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  1. Mika tweets MIKA so proud to be part of this. Thank you @AttitudeMag @bydarrenstyles and the whole team. Xxxxx
  2. Scottish Daily Mail 10 Oct 2019 MIKA is live in the Radio 2 Piano Room this morning. The Beirut-born English singer and songwriter has a new album out — his first in four years. Called My Name Is Michael Holbrook, it draws on Mika’s experiences, and also includes the catchy summer pop song Ice Cream. Mika (pictured) will perform songs from the album and tell KEN BRUCE (RADIO 2, 9.30AM) about his autumn tour.
  3. BBC Radio2 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00093b4?ns_mchannel=social Mika performs live Ken Bruce Mika performs live in the Radio 2 Piano Room with music from his brand new album 'My Name Is Michael Holbrook'. Mika's debut album 'Life in Cartoon Motion' went straight to number one in the UK and eleven other countries. He then went on to release three other platinum selling albums and has sold 20 million records to date. Mika has not only won a Brit Award for British Breakthrough Act, but he has been nominated for Grammys, MTV Europe Music Awards and World Music Awards. Mika is about to start his forthcoming European tour in London with stops in Spain, France, Switzerland, Italy and more.
  4. Daily Mail https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-7555769/Cheryl-brings-glamour-Attitude-Awards-goes-braless-gold-sequin-minidress.html
  5. I don't know how to get Mika's cover issue of Attitude Magazine / November 2019. https://pocketmags.com/us/attitude-magazine Here is small jpg files from Pressreader. https://www.pressreader.com/uk/attitude/20191010 p-1 p-9 p-37 p-70+71 p-72 p-73 p-74 p-75 p-76
  6. Getty images video https://media.gettyimages.com/videos/mika-at-virgin-atlantic-attitude-awards-powered-by-jaguar-2019-at-the-video-id1180073734 Mika at VIRGIN ATLANTIC ATTITUDE AWARDS POWERED BY JAGUAR 20.mp4
  7. Mika picks up 'The Music Award' | #AttitudeAwards Mika has been honoured with the Music Award at the Virgin Atlantic Attitude Awards 2019, powered by Jaguar. Go back a few years and Mika was dominating the charts with the likes of 'Lollipop', 'Grace Kelly' and 'Big Girls (You Are Beautiful)' and now his latest album, My Name is Michael Holbrook - which is out now - marks his first full-length record since 2015's No Place in Heaven. During his career, Mika has been nominated for a Grammy, MTV Europe Music Awards, Capital Radio Awards and World Music Awards, and he says music was a safe place for him to explore his sexuality. "It makes me happy because I think the idea of sexuality being a part of your process, your identity and your source of inspiration, is so important," he says in the Attitude Award issue, available to download and to order globally now. “If I didn’t have music, I would not have been able to understand or deal with my sexuality in the same way. It’s always been at the centre of my writing.” Although speculation about his sexuality was rife during the early days of his career, Mika held off coming out publicly until 2012 - something he says was motivated by a desire to be open with his own loved ones first. “Having such a close personal and working relationship with many of my family, it took quite a while to sort all that out," he says. "I didn’t like the concept of the people closest to me feeling they weren’t respected or trusted enough to have a chance to react in an intimate way. "When it did happen, my mum said: ‘So what? I’ve always known’."
  8. Getty images https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/photos/mika?events=775418806&family=editorial&phrase=mika&sort=newest#license
  9. Getty images https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/photos/mika?events=775408863&family=editorial&phrase=mika&sort=newest#license
  10. Attitude https://attitude.co.uk/article/attitude-music-award-mika/21990/ Attitude Music Award: Mika After staring down homophobia at the start of his pop career, Mika is now making unapologetically queer music that also processes his past pain. 2019-10-09 Mika has been honoured with the Music Award at the Virgin Atlantic Attitude Awards 2019, powered by Jaguar. Go back a few years and Mika was dominating the charts with the likes of 'Lollipop', 'Grace Kelly' and 'Big Girls (You Are Beautiful)' and now his latest album, My Name is Michael Holbrook - which is out now - marks his first full-length record since 2015's No Place in Heaven. During his career, Mika has been nominated for a Grammy, MTV Europe Music Awards, Capital Radio Awards and World Music Awards, and he says music was a safe place for him to explore his sexuality. "It makes me happy because I think the idea of sexuality being a part of your process, your identity and your source of inspiration, is so important," he says in the Attitude Award issue, available to download and to order globally now. “If I didn’t have music, I would not have been able to understand or deal with my sexuality in the same way. It’s always been at the centre of my writing.” Although speculation about his sexuality was rife during the early days of his career, Mika held off coming out publicly until 2012 - something he says was motivated by a desire to be open with his own loved ones first. “Having such a close personal and working relationship with many of my family, it took quite a while to sort all that out," he says. "I didn’t like the concept of the people closest to me feeling they weren’t respected or trusted enough to have a chance to react in an intimate way. "When it did happen, my mum said: ‘So what? I’ve always known’." Read Mika's full interview and more about all the winners from the Virgin Atlantic Attitude Awards 2019, powered by Jaguar in the Attitude Awards issue, out now. Buy now and take advantage of our best-ever subscription offers: 3 issues for £3 in print, 13 issues for £19.99 to download to any device.
