Video: Miguel Covers Britney Spears’ ‘Hold It Against Me’

Miguel took on his labelmate Britney Spears for Billboard’s “Mashup Mondays.” The R&B crooner covered the pop superstar’s hit “Hold It Against Me,” flipping the dance-pop track into a soul-drenched rock jam that’s almost unrecognizable.

“The ‘Hold It Against Me’ record is a song I heard and I remember hearing the dubstep portion towards the end. I was like, ‘This is kind of fly.’ As soon as we got the call that we could possibly be covering a song that was current, that was the the first song that popped in my head,” said Miguel. “I’m not sure what Britney’s reaction is going to be, but hopefully she digs it.”

Watch him perform his own single “Sure Thing” below.



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21 Comments

  1. Boomer Bledsoe

    Great performance

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  2. shegotit

    I love it…more than the original…its raw and has feeling

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  3. jeremydante

    ummm…his britney cover is amazing. love the original as well though too. can’t wait for britney’s album tomorrow.

    one thing i have a hard time getting use to is miguel’s image- it seems super forced- like the shades, the same hair cut as usher, all this space age shit that he be doing doesn’t seem authentic.

    yet & still, he has a good voice. i just hope that his image could be better developed. cause nowadays that can make or break you.

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    jeremydante Reply:

    @jeremydante, wait! going back to those sunglasses- they hella look like the 3-D glasses you get at the movies. like, what the fuck- that’s what im saying that shit looks cheap.

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    Wasalu Reply:

    @jeremydante, couldn’t agree more…he’s talented, he just bugs the shit out of me

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  4. Speechless

    I digs it!!

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  5. roro

    damn that’s funky
    i like it better than the original, didn’t like the techno-ness of the original

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  6. No ma'am

    Likes.

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  7. Wonderland19

    I LOOOOOOOOOVVVVVEEEE MIGUEL!! this guy needs to blow up soon. So much talent its unbearable.

    The cover was DIIIIIIIIRTY and GRIMMMMMMY which is a good thing. ARHH amazing!

    Sure thing is one of my fav’s on the album, brings me to tears, LOVE IT!!!!

    TEAMBREZZY + TEAMMIGUEL!

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  8. ohhhh!!

    niceeeeee!!!

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  9. Tonite979

    Miguel is amazin, underated, they need to market him better, he is a star… no way around it. Keep going Miguel

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  10. MATT DOFAT

    I think miguel is the best male R&B artist out right such a smooth voice and great music! If gets marketed better he’ll blow up!!!!!

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  12. Phoenix_Wright

    I NEED this from a lot of singers. Not just the fact that he did his thing on Britney’s song, but when he performed Sure Thing it sounded like he gave his all. More current performers need to do that.

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  13. Tasha32

    LOVE HIM! Pure talent, enough said his voice is so smooth and rich and he sings SO effortleslly and yes, sure thing is one of my favs too, next to “Teach Me”! He gives me a young version of Prince alot of the time, he’s def on his way and I will def be supporting him on his way up. xoxoxoxox

    SN: Could you imagine him and Beyonce doing a duet together? I think that would be PURE FIRE……….

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  14. Brittney

    I’m so in love with this dude’s voice…I could listen to him sing anything.

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  15. dankingkemp

    Yeah, Miguel is a True Talent….Great Version of this Track..)d

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    Aside from having one of the dopest albums out right now “All I Want Is You” Newcomer Miguel, Recently performed at the Pray For Pop party at the Pure Volume House during SXSW. Check it out And if you haven’t picked up your copy, head over to….

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