Miguel

Miguel

Biography

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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Rihanna And The Clara Lionel Foundation Host 2nd Annual Diamond Ball

Melissa Cotto , Miguel Cotto - Rihanna and The Clara Lionel Foundation Host 2nd Annual Diamond Ball at The Barker Hanger - Santa Monica, California, United States - Thursday 10th December 2015

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Miguel, Melissa Cotto and Rihanna
Miguel and Rihanna
Miguel and Rihanna
Miguel and Rihanna
Miguel, Melissa Cotto and Rihanna

2015 Latin Grammy Awards Arrivals

Miguel Del Aguila , Scott Lowe - 2015 Latin Grammy Awards Arrivals at MGM Grand Garden Arena at MGM Grand Resort and Casino, Grammy Awards - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Thursday 19th November 2015

Miguel, Scott Lowe and Latin Grammy Awards

2015 Latin Person Of The Year

Luis Villa , Miguel Angel Gonzalez - 2015 Latin Person of the Year Gala Celebrates Roberto Carlos at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Wednesday 18th November 2015

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Miguel and Luis Villa
Miguel and Luis Villa

3rd ANNUAL VH1 Big Music Event

Miguel - MEL B Held at The Armory Foundation - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 12th November 2015

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3rd Annual 'VH1 Big Music In 2015: You Oughta Know' - Arrivals

Miguel - 3rd Annual 'VH1 Big Music in 2015: You Oughta Know' hosted by Mel B at The Armory Foundation - Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 12th November 2015

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Rapper Meek Mill Celebrates First Billboard Chart Topping Album


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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.

Meek MillRapper Meek Mill is celebrating his first Number 1 album with 'Dreams Worth More Than Money'

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Video - Miguel And Kendall At Star Studded Harper's Bazaar 'Icons' Celebration


Singer Miguel and reality star turned model Kendall Jenner were among the guests arriving at the Harper's Bazaar celebration for 'Icons by Carine Roitfeld' held at The Plaza Hotel in New York City.

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Video - Will.i.am Seen At The Second Annual Fashion Media Awards In New York City - Part 2


The Second Annual Fashion Media Awards hosted by Daily Front Row at Park Hyatt in New York City on September 5th, 2014 saw a variety of celebrities arriving at the ceremony. Amongst these were music mogul Will.i.am, 'Victoria's Secret' model Alessandra Ambrosio, 'Orange Is The New Black' star Laverne Cox and singer/songwriter Miguel.

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Turns Out A 30ft Stage Dive Was A Bad Idea, Rapper George Watsky Says Sorry


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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.”

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Is Future Suing Drake For $1.5m After Being Kicked From His Tour?


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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.”

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Video - Justin Bieber, Miguel And Vision Wei On Y-3 SS14 Show Front Row For NY Fashion Week


Stars from all around the world made it to New York for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week with several well-known faces appearing on the front row of the Y-3 Spring/Summer 2014 fashion show.

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Video - Miguel And Courtney Love Pose Outside SS14 Vera Wang Show At NY Fashion Week


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.

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Janelle Monáe "Genuinely Inspired" By 'Electric Lady' On Latest Album


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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.

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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."

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Made In America Festival 2013: One Of The Happier Memories Of The Festival Season


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Made In America Festival 2013

The Budweiser Made in America Festival 2013 was jampacked with highlights from some of the most iconic artists of the age, as well as some of the best up-and-coming stars and the hidden talent you'd be a fool to have missed.

Taking place over August 31st and September 1st in Philadelphia, the Saturday kicked things off with some impressive acts. Feisty California sisters Haim performed early on in the afternoon with a thoroughly entertaining set, in terms of both music and audience interaction, on the Liberty Stage where other must-see artists such as Deadmau5, 2 Chainz and triple BRIT winning Emeli Sande also thrilled the crowd. The Freedom Stage saw the likes of Rudimental further establish their place in the hearts of a large proportion of festival goers, while the Skate Park Stage saw much smaller bands such as Ohio group Cloud Nothings and New Jersey D&B duo Brick & Mortar get the ultimate chance to showcase their talents. The main Rocky Stage was, of course, the real crowd bringer, with Beyonce headlining and Phoenix and Imagine Dragons delivering the uttermost electrifying rock shows of the night.

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Miguel Caught Drink Driving – Arrested For DUI


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Miguel is forging quite the reputation as a music bad boy, but he’ll have to wrestle that mantle off Chris Brown if he really wants wear it with pride. He’s kicked a girl in the face while performing an ill-advised stage jump, now he’s necking suds and getting behind the wheel.

MiguelMiguel looks all nice and innocent here, but he's got 'a side'

MTV confirmed news, but to be fair, they didn’t specify the tipple he was sipping before driving, so suds is probably quite inaccurate. It’s just a fun word to write. Here are the facts though:

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Miguel

Date of birth

23rd October, 1985

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.70




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