Miguel

Feb
3
New Music: Miguel – ‘Simplethings’

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Miguel doesn’t ask for much. The R&B crooner wants a woman he can smoke with, lay with, and laugh with on his new song “Simplethings” off the soundtrack to HBO’s “Girls,” due February 11.

“I just want the simple things / I just want you,” he sings.

The guitar-driven record, which was commissioned by “Girls” creator and star Lena Dunham, appears on Girls, Vol. 2: All Adventurous Women Do…, along with contributions from Vampire Weekend, Beck, and Lily Allen.

Stream Miguel’s “Simplethings” below.

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Jan
31
Video: Big Sean f/ Miguel – ‘Ashley’

Big Sean

Before there was Naya Rivera, there was Ashley. Big Sean raps about his ex-girlfriend in the cinematic video for his third Hall of Fame single featuring Miguel. The G.O.O.D. Music MC wrote the emotional song about his high school sweetheart before they split up in early 2013.

In the graphic clip, Sean’s ex plots to kidnap and kill him. After being violently attacked in his garage, he is tied up and taken to a motel as his topless ex and her new man make out in front of him.

Eventually he escapes his captor by beating her with a baseball bat, but he is caught again and taken to the desert, where he is forced to dig a ditch. We see him fight back and hear a gun shot before it goes black.

Witness the tragic end to his twisted love story.

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Jan
31
Miguel Plays ‘F, Marry, Kill’ with Nicki Minaj, Kelly Rowland, & Jhené Aiko

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Miguel was in the hot seat during his visit to Power 106. While being interviewed by J Cruz and Justin Credible, the “Adorn” singer spoke about collaborating with Beyoncé on “Rocket” and what he thinks of Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy snub.

“He definitely should have won Best Rap Album,” said Miguel, who worked with Kendrick on “How Many Drinks?” “But I thought it was really cool that Macklemore sent him that text message. … That was very gracious of him.”

He also played a game of “F**k, Marry, Kill” with the sexy trio of Nicki Minaj, Kelly Rowland, and Jhené Aiko. Without hesitation, he made his selections and provided explanations.

“Just because I feel like she’s probably crazy in bed, it might be a little bit of fun, I’ma F Nicki. She got that thang,” he said of the Young Money rapper.

Plus, find out who he thinks would make a “house a home” and which singer would get the axe.

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Jan
25
Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Miguel, & Ciara Honor Carole King at MusiCares Gala

Ciara

Some of today’s biggest stars helped celebrate a music icon at the 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year Gala at the L.A. Convention Center on Friday night. Legendary singer-songwriter Carole King was honored with musical tributes from Alicia Keys, P!nk, Lady Gaga, will.i.am, and more during the pre-Grammy event.

Dressed in white, Lady Gaga earned a standing ovation with her rendition of “You’ve Got a Friend.” The pop star also auctioned off her vintage Rolls-Royce to benefit the foundation.

Seated at the piano, Alicia Keys belted out a cover of King’s ladies anthem “Natural Woman.”

“Just performed Natural Woman n tribute 2 1 of my music heroes & friends Carole King! What a way 2 bring n my bday!!” tweeted Alicia, who turns 34 today.

Miguel dueted with country singer Kacey Musgraves on “Crying in the Rain” and will.i.am shared the stage with Irish singer-songwriter Leah McFall for “Loves Makes the World.”

While Ciara didn’t perform, the pregnant diva did wow on the red carpet in a Lanvin menswear pinstripe suit.

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Jan
21
Bruno Mars, Alicia Keys, Miguel, & Ariana Grande to Present at Grammys

Alicia Keys and Miguel

With just days to go, the Grammys are adding more big names to Sunday’s lineup. Bruno Mars, Alicia Keys, Miguel, and Ariana Grande are among the presenters for Music’s Biggest Night.

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Dec
7
Robin Thicke, T.I., Miguel, Lorde, & Macklemore Perform at Grammy Nominations Concert

T.I., Robin Thicke, and Verdine White

The race for Grammy gold kicked off on Friday night at “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night” at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. Nominations in major categories were announced live on air during the one-hour CBS special, which featured performances from multiple nominees including Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and Robin Thicke.

Seven-time nominees Macklemore & Ryan Lewis opened the show with “Thrift Shop,” which was nominated for Best Rap Song.

“Hopefully what we have been able to do this past year, it’s a model for other people to follow, that you do not need a record label, that you do not need a big company behind you,” said Macklemore, whose album The Heist was released independently.

Lorde delivered her Record of the Year-nominated hit “Royals,” and two-time nominee Miguel teamed with Keith Urban on a cover of Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine.”

With some help from T.I. and Earth, Wind & Fire’s Verdine White, Thicke had the crowd in its feet with his Grammy-nominated hit “Blurred Lines.” His wife Paula Patton and father Alan Thicke congratulated him backstage on his three nominations.

Kelly Rowland, who was nominated for Best R&B Song for Fantasia’s “Without You,” presented Best Country Album and caught up with Lorde and LL Cool J.

Check out some backstage pics and watch the performances below.

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Nov
12
Ciara, Miguel, & Maxwell Step Out in Style to CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Gala

Ashley Olsen and Ciara

Music and Hollywood’s biggest stars were on hand to honor fashion’s emerging designers at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalists Celebration in New York City on Monday.

Ciara was stunning in a white Calvin Klein pantsuit, which she described as “tom boy chic.” The “Overdose” singer caught up with fellow fashionistas Ashley Olsen and Vanessa Hudgens inside the gala.

“Tonight Was Amazing,” tweeted CiCi.

Miguel looked sharp in a black leather jacket and slacks while hanging out with Maxwell, who was clad in a blue suit.

Following a speech from Tom Ford, menswear label Public School was awarded the top honor of the evening.

“tom ford’s speech for this years cfda event was really special. honest, insightful, inspiring,” said Miguel.

See more photos from the stylish soirée below.

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