  11. more pics from Getty images https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/photos/mika?events=775418308&family=editorial&phrase=mika&sort=newest#license
  12. ZIMBIO http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Mika/Attitude+Awards+2019+Red+Carpet+Arrivals/NXccgSuzYJQ
  13. Getty images https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/mika-seen-attending-the-virgin-atlantic-attitude-awards-news-photo/1180057231?adppopup=true https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/license/1180060855 https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/license/1180060858 https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/license/1180060864 https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/license/1180060854
  14. sorry, the newspaper is published in Switzerland. 20 minutes https://www.20min.ch/ro/entertainment/people/story/Fier-de-sa-belle-histoire-d-amour-avec-son-copain-13776974? 09 octobre 2019 09:56 🔻 PDF file pages_14_15_Lausanne_2019-10-09.pdf Fier de sa belle histoire d'amour avec son copain par Ludovic Jaccard - En couple depuis treize ans avec un réalisateur, le chanteur réalise qu’il est le seul membre de sa famille à avoir une vie sentimentale stable. Et ça l'amuse! D'habitude très discret sur sa vie privée, Mika s'est lâché, lundi 7 octobre 2019, dans l'émission «C à vous», sur France 5. En promo pour son nouvel album, «My name is Michael Holbrook», le chanteur a été interrogé sur sa romance avec le réalisateur Andy Dermanis. «Quand je l'ai rencontré, c'est lui qui m’a donné confiance pour parler de ma sexualité à mes proches. Et au final, cela fait maintenant treize ans que je suis avec lui et je suis le plus traditionnel de la famille!» a-t-il ironisé. Et l'artiste d'ajouter que ses trois sœurs et son frère vivaient tous «des désastres» dans leur vie sentimentale: «Ils sont toujours en train d’aller partout, de changer de partenaire, c’est donc moi qui gagne!» a plaisanté la star. Mika s'est cependant fâché une fois avec son compagnon. Ce qui avait provoqué une rupture. «Oui, on s'est séparés», a avoué l'Américano-Libanais de 36 ans. C'est grâce à sa maman, qui a toujours été très proche d'Andy, que le couple a pu se réconcilier. Google translator «C à vous»
  15. EQ MUSIC https://eqmusicblog.com/watch-sanremo-mika/# Watch “Sanremo” by Mika Mandy Rogers October 9, 2019 I hadn’t realised how special, the Mika track “Sanremo” is until I checked out the accompanying music video. The single released in support of the singer’s fifth studio album “My Name Is Michael Holbrook” is unlike anything he has touched upon before. The track is tender, with a gently swaying melody and breezy synths. It has a sophisticated elegance and shows Mika under a different light to that which we have come to know. Don’t be too quick to adjust your expectations of this track, because the famous Mika sparkle, definitely, still exists. For the album “My Name Is Michael Holbrook,” Mika intended to write about life as it happened. Commenting it is “a sort of album, made in ‘real-time.’ It’s an explosion of joy, colour and emotion even though it was born in one of the most challenging periods for my family and I. Writing and recording this album was a form of medicine for me and my family. It is so, deeply personal, but also universal.” He really, couldn’t make a bigger statement, than that which he brings to the spotlight via “Sanremo.” The WIZ directed video footage gets straight to the heart of what Mika wants to express. The clip purposefully shot in black and white for an added vintage feel shows the singer lovingly saying goodbye to his wife and child. There is a sadness in his eyes throughout this solemn exchange. Handily there is a narrator on board to fill us in on the true essence of the unfolding story, which in turn opens up a discussion focused around attitudes to homosexuality during the 1950s. The clip then goes on to follow Mika as he ventures out into the Italian city where he explores these desires further. We are used to seeing distinctive, videos from the singer, “Sanremo” has a different kind of boldness to anything Mika has put out before. It is touching and tender, brings deep feelings to the surface and is an incredibly affecting watch.
  16. Billboard https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/pride/8532195/mika-sanremo-video Mika Goes Cruising for a Forbidden Love in 'Sanremo' Video 10/4/2019 by Stephen Daw After four years away from the spotlight, Mika has finally returned with his new album My Name Is Michael Holbrook -- and he's giving fans yet another reason to celebrate the news. On Friday (Oct. 4), alongside the release of his long-awaited fifth studio album, Mika released a new video for his song "Sanremo," a shimmering pop jam about finding a place just for you and your lover. The video follows that thread, but down a much darker and more unexpected path. Taking place in what appears to be 1950s Italy, the video (directed by W.I.Z.) sees Mika's character kissing his wife and daughter goodbye as they head out for the day. The star then nervously paces around his apartment before ulitmately venturing out into the city, looking for a gay partner to shack up with while anxiously avoiding suspicion from police, clergymen and others. Eventually, he follows a butcher to an eccentric, underground gay bar, complete with non-binary individuals, shirtless men having milk poured on their abs, and some flirtatious sailors looking for a good time. He ultimately leaves with another man, but on his way home is stopped by a uniformed police officer, as an audio clip plays of what sounds like an Italian politician speaking about firing any homosexuals working for his administration. In a statement, the video's director W.I.Z. says that the new clip takes place in "an era when homosexuality, if not illegal, was socially unacceptable, a time of discrimination and persecution. 'Sanremo' represents his utopian dream, a fictional place of liberation and transcendence."
