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Famous as :

Singer, songwriter

Birth Name :

Miguel Jontel Pimentel

Birth Date :

October 23, 1986

Birth Place :

San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Claim to fame :

Single "All I Want Is You" (2010)


Miguel Jontel Pimentel was a San Pedro, Los Angeles native born to a Mexican father and an African American mother. His parents divorced while he was young and Miguel submerged himself in music. "I remember [my father] sitting me down and telling me I had to be the man of the house. And at that point I kind of shut down," he said. "We had just started doing poetry in school and I started writing poetry and the poetry became song."

His father, although not a musician, possessed a lot of music instruments in the house. Miguel decided in his teens that he would be a recording artist but the road to perfection was hard-earned. "I would go to meetings and I would be doing this music as this kid who looks like he's half-Asian and black, his name is Miguel, but he sings. Like, who are you?" he told the Boombox. "This was before the Latin market was even something people were paying attention to here in the States."

Latest News

Miguel Falls for Gigi Hadid in 'Simple Things' Music Video

May 30, 2014 08:02:46 GMT

Earlier this year, recorded a song called "Simple Things" for 's HBO hit series "". Months later, the 28-year-old singer releases the track's official music video for fans' viewing pleasure.

Miguel's 'SimpleThings' From 'Girls' Soundtrack Arrives in Full

February 04, 2014 02:03:40 GMT

As it was previously reported, is among musicians who have made contributions to the soundtrack of popular TV series "". The 28-year-old crooner recorded a new track called "SimpleThings" for the HBO show created by .

Big Sean Debuts NSFW Music Video for Miguel-Assisted 'Ashley'

February 01, 2014 02:40:40 GMT

learns that love can be so painful in the music video for his collaboration with , "Ashley". In the cinematic clip directed by Ellis Bahl, the rapper is kidnapped and repeatedly beaten by his ex-girlfriend and her new lover.

Janelle Monae Premieres 'Primetime' Video Featuring Miguel

October 11, 2013 03:38:24 GMT

After wearing her hair down as she performed American Bandstand-style with an all-female backing band in her "Dance Apocalyptic" clip that premiered last July, soul singer puts on her signature up do back for her brand new music video "Primetime". The track, which features R'n'B crooner , is a cut from Monae's album "", coming on the heels of "Dance Apocalyptic" and before that, the -assisted lead single "Q.U.E.E.N."

Miguel Charged With Two Counts of Drunk Driving

September 05, 2013 08:52:30 GMT

Following his arrest on August 15 in Los Angeles for driving while intoxicated, R'n'B crooner has now been charged with two counts of DUI. After being subjected to the breathalyzer and other field sobriety tests, the 27-year-old singer found his blood alcohol level back beyond the legal limit in California which led to him being taken into custody by the authorities.

Miguel Arrested on Suspicion of DUI

August 16, 2013 03:14:23 GMT

has been arrested in Los Angeles for driving under influence of alcohol. A spokesperson for California Highway Patrol Corina Munoz told Los Angeles Times that an officer pulled over Miguel's car on early Thursday morning, August 15, in the intersection of Lincoln Boulevard and Mindaneo Way.

Miguel Set to Fill in for Frank Ocean at Osheaga

August 02, 2013 03:44:41 GMT

is going to make an appearance at Osheaga Music Festival, which will be held at Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, on August 2-4. The 27-year-old singer will join other acts like , & Ryan Lewis, and after original performer pulled out.

Video: Mariah Carey and Miguel Perform at Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular

July 05, 2013 06:33:37 GMT

After performing their collaboration track "#Beautiful" at the Hot 97 Summer Jam XX in New Jersey last month and its new remix version at the recent 2013 BET Awards with , and took their hit duet to the Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular in New York City. The pair pre-recorded their performance a week before the annual fireworks show at the Liberty State Park.

