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Pop knight Mika

Mika has been named a Knight in the Order of Arts for services to music by France - but has already lost the medal he was presented with.
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Mika has been made one of France's youngest ever knights.

The 26-year-old pop star was awarded the prestigious Knight in the Order of Arts title for services to music a few months ago, but has so far kept quiet about the accolade because he has lost the medal he was given.

Mika - who joins a host of other illustrious names to receive the accolade, including Kylie Minogue and George Clooney - said: "I'm a knight, but nobody knows about it. About a month ago, I was one of the youngest people to ever be made a chevalier in France. It goes after my name, Mika chevalier des arts.

"I was given a medal with a tiny little green ribbon, but the first night I wore it, I lost it.

"I lost it outside my home. I spent 45 minutes by the underground station looking for it, literally on my hands and knees. My sister bumped into me and asked what I was doing and I had to say, 'Looking for my knighthood.' She thought I was crazy."

The 'We Are Golden' singer also revealed he has been enjoying chart success as a songwriter, but has used a string of false identities when working with other people.

He told the Daily Star newspaper: "I've written a lot of songs under pseudonyms, mostly girls' names.

"Alice, for example, has written many hits in different countries.

"I did one song for Jovanotti. He's Italy's biggest pop star and plays stadiums over there. He had a very big hit with my song."

Posted on 5 Mar 2010 10:00 to category : Music News

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