A fantastic new rework of Mika’s huge hit single ‘Celebrate’ (feat. Pharrell Williams) is out today!
The very talented Ryan Riback has rediscovered the track and worked his magic on it. You might have heard it in the new Pilot pens commercial, they have chosen to use it across their 100 years of Pilot global TV campaign!
Speaking about the track, Ryan says:
‘When I got the call to work on a record by Mika and Pharrell I immediately jumped at the opportunity! “Celebrate” was already an amazing record but it was fun to take that record and put my own twist on it. Given the lyrics and vocal melody are so uplifting, I decided to keep it happy and fun, and just add some fresh sounds :)’
Now you can download the track too, it’s available worldwide here.
To celebrate Mika’s incredible collaboration with Pilot Pens, we are giving away 10 limited edition box sets exclusively to fans on the mailing list!
These boxes are not available to buy anywhere, they were created especially for Mika and friends of Pilot and are a collectors edition! Each beautiful set has 24 Mika pens inside, making drawing and writing possibilities endless.
The contest will run next week, so don’t forget to sign up to the mailing list at the top of the page here for your chance to enter and win. Good luck!
Mika will once again take to his red chair for the brand new season of The Voice France, starting tomorrow, Saturday 27th January 2018. He’ll join friends and fellow coaches Florent Pagny and Zazie, along with new coach Pascal Obispo, to discover this year’s new batch of talent. Who will Mika turn his chair for? Find out on TF1 at 2100 tomorrow night.
Earlier today, Mika was honoured with a special ceremony where he was awarded the keys to the City of Florence by the mayor, Dario Nardella. The tradition is reserved for esteemed visitors, residents or notable others who the city wishes to honour, naming them honorary citizens of the city. It was a wonderful experience for Mika and a big honour to be recognised in such a way by a city he holds so close to his heart.
The ceremony itself was held in the stunning Sala Leone X frescoed room at the town hall, the historic Palazzo Vecchio. Mika later visited Galleria degli Uffizi with the director of the world famous museum and saw amazing works of art like Botticelli’s ‘Primavera.’
On Boxing Day and New Year’s Day just passed, Mika treated fans to 2 brand new episodes of his hit radio series ‘The Art of Song.’ With special guests including Carla Bruni, Louis Walsh and Clean Bandit, Mika took listeners through two more incredible songwriting journeys, talking about classic hits, lesser known musical gems and the songs that have shaped him personally, as an artist and a man.
Last night, the final episode of ‘Stasera Casa Mika’ Season 2, Mika’s explosive and entertaining Italian TV show, wowed fans across Italy and beyond.
Guests included legendary Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil (complete with full orchestra!), the incredible Carla Bruni and rapper Fedez. The episode also featured Mika singing various numbers, including an incredible duet with Gilberto Gil. And should we talk about Mika’s opening suit?! You have to see this…
In case you missed it, you can watch the full episode again here.
Last night in Milan, UNHCR held their third Charity Gala Event, aimed at raising funds for the Educate a Child Project and raising awareness on the refugee cause. Guests were invited into an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ themed evening that carefully and emotionally educated about the plights of refugee children and UNHCR’s important work to combat this crisis.
As you may know, Mika has been an avid supporter of UNHCR and their incredible work, so it was fitting that he made a special appearance at the event to talk about his involvement with the charity and his trip with them to Lebanon. It is hoped that the funding raised from the event will allow thousands of refugee children to return to education and therefore hope for a better future. Here are some of the photos from the event.