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Miguel (born Miguel Jontel Pimentel; 23.10.1985) Miguel is an American R&B recording artist known for tracks such as 'Adorn' and 'Sure Thing'.
Childhood: Miguel was born in San Pedro, Los Angeles. His father is Mexican and his mother is African-American; they divorced when he was aged 8. He wanted to be a dancer at aged 5 but turned his attention to music when he hit his teens and learnt about production and recording before looking at finding a record contract.
Musical Career: Miguel signed his first production contract with Drop Squad at aged 15. Four years later he was signed by indie label Black Ice through which he began work on his album 'Young & Free'; however, the album never came to fruition and he soon abandoned his deal with the label. He signed with Jive Records in 2007 after Mark Pitts received the song 'Sure Thing' from his manager and later recorded his debut album 'All I Want Is You' but it's release was stalled for two years after he was sued by Black Ice for breaching his contract with them.
He made contributions to work by Usher, Asher Roth and Musiq Soulchild following that and also released his mixtape 'Mischief: The Mixtape'. After poor sales of his debut album, he toured with Trey Songz and Usher and two of his singles from the album 'Quickie' and 'Sure Thing' did well in the charts. Miguel was shifted to RCA Records following Jive Records disbanding and released his second album 'Kaleidoscope Dream' in 2012. It opened at number three in the US Billboard 200 chart and in the first week sold 71,000.
Usher seen with various friends and colleagues, including Miguel and Kelly Rowland, at his Star ceremony. The musician and actor is the latest celebrity to be honoured with his own spot. - The Hollywood Walk of Fame, Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 7th September 2016
The rap star's second album 'Dreams Worth More Than Money' sold nearly a quarter of a million copies to storm to Number One, selling more than the rest of the Top Five combined.
Rapper Meek Mill has scored his first American Number One album, with his second effort Dreams Worth More Than Money entering at the top of the Billboard 200 in its first week with sales of nearly a quarter of a million over all platforms.
The Philadelphia-born star, real name Robert Rahmeek Williams, sold 246,000 copies of his sophomore effort in the week ending July 5th including 215,000 traditional album sales (i.e. excluding stream and track equivalents). His first album, 2012’s Dreams and Nightmares, peaked at Number 2 as a new entry, and three years later he’s gone one better.
Rapper Meek Mill is celebrating his first Number 1 album with 'Dreams Worth More Than Money'
Continue reading: Rapper Meek Mill Celebrates First Billboard Chart Topping Album
Carlos Valencia, Gloria Martinez and Miguel Martinez of the band ‘Choc Quib Town’ - 57th Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. at Staples Center, Grammy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 8th February 2015
Who's suing who? Sometimes we get confused
It appears as though there’s some tender beef cooking between Future and Drake. The former is apparently suing the Canadian rapper for kicking him off the 39-gig tour they were supposed to perform together, alongside Miguel.
Drake booted Future from the tour because of his disparaging comments about his new album, Never Was The Same. Associate editor Erika Ramirez published a story on Billboard including quotes from Future, which she also posted on her Twitter feed.
“Not only is future’s #honest album interesting, so are his thoughts on Drake’s #NWTS album,” Ramirez wrote. She then went on to quote Future: “‘Drake made an album that is full of hits but it doesn’t grab you. They’re not possessive; they don’t make you feel the way I do’ — Future.”
Continue reading: Is Future Suing Drake For $1.5m After Being Kicked From His Tour?
The Spring/Summer 2014 Vera Wang show at the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week reined in several big stars among the audience. 'Scandal' star Kerry Washington poses for the camera in a stunning white gown, soon followed by singer Miguel in a casual shirt and jeans get-up.
The singer can't stop talking about how special her new album is: wait 'til you hear who she collaborated with.
Singer Janelle Monáe has dropped her sophomore album, Electric Lady, following on from 2010's debut The ArchAndroid. The 27 year-old, who has become famous for her distinctive glamorous tuxedo style, has carved out a musical niche, widely described as a cross between funkadelic soul and futuristic R&B: a rather unique sound that is no less evident and enthralling on her latest record.
Janelle Inspired Herself With Her Latest Album.
In response to the question "Who are the electric ladies in your life?" in an interview with NPR, Monáe explained that "Electric Ladies cannot be marginalised.[they are] community oriented." Similarly, speaking to MTV News, Janelle spoke of the album's themes and direction: "This album isn't to be marginalized. It is of hope, of inspiration and of love," she said adding, "It is to encourage a million electric ladies to build and come into existence, and 'electric lady' does not have a particular skin colour or hair texture but our communality is community and wanting to nurture the community and knowing that we have to be the change."
Continue reading: Janelle Monáe "Genuinely Inspired" By 'Electric Lady' On Latest Album
Miguel has been arrested in L.A. for driving under the influence. After attracting the attention of police for speeding, Miguel failed a number of sobriety tests.
Miguel has been arrested in Los Angeles for driving under the influence. The incident occurred early yesterday (Thursday 15th August) morning at approximately 2.15am.
Miguel at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards, held at the Gibson Amphitheatre in L.A.
Miguel, whose full name is Miguel Jontel Pimental, was pulled over by the California Highway Police at the intersection of Lincoln Boulevard and Mindaneo Way. Police spokeswoman Corina Munoz provided the details of Miguel's arrest to L.A. Now.
Continue reading: Miguel Arrested In L.A. For DUI: Court Appearance Set For September
Singer Mariah was rushed to a NYC hospital after injuring herself on set whilst filming a music video
Mariah Carey is currently in a New York City hospital, where she has been since Sunday (July 7) suffering from a shoulder injury. The diva was shooting her next music video in the Big Apple when the accident took place and was quickly rushed to a nearby hospital late that night to receive treatment. Her rep says she's doing fine.
