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 - Saint Laurent at Hollywood Palladium - Arrivals at The Palladium - Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 10th February 2016

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Miguel - Saint Laurent at Hollywood Palladium - Arrivals at The Hollywood Palladium - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 10th February 2016

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Miguel Engaged To Longtime Girlfriend


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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."

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Singer Miguel Lands Modeling Contract


Miguel Julianne Moore

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.

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
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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

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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 To Make Big Screen Debut In Ben Affleck Film


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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!

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Miguel Proud Of Prince Comparison


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Miguel is proud to be compared to Prince but wants to ''carve'' 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.

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Miguel Was A Religious Preacher Before Music Career


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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."

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Miguel Was A 'late Bloomer'


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Miguel was a ''late bloomer.''

The Grammy-award winning singer, 29, has admitted he had a delayed early adult life because his mother was determined to keep him away from any bad influences due to her to strong religious background.

He told the Guardian: ''My mother was really into her religion and I was, too, to be honest with you. But at the same time I was torn because as a kid you want to do things.

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Miguel On Donald Trump: 'Voters Have Responsibility To Not Be Ignorant'


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The real estate mogul and reality TV star is currently the frontrunner as the Republican candidate for next year's (16) election, but he has also gained a number of opponents, especially among the Latino community for his remarks on keeping Mexican immigrants out of America, claiming many of them are "rapists" who bring drugs into the country.

Miguel, who is half-Mexican, is among the many Latino celebrities who are speaking up against Trump, and when asked how voters should respond to the politician's campaign, the singer told NME.com, "There's a tremendous responsibility that we all have just to not be f**king ignorant."

"It's really sad that even at that level there is this ignorance that exists," he adds. "I think issues of racial, economic, social, sexual discrimination, these discriminations are a worldwide thing, a human thing. It doesn't only exist in the States, it doesn't only exist (here) in the U.K., it's everywhere. Everywhere there are people that believe that other groups you know, based on however you wanna categorise them are lesser people in some way shape or form."

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Miguel Surprises Fans With Star-studded Gig


Miguel Snoop Dogg Kendrick Lamar

During his Wildheart concert at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, the singer's impromptu duets with his high-profile guests drove the audience wild.

Snoop Dogg performed Drop It Like It's Hot, Kendrick Lamar collaborated with Miguel on Alright, and A$AP Rocky surprised the crowd with Everyday, according to reports.

The singer's star-studded gig comes after a week of intense criticism from the music industry, including Prince who reportedly branded Miguel unoriginal.

Miguel's Concert Relocated After Nightclub Ceiling Collapse


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The iconic First Avenue nightclub, where Prince filmed his 1984 movie Purple Rain, was evacuated after a portion of the ceiling fell on top of the audience during a concert by Canadian rockers Theory of a Deadman.

The club has been temporarily closed as the incident is investigated, and Miguel's team has now managed to find another venue in Minneapolis for his gig on Saturday (15Aug15).

He informed fans on Twitter.com, writing, "Saturday's show at First Avenue has been moved to the State Theatre. All tix (tickets) to First Ave will be honoured at the door. More tix (sic) will be available tomorrow morning!"

Miguel Reached Out To Billy Corgan Over Song Similarities


Miguel Smashing Pumpkins Billy Corgan

The Adorn hitmaker reveals the tune for Leaves came to him easily and it was only after its completion that he noticed how similar it was to the Smashing Pumpkins single, which was released in 1996.

Miguel decided to contact Corgan to get his take on the two tunes and they decided to give the frontman a writing credit on Leaves to avoid any possible legal action in light of the recent Blurred Lines ruling.

He says, "The guitar riff just came to me in such a subconscious way, the song literally wrote itself in minutes.

Continue reading: Miguel Reached Out To Billy Corgan Over Song Similarities

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Miguel

Date of birth

23rd October, 1985

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.70




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