Luis Miguel
Mexican singer
Luis Miguel
Luis Miguel Gallego Basteri is a Puerto Rican singer. He is widely known only by the name Luis Miguel. An icon in the Spanish-speaking countries, he is often referred to as "El Sol de México" (The Sun of Mexico) or simply "El Sol" (The Sun). Beginning his musical career in his childhood, Luis Miguel has won five Grammys and four Latin Grammys among other numerous awards. He is considered as one of the top male pop vocalists in the world nowadays.
Biography
Luis Miguel's personal information overview.
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Armando Manzanero To Receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
Huffington Post - about 3 years
The romantic ballads and boleros of Mexican musician and composer Armando Manzanero will add that extra spice to the 56th annual GRAMMY awards. Manzanero, along with seven other renowned artists, will be honored the Lifetime Achievement Award by The Recording Academy at the 2014 ceremony. During his musical trajectory, active since 1950, Manzanero has recorded 30 albums and composed over 400 songs. Armando Manzanero is the man behind the songs that our abuelitos and even parents, have fallen in love to. His outstanding repertoire includes “Somos Novios,” “Contigo Aprendi,” and “Esta Tarde Vi LLover.” His music has been interpreted by many big names in the industry, such as Frank Sinatra, Christina Aguilera, Andrea Bocelli, Luis Miguel and Elvis Presley. His music has also inspired and touched many Hispanic artists, such as Lucero. The Mexican songstress paid tribute to the singer/songwriter in GRAMMY.com, stating: “He makes me proud to be Mexican like him. It was a delight ...
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What Latino Music Looked Like In The '80s (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post - about 3 years
In the 1980s we had neon pants, leather jackets and rocked out with out favorite walkman. Within our rooms full of celebrity posters and pin ups, we would sing to the tune of Timbiriche, Menudo or Luis Miguel. Don't deny it. It's time to relive the glory with these 11 throwback photos that will take you back to the year before Pau became "La Chica Dorada" and Luis Miguel was just beginning to shine as "El Sol de México."
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Peru's Humala swears in fourth prime minister, retains finance minister
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Peru's President Ollanta Humala swore in a widely praised regional politician as his fourth prime minister in a mini-cabinet reshuffle on Thursday, but retained his finance minister despite rumors he might quit. The new prime minister, Cesar Villanueva, 67, has twice been elected as president of the northern Amazonian region of San Martin and is affiliated with center-left parties. Finance Minister Luis Miguel Castilla, who has served in the post since Humala's election in 2011, remained in place even though he is widely rumored to be seeking a departure from the government for personal reasons. Humala made one other switch - replacing Education Minister Patricia Salas with Jaime Saavedra-Chanduvi, the acting vice president for poverty reduction and economic management at the World Bank.
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Fusion, ABC News' New Venture Targeting Millenials, Gears Up For Launch
Huffington Post - over 3 years
(Corrects word in last paragraph to "mesh" from "mess") By Lisa Richwine and David Adams LOS ANGELES/MIAMI, Oct 27 (Reuters) - On Monday evening, U.S. cable network Fusion will launch with an interview with Republican Senator Ted Cruz about his presidential ambitions. Later that night, four puppets will provide commentary on current events during a news chat show. A joint venture between Walt Disney Co's ABC and Spanish language media company Univision Communications Inc , Fusion will blend hard news, satire and pop culture to do something other cable news networks have largely failed to do: lure "millennial" viewers ages 18 to 34. The target demographic for the new English-language channel is several decades younger than the audiences for CNN, MSNBC and Fox News, which pull in viewers with a median age of 60 or higher, according to media research company Nielsen. The new channel will also test t ...
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Mexican singer Luis Miguel honored in Las Vegas
Yahoo News - over 3 years
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Superstar Mexican singer Luis Miguel will be honored by the City of Las Vegas, the State of Nevada and the Las Vegas International Press Association during a Las Vegas concert over Mexican Independence Day weekend.
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Telefonica sees signs of turnaround in Spanish business
Yahoo News - over 3 years
MADRID (Reuters) - Telecoms group Telefonica expects see an uptick in clients and revenues soon in Spain, which would mark the start of a turnaround in its weak home market. "We aren't on the path to growth yet but we are close to reversing the trend in clients and revenues," said Luis Miguel Gilperez, head of Telefonica's Spanish division, said at a news conference on Wednesday. Spain's economy has been in and out of a recession since a housing bubble burst five years ago, causing the unemployment rate to soar to more than 25 percent and shattering consumer confidence. ...
