Mika的首张专辑Life in Cartoon Motion由Greg Wells制作，Mika和他一起完成了词曲创作，另外有两首是Jodi Marr and 和 Merchant写的。Island Records在07年2月5日于英国发行了这张专辑。
首单“Grace Kelly”在UK单曲榜榜首停留了5周，在其它国家的榜单也都达到了榜首。在UK专辑榜上Life in Cartoon Motion空降冠军，全球销量逾560万张，是07年第5畅销专辑。
在得到首张专辑的合约前，Mika曾将Demo寄到英国各大唱片公司去，不过都杳无音信。（这些Demo有幸被人发觉到，这次一并送上，不过音质极差。）一个大厂牌的负责人称Mika有着好嗓音，不过他还是应该像Robbie Williams那样写些传统些的歌去取得商业上的成功，Mika拒绝了这个建议。Grace Kelly就是在这事发生后写下的。06年Mika和Island Records签下合约，开始了首张专辑的录制。
Life in Cartoon Motion is the debut album by pop 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 February 5, 2007 in the UK.
The single "Grace Kelly" stayed at #1 in the UK for five weeks straight and became a #1 hit in many countries. The album debuted at #1 in the UK, selling 5.6 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.
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.
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. 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."
The cover for the album and its inside booklet was designed by Mika's sister (who works under the pen name DaWack) and Mika himself.
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. In January 2007 it was considered the best new talent in the BBC's Sound of 2007 music poll. About 130 music critics and broadcasters from the U.K. agreed that Mika was the sound of 2007.
01. Grace Kelly
03. My Interpretation
04. Love Today
05. Relax, Take It Easy
06. Ring Ring
07. Any Other World
08. Billy Brown
09. Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)
10. Stuck In The Middle
12. Your Sympathy
13. Happy Ending
14. Over My Shoulder
15. Satellite (Acoustic)