame (Japanese ver.)" was released on April 23, 2019 in Japan as his first promotional single.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mark Russell (29 April 2014). K-Pop Now!: The Korean Music Revolution. Tuttle Publishing. p. 39. ISBN 978-1-4629-1411-1.
  2. ^ "Zhou Mi Profile". zhouminews. Archived from the original on December 19, 2014. Retrieved December 19, 2014.
  3. ^ "Zhou Mi Pre-debut Interview on 100 Steps Campus Magazine". zhouminews. Archived from the original on 2014-12-19. Retrieved December 19, 2014.
  4. ^ a b "蒙牛早餐奶挑战主持人选手周觅:其实不想走". news.qq.com.
  5. ^ "Zhou Mi Profile". zhouminews. Archived from the original on December 19, 2014. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  6. ^ "슈퍼주니어 M, 조미-헨리 합류로 중화권 최고 스타 등극할까 :: 한국재경신문". 13 April 2008. Archived from the original on 13 April 2008.
  7. ^ "SJ's new China subgroup's name confirmed to be SJ-M, debut on April 8". Sohu (in Chinese). April 3, 2008. p. 1. Retrieved February 20, 2013.
  8. ^ "Super Junior China to start activities in China next year". My Daily (in Korean). p. 1. Retrieved 2008-04-03.
  9. ^ "SMTOWN releases "The Warmest Gift" winter album". allkpop. December 13, 2011. Retrieved February 20, 2013.
  10. ^ "爱情闯进门". Baidu.
  11. ^ "Thai Perfect Released". Retrieved January 22, 2017.
  12. ^ "Participating artists for SM The Ballads 2nd album". allkpop. February 3, 2013. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  13. ^ "SM The Ballad to Return in February with New Members - Soompi". www.soompi.com.
  14. ^ Khelil, Nawael (October 22, 2014). "Zhoumi Stands On His Own Two Feet With MTV The Show". Yahoo. Archived from the original on 2014-12-05. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
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  16. ^ Sanghwa. "Zhou Mi for Fashion King New Season". Business Korea. Retrieved December 29, 2015.
  17. ^ "Zhou Mi be Best Couple with Lee Dahae". Sanghwa.
  18. ^ "Super Junior-M's Zhou Mi Returns to Host "The Show", Joined by GFRIEND's Yerin". Soompi. January 26, 2016. Retrieved 2016-01-27.
  19. ^ "Super Junior-M's Zhoumi drops 1st teaser image for his 2nd mini album! - allkpop.com".
  20. ^ "Zhou Mi released a digital single I Don't Care". April 19, 2018. Retrieved 2018-05-02.
  21. ^ Peak positions for EPs on the Gaon Album Chart:
  22. ^ "Rewind (2014)". Billboard.
  23. ^ "Rewind (Korean Ver.) – 2014년 46주차 Digital Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association.
  24. ^ "Baidu Weekly Music Charts". Baidu Music (in Chinese). Baidu.
  25. ^ "Zhou Mi on Stage of Youth". Youtube. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  26. ^ "SJ-M will film Olympic idol drama". QQ (in Chinese). 2008-08-22. p. 1. Retrieved 2008-08-22.
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  28. ^ "Zhou Mi on When Love Walked In first preview". allkpop. June 19, 2014. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  29. ^ "When Love Walked In". February 10, 2013. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  30. ^ "周觅李多海合作首部爱情剧最佳情侣低调开机". Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  31. ^ "周觅《恋爱方法论》杀青 花式追爱套路多". Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  32. ^ "《恋爱方法论》开机 周觅花式套路寻真爱". Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  33. ^ "Zhou Mi hosts a new travel show". allkpop. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  34. ^ "Strongest Group New Variety Show with Zhou Mi and Victoria". OneHallyu. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  35. ^ "Zhou Mi Joins Season 4 of The Show as An MC". allkpop. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  36. ^ "'패션왕' 김종국·유인나·조미·이정신·정윤기 출격 '환상 라인업'".
  37. ^ "Zhou Mi, Fei and Jia to Host New Chinese Radio Programs". allkpop. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  38. ^ "MTV新生赛决出最佳男女歌手奖".
  39. ^ "三星校园新空气歌唱赛 粉丝军团网上网下斗不停 _雅虎娱乐". 10 July 2012. Archived from the original on 10 July 2012.
  40. ^ 周觅荣获校园新空气大赛华南区决赛第三名
  41. ^ "杩借禌鐙備汉鑱旂洘". www.ycwb.com.
  42. ^ 2005华纳劲歌王歌唱大赛落幕 梁咏琪性感热舞震撼全场 Archived November 22, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  43. ^ ""动感新声大赛"总决赛在深圳落幕 冠军出炉".
  44. ^ "MTV-OLAY新才艺选拔赛广州赛区半决赛精彩落幕".
  45. ^ "Zhou Mi snags two awards at the 9th music king award in China". allkpop. March 18, 2013. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  46. ^ "SBS Pop Asia Awards "Best Solo Artist"". December 4, 2014. Retrieved December 5, 2014.

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