Video: Mariah Carey, Miguel and Young Jeezy Perform at 2013 BET Awards

July 01, 2013 06:24:57 GMT

In a night of collaborations being performed onstage at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, brought along her two "#Beautiful" remix collaborators, and , for her performance Sunday night, June 30. The 43-year-old singer delivered some of her signature whistle-like high notes right off the bat of her latest hit single.

BET Awards 2013: Miguel and Kendrick Lamar Among Early Winners

July 01, 2013 01:44:06 GMT

The 2013 BET Awards has officially begun, kicked off with 's performance of "Don't Think They Know" during which joined him on stage. After an opening monolog by host , presented the first award of the night.

Mariah Carey and Miguel Drop Spanglish Version of '#Beautiful'

June 28, 2013 04:27:19 GMT

and released "#Hermosa", a Spanglish remix to their collaboration, "#Beautiful". In the song, both singers are going bilingual as they toggle between Spanish and English to sing the hit love song.

Drake Announces Tour With Miguel and Future

June 17, 2013 16:39:34 GMT

is set to follow up his college roadshow with an even bigger tour. The rapper confirms he will be traveling North America beginning September 25 with fellow musicians and for a series of live concerts.

Judge Orders Investigation Into Paris Jackson's Well-Being

June 08, 2013 02:27:33 GMT

An inquiry to Paris Jackson's well-being has been ordered by a judge after the 15-year-old teenager allegedly tried to commit suicide. According to a court record, Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff, who is overseeing the guardianship of 's children, released the order on Thursday, June 6.

Janelle Monae's 'The Electric Lady' to Feature Prince and Miguel

June 08, 2013 02:23:08 GMT

is not the only musician who is included in 's upcoming album, "". The cover of this week's Billboard told the magazine that the follow-up to her 2010 "" would also feature guest appearance from and .

Miguel's Fan Claims Brain Injury Following Failed Jump at Billboard Music Awards

June 05, 2013 03:06:36 GMT

If R'n'B artist thought the fan who got caught in his right leg after a poorly-timed long jump stunt at the recent Billboard Music Awards was just a bit shaken, after they appeared together in a post-performance interview following the accident, he might be seriously mistaken. Since the incident, Shah had experienced difficulties and may yet sue the 27-year-old entertainer along with the event organizers.

Miguel Pumps Star Power Into His Summer Jam Set With Mariah Carey

June 03, 2013 07:32:14 GMT

R'n'B crooner 's set at the Hot 97 Summer Jam XX on Sunday, June 2 at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey kicked into high gear when he welcomed onstage his "#Beautiful" collaborator . The pop/R'n'B diva's surprise appearance in the annual concert became apparent when the familiar guitar riffs that open the track started to play as the 27-year-old neo-soul singer began to introduce Carey.

Miguel May Face Lawsuit for His Failed Jump at 2013 Billboard Music Awards

May 30, 2013 04:58:48 GMT

may face a lawsuit after an audience member who became the victim of his failed jump at 2013 Billboard Music Awards is "considering" to sue the singer. Vip Bhola, the attorney of the show's audience member Khyati Shah, tells E! News that the decision whether Shah will take a legal action or not will be decided soon after receiving a recent medical test result.

Miguel Apologizes for Landing on Female Fan's Head at Billboard Music Awards

May 20, 2013 08:07:07 GMT

addressed his on-stage mishap that almost seriously injured a fan. Wearing a white suit, the R&B singer accidentally landed on a woman's head during a high-energy performance of his single "Adorn" at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards.

Mariah Carey Premieres '#Beautiful' Music Video Featuring Miguel

May 10, 2013 03:55:19 GMT

Just a few days after releasing the new single "#Beautiful", pop/R'n'B diva unveils the fun music video for her popping collaboration with "Adorn" singer . The video premiered Thursday night, May 9 on "" where Carey, who serves as one of the judges, took the remaining three contestants leading to the grand finale on a sneak peak of the video in the recording studio.

