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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.
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
Miguel - MusiCares 2014 Person Of The Year Tribute honoring Carole King held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. 24.1.2014 - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 24th January 2014
Don't try this at home, kids. Don't try it anywhere at all.
George Watsky’s 30ft stage dive was pretty inexcusable, but it probably felt fine at the time. But there are very few things that feel fine at the time that are actually alright, like swearing, ducking ordering a dessert and buying a scarf.
A 30ft stage dive – again – is not cool. He didn’t really hurt himself; he suffered a few bad bruises, a cut or two and some damaged pride, but it was the girl with the broken arm leaving the worst off, while another man was hospitalised.
“It was stupid and wildly irresponsible, plain and simple,” said Watsky. “I have no excuse for my actions, and the only way I can explain my mindset is that it was a huge overreach in the heat of the moment.”
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
R&B diva Mariah Carey went ahead with her New York Philharmonic Orchestra performance, despite a shoulder injury.
Mariah Carey has truly bolstered the national pride lately, having performed at Macy's July Fourth celebrations in glamorously patriotic fashion and has now stirred the country's hearts once more in a brave performance with the world-renowned New York Philharmonic Orchestra at the Major League Baseball's All-Star Charity Concert in Central Park on Saturday (13th July).
Mariah Carey Performs For A Good Cause, Despite Her Shoulder Injury.
Carey had injured her shoulder last week whilst filming a video to accompany a remix of her '#Beautiful' collaboration with Miguel. Rep Cindi Berger confirmed to CNN: "Mariah injured herself while filming a video with Jeezy for the remix of #Beautiful, directed by her husband Nick Cannon," explaining "She was taken to hospital late last night, where doctors reset her shoulder. She is fine."
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.
Date of birth
23rd October, 1985
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RT @despiertamerica: @alantacher y @KarlaMartinezTV felices de compartir con @miguel. ¡Regresa pronto! https://t.co/9rHyZhIwBe
From the premier of Live by Night. YOU DEFINITELY WANT TO SEE THIS MOVIE! https://t.co/r7TtQtNIUd
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Congratulations to the man, @donaldglover KILLING THIS SHIT!
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I teared up reading this, because this album still means a lot to me. Thank you for guys very much ... https://t.co/MuJHHkM0L8
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Getting some work done in the studio -- BTS of “Crazy in Love”. #FiftyShadesDarker trailer: https://t.co/KecZgvJ2RK https://t.co/3pIeo2MkKP
I know, I know, I hear you, and I feel you. it's coming
RT @AppleMusic: #DARKNESSANDLIGHT, @johnlegend's inspiring new album ft. @chancetherapper, @Miguel + more, is here 🙌 https://t.co/YoNR0aOnEG
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