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.
Miguel Ignacio Mendoza - Jesus Alberto Miranda Perez and Miguel Ignacio Mendoza of Chino Y Nacho, Takeshi Onaga (Governor of Okinawa) throw out the 1st pitch before the game. The New York Mets defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers by the final score of 4-3 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 11th May 2016
Queen Letizia of Spain , King Felipe VI of Spain - King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain attend the 2015 Miguel de Cervantes award ceremony at Alcala de Henares University - Madrid, Spain - Saturday 23rd April 2016
Demi Lovato has teased fans about an exciting new collaboration with R&B star Miguel.
The Heart Attack singer released her fifth studio album, Confident, in October (15), and she has already returned to the studio to work on new material, and on Tuesday (12Apr16), Demi took to Twitter.com to reveal she has teamed up with Grammy Award winner Miguel, and she cannot wait to share the new tune in the near future.
"Wrote a song with @Miguel today," she tweeted. "I'm so excited to hear it with the track!!! Miguel, you are the (s**t)!!"
The Adorn hitmaker was equally pleased with the studio session, responding, "@ddlovato such a great wave".
Continue reading: Demi Lovato Hits The Studio With Miguel
R&B star Miguel, rocker Win Butler, and soul singer John Oates formed an unlikely trio at this weekend's (05-06Mar16) Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival in Florida.
The musicians teamed up for the inaugural event's PoWow superjam session, which also featured jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, who recently joined Butler and his Arcade Fire bandmates in a special tribute parade through the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana following David Bowie's death in January (16).
The odd group delighted fans on Saturday night (05Mar16) with a series of covers, including Bowie's Fame and Rebel Rebel, while they also belted out renditions of the Rolling Stones' Sympathy For the Devil, Led Zeppelin's Kashmir, and even rapper Drake's Hotline Bling.
The all-star line-up became even more of a marvel after Mumford & Sons frontman Marcus Mumford and dance DJ Skrillex joined in the fun to help perform The Clash's Rock the Casbah and Earth, Wind & Fire's Let's Groove.
Continue reading: Miguel And Win Butler Team Up Onstage
Miguel is leaving the planning of his wedding entirely up to his fiancee.
The 30-year-old singer popped the question to longtime girlfriend Nazanin Mandilast month (Jan16), after 12 years of dating. While he is more than a little excited about the nuptials, Miguel insists he's not getting involved in organising the big day.
"I'm not getting involved in wedding plans - I'm going to leave that all to her," he said during an interview on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Wednesday night (24Feb16). "I think it's really a woman's thing... I know that she's been wanting to be married and she had this idea of what it's supposed to be and I don't want to taint that, I don't want to mess it up, because that's all we do pretty much is mess up our women's dreams. So I'm not going to start off on the wrong foot."
Despite the fact that Miguel will soon marry the woman of his dreams, he was always awkward with the opposite sex during his high school days. He recalled one incident in which he was trying to build up the courage to approach a girl he liked at a party.
Continue reading: Miguel: 'Wedding Planning Is A Woman's Thing'
R&B star Miguel received a hero's return to his former middle school on Friday (19Feb16) when he made a surprise appearance at a talent show.
The Grammy nominee was the surprise performer at Dana Middle School in San Pedro, California, and in a video posted online, young fans started screaming after the curtain was lifted and Miguel appeared before them, standing in the middle of the stage with a microphone.
He sang his hit Adorn as excited fans rushed the stage to get a closer look at the former student. Miguel also performed Simple Things, before helping school staffers hand out prizes to the winners of the third annual talent show.
Miguel later took to Instagram to post a photo of himself performing in front of the teens, writing, "visited my old middle school for this years talent show tonight. crazy, I always loved the smell of the auditorium and it was exactly how I remember it.
Continue reading: Miguel Makes Surprise Performance At Former Middle School
R&B star Miguel has been tapped to pay tribute to Michael Jackson at the upcoming Grammy Awards.
