You may have overlooked MIKA in 2012—that was a mistake!


MIKA, born Michael Holbrook Penniman, Jr. in 1983, released three full-length pop albums since 2007 and he’s one of the only male pop stars we’ve got right now. The Grammy-nominated singer had the fifth worldwide best-selling album of 2007 with his debut album. This year, MIKA released his most mature body of work to date – and not enough people noticed. To promote the album, he did a promotional tour of the United States and Europe. To up MORE

PopBytes’ Top Ten Favorite Albums of 2012!

Marina and the Diamonds - Electra Heart

Without any intro or further ado, I finally present to you my top ten favorite albums of 2012! Marina and the Diamonds Electra Heart It certainly hasn't been a secret that Marina and the Diamonds would once again land on the top of my list. Her stunning debut album, The Family Jewels, topped my list back in 2010. Although I probably still prefer Jewels over Electra Heart, her sophomore effort comes in right behind it! Every track on the MORE

Video: Go “Underwater” with cutie Mika!

Mika "Underwater"

If you haven't already picked up a copy of Mika's incredible third studio album, The Origin of Love, what the hell are you waiting for? It is easily one of this year's best albums and will definitely land a coveted spot in my upcoming top twelve favorite albums of 2012 list. If you're still not convinced just watch the new music video below for his latest haunting single "Underwater." Both the track and the video are totally stunning, plus Mika MORE

Mika’s “Celebrate” video!

Mika "Celebrate"

I'll admit I was kind of on the fence when British singer-songwriter Mika first appeared on the scene back in 2007 with his debut album Life in Cartoon Motion but five years later I'm huge fan. He's getting ready to release his third album The Origin of Love next month, check out the first single "Celebrate" below featuring Pharrell Williams. Isn't Mika like the most adorable guy ever? I love his new look (those curly locks needed to go), he's so MORE

PopBytes’ top ten favorite albums of 2009!

finally here are my top ten favorite albums from 2009 (kind of in order but not really except the first one) they may not technically be 'the best' (or the best-selling) from the past year - i don't claim to be a music critic at all (far from it!) i just know what i enjoy - these are the ten albums that i had on constant repeat - i highly recommend adding them to your music library if you haven't already! popbytes over & out for tonight ... MORE

mika – blame it on the girls – video!

many thanks to the good folks over at popeater for this ... the brand new mika video for his latest single blame it on the girls - off his kick-ass album the boy who knew too much! besides making totally catchy pop tunes - mika is super adorable! popbytes over & out for now ... xoxo MORE

blame it on the girls

good morning! i've been trying to cut down on listening to whitney houston's new album because i'm going to wear it out and i don't want to get sick of it - so i've tried to toss in a few other albums into my music mix - one of 'em being the sophomore effort from mika called the boy who knew too much (released last week) which i completely adore - i wasn't super keen on him when he first arrived on the scene but i've totally fallen in love with MORE

mika – we are golden – video!

good evening! i just got home and now i need to eat and run back out - at the very last minute i managed to secure a ticket to regina spektor's show down at the el rey (her new album far kicks ass!) i was so bummed i was going to miss seeing her play live since it was sold out and tickets were super scarce but many thanks go out to the person who helped me out in the end - i'm totally beside myself right now! (you know who you are - you really MORE

MIKA lands in los angeles!

hey boys & girls! oh man i'm thrilled the day is almost over - today was super long and of course there's still more work to do but i really need to sleep very soon! tonight i had the chance to see MIKA play down at the roxy on sunset - it was an invite only show and way packed - all for the promotion of his debut album life in cartoon motion which is releasing soon over in the UK and then march in the states! i spotted singer natasha bedingfield MORE

mika does grace kelly

good morning! oh i've got a very busy week ahead plus my folks are flying in for a visit from back east - so i'm also having to do some cleaning! but tomorrow (tuesday) night i scored tickets to see singer / songwriter mika play at the roxy - he's set to release his debut album life in cartoon motion (great title) over in the UK on february 5th (the US release will be on march 27th) there's been a ton of buzz on him already (i posted his song MORE

Mika says relax!

good morning everyone! so many times i often need to tell myself to just calm down and relax a bit (popbytes can get oh just a little tense) this song by up & coming music cutie mika (who was born in beirut, raised in paris & london) called relax (take it easy) is nice reminder to actually chill out...well at least for the three or four minutes while song is playing! so with this work week being a shorter one (thank heavens) i thought everyone MORE