Miguel

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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Oct
21
Miguel Surprises Philly Fans with Impromptu Show

Miguel

The show must go on. When Drake’s Philadelphia concert was abruptly canceled on Saturday, supporting act Miguel took matters into his own hands.

The “Adorn” singer and his band quickly arranged for a pop-up show at Ortlieb’s Lounge, where he played for roughly an hour, much to the surprise of the patrons. Word quickly spread on Twitter of his surprise set.

“last nights pop up show in Philly was LOVE. Big shout to Orliebs and all the fans that found it,” said Miguel.

The Philly show, which was canceled due to “unexpected technical issues,” has been rescheduled for Dec. 18. According to TMZ, Drake was scared the raised catwalk would potentially fall into the audience due to an electrical malfunction.

But the problem seems to have been solved and the tour is scheduled to resume tonight in Montreal.

Watch Miguel surprise his fans with the free gig.

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Oct
20
Miguel, Lil Twist, & Machine Gun Kelly Star in Diddy’s Revolt TV Commercial

Diddy

The revolution has begun. Sean “Diddy” Combs takes over your living room in the explosive commercial for his Revolt TV network. The hip-hop mogul rides the school bus with Lil Twist, Kylie Jenner, and his sons Christian and Quincy, while Miguel plays the guitar.

Meanwhile, chaos erupts throughout the city as young people celebrate the revolution. Machine Gun Kelly rocks atop a marquee, a piano lights on fire, and a chandelier swings from a light pole.

“Revolt is the new number one name in music on Time Warner Cable. This right here—cray cray!” proclaims Diddy.

The network launches Monday at 8 p.m. EST on Time Warner and Comcast.

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Oct
19
Drake Brings Out Wiz Khalifa, Jhené Aiko, & Future at Tour Kickoff

Drake

After all the controversy, Drake kicked off his “Would You Like a Tour?” trek with a sold-out show at Pittsburgh’s CONSOL Energy Center on Friday night.

Following sets from PARTYNEXTDOOR, Miguel, and Future, the Toronto rapper opened with “Tuscan Leather.” He performed new material off his No. 1 album Nothing Was the Same for the first time including “Worst Behavior,” “305 to My City,” and “Pound Cake.”

At one point, he was elevated on a round platform above the stage so he could see the entire audience and shout them out individually.

“I feel like motherfuckin’ Bon Jovi up here,” joked Drizzy.

The crowd went wild when he brought out Pittsburgh’s own Wiz Khalifa for the city’s anthem “Black and Yellow.” “Bro Drake brought me on stage and I turned into a Pixburgh ratchet. Haha. All good,” tweeted the Taylor Gang MC.

Jhené Aiko also joined him on “From Time” and “Come Thru.” “wow ! i can’t believe that just happened . i am overwhelmed right now !!!!” she wrote.

Despite their dust-up earlier in the week, he showed that he and Future remain cool by bringing him back on stage to perform “Honest” as he rapped along.

“Pittsburgh was Epic,Im forever grateful for my fans.#Honest,” tweeted Future.

The tour continues tonight in Philadelphia and makes its way across the country before winding down in mid-December.

Check out highlights from opening night below.

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Oct
10
Video: Janelle Monáe f/ Miguel – ‘PrimeTime’

Miguel and Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe loves in the future in the emotion picture for “PrimeTime,” her sultry collaboration with Miguel. The singers play lovers in the dark and stylized video, which is set in a Blade Runner-like world.

“‘PrimeTime’ is a love story based on the early adventures of Cindi Mayweather (Janelle Monáe) and her first love Joey Vice (Miguel),” said Janelle of the Alan Ferguson-directed clip. “The Emotion Picture gives a glimpse at Cindi’s humble beginnings as a ‘cyber-server’ at the Electric Sheep nightclub, a syn bar serving high-class ‘show droids’ to the rich and lonely in a dangerous section of Metropolis known as Slop City.”

She continued, “Incidentally, the innovative cybersoul music played at the club directly impacted Cindi, and she began singing and performing her own innovative compositions a short time after quitting this assignment. In addition, Cindi became determined to change the public perception of what an electric lady could be, dream and aspire to after working in the dismal conditions at the club.”

The song is taken from Janelle’s latest album The Electric Lady, which debuted at No. 5 last month.

View their love in “PrimeTime.”

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