Luis Miguel

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Luis Miguel
Background information
Birth name Luis Miguel Gallego Basteri
Also known as El Sol de México, "Luismi", "Micky"
Born (1970-04-19) April 19, 1970 (age 48)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Origin Mexico
Genres Latin pop, pop music, bolero, mariachi
Occupations Singer, songwriter, record producer
Instruments Vocal, piano
Years active 1980–present
Labels EMI Latin (1981-1986)
WEA Latina (1987-present)
Associated acts Frank Sinatra
Armando Manzanero
Manuel Alejandro
Sheena Easton

Luis Miguel Gallego Basteri (April 19, 1970) is a Mexican singer.[1][2] He is widely known only by the name Luis Miguel. He is often called "El Sol de México" (The Sun of Mexico) or simply "El Sol" (The Sun).[3][4]

Luis Miguel has won five Grammys and four Latin Grammys among other numerous awards.[5] He is considered as one of the top male pop vocalists in the world. At the age of fifteen, Luis Miguel received his first Grammy for his duet "Me Gustas Tal Como Eres" (I Like You Just The Way You Are) with Sheena Easton.[3] Luis Miguel is the only Latin artist to have two Spanish-language albums (Romance and Segundo Romance) go platinum in the USA. His album Luis Miguel got gold and platinum certifications in four countries, including the United States, within just three days of its release.

Discography[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Consulta CURP" (in Spanish). 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "LUIS MIGUEL: Complices_WARNER MUSIC" (in Spanish). May 6, 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-05-12. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 
  4. "Buzz Briefs: Luis Miