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Who Is Grammy-award Winner Miguel?

February 12, 2013

Rebecca Villaneda--HispanicBusiness


If you didn't know who R&B singer Miguel was prior to this weekend's Grammy Awards show, you do now.

He was born Miguel Jontel Pimentel, with Mexican and African-American parents, and was raised in San Pedro, Calif.

On Sunday, in Los Angeles, Miguel wowed his musical counterparts singing his single "Adorn" with rapper Wiz Khalifa. The single won Best R&B Song.

Even Kelly Clarkson wants a piece of the crooner. Upon winning her award for "Stronger," Clarkson said: "Miguel, I don't know who the hell you are, but we need to sing together. I mean, good God. That was the sexiest damn thing I've ever seen."

That wasn't the first time Miguel has been nominated for a Grammy. In 2011, his single "Finding My Way Back" also was nominated for Best R&B Song. Off his current album, his song "Lotus Flower Bomb" was nominated for Best Rap Song, and "Adorn" also was nominated for Song of the Year and Best R&B Performance. His album, "Kaleidoscope Dream" was nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album.

By age 5, Miguel was interested in performing and wanted to be a dancer, but that changed at age 13 when he looked toward a musical career.

In 2007 he was signed to Jive Records and released his debut album, "All I Want Is You" in November 2010. His second album, Kaleidoscope Dream, was released two years later in 2012. His music is known globally and in March he will be headlining three shows in South Africa. His North Anerican tour begins March 7 in Seattle.

Watch his 2013 Grammy performance with Wiz Khalifa below:

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