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UPDATE 1-Latam trade bloc seeks to avoid currency volatility -Peru
Reuters - over 3 years
SANTIAGO, Aug 23 (Reuters) - The Pacific Alliance countries, made up of Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru, are seeking to avoid excessive volatility in their currencies, Peruvian finance minister Luis Miguel Castilla said on Friday during a meeting of the bloc in Santiago.
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Singer Luis Miguel's lease home listed for sale in Bel-Air
LATimes - over 3 years
A home in Bel-Air that was being leased by Grammy-winning singer Luis Miguel is for sale at $5.895 million.
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WATCH: Kate Del Castillo Admits To 'Like' Mayor Villaraigosa
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Kate del Castillo is not dating Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, although the Mexican actress says she does like him. In an interview with her sister Veronica del Castillo for Univision's “Primer Impacto,” the artist confessed she hasn’t been lucky in the love arena, but that does not mean she has any regrets about the decisions she has made in the past. "In terms of relationships, I’ve had two failures, although I don’t like to call them failures, they are self learning, and I cannot say I regret any of my relationships. I’ve always said that I am a much loved woman," she said. She also made it clear rumors about a supposedly secret relationship with Villaraigosa, and also with boxer Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, are not true. "With Canelo I have a very special relationship and I hope we have it for life because he is a guy I admire a lot for thousands of reasons. He has been an important man in my life… I admire him, I love him," said del Castillo. "Antonio Vil ...
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UPDATE 1-Peru boosts domestic debt issue at lowest rates ever
Reuters.com - about 4 years
LIMA, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Peru sold 1.8 billion soles ($705 million) in bonds on Wednesday at historically low yields, Finance Minister Luis Miguel Castilla said.
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David Stark: Migguel Anggelo: A Real Artist
Huffington Post - about 4 years
I am fascinated and inspired by real artists -- real artists who are not driven by money, ladder climbing or trends, but are focused on their unique visions regardless of what the world thinks. These people create simply because they have to. Migguel Anggelo is such an artist. Yes, I am close to him, but I am still blown away by his vision -- so free of what is going on in the pop-music world, so free of commercial intentions. I was honored to help bring his show to life recently at the New World Center in Miami and thought it would be fun to share a little of his inspiring background. How did you get involved in music and performing and when? Migguel Anggelo: Since I was an infant, I've been obsessed with music. My father, a chef, was constantly singing and listening to music while tending to his own craft in the kitchen, while my mother, a ballet dancer, always danced around the house to Spanish boleros or classical music. At age 13, I saw an ad for an audition for a ...
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Merkel insists on austerity despite protests
Fox News - over 4 years
German Chancellor Angela Merkel took her fiscal discipline message to bailed-out Portugal on Monday, tolerating Nazi jibes from a small group of protesters as she advocated the benefits of austerity and economic reforms. As in her recent trips to bailed-out Greece and debt-stricken Spain, demonstrators unhappy about tax hikes and pay cuts devised to improve public finances turned their anger on the German leader. Portugal needed a €78 billion ($99 billion) rescue last year when it was engulfed by the eurozone's debt crisis, and living standards have dropped sharply. A protest march in Lisbon featured dummies with Merkel's face and with T-shirts saying "Adolf Merkel" and including a swastika. Banners said "Merkel Nazi, Go Away!" and, in German, "Merkel Raus" (Merkel Out). "I think it's wrong what they are doing," said Luis Miguel, an actor who was carrying puppets representing Merkel and Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho. "It's ...
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Puerto Rico enthralled by cheeky newscaster puppet
Fox News - over 4 years
No one is safe from the crosshairs of La Comay. This five-foot-tall character with a foam head painted with outrageous red lips, a shrill voice and a penchant for salacious details rules Puerto Rico's gossip circuit, with legions tuning into her show every afternoon ready for the latest bombshell. La Comay dishes it out with ominous music playing in the background, talking about everyone from Mexican crooner Luis Miguel to Puerto Rico's own Miss Universe beauty queen Zuleyka Rivera. With her trademark "Ayayayayayay!" shriek punctuated by the kind of wailing sirens reserved for nuclear meltdowns, La Comay delivers what has consistently been one the most popular shows in Puerto Rico for a decade. "Ladies and gentlemen, listen to this," La Comay says in one show while going after a well-known local journalist. "Apparently and allegedly, the reporter and crew member apparently and allegedly were drunk." With a wicked drawl, she as ...
