He placed seventh runner-up in the finals of Canadian Idol Season One in August 2003, despite Chart magazine's prediction: "If we were to lay our bets today, ChartAttack’s money would be on Toronto contestant Mikey Bustos, a slightly strange looking young man with a shaved head and the voice of an angel." From his very first audition where he floored the four judges, he won the hearts of millions, establishing the largest fan base early in the competition, and made headlines all over the country.
Mikey recorded with BMG Canada/Vik Recordings for the Canadian Idol Compilation album, which hit GOLD status on the Soundscan Billboard charts on second day of release, and ranked in the Top 5 best selling Canadian albums in its debut week, selling over 60,000 units nationwide.
In 2004, Mikey recorded, performed, and mastered his craft in New York City residing in Queens and Manhattan, collaborating and recording with acclaimed producer Glenn Swan (Madonna/Mariah Carey/Tupac Shakur/Notorious B.I.G./Jodeci) of the renowned Chung King studios.
In 2005, Mikey finally released his debut EP record entitled "Love Me Again" on May the 7th produced by Brent Bodrug (Alanis Morissette/Jack Soul/Sugar Jones) of B-Group Music, available at all HMV locations across Canada.
In 2006, Mikey continued to bring his music into the U.S. performing in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Las Vegas. He also began to take his music into the international market, traveling to the Philippines, where he was front act for the Pussycat Dolls. Mikey also had a series of guest appearances, interviews, and live performances on popular Philippine TV shows including TFC ASAP '06, and GMA's Eat Bulaga, Star Talk, SOP, S-Files, Unang Hirit, SIS, MTV Philippines, and even the country's first Philippine Idol. Mikey's radio performances and mall performance at Eastwood City in Manila were also highlights.
In 2007 Mikey was featured in a commercial for MTV Canada & was front act for Christina Aguilera in Philippines July 6th. Mikey's new music video released in the summer of 2008 of the single "IF IT FEELS GOOD THEN WE SHOULD" from his debut solo album "MEMOIRS OF A SUPERHERO", which was released on December 23, 2008.
In 2009, Mikey's single "If It Feels Good Then We Should" reached Top 20 for multiple weeks on Canadian mainstream radio, as well as Top 2 Music Video on the California Music Channel in the US. His epic music video single "All I Need Is Me" also played at Footlocker Stores nationwide. Mikey under Bustos Entertainment Inc signed with Universal Music/North Fontana Distribution in May 2009.
In 2010, Mikey was nominated for a Toronto Independent Music Award for Best Adult Contemporary category. His most popular song "Everytime My Heart Beats" from his debut album "Memoirs of a Superhero" since its release has become a Youtube phenomenon. He is currently working on his second album. Mikey was also involved in musical theater projects including a star role in the Summerworks production of "Prison Dancer: The Musical".
Mikey Bustos (born June 23, 1981) is a Filipino-Canadian singer who appeared on the reality television show Canadian Idol. He was known for his signature blue contact lenses. Bustos is from the Weston neighbourhood of Toronto. Before Canadian Idol, he worked as atemp at the Bank of Montreal.
Bustos was known because of his videos uploaded in youtube about Filipino tutorials, Like Eating Balut (an egg with a chick inside), Filipino dining, Filipino courting, Filipino CR and others. He was known also in his parody: Pinoy This Way by himself, Which is Born This Way - Lady Gaga parody. He was shown in Philippines in TV Patrol and Bandila, news shows in ABS-CBN and 24 Oras and Saksi inGMA.
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Proud to be Pinoy!!