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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Joe Coughlin was born and raised in a good family, his father was the police captain and they were a respected family in the neighbourhood. Joe was the dark horse and fell in with the wrong crowd from an influential age. It was 1920's and Joe and the rest of the Coughlin family lived in the thriving city of Boston. Joe constantly seemed to be pulling in a different direction to that of his father and mixed with some of the town's most feared bosses responsible for any number of crimes from running alcohol to robbery.

Caught in the middle of a war between mob bosses, Joe ends up ripping off the wrong guy in more than one way as he also steals his woman. Everything appears to be going for Joe and his small gang but their next heist is a chance too far and sees Joe being put in prison for robbery. Once again, Joe finds himself falling in with another powerful boss who offers him protection in prison - but at a cost.

With his eventual release, Joe moves to Florida to begin over seeing a rum smuggling operation but as Joe finds love he begins to realise that there's more to life than working on someone else's terms but perhaps he's too deeply connected to ever be able to give up the life he's made for himself.

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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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

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Miguel Angel Munoz - 29th Goya Awards at the Principe Felipe Convention Center - Arrivals - Madrid, Spain - Saturday 7th 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


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


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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Miguel Gastelum - The 2013 Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival - Opening Night Gala Premiere of 'Pablo' at the El Capitan Theatre - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Thursday 10th October 2013


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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Miguel Caught Drink Driving – Arrested For DUI


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 Arrested In L.A. For DUI: Court Appearance Set For September


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.

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Mariah Carey Taken To Hospital With Shoulder Injury

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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.

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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."

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Miguel Jontel Pimentel - 6th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 21st February 2013



Date of birth

23rd October, 1985









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