Mica Penniman (born 18 August 1983), known as Mika (pronounced /ˈmiːkə/), is a London-based, Grammy-nominated and BRIT Award-winning singer-songwriter, who has a recording contract with Casablanca Records and Universal Music. He rose to fame around the end of 2006 and the start of 2007. His birth name is Michael Holbrook Penniman.
Universal Music released his single “Grace Kelly” by digital download on 8 January 2007, and it reached number one on the UK Singles Chart on 21 January 2007. The CD, 12″, and limited-edition 7″ versions were released on 29 January 2007. The release features remixes by Tom Neville, Bimbo Jones, Linus Loves, and Pull Tiger Tail.
Produced and mixed by Greg Wells in Los Angeles, Life in Cartoon Motion was released on 5 February 2007, and has brought comparison with artists such as Freddie Mercury, Scissor Sisters, Elton John, Prince, Robbie Williams and David Bowie.