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Peru rules out capital controls to deal with speculative capital
Reuters - over 4 years
LIMA, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Peru has no plans to adopt capital controls to curb inflows of speculative capital, though it will try to borrow less abroad in 2013 to avoid putting pressure on the local currency, Finance Minister Luis Miguel Castilla said on Tuesday.
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Peru’s Humala: third attempt to resolve mining issues and end riots
Ft.com Financial Times Blogs - over 4 years
Ollanta Humala is one year, two prime ministers and three cabinet re-shuffles into his presidency of Peru. The latest re-jig of his cabinet came on Monday. The most important non-changes are the finance minister, Luis Miguel Castilla, who remains the same, and the mining minister, Jorge Merino, ditto. Peru’s liberal economic policies therefore remain in place. That’s important for Peru’s general investment climate and Latin America’s fastest-growing economy. But what about the $50bn dollar pipeline of international mining projects waiting to begin? Continue reading »
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PIC: See Alec Baldwin's Wife, Hilaria, in Her Wedding Gown!
US Magazine - over 4 years
Alec Baldwin and his new wife Hilaria (Thomas) Baldwin looked every bit the ecstatic newlywed couple in their wedding photo, published on the cover of the new Hello! magazine. The 30 Rock actor, 54, looked dapper in a tailored black Tom Ford tuxedo while holding his 28-year-old wife, who donned a gorgeous white gown, complete with a cathedral-length veil, designed by Amsale. PHOTOS: Hollywood's hottest married couples "I didn't expect to fall in love with somebody who was 26 years my senior, but you cannot help who you fall in love with," Hilaria, an NYC-based yoga instructor, told the British magazine. PHOTOS: More celeb couples with huge age differences On June 30, the pair swapped vows during a ceremony, which included fellow New York-based celebs Tina Fey, Woody Allen and Mariska Hargitay, at NYC's St. Patrick's Old Cathedral. The reception was held at the Kimmel Center at New York University, where guests dined on grilled chicken and pan-seared halibut. The newlywed ...
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Claims Wal-Mart used bribery campaign to spur expansion cause little outrage in Mexico
Fox News - almost 5 years
Allegations that U.S. retail giant Wal-Mart used bribes to speed its break-neck Mexican expansion are sparking some soul-searching in Mexico, but not the outrage that the scandal has provoked in the United States. While Wal-Mart says it is probing the allegations and U.S. Congress members are demanding answers, Mexican authorities say they have nothing to investigate. The charges have, however, focused fresh attention on Mexico's long-entrenched culture of bribery, a place where crowded government offices remain the working grounds of shadowy facilitators known as "gestores." Although Mexicans are aware such payoffs occur, most would prefer to pretend it doesn't exist. Wal-Mart's bribes in Mexico "are a scandal in the United States," Luis Miguel Gonzalez, editorial director of El Economista newspaper noted in a Monday column. "Here we live in a different way. Over there, there are expressions of indignation ... In Mexico authorities tak ...
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What, me, nationalise?
Ft.com Financial Times Blogs - almost 5 years
“We respect sovereign decisions by other countries but our rule is to respect the rule of law. It would be inconsistent of us to be here promoting investment in Peru and then go around changing the rules.” That is what Luis Miguel Castilla, Peru’s finance minister, told beyondbrics at a conference on business and investment in...
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Tony Phillips: Rick Santorum Is a Better Father Than I
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
I read over the weekend that Bella Santorum, three-year-old daughter of Rick and Karen, is now a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. My Canadian friend and I were in Mexico at the time, which is slightly ironic because handguns are illegal in Canada as they are in Mexico and for the benefit of those who cross into Mexico from San Diego there's ample signage to announce the fact. As one draws nearer the Mexican border from the north, one is reminded more and more flagrantly each quarter-mile or so that one had best leave one's Glock behind because the Mexican authorities don't play. They catch you with a piece and you're in for some most un-amicable consequences, the sort of consequences a gringo fears like a Brit fears an orthodontist. But what do the Mexicans know? Look at that country, torn as it is by the wanton violence of a cash-fueled drug trade that contributed to probably 40,000 murders from 2006 to 2010. That's 10,000 dead each year, mostly from guns ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Luis Miguel
    FORTIES
  • 2014
    Age 43
    On August, 2014, his latest single "Déjà Vu" was leaked on the web.
