Mikey (singer)

Cho Myung-ik

Mikey (Cho Myung-ik)( Hangul : 마이키 (조명익); Hanja : 趙明翼; born 30 January 1980) is a member of a popular South Korean band Turbo .

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 Mikey (singer)'s Career

Immigrating to America at the age of 6, Mikey had his dreams set on becoming a singer ever since watching videos of the popular group Seo Taiji and Boys. In May 1997, with the goal of becoming a singer, Mikey returned to South Korea alone. Just two months later he auditioned for Turbo among 3500 other hopefuls. Mikey shined both in his rapping skills and also his ability to speak English, gaining him the spot. Mikey took over the rapper position vacated by Kim Jung-Nam and reformed Turbo with Kim Jong Kook .

Resurrected with the addition of Mikey, Turbo returned to the gayo world October 1997 with their aptly titled 3rd album "Born Again...".

After releasing the 5th album, Kim Jong Kook left the management due to contract expiration. Kim Jong Kook later pursued his solo career. Mikey, with his visa expiring, also took leave to New York City to study music under Paul Bay. To end their long career, Turbo released one last album titled "History" revisiting all their hit songs from previous albums and including 3 new songs.

In 2011, Mikey comeback with a single "All For U" featuring Kim Jong Kook .

His cousins are Andrew and Jenna Kim.

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