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Miguel

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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)

Biography


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


A$AP Rocky Premieres 'Everyday' Music Video Ft. Rod Stewart, Miguel and Mark Ronson

August 27, 2015 07:46:43 GMT

has debuted the official music video for his song "Everyday", which also features contributions from , and . The rapper premiered the clip billed as "hip-hop Hollywood story" on Wendesday, August 26 via Apple Music.
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Meek Mill Blocks Miguel From No. 1 of Billboard 200

July 09, 2015 02:02:29 GMT

's "" has officially landed at No. 1 on Billboard 200. The album, which was announced just five days before it was released last week via Maybach/Atlantic Records, debuts atop the list with 246,000 equivalent units, according to Nielsen Music.
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Miguel on Frank Ocean Rivalry: I Make Better Music Than Him

July 07, 2015 03:06:48 GMT

definitely still thinks that didn't deserve the Best Urban Contemporary Album Award at the 2013 Grammys. The R&B star, who was among other nominees vying for the prize, confidently claimed he's better than the affiliate while he talked about comparisons to his peers in an interview with the U.K.'s Sunday Times.
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Miguel Releases Steamy Music Video for Three 'Wildheart' Tracks

July 06, 2015 03:59:06 GMT

Last month, dropped a music video for his "Coffee". Now, it's revealed that the clip is actually a part of a short film titled "Wildheart Chapter 1: Find What You Love and Let It Kill You" which also features two other "" songs "goingtohell" and "NWA".
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Artist of the Week: Miguel

June 29, 2015 08:29:27 GMT

is gearing up to share his new album "" with the world. The record, a follow-up to his critically-acclaimed, Grammy-nominated 2012 set "", is scheduled to hit the stores on Tuesday, June 30.
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Miguel Premieres Steamy Music Video for 'Coffee', Announces Summer Tour Dates

June 17, 2015 04:05:18 GMT

's "Coffee" music video is finally out. First teased with a preview early last month, the visuals arrived in full on Tuesday, June 16, mostly giving glimpses at the R&B singer getting steamy with his girlfriend.
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Miguel Unwraps Tracklist of 'Wildheart' Album

June 12, 2015 04:53:40 GMT

is only a few weeks away from releasing his highly-anticipated new album "". After unveiling the semi NSFW artwork last month, the R&B star shared via social media earlier this week the official tracklist of the forthcoming LP.
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Video: Miguel Joined by Chance the Rapper and A$AP Ferg at Surprise Show in Chicago

June 02, 2015 03:51:49 GMT

got fans excited when he took to Twitter over the weekend to announce a last-minute surprise show at Joe's on Weed St. in Chicago. He got them even more excited when he brought out and as special guests during the gig which started at 1:30 A.M.
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Miguel Unwraps Steamy 'Wildheart' Album Cover

May 19, 2015 08:47:51 GMT

Less than two months before dropping "", unveiled the official cover art of the new album. The R&B singer took to Twitter on Sunday, May 17 to share the semi-NSFW artwork showing him posing shirtless amid multi-colored smoke while caressing a completely naked woman curling up in front of him.
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French Montana Taps Kanye West and Miguel for New Album 'Mac and Cheese'

May 11, 2015 04:52:11 GMT

Fresh off releasing his latest mixtape "", lets fans know that something bigger is coming in a few months. In a new interview with Billboard, the rapper says that his new full-length, "", will now likely arrive at "the end of August." He also reveals a couple of big names set for the project.
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Miguels' New Album 'Wildheart' Gets June Release Date

May 07, 2015 09:17:19 GMT

's anticipated new album "" now has an official release date. During a visit to Hot 97's "Ebro in the Morning" on Tuesday, May 5, the R&B singer announced that the follow-up to his 2012 Grammy-nominated "" would finally arrive on June 30.
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New Music: Miguel's 'Coffee (F**king)' Featuring Wale

May 04, 2015 07:45:51 GMT

A few months ago, surprised his fans when he dropped a three-song EP. The project included one track called "Coffee" which he re-released online on Sunday, May 3 reportedly as a preview of his upcoming album, "".
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John Legend to Compose Songs for Musical Romantic Drama Starring Miguel

April 07, 2015 06:34:30 GMT

On heels of his Oscar triumph with for "" theme song "Glory", is tapped to craft songs for an . Nine-time Grammy winner is signed on to portray the main character in the movie.
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Miguel Releases Three New Sexy Songs

December 20, 2014 01:46:55 GMT

is the latest musician to pull a . Early on Friday morning, December 19, the R&B singer unexpectedly posted on his SoundCloud a new EP consisting of three sultry songs including a collaboration with rap legend called "NWA".
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Lorde and Miguel Featured on The Chemical Brothers' 'Mockingjay' Song 'This Is Not a Game'

October 21, 2014 02:50:07 GMT

last month released "Yellow Flicker Beat" for "" soundtrack which she also curates. The Kiwi singer now returns with a new song called "This Is Not a Game" for the highly-anticipated movie.
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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.
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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 .
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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.
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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."
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 .
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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.
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