    More Details Hide Details Luis Miguel constantly refuses to speak to the media about his personal life and keeps the matter private.
  • 2013
    Age 42
    Luis Miguel performed at the Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival on August 31, 2013.
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  • 2012
    Age 41
    On February 22, 2012, he sang at the Viña del Mar International Song Festival.
    More Details Hide Details With one million dollars for his performance, he became the most expensive artist in the history of the festival.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2010
    Age 39
    His current world tour started on November 4, 2010 in the city of Lima, Peru and runs through the United States, South America, Mexico and Spain among other countries.
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    Luis Miguel released his self-titled studio album on September 14, 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Its first single "Labios de Miel" is a smooth Latin pop song.
  • 2008
    Age 37
    In 2008, Luis Miguel's album Navidades became the first Christmas album ever being nominated to the Grammy in the category of Pop.
    More Details Hide Details His album Cómplices broke records in Mexico, by selling over 320,000 copies in its first day of release. Just three days after its release, his new album achieved Quadruple Platinum certification in Mexico, Platinum in Argentina and gold records in Chile and the United States. Luis Miguel is also known by his high-grossing tours and Chile, Uruguay, Venezuela, Brazil and Spain between 1999 and 2000. The tour consisted of 105 concerts and was attended by approximately 1.5 million fans. It was the highest-grossing tour ever made by a Latin artist, as well as the most extended. These two records have been broken by his Mexico En La Piel Tour. His 33 Tour peaked at No. 1 in the Billboard World Top Boxscore. The Mexico En La Piel Tour of 2005–2007, with a total of 124 concerts, peaked at No. 1 in the Billboard World Top Boxscore. The tour spanned two years with a total of 124 concerts attended by over 1.5 millions spectators, and grossed around $950 million. In 2006, during the Mexico En La Piel Tour, after giving 30 consecutive sold-out concerts at the Auditorio Nacional in Mexico, gathering over 260,000 spectators he was awarded with the "Estela de Plata" at the last concert. His Luis Miguel Tour is ranked at number five of the highest-grossing tours of 2011 in North America.
    His Complices Tour began in Seattle, Washington on September 3, 2008.
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    On May 6, 2008, Luis Miguel released Cómplices, produced by him and written by Spanish composer Manuel Alejandro.
    More Details Hide Details It sold almost 350,000 copies in the first 24 hours. The first single, "Si Tú Te Atreves" was released on April 7, 2008, the second single of the album was "Te Desean".
  • 2005
    Age 34
    In 2005, Luis Miguel released Grandes éxitos, his first greatest hits album, that featured his greatest songs he recorded during all his career, including two never-released singles: "Misterios Del Amor" and "Si Te Perdiera".
    More Details Hide Details That same year, he released a Christmas album called Navidades. The playlist includes many Christmas standards in Spanish. The album reached number one on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart during the first week of its release. The album released two singles "Santa Claus Llegó A La Ciudad" ("Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"), and "Mi Humilde Oración" ("My Grown-up Christmas List").
    He launched his Mexico En La Piel Tour in 2005.
    More Details Hide Details In 2006, Luis Miguel performed thirty sold out shows between January 18 and February 27 at the National Auditorium in Mexico City. The 123-date tour started in September 2005 in Mexico which then stretched to Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.
  • 2004
    Age 33
    In 2004, Luis Miguel released his Mexico En La Piel.
    More Details Hide Details The album, which was a collection of traditional Mexican mariachi songs went on to sell three million copies worldwide.
  • 2003
    Age 32
    In 2003, Luis Miguel released his first pop album in over four years entitled 33, indicative of his age.
