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Cartoon Animal Pictures Biography
Life in Cartoon Motion is the debut album by singer Mika, produced by Greg Wells and Mika, mixed by Greg Wells, with co-production on two songs by Jodi Marr and John Merchant, released on Island Records on 5 February 2007 in the United Kingdom, and on Casablanca Records on 27 March 2007 in the U.S.. The single "Grace Kelly" stayed at #1 in the British charts for five weeks straight and became a #1 hit in many countries. The album debuted at #1 in the United Kingdom, selling 5.7 million copies worldwide since its release and counting. The album cover of Life in Cartoon Motion has since been used in an iPod Touch commercial. It was the fifth best-selling album in the world in 2007.[citation needed]
Contents  [hide]
1 Background
1.1 Cover design
2 Reception
3 Singles
4 Track listing
5 Chart performance
5.1 Weekly charts
5.2 Year-end
5.3 Certifications
6 References
7 External links

Prior to obtaining his record deal, Mika sent demos to many record companies in Britain, but was never signed. One record label in particular claimed that Mika had a good voice, but insisted he write more conventional songs like Robbie Williams in order to become more commercial. Mika rejected this advice.[1][2][3] The song "Grace Kelly" was inspired by these problems. In 2006 Mika signed with Island Records and began recording his debut album. His musical influences are based in classical music.[3] Before Mika released his debut album he promised the media that "It was a magical world that you could live in. A parallel universe for people that is illusory and enchanting and amazing."[4] Some songs on the album are sexually ambiguous, prompting some questioning regarding Mika's sexuality. On this, Mika comments that he has no taboos about what he can use to tell a story or what stories he can actually tell. He believes that sexualizing music is great, but politically sexualizing music and making the artist's sexuality the defining point of someone's music is "boring".[2] He says about his own sexuality: "...laying myself out on the table to almost a tabloid level and kind of sharing my entire personal life, I'm really not into that."[2] The songs on the album have different subjects. "Grace Kelly", as stated before, is about the struggle of getting a record deal. Mika stated that the song is a very important song on the album mostly because:"'s a flagpole for the record in terms of lyrical content and the whole pop vision I wanted to get across."[3] In March 2007 the album was released in the United States. Before its release there was much publicity about the album, mainly due to its success in Europe. Mika commented on the hype by saying: "I think I'm lucky. Hype can be good and hype can be bad. The good thing that's happening to me is that the hype is about the project, it's about the music ... I'm not the son of anyone famous, I haven't really slept with anyone particularly well known ... it's really just about music, and that's something I think is very healthy."[2]
[edit]Cover design
The cover for the album and its inside booklet was designed by Mika's sister, Yasmine (who works under the pen name DaWack), Richard Hogg and Mika himself.[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic [5]
Drowned in Sound (1/10)[6]
Entertainment Weekly B+[7]
The Guardian [8]
Los Angeles Times [9]
Observer Music Monthly [10]
Pitchfork Media (1.5/10)[11]
Robert Christgau [12]
Slant Magazine [13]
Stylus D−[14]
Initial critical response to Life in Cartoon Motion was very mixed. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 55, based on 23 reviews.[15] In January 2007 it was considered the best new talent in the BBC's Sound of 2007 music poll.[16] About 130 music critics and broadcasters from the U.K. agreed that Mika was the sound of 2007.[1] It has received highly polarized reviews, earning one star from The Guardian[17] and four stars in the London Evening Standard.[18] The album received 1 out of 10 from the Drowned in Sound website,[19] and prompted Brian May of Queen, a fan of Mika, to criticise the website[20] for making unnecessary personal attacks at Mika.[21][22]

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