Chinese name 周覓 (Traditional)
Chinese name 周觅 (Simplified)
Pinyin Zhōu Mì (Mandarin)
Born ( April 19, 1986 Wuhan, Hubei, China )
Occupation ( Singer, MC, Lyricist, Dancer )
Genre ( Pop, dance, R&B )
Instrument ( Singing, rapping )
Voice type ( Tenor )
Label ( SM Entertainment )
Years active ( 2008–present )
Associated acts ( SM Town, Super Junior-M )
Zhou Mi (Chinese: 周觅; pinyin: Zhōu Mì; born April 19, 1986 in Wuhan, Hubei) is a Chinese pop singer and emcee. He is one of the two new members of Super Junior’s third sub-unit Super Junior-M, the other being Henry.
Aside from providing lead and background vocals, he contributed to the group’s first Chinese album “迷 (Me)” by writing the Chinese lyrics for “爱你爱你 (Love Song)”, “Marry U” and “渴望 (A Man In Love)”. In 2009, he wrote Chinese lyrics for “告白 (Confession)” and “爱情接力 (You & Me)” off Super Junior-M’s first mini-album, Super Girl.
He speaks fluent Mandarin, and understands conversational Korean and Cantonese.
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.
* 2002 – The 2nd MTV 潘婷新声赛 competition (champion in Beijing area & champion in China)
* 2003 – Shanghai – Asia Music Festival Newcomer Competition (1st place in Beijing area & newcomer award in China)
* 2005 – MTV Music Nation Competition (first place)
* 2005 – The 3rd MTV 三星校园新空气歌唱大赛 Song Competition (2nd runner-up in Guangdong area & China idol singer award)
* 2005 – 匡威校际 Music Festival (first place)
* 2005 – Warner Music Competition (first place)
* 2005 – MTV Newcomer Guangdong area (first place)
* 2006 – CCTV Hosting Competition (first place in Guangzhou area & 16th place in China)
* 2007 – S.M. UCC CONTEST Celebrity Challenge “Explosive! category” or SMUCC Star Audition ( 1st place in the category “The Most strongly recommended” )
Since then, Zhou Mi has participated in many events and TV shows such as:
* Beijing TV – 绝对现场
* MTV Global Music Channel – 天籁村
* Hunan TV – 快乐大本营 (21世纪中学生英语报)
* 2004 Spokesman for 文曲星
* 2005 Guest performer for Leehom Wang’s Beijing concert
* Modeling stint for NEWAY Magazine
Few months prior to Super Junior M’s official debut, Zhou Mi was seen hosting for singer & co-SM artist Zhang Li Yin’s 1st Chinese album press conference. His sudden appearance has sparked additional issues, which added to the Super Junior “Only 13” controversy.
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 entered the audition for him through the “Recommend a Friend” category, where he uploaded a customized video with Zhou Mi’s singing clip. His ability to sing in fluent Korean made him one of the top favorites among the netizens and judges alike.