Miguel Sets Tone for Usher’s ‘OMG Tour’


After opening up for Mary J. Blige’s “Music Saved My Life” tour, newcomer Miguel will have another opportunity to showcase tunes off his debut album, All I Want Is You, in front of thousands. The L.A. native will embark on a 25-city performance spree with Usher, beginning tonight in Seattle.

Miguel will set the stage before the “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love” hitmaker greets his fans during the “OMG Tour,” which also features crooner Trey Songz. So how did the half-Mexican, half-black singer score the opportunity to perform with two veteran R&B charmers? “I was on the train coming from Washington, D.C. and Usher called and asked me to come on tour with him,” Miguel tells Rap-Up.com. “That’s my boy too, by the way. That’s my big bro.”

The 22-year-old singer-songwriter, who developed a relationship with Usher after writing for his Raymond v. Raymond and Here I Stand albums, respects the entertainer’s work ethic. “Usher is a beast and just doesn’t quit when he is in the studio,” Miguel shares. “We can go at it for about three to five hours, throwing out melodies and vocal ideas. So far we’ve done about six or seven songs together. He is one of the hardest working guys I know and [someone] that I look up to. With stage performances, I’ve learned from Usher that it’s all about repetition.”

In preparation for the grueling itinerary, Miguel sticks to a strict schedule. “I do lots of push-ups and jump rope,” he says with a laugh. “Nah, just playing about the push-ups. I try to rehearse everyday. When it comes to music, Usher and everybody else tells me the same thing: ‘Keep doing what I’m doing.’”

Longtime fans and newbies are guaranteed to be entertained with his J. Cole-assisted hit “All I Want Is You.” “It’s really my job to set the tone for the show,” Miguel reveals. “On tour, I like to pull my guitar out on stage and sing by myself. I get everyone warmed up for Usher and Trey Songz. People pay a lot of money, so I just want them to enjoy the show.”

–Felicia D. O’Garro

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  1. Killed IT

    I know Miguel is going to have a great show. He’s a good performer.


  2. nicole

    love Miguel! AlBUM COUNTDOWN: #AlliWantisyou in 20 Days


  3. AAA

    Love the he’ll out of him, I want to have his baby


  4. Darlene dubose

    I really like Miguel very smooth voice can’t wait to hear more from Miguel.


  5. genea

    Love his music anD he’s a cutey Who wouldn’t go See them ummm


  6. I Dont Think So

    miguel on this tour, haha, now that`s funny. why would usher place u on this tour. it should b………. Usher+Trey Songz+Chris Brown, or Usher+Trey Songz+ Jamie Foxx or one more Usher+Trey songz +Ludacris. Now, Usher, if u would have had CB, JF, or Luda, on w/ u & Trey Songz, then that would b HOT, Slizzlin. So, for Usher, Why Why Why, is Miguel on this tour? u could have done way better by ur slections of artist out there, have to say u got one out of two right. boy u screwed up. still love ya, usher!


  7. karen thompson

    He looks lyke he know wat he doing so his beats,,and usher,trey singing they going to make every1 happy of course we all this…love hall and have k..


  8. Coco.

    Miguel… They Betta Watch Out For You BCause Uu Are Fire.,,, I Tell Yah,, Uu Came Up In It With A Mission To Let People Knw Uu Here AND Uu Did Just That I Love All Yhur Songz Fav One Is All I Want Is You Of Course Uu Did Yhur Name At The Concert AND Washington DC. Yhur Intro Was Dopee…… I Couldnt Sit Down…. Yesssss Iam Now Fannn Of Yhu,,, Uu Are Great AND Great Lookin Might I ADD….





  10. mariazinha

    its a sure thng,miguel rocks,i luv hm ordy!!continue rockin dude!!


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