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Singer, songwriter, and producer Miguel (born Miguel Jontel Pimentel) spent a handful of years behind the scenes and flirted with the mainstream before he released his first hit single and became one of pop-R&B's most significant artists. When he was 16, the San Pedro, California native was involved with Drop Squad, a production company. Three years later, he was offered a slot in Fatty Koo, and even appeared in the R&B group's BET reality show, but he turned the position down and eventually signed with the Black Ice label. In 2006, "Getcha Hands Up!" was issued as a single, and its video aired on BET. An album, Young & Free, was planned for release with distribution from Universal, but it was never issued. By that point, he was becoming increasingly known in the underground through his collaborative work with Blu, Exile, and Daz-I-Kue.

Miguel signed a solo deal with Jive in 2007 and continued to work with an array of underground and major-label artists, including Johnson&Johnson and Asher Roth. He co-wrote Jaheim's "Finding My Way Back" and was nominated for the Best R&B Song Grammy award. In 2010, Usher's Raymond v. Raymond, featuring two songs he co-wrote, was issued just prior to his own "All I Want Is You," a Top Ten hit on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The album of the same title followed that November and reached the Top Ten of the R&B Albums chart, as well as the Top 40 of the Billboard 200. "Sure Thing" (number one R&B, number 36 Billboard 200) and "Quickie" (number three R&B) sustained its success. After a trilogy of three-song EPs dubbed Art Dealer Chic (volumes one, two, and three), as well as a pair of "preview" EPs, Miguel released his second album, Kaleidoscope Dream, in October 2012 -- just after its lead single, "Adorn," became his second number one R&B single. Kaleidoscope Dream was nominated for a Grammy award in the category of Best Urban Contemporary Album, while "Adorn" was nominated for three awards, including one it won, for Best R&B Song. The following year, the album's "How Many Drinks?" was nominated as well. "#Beautiful," a collaboration with Mariah Carey, was released in May 2013 and went platinum.


Miguel is the Portuguese and Spanish form of the name Michael (Hebrew: מִיכָאֵל). It may refer to:


People1.1 Portuguese royalty1.2 Arts and entertainment1.3 Politics1.4 Sports1.5 Others1.6 Fictional


Portuguese royalty[edit]
Miguel of Portugal (1802–1866), King of PortugalMiguel, Duke of Braganza (1853–1927), Portuguese pretender, son of King Miguel IPrince Miguel, Duke of Viseu (1878–1923), Portuguese prince, older son of Miguel IIMiguel da Paz (1498–1500), older son of King Manuel I of PortugalInfante Miguel de Bragança (1699–1724), natural son of King Pedro II of PortugalInfante Miguel, Duke of Viseu (born 1946), brother of Duarte Pio, current Duke of BraganzaMiguel, Prince of Beira
Arts and entertainment[edit]
Miguel (singer) (born 1985), full name Miguel Jontel Pimentel, American recording artistMiguel Córcega (1929–2008), Mexican actor and directorMiguel de Cervantes (1547–1616), Spanish authorMiguel Delibes (1920–2010), Spanish novelistMiguel Ferrer (born 1955), American actorMiguel Galvan (1957–2008), Mexican actorMiguel Ángel Landa (born 1938), Venezuelan actor, stand-up comedian, and television personalityMiguel Mihura (1905–1977), Spanish absurdist playwrightMiguel Morayta (1907-2013), Spanish film director and screenwriter, Spanish Civil War veteran
Miguel Boyer (born 1939), retired Spanish politicianMiguel Hidalgo (1753–1811), Mexican priest and revolutionary rebel leaderMiguel Portas (1958-2012), Portuguese politician and Member of the European ParliamentMiguel Malvar y Carpio, Filipino revolutionary and a disputed former president of the Philippines
Luís Miguel Brito Garcia Monteiro (born 1980), Portuguese footballer, usually known simply as MiguelNigel Miguel (born 1963), Belizean/American actor, film producer, film commissioner, former basketball playerMiguel Cabrera (born 1983), Venezuelan baseball playerMiguel Comminges (born 1982), Guadeloupean footballerMiguel Cotto (born 1980), Puerto Rican professional boxer José Miguel Cotto (born 1977), Puerto Rican professional boxer, brother of Miguel CottoMiguel Duhamel (born 1968), Canadian motorcycle racerMiguel Indurain (born 1964), Spanish cyclistMiguel Maia (born 1971), Portuguese beach volleyball playerMiguel Monteiro (born 1980), Portuguese footballer, known as "Miguel"Miguel Montes (born 1980), Salvadoran footballerMiguel Ángel Niño (born 1968), Colombian road cyclistMiguel Ponce (born 1971), Chilean footballerMiguel Sanabria (born 1964), Paraguayan footballerMiguel Ángel Sanabria (1967–2006), Colombian road cyclistMiguel Angel Sano, Dominican baseball playerMiguel Ubeto (born 1976), Venezuelan road cyclistMiguel Veloso (born 1986), Portuguese footballer
Miguel de Icaza (born 1972), Mexican software developer and GNOME founderMiguel Sánchez (1594–1674), novohispanic priest, writer and theologicianMiguel de Unamuno (1864–1936), Spanish philosopher
Miguel, protagonist in the DreamWorks animated film The Road to El DoradoMiguel Santos, Maya's brother in the PBS animated series Maya & MiguelMiguel Lopez-Fitzgerald, regular character on the soap opera PassionsMiguel Caballero Rojo, character from the Tekken video game seriesMiguel Prado, character played by Jimmy Smits during the third season of the TV series DexterMiguel, a bullfighter in the fighting game Human Killing MachineMiguel O'Hara, the Spider-Man of 2099Miguel, a character in The Walking Dead.Don Miguel, a notorious 19th-century whale mentioned in Moby-Dick


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Other subjects[edit]

Pedro Miguel, a parish in the municipality of Horta and the island of Faial in the Azores IslandsSão Miguel (disambiguation), various locations in Azores, Portugal, Brazil and Cape Verde
Miguel Street, semi-autobiographical novel by V. S. Naipaul, published in 1959
Miguel (Dalida album), 1957Miguel (Miguel Bosé album), 1980
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