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The Grammy winner, who, drawing on influences from indie pop to funk, sits alongside the likes of Frank Ocean and The Weeknd in the pop culture stable and is most often compared to Prince , has honed his signature style to perfection, making this upcoming output all the more exciting. The first time you realised you wanted to be a musician I hate to say it but I was lucky. The first time you played in front of a live audience Pretty crazy.
Miguel Jontel Pimentel born October 23, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. Raised in San Pedro, California , he began pursuing a music career at age thirteen. Although it was underpromoted upon its release, the album became a sleeper hit and helped Miguel garner commercial standing. After Jive's dissolution in , he moved to RCA Records and released his second studio album, Kaleidoscope Dream , in to critical acclaim. In June , Miguel released his third album, Wildheart , which also received critical acclaim.
His father is Mexican American and his mother is African American. Miguel's parents divorced when he was 8 years old, after which he and his brother lived primarily with their mother. By the age of 14, his taste was evolving independently, and he was writing and recording his own songs. In , Miguel was signed by the independent record label Black Ice. Black Ice shelved the album, releasing only the single "Getcha Hands Up. Photo: Alberto E. In , Miguel signed a new recording contract with Jive Records. The album was released in November Sales were slow at first but grew steadily over time, largely due to the radio popularity of the tracks "Sure Thing" and "Quickie.