  17. Attitude https://attitude.co.uk/article/mika-goes-cruising-in-his-new-video-for-single-sanremo-watch/21982/ Mika goes cruising in his new video for single 'Sanremo' - WATCH The new video was directed by W.I.Z 2019-10-08 Words: Steve Brown Mika goes cruising in his new video for his latest single ‘Sanremo’. The new single comes from Mika’s brand-new album ‘My Name is Michael Holbrook’ and in the new video – directed by W.I.Z - we see the singer/songwriter leave his wife and daughter to visit an underground gay cruising area where a sailor is seen pour milk down over men. W.I.Z told Billboard: “[The clip takes place in] an era when homosexuality, if not illegal, was socially unacceptable, a time of discrimination and persecution. “‘Sanremo’ represents his utopian dream, a fictional place of liberation and transcendence.” Mika, who has appeared as a judge on The X Factor Italy and The Voice France in recent years, is set to return to London next month to play a show at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire, before embarking on a Europe-wide series of shows as part of his not-so-tiny 'Tiny Love Tiny Tour'. The album is Mika’s first full-length record since 2015's No Place in Heaven. Watch the video to the new single below:
  18. Black Book https://bbook.com/culture-2/mikas-new-video-for-sanremo-is-a-love-letter-to-the-beautiful-italian-town/ Posted on October 4, 201 Mika’s New Video For ‘Sanremo’ is a Love Letter to the Beautiful Italian Town Every once in awhile, beauty and defiance come crashing together in a most spectacular way. To wit, the gorgeously shot video for the sultry new Mika single “Sanremo.” It is an once a love letter to the ethereal Ligurian Coast Italian town, and a reminder that there are those who would still chose to marginalize the gay community. Filmed in striking black and white to depict a 1950s when, as director WIZ reminds, “homosexuality, if not illegal, was socially unacceptable, a time of discrimination and persecution. ‘Sanremo’ represents liberation and transcendence.” The track itself is a velvety smooth slice of Euro-R&B, with sonic nods to the likes of Pet Shop Boys and George Michael. Mika’s voice is at its cool, breathy best, as he enthuses, “To feel like this / Is one in a million.” The track is taken from his excellent new longplayer My Name is Michael Holbrook, which he says is, “Inspired by life in all its glory and all its dark challenges. An explosion of joy, color and emotion even though it was born in one of the most challenging periods for my family and I.” The album is also steeped in a bit of simple, but essential philosophy, which often comes with arriving on the other side of tragedy. “I have come to realize,” he opens up, “that the only thing that matters in life are the people we love and the stories we tell. This album is dedicated to those people I love and to the notion that although we all hopefully grow with age, we should do so without losing our colors, our warmth or whimsy.” What he said. (N.B. Mika will be extensively touring Europe from November through February.)
  19. ADVOCATE https://www.advocate.com/music/2019/10/08/mika-spotlights-1950s-gay-cruising-culture-sanremo-music-video?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=music Mika Spotlights 1950s Gay Cruising Culture in 'Sanremo' Music Video Mika went cruising on the Italian Riviera. The out singer's new music video "Sanremo," set in the Italian tourist destination, spotlights an era in recent Western European history when homosexuality was illegal and underground. The black-and-white video depicts Mika saying goodbye to his wife and family — before leaving to discover an underground bar where LGBTQ folks are mingling. Along the way, he evades both police officers and members of the clergy who eye him suspiciously. Set in the 1950s, the music video includes real audio materials from that time period condemning gay people — and even the voice from a gay person coming out in order to give others "courage." The video concludes with Mika's cruising cut short by a police officer. The singer hides his face as his car is pulled over and an ominous message is played. “The policy of this administration is that we do not knowingly hire homosexuals, and if we find a homosexual in our administration, we terminate their employment without delay," a voice from the real-life audio declared. Directed by W.I.Z., "Sanremo" depicts "an era when homosexuality, if not illegal, was socially unacceptable, a time of discrimination and persecution. San Remo represents his utopian dream, a fictional place of liberation and transcendence," the filmmaker said in a statement. W.I.Z. also directed Mika's music video for "Tiny Love." Both tracks are part of his newest album, My Name Is Michael Holbrook. Mika himself is no stranger to discrimination due to his sexual orientation. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, he revealed that he overheard one of the heads of a major record label saying they would not sign him because his music was "a little too gay." His songs, including hits like "Grace Kelly," also reportedly did not receive airtime on U.S. radio due to a similar stigma. "We can't get behind a man singing in falsetto that he wants to be like a woman," a gatekeeper told Mika's mother, according to his collaborator Greg Wells.
  20. VirginRadio Officiel https://twitter.com/VirginRadiofr/status/1181737398830546954 Elle Me Dit https://twitter.com/VirginRadiofr/status/1181739248753479682