- Also Known As:
- Miguel Jontel Pimentel
- 5' 7"
- San Pedro
Miguel (born Miguel Jontel Pimentel in San Pedro, Calif. on October 23, 1985) is an American musician. Miguel was signed by Jive Records in 2007, but did not break through until 2012. His debut album, All I Want Is You, was released in 2010 and did not perform well. However, after moving to RCA after the dissolution of Jive, Miguel released his sophomore album, Kaleidoscope Dream, in 2012 and became a full-blown star. The album earned five Grammy nominations, and Miguel won the award for Best R&B Song for “Adorn.” He released his most recent album War & Leisure in 2017. Along with Natalia LaFourcade, Miguel sings “Remember Me” from the animated film Coco. “Remember Me” was nominated for a 2018 Oscar.
Best Known For:
Miguel is best known for his album Kaleidoscope Dream and accidentally crushing a fan’s head when he tried to jump over the crowd at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards.
Miguel was born and raised in San Pedro, Calif. outside of Los Angeles. Miguel’s parents divorced when he was young, which led him to immerse himself in music. In 2006, Miguel began dating model/actress Nazanin Mandi. Nazanin starred in Miguel’s video for “Do You…” and they got engaged in 2016.