Wednesday, February 6th 2013
Frank Ocean isn’t the only R&B Prince who’ll be performing at the Grammy Awards come Sunday night.
Indeed, in what really is a testament to his inspiring journey, ‘Adorn’ singer Miguel has been named as the latest entertainer to hit the event’s stage.
Wednesday, January 9th 2013
It’s almost a year since Miguel‘s mega-smash ‘Adorn’ first appeared on his “between albums mixtape” ‘Art Dealer Chic Vol 1′. Fast forward twelve months, and the track has become the hit that keeps giving.
Upgraded to serve as the lead single from the stage blazer’s critically acclaimed sophomore set ‘Kaleidoscope Dream’, the moody midtempo not only became the biggest Urban radio hit of 2012, it garnered three Grammy nominations - Song of the Year, Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance.
With the 55th annual Grammy’s exactly a month away, the crooner is milking the cut for all it’s worth – taking to the stage on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno last night to perform it.
Watch Miguel in action below…
Wednesday, January 2nd 2013
There’s no doubt about it, if 2013 is half as successful for Miguel as 2012 was, he’s well on his way to becoming R&B’s leading male contender.
Watching his latest LP ‘Kaleidoscope Dream‘ sell at a more consistent rate than Frank Ocean‘s ‘Channel Orange‘, the ‘Adorn’ singer- with heavy backing from his label- seems well on his way to ‘Beyonce-ing’ his field, despite forthcoming competition from Roc Nation‘s Elijah Blake.
Now find out why radio listeners have found both he and his ‘Dream’ inescapable below…
Saturday, December 29th 2012
Despite being R&B’s fastest rising divo, very few know the story behind Miguel’s meteoric rise to notoriety.
So, if you find yourself being one of those few, you’re in luck. For, the ‘Adorn’ genius has opened up on his unique story in the latest instalment of MTV’s ‘This Is How I Made It’.
Seriously, if you don’t consider yourself a fan of his now, you will be by the time you’re through with his.
Saturday, December 8th 2012
Joining Frank Ocean and Brandy at the forefront of R&B’s rival comes Miguel, the one time underdog taking the world of music by force and by storm.
Watching his second album ‘Kaleidoscope Dream‘ score multiple Grammy nods earlier this week, the last year has seen the star stand as one of his genre’s fastest selling contributors, with the LP edging nearer to Gold status week on week.
Now, in celebration of his ‘Grammy recognition’, we shine a light on one of our favorite cuts from the record- a scorching piece named ‘Use Me‘.
Got an ear to spare? Listen below…
Thursday, December 6th 2012
As evidenced by the rant of ‘Believe’ beau Justin Bieber‘s manager, it’s pretty safe to say that some camps are still up-in-arms about the 2013 Grammy nominations unveiled last night.
Indeed, every year sees some scorned team or artist supporter feel “cheated” due to an absence from the nominations tally (see: Jill Scott’s rant last year), but this year marks a noted difference in that A) the male domination of categories, B) the absence of hip-hop and R&B from major categories, and C) the glaring, 2011-instated removal of “gender-specific” categories.
With only acts who released material from September 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012 eligible for consideration, the wealth of overlooked talent is earning a collective side-eye from many-a-music lover. Just ask fans of Brandy & Monica‘s ‘It All Belongs To Me’, Mary J. Blige, Lana Del Rey, Madonna, and, of course, Nicki Minaj & Justin Bieber…
Tuesday, November 27th 2012
Soulful crooner Miguel has been riding a career high this year. Not only was his sophomore set ‘Kaleidoscope Dream’ been hailed by critics, its lead single ‘Adorn’ is one of the most successful R&B releases this year.
Yet, clearly aware that the hustle must continue, the 25 year old hit the stage on ‘Ellen’ today, serving up a show-stopping performance of the track.
Watch Miguel justify his hype below…
Sunday, November 25th 2012
Many a star came out to play at the 2012 Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show, which aired tonight, saw R&B’s finest go head-to-head for the coveted trophies.
So, now the show is over, find out who picked up which awards at the high profile outing below…
Wednesday, November 21st 2012
If you thought 2012 had been a phenomenal year for Miguel, it seems 2013 is shaping up to be even better.
Reported to have scored placements on Beyonce’s 5th studio album, the year may also see him hit the road with ‘Girl On Fire’ singer Alicia Keys.
Full story below…