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

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Miguel - 5th Annual Mark Pitts Official BET Awards After Party Hosted By Ciroc at Project - Hollywood, California, United States - Sunday 28th June 2015

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Miguel arrives at BBC Radio 1

Miguel - Miguel arrives at the BBC Radio 1 - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 18th June 2015

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Miguel - Coffee


Miguel gets frisky in the newly unveiled official video for his latest single 'Coffee' featuring Wale. The song is the first single to be taken from his highly anticipated third studio album 'Wildheart' coming on June 30th 2015.

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Set to release his third studio album 'Wildheart' on June 30th 2015 through RCA Records, Miguel has unveiled a black and white video of an uncut live performance of his newest single 'Coffee', which originally features Wale.

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Alex Lopez Negrete and Luis Miguel Messianu - Billboard Latin Music Awards 2015 Conference - Day 1 at The Ritz-Carlton Miami Beach - Miami Beach, Florida, United States - Monday 27th April 2015

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The Chemical Brothers release an audio for their track 'This Is Not A Game', which features on the soundtrack for 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1'. The full soundtrack album will be released on November 17th 2014.

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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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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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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