Miguel (singer) life and biography

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Miguel (singer) biography

Date of birth : 1986-10-23
Date of death : -
Birthplace : San Pedro, Los Angeles
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2012-06-25
Credited as : rnb singer, Grammy award, All I Want is You

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Miguel Jontel Pimentel better known for his stage name Miguel, is a well known Grammy awarded recording artist, songwriter and producer. Signed to Jive Records in 2007, Miguel released his debut album, All I Want Is You, in November 2010. The album was preceded by the release of the single "All I Want Is You", featuring rapper J. Cole. He incorporates RnB, funk, hip hop, rock and electronic into his music. Miguel described his sound as "nostalgic in a sense that it's familiar... it's shocking, edgy, energizing". In an interview with Paper magazine, he regarded his music as "fly, funkadelic, intergalactic-hip-hop-meets-sexy-orgasmic crazy, dope shit". Miguel is often compared to Babyface and Prince.

After working on albums by Usher, Musiq Soulchild, Jaheim and Asher Roth Miguel released his debut mixtape Mischief: The Mixtape in the summer of 2006. His debut studio album, All I Want Is You, was released in November 2010 and features the top ten hit All I Want Is You featuring J. Cole. His second studio album, State of the Art, is scheduled to be released in 2011. Throughout October 2010, Miguel toured with singers Mary J. Blige and Jazmine Sullivan, as well as supporting Usher and Trey Songz on the OMG Tour from November to December. He recieved a 2011 Grammy Award nomination for his work on Jaheim’s single Finding My Way Back. Miguel worked with a local production duo Drop Squad in 2000, before being signed with independent record label Black Ice in 2004. He signed with Jive in 2007.

Miguel cites musicians Prince, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Freddie Mercury, Phil Collins, Donny Hathaway, The Notorious B.I.G. and Kanye West, as well as the band Queen as his influences, in addition to expressing his admiration for Stevie Wonder, John Lennon and Diane Warren. Miguel revealed his desire to have worked with James Brown, whom he considers the "last innovator for me when it comes to soul".

In addition to singing, the RnB artist also plays the guitar.

Listen to Miguel's single "Right Now" :

Miguel's awards and nominations:

Grammy Awards
2011, Best R&B Song: "Finding My Way Back" – Songwriter (Nominated)

BET Awards
2012, Best Male R&B Artist (Nominated)
2012, Best Collaboration: Wale feat. Miguel "Lotus Flower Bomb" (Nominated)
2012, Coca-Cola Viewer's Choice Award: Wale feat. Miguel "Lotus Flower Bomb" (Nominated)
2011, Best New Artist (Nominated)

American Music Awards
2011, Sprint New Artist of the Year (Nominated)

Soul Train Music Awards
2011, Best New Artist (Won)
2011, Best Male R&B/ Soul Artist (Nominated)
2011, Song of the Year: "Sure Thing" (Nominated)

Billboard Music Awards
2012, Top R&B Artist (Nominated)
2012, Top R&B Song: "Sure Thing" (Nominated)

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