After wrapping up a successful North American tour in a string of sold-out intimate venues, MIKA returns to school and reveals a brand new music video for “Popular Song” featuring Nickelodeon star Ariana Grande! In a captivating video with a twist ending, two “wicked” student outcasts – MIKA and Ariana – concoct a plan for revenge on bullies. Watch the “Popular Song” video here. We encourage you to post and share!
“Popular Song” is a hit from The Origin Of Love, MIKA’s third album to date – a two year DIY labour of love – completely self-created and self-imagined. The track offers a fresh twist on “Popular” from the Broadway hit “Wicked”, composed by Stephen Schwartz. In a historic move, Schwartz was so moved by MIKA’s interpretation that he authorized the usage of his music for the first time ever.
Out on Universal Republic, everything on The Origin of Love, was put together by MIKA himself, flying around the world under his own steam personally assembling an incredible roll call of collaborators – In addition to Nick Littlemore and Pharrell Williams, Mika has also worked with William Orbit, Benny Benassi, FrYars, Greg Wells (Katy Perry, Adele), and Klas Ahlund (Robyn’s Body Talk) as well as working with some brand new unsigned musicians he found himself online.
Mika has now sold over 8 million records and Gold or Platinum awards in 32 countries worldwide and has won Brit and MTV Awards.