Miguel began his musical career in 1987, releasing his debut album, “Volver,” in 1988. He followed up with “Adios” in 1990, and then “All I Want Is You” in 1992. In 1993 he released “The Last Thing On My Mind.” His breakthrough came in 1994 with the release of “Fantasía.” After a hiatus of five years, he returned in 1999 with “Hits”, which included the hit single “I Will Remember You”. This led to three Grammy Awards and multiple platinum albums.
In 2000, he released “Amarte Es un Placer.” He went on to win another Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album. He released “Quién Te Pidió Perdón?” in 2002. He won his third Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for “Tu Recuerdo.” He released “El Mal Querer” in 2005. He released “Kaleidoscope Dream” in 2008, and “Tinieblas” in 2010. His latest studio album, “Sky Full Of Stars,” was released in 2013.
He has sold over 50 million records worldwide.
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Miguel began his career in music in 2000, when he joined the band Drop Squad. He performed under the stage name “Miguelski.” On April 13, 2005, it was announced that Miguel had been chosen to replace the departing lead singer of the pop rock band Matchbox Twenty, Rob Thomas.
Thomas later stated that Miguel’s voice sounded like Tom Petty, whom he admired. After replacing Thomas, Miguel toured extensively throughout North America, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, South Africa, Europe, and Latin America. During this period, Miguel recorded several songs with the band, including the singles “The Way You Look Tonight”, “Over My Head”, “Waiting For Your Love”, and “You’re Gonna Live Forever”.
In 2006, Miguel left the band to pursue a solo career. His debut album All I Want Is You was released on August 28, 2007. The album debuted at number one on Billboard 200 chart, selling over 300,000 copies in its first week. The album went platinum within three weeks of its release. The album produced four hit singles, including the Grammy Award winning single “Hurry Up And Wait”.
On December 15, 2008, Miguel released his second studio album Kaleidoscope Dream. Like his previous effort, the album sold well,