Mariah Carey Debuts New Single '#Beautiful' Featuring Miguel

May 07, 2013 03:38:17 GMT

As promised, released her much-anticipated duet "#Beautiful" with Monday, May 6. The 43-year-old superstar tapped the 27-year-old neo-soul singer to write, produce and sing the mid-tempo track with her. The catchy song is a lead single for her forthcoming album expected to arrive middle of this year.

Jessica Alba Reveals 'Brutal' Method to Get Back Into Shape After Pregnancy

April 26, 2013 07:22:33 GMT

shares her method of getting back into shape after giving birth. In an interview with Net-A-Porter, Alba says that she wore two girdles after giving birth to her daughters in 2008 and 2011. "It was brutal; it's not for everyone," she tells the weekly digital magazine. "I wore a double corset day and night for three months. It was sweaty, but worth it," she adds.

Jason Aldean and Wife Split Following Cheating Scandal

April 26, 2013 05:55:27 GMT

Months after he was spotted kissing with "" alum Brittany Kerr, country singer has reportedly separated from his wife, Jessica Ussery, according to Us Weekly. An insider confirmed the split and told the site that the couple had been living separately since January.

Mariah Carey Previews 'Beautiful' New Single Feat. Miguel

April 26, 2013 05:53:33 GMT

Following a series of tweets that pointed to a possible collaboration between and , the 43-year-old diva finally confirmed the speculations as she posted on her YouTube page the sneak peak to her and the 27-year-old neo-soul singer's forthcoming collaboration duet. The hash-tagged single will arrive on May 6 as revealed in the Joseph Kahn-directed teaser.

Chris Brown Deletes Twitter Account After War of Words With Reporter Jenny Johnson

November 26, 2012 07:07:41 GMT

closed his Twitter account shortly after having a feud with entertainment reporter Jenny Johnson. The singer, who is busy promoting his fifth album "", felt offended when Jenny scorned him via Twitter.

Kevin Feige: 'Iron Man 3' Will Not Be a 'Serious Movie'

November 26, 2012 06:46:57 GMT

Despite the dark and gloomy tone boasted in the first trailer of "", Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige reveals that the third armored hero film will not be a "serious" movie. Instead of focusing on the dark theme, Feige says that the upcoming flick will present some "very unique directions" that will include further exploration of 's Tony Stark.

Ke$ha's New Single 'Crazy Kids' Lands Online

November 26, 2012 06:13:15 GMT

's new track titled "Crazy Kids" got an unexpected early exposure on the Web when it leaked ahead of its scheduled December 4 launch. The song itself is included on the singer's sophomore album "" and it treats fans to a low-key, guitar-laden work from the "Die Young" artist.

Beyonce Knowles, Miguel, Elle Varner Among Artists Honored at Soul Train Awards 2012

November 26, 2012 04:30:33 GMT

This year's Soul Train Awards honored works from top performers such as , and at the ceremony taking place at Planet Hollywood Live in Las Vegas on Sunday, November 25. Celebrities in the R'n'B and Hip-Hop world including and also gave performances during the event.

Miguel Releases 'Arch and Point' Music Video

March 30, 2012 06:48:31 GMT

rocks out in a music video supporting his single "Arch & Point". The R&B singer straps an electric guitar and strums some riffs while commanding his lady friend to move her bootylious body to the slinky beat. "Baby, arch your back and point your toes," so he coos.

New Videos: Drake's 'Practice' and Miguel's 'Adorn'

February 04, 2012 05:21:31 GMT

and have released a new music video each. The Canadian rapper drops a viral clip for his song entitled "Practice", while the Californian R&B singer promotes his single called "Adorn".

Jill Scott 'Appalled' at Grammys for Snubbing Her, Miguel and Beyonce Knowles

December 02, 2011 05:08:54 GMT

is one of the artists who are not impressed with the nomination list of the upcoming 54th annual Grammy Awards. The soul singer didn't hide her disappointment upon learning that she's excluded from the list. She also agreed with her Twitter followers who questioned about the absence of fellow singers and .

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