The Grammy winner will perform the King of Pop's hit She's Out of My Life in memory of Jackson's 1979 breakthrough album, Off the Wall.
Miguel will have a special guest joining him on stage, as keyboardist Greg Phillinganes, who played on the original track, will serve as part of the singer's backing band.
The tribute coincides with the reissue of Off the Wall, due out 26 February (16). The commemorative package will also include director Spike Lee's new documentary, which chronicles the pop star's journey from child star to music icon.
Continue reading: Miguel To Pay Tribute To Michael Jackson At Grammys
R&b Star Miguel Is Engaged To His Model Girlfriend Nazanin Mandi .
On Monday (11Jan16), the Adorn singer's longtime love sparked speculation she is heading down the aisle by posting a selfie on Instagram.com, subtly showing off what appeared to be a massive diamond engagement ring on her left hand.
A source tells E! News the engagement rumours are true, and that 30-year-old Miguel's proposal was "very heartfelt and real" and "done perfectly".
The insider adds, "Nazanin and Miguel are really excited to get married! They've been together for some time and knew that they were going to spend their lives together... All of their friends and family think they are the best couple and really complement each other."
Continue reading: Miguel Engaged To Longtime Girlfriend
Singer Miguel Is Expanding His Resume By Signing A Modeling Contract.
The Adorn star will join actresses Julianne Moore and Liv Tyler and rapper Wiz Khalifa, among many others, on IMG Models' roster.
"I'm really excited to have signed with IMG Models," Miguel tells WWD.com. "I've always been interested in expressing myself through style. IMG is the best in the business and I'm looking forward to extending my brand beyond music."
The news comes in the same month (Dec15), the 30 year old was nominated for two Grammys for Best R&B Song for Coffee and Best Urban Contemporary Album for Wildheart.
R&b Star Miguel Is Set To Make His Big Screen Debut In Ben Affleck's Upcoming Drama Live By Night.
The Argo filmmaker is adapting author Dennis Lehane's Prohibition-era crime novel of the same name into a feature film, and will also star, direct and produce the project.
Affleck will play the son of a police captain who gets involved in a life of organised crime. Along the way, he meets a woman played by Zoe Saldana, and Grammy winner Miguel will play the brother of her character.
The gig marks the Adorn singer's first acting role on the big screen, but he previously played himself in episodes of TV series such as Real Husbands of Hollywood and So Random!
Continue reading: Miguel To Make Big Screen Debut In Ben Affleck Film
Miguel is pleased to be compared to pop legend Prince but he wants to make his own name in the music business.
The 'Coffee' hitmaker considers it a huge compliment for people to mention his name in the same sentence as the pop legend but he hopes once people hear his songs they will recognise him for his own sound.
Speaking to BANG Showbiz at the Q Awards, he said of the Prince comparison: ''I think that is a huge point of reference for people because he is the only ethnic person that became an icon that really mixed sounds and textures of multiple genres of music.
Continue reading: Miguel Proud Of Prince Comparison
R&b Singer Miguel Helped His Mum Preach Religion Years Before Finding Fame With His Sensual, Raunchy Music.
The Adorn star, who is known for his risque song lyrics, admits he was far from a confident pin-up when he was in school as he grew up with a strict and religious mother who prevented him from having a social life so he would avoid temptation.
He would spent most of his week going to church and studying the Bible, and his mum hoped he would continue preaching as his job.
"My mother was really into her religion, and I was, too, to be honest with you," Miguel tells Britain's Weekend magazine. "But at the same time I was torn, because as a kid you want to do things. And my mom was very keen on keeping me away from temptation. I was not a part of the social scene in high school. I wasn't going to parties, I wasn't drinking, I wasn't smoking, I definitely wasn't smoking weed, I wasn't having sex. Late bloomer. Really late bloomer."
Continue reading: Miguel Was A Religious Preacher Before Music Career
Date of birth
23rd October, 1985
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