Who knows how she'll be able to perform her rigorous on-stage routine this Saturday
Carey was shooting her part for the video for a remixed version of her song '#Beautiful' with rapper Young Jeezy, who performed his version of the song with Mariah and original '#Beautiful' guest Miguel at the BET Music Awards. Unfortunately, the video shoot - which was being directed by her husband Nick Cannon - had to be put on ice following the unspecified injury to the singer's shoulder. On Monday (July 8), a rep for the singer revealed the "doctors reset her shoulder" and that "she is fine."
Continue reading: Mariah Carey Taken To Hospital With Shoulder Injury
R&B singers Mariah Carey and Miguel joined forces to raise the roof at Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular celebrations.
Mariah Carey and Miguel delivered a soulful live performance of their hit track '#Beautiful', in a beautiful adornment to Macy's explosive Independence Day celebrations, with a three-piece choir and a live band.
Mariah Carey Performs 'America the Beautiful' On July 4th.
Young children waved US flags and the crowd whooped patriotically as fan-clobbering crooner Miguel softly sang, "When you dance like that, your jeans so tight// Oh, you're killing me, baby do it again." Writhing on a haystack whilst looking every inch the wholesome country girl, Mariah's eyes met Miguel's as she answered in kind: "I like when you run red lights//Don't stop 'til you thrill me, oh how you thrill me."
Continue reading: Mariah & Miguel Bring #Beautiful To Macy's On July Fourth
The BET Awards were held on Sunday (30th June) in L.A. The Awards first held in 2001 are to celebrate minorities in the entertainment business. Winners this year were: Charlie Wilson, Nicki Minaj, Gabrielle Douglas and Drake.
The Bet Awards were held on Sunday (30th June) in L.A. The Awards first held in 2001 are to celebrate minorities in the entertainment business. Winners this year were: Charlie Wilson, Nicki Minaj, Gabrielle Douglas and Drake.
Jamie Foxx recieved the Award for Best Actor.
The BET categories include Best R&B/Pop artist; Hip-Hop artist; sportsman and sportswoman; music video; viewer's choice; movie; gospel and international act.
Drake and Miguel are heading on a tour of North America this fall
There'll soon be a rap/R&B mixed with contemporary R&B chemistry being mixed up on the road later this year, as Canada's Drake will be heading on tour with Miguel for a forty one city run through North America. The two will hit the road this fall, making the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Oregon their first stop on September 25 (full list after the story). Drake announced his plans to go on the extensive tour of North America on Monday (June 17), unveiling the cheeky 'Would You Like a Tour?' banner name and detailing each of the 40+ stops, as well as telling fans of the extra treat on offer when the two stop by Las Vegas, as rapper Future will also be making an appearance.
Drake is running the tour in tandem with the release of Nothing, his upcoming album that has already spawned the tracks 'Started From the Bottom,' '5AM in Toronto' and 'Girls Love Beyoncé.' Before he get on the road though, Drizzy has to work on his stage work first and the fourth annual OVO Fest in his native Toronto should provide the perfect platform for that. The head of OVO will be bringing acts such as Frank Ocean, James Blake and a host of 'special guests' for the two day festival at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre on August 4-5.
Full list of tour dates:
Miguel apparently defied an order NOT to jump into the crowd at the Billboard Music Awards.
Miguel has potentially landed himself in an awful lot of trouble after it emerged he was ordered not to jump over the crowd during his performance at The Billboard Music Awards because producers deemed it too dangerous. Of course, the Latin star defied the order and lunged into the crowd, leg dropping a female fan who subsequently smashed her head against the stage.
Sources connected to the production of the annual awards show tell TMZ.com that Miguel approached producers before rehearsals and asked if he could try the jump. Producers shot down the idea, telling Miguel it was simply too dangerous.
Once show time came around, the singer ignored the order and attempted the jump, botching it completely and seriously injuring a fan. Now, the victim's lawyer says she may have suffered a brain injury as a result with a lawsuit expected to land on Miguel's doorstep in the near future.
Continue reading: Miguel Has A Problem. Singer Told NOT To Jump At Billboard Music Awards
Date of birth
23rd October, 1985
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Much appreciated RT @HAL702: @Miguel amazing night. Can't stop talking about how talented you are. https://t.co/BiWzDzJ6hT
🙏🏾 RT @lovelyTayaa: Sill can't get over how great @Miguel was last night😭 dream come true
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RT @musicajunkies: Last night @miguel delivered a set that melted hearts while paying tribute to Bob Marley &… https://t.co/K8EoJFYWQH
RT @Joe_valdo: @miguel knows how to put on a show🙏🏼 #miguel#music#art#live#kcrw @ The Annenberg Space for… https://t.co/XOfvlqSM1F
RT @ApeFroman: Want to thank @Miguel for rocking #SoundInFocus last night like it was the main stage at Coachella. Amazing night, crowd, an…
RT @passtheauxco: We got some great shots of @Miguel for last night's @kcrw #SoundInFocus. Full review up tomorrow! https://t.co/vErZ4uWBlU
🤘🏾 RT @FINNCAKES: I lost my shitzzzz !! @Miguel is such a beautiful performer🦋 https://t.co/ktmUBv0tfI
🤘🏾RT @lunasolaayy: @asteezy_13 @Miguel Yeah man that was my first time seeing him, he's dope
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Pull up. Me & @MrGabrieLorenzo tonight at the Anneberg Space for Photography for @kcrw… https://t.co/UTjN1qLm4P
RT @jason_bentley: Gucci slippers before noon? Most definitely. Catch up with @miguel b4 @KCRW Sound In Focus this weekend. Listen at https…
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RT @angelhall__: lost in your light // @DUALIPA ft. @Miguel