Miguel & Friends @ LA Staples Center During Usher’s OMG Tour
New York, NY – After a few years of working behind-the-scenes for major recording artists including Usher and Mary J. Blige, singer/songwriter Miguel is ready to take the world by storm. Executive produced by Mark Pitts and Wayne Barrow, the ByStorm/Jive Records artist’s debut album All I Want Is Youis slated for release November 30th.
The highly anticipated album features the hypnotic first single “All I Want Is You”(← Click on link to stream). The mid-tempo track, produced by Salaam Remi, features rapper J. Cole. The single has hit No. 9 on the Urban Mainstream chart and is still in the Top 10 on the chart. He’s one of a select few new solo artists to have their debut song crack the Top 10 on the Urban Mainstream chart this year.
While steadily climbing the Rhythmic chart, the single has accumulated combined digital and mobile sales of more than 250k to date. The video is in steady rotation at MTV2, MTV Jams, MTV Hits, and VH1 Soul. This past summer Miguel was chosen to be in BET’s “Music Matters” program which is a campaign that selectively highlights new artists on the rise.
The album also features his second single “Sure Thing” (← Click on link to stream). The track, produced by Happy Perez, currently has over eight million plays on MySpace and helped Miguel gain a steady and loyal fan base throughout his rising career. The single will be available at iTunes on album street date and impacts urban mainstream and rhythmic radioearly next year.
Miguel, who is bi-racial (his mother is African-American and his father is Mexican), is a captivating singer, songwriter, producer, and performer who fuses funk, hip-hop and electro to create a unique sound that he identifies as “eclectric.” Hehas been embraced by his peers and is described as an “artist’s artist” which has lead to several high profile performances and accolades. LA Times describes Miguel as an “intriguing young newcomer…” New York Times declares, “Miguel plays tortured soul man with a nod or two to Prince.” MTV.com adds, “The Cali native said he wanted to push the boundaries of R&B. He seems well on his way.”
Miguel is currently the opening act on Usher’s critically acclaimed”OMG Tour” that kicked off in Seattle November 10. He recently wrapped his first national tour as opener for Mary J. Blige’s “Music Saved My Life Tour” in which he received glowing reviews. Stay tuned for his upcoming tele vision appearances which include Jimmy Kimmel Live (November 30) and Late Show with David Letterman (January 2011).