    More Details Hide Details The album, which featured a collection of ballads and uptempo songs climbed to number 1 on Billboard's Latin Charts earning Luis Miguel two Billboard Awards as well as Grammy and Latin Grammy award nominations. On the 33 Tour, Luis Miguel filled the largest halls in the U.S., toured throughout Latin America, including Chile where his album 33 sold 2.5 million copies (more records than any other artist in the history of Chile). He also performed at Mexico's sold-out National Auditorium, and various sold-out shows at Buenos Aires, as well as other prestigious international venues such as Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas in Spain. That same year, Prince Felipe of Spain presented him with a special award for being the best-selling foreign artist in his country's history, and hosted a special party in his honor in Madrid.
  • 2001
    Age 30
    Following the success of Amarte Es Un Placer, Luis Miguel released Mis Romances in 2001, his fourth album in the bolero series.
    More Details Hide Details The album, which sold over two million copies worldwide was followed by the launch of Mis Romances Tour which took place throughout the U.S., Europe, and Latin America.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    Age 28
    In 1999, Luis Miguel released his ninth studio album Amarte Es Un Placer which, in 2000, earned him two Latin Grammys for being Best Album of the Year and Best Pop Album of the Year.
    More Details Hide Details The single "O Tú, O Ninguna" of Amarte Es Un Placer became number 1 on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks and perched at the top position for eight consecutive weeks.
  • 1997
    Age 26
    His album Romances of 1997, became the first Spanish-language album ever debuting at No. 14 on the Billboard Top 200.
    More Details Hide Details Warner Music Group recognized Luis Miguel as the best-selling artist in the history of Chile with over 2.5 million records sold. In 2003, Prince Felipe of Spain presented him with a special award for being the best-selling foreign artist in his country's history.
    From 1997 to 2000, he dated singer Mariah Carey.
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    In 1997, Luis Miguel released his third album of the bolero series Romances, which earned him a World Music Award and another Grammy Award.
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  • 1996
    Age 25
    In 1996, for his contribution to the recording industry, Luis Miguel received a star and was inducted to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
    More Details Hide Details Soon after, Luis Miguel quickly returned to the studios and released Nada Es Igual, a pop album featuring "Sueña", the main theme for Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
  • 1994
    Age 23
    In 1994, he released a sequel to Romance, Segundo Romance, featuring Luis Miguel as a convincing pop singer with mastery over timeless Latin classics such as "Solamente Una Vez" and "Sin Ti".
    More Details Hide Details The album went on to earn a Grammy Award as well as reaching a Platinum status in the United States.
  • 1993
    Age 22
    In 1993, Luis Miguel's fifth studio album, Aries, was released, which won him that year's Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, Luis Miguel was personally invited by Frank Sinatra to join him on his Duets II album and to perform live in a nationally televised special in honor of Sinatra's 80th birthday; along with other stars such as Stevie Wonder and Natalie Cole.
  • 1991
    Age 20
    In 1991, Luis Miguel's career went to even greater heights and earned him the respect of a wider audience with the release of Romance, an album of romantic boleros, most of them from the 1950s.
    More Details Hide Details He has been credited with reinventing the bolero for modern audiences. The album Romance, which became his most successful material ever eventually sold 15 million units worldwide.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1990
    Age 19
    In 1990, he made a successful transition from a child singer to an adult showman with the album 20 Años and an ensuing string of sold-out shows first in Mexico then throughout Latin America and elsewhere in the world. 20 Años which sold 600,000 copies in its first week of release, resulted in release of three singles Tengo Todo Excepto A Ti, Entrégate, Amante Del Amor with the two former hitting number 1 on Billboard's Hot Latin Tracks in 1990.
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    He also had a top-ten single Separados in early 1990, peaking at #8.
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  • 1989
    Age 18
    Luis Miguel is the father of three children: Michelle Salas, born on June 13, 1989, from his relationship with Stephanie Salas; Miguel, born on January 1, 2007 and Daniel, born on December 18, 2008, both from his relationship with actress Aracely Arámbula.
    More Details Hide Details His numerous relationships are widely covered by the Latin media. Regarding his religious faith, he stated: "I am Catholic because I was born in a Catholic family. I believe in God, I visit church whenever I rarely have the chance due to my work commitments. In April 2010, he was briefly hospitalized at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The cause of the hospitalization was not disclosed. Luis Miguel rarely grants interviews or attends award ceremonies. He is always escorted by a diligent security team and he is transported in several trucks to distract paparazzi and reporters. Luis Miguel is known for being a hermetic and mysterious individual. He is quoted as saying, "I maintain my sanity by keeping my distance." Luis Miguel is considered as one of the top male pop singers worldwide today. In a career that has spanned over twenty-five years, he has become the main male singer from Latin America, having performed successfully pop music, bolero, mariachi and romantic ballads. In the late 1980s, Luis Miguel made the transition from child star to consolidated international singer, and since then, he became one of the most revered and popular Latin American artists ever. Also dubbed as a crooner, his wide vocal range and performance has been praised by critics and other artists all over the world. Producer Gustavo Santaolalla described him as "one of the greatest singers of all time" and stated that "Luis Miguel is not just a singer, he's an artist."
  • 1988
    Age 17
    On November 25, 1988, Luis Miguel's second album Busca Una Mujer was released.
    More Details Hide Details The first single La Incondicional became a top-ten hit throughout Latin America in the first half of 1989, thanks in part to the music video. The video was shocking to many fans as he had cut his signature long hair. This cemented his transition from a child star into an adult superstar. By the end of 1989, the second single Fría Como el Viento reached No. 1 on the Hot Latin Tracks.
  • 1987
    Age 16
    Luis Miguel's album Soy Como Quiero Ser in May 1987 sold well.
    More Details Hide Details The album featured covering hits such as "Cuando Calienta El Sol", "Ahora Te Puedes Marchar", and "Yo Que No Vivo Sin Ti".
    Shortly after signing with Warner Records, in 1987, he fired his father and started to work with Juan Carlos Calderón.
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  • 1986
    Age 15
    In 1986, his mother disappeared mysteriously and her whereabouts were unknown until November 2012, when Luis Miguel allegedly found her in a mental hospital.
    More Details Hide Details In the late 1980s, due to financial problems Luis Miguel fired his father. After their detachment, his father fell into depression and died on December 9, 1992 in Spain. Luis Miguel is recognized for his taste for haute cuisine and for being a self-taught sommelier. Luis Miguel released his own vintage of wine, "Único. Luis Miguel", a Cabernet Sauvignon. A native Spanish speaker, he also speaks fluent English, Italian and Portuguese.
    In 1986, Luis Miguel gave his career a brief break, as his relationship with his father was souring due to alleged mismanagement, poor financial decisions and risking his earnings of his career.
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  • 1983
    Age 12
    In 1983, he co-starred in the film Ya Nunca Más and in 1985, Fiebre de Amor with singer Lucero as his co-star.
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  • 1982
    Age 11
    In 1982, at the age of 11, Luis Miguel released his first album, Un Sol, by the Mexican branch of EMI Records.
    More Details Hide Details Two years later, he started touring Latin American countries including Colombia, Venezuela, Chile, his native Puerto Rico and Argentina. He scored a major hit with his single, "1+1=Dos Enamorados". In 1985, at age of 15, he took part at the Sanremo Music Festival, where he won the second place award with his song "Noi Ragazzi Di Oggi". That same year, he was also presented with the "Antorcha de Plata" Award in the Viña del Mar Music Festival for his duet single "Me Gustas Tal Como Eres" ("I Like You Just As You Are") with Scottish singer Sheena Easton.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1981
    Age 10
    Latin pop music, along with his personal life and showmanship on stage, has made Luis Miguel an icon for nearly his entire career, which started in Mexico in 1981.
    More Details Hide Details Having won his first Grammy Award at the age of fourteen for his duet "Me Gustas Tal Como Eres" with Sheena Easton, he is the third youngest act in music history to receive this accolade. In 1991, the RIAA recognized the high sales for his 1991 album Romance, itself being the third best-selling music album in Mexico, and one of the best-selling Spanish language albums of all time. He was the first Latin artist to have been awarded two Platinum certified Spanish-language albums in the United States (Romance and Segundo Romance). His most recent album, Luis Miguel, was released in 2010 and achieved gold and platinum certifications in four countries within three days of its release. He is also known for his high-grossing live performances. He is an annual headliner in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, and he has sold-out the National Auditorium in Mexico City over 230 times in over twenty years. With the Luis Miguel Tour, his most recent concert tour, he visited 22 countries in North America, South America and Europe. Having performed in a three-and-a-half-year span a total of 223 shows all over the world, this tour is the longest and highest-grossing tour ever made by a Latin American artist.
  • 1970
    Born
    Born in 1970.
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