“I know what I want, and I’m getting there,” says the R&B crooner about his “Kaleidoscope Dream” follow-up.
Miguel is hard at work on the follow-up to his breakout 2012 album “Kaleidoscope Dream,” which featured the Top 20 hit “Adorn” and earned a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song. The singer caught up with Billboard and discussed the progress of his next full-length following a performance at the Howlin’ Wolf in New Orleans during NBA All-Star Weekend on Saturday (Feb. 15). (Read More…)
Before performing at Levi’s pre-Grammy party, the singer tells THR where he keeps his Grammy, what’s planned for his next album and why he signed with Lady Gaga’s former manager.
Miguel‘s Grammy is still in a box. The singer earned the statue last year for Best R&B Song for his single “Adorn,” off his 2012 album Kaleidoscope Dream, and he hasn’t quite figured out what do with it yet. (Read More…)
Unless you’re asexual (or Keri Hilson), it’s impossible to hear Beyoncé’s “Rocket” and not feel an intense urge to invite your guy/gal/cutty buddy over to do the no-pants dance. And according to the song’s author, the song was written with that in mind.
Miguel, who penned Bey’s 2013 update to D’Angelo’s rhetorical classic “Untitled (How Does It Feel),” says he was challenged by Mrs. Carter to push the envelope with some of her most risqué lyrics yet. (Read More…)
One part singer, another part “contributor,” Miguel is the total package when it comes to being an artist who cares as much about the issues as he does about his music. We sat down with the VMA nominee to discuss his song and video “Candles In The Sun” and what he loves most about awards shows. (Read More…)
When Mr Miguel Pimentel breezed into town last January for a sold-out gig at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London didn’t quite know what to expect. There is a reason for that: back home in the US, the 27-year-old Californian is one of R & B’s hottest new stars, but on this side of the pond he’s a relative unknown. If his London show was anything to go by, that is certain to change. More like a revivalist meeting than a concert, the gig stirred memories of Prince in his pomp, as Mr Pimentel whipped off his vest to reveal a torso every man in the audience would have killed for, led the rapt crowd in a singalong of his hit single “Adorn”, and made good on his promise to make “fly, funkadelic, intergalactic hip-hop meets sexy, orgasmic, crazy, dope shit” music sound every bit as good as he so memorably describes it. (Read More…)
Last year at this time, Miguel was a relative unknown. The 26-year-old singer was working on his second album, Kaleidoscope Dream, when his studio partner, Pharrell Williams, attended the celeb-studded Met Gala in New York. “I was like, damn,” Miguel recalls, “wouldn’t it be crazy if I were there next year?” And there he was this May at the Met’s Punk: Chaos to Couture opening, wearing a head-to-toe Lanvin suit complete with lapel buttons and studded creepers, alongside Wintour-approved pop stars like Nicki Minaj, Beyoncé and Kanye West. “To be honest with you, the majority of the people there didn’t know who the fuck I was,” Miguel says, even though he won a Grammy for his hit single “Adorn” in February, and his music has been topping Billboard’s R&B charts for most of this year. “So my look was perfectly like, ‘I belong here, but I’m not trying to shout it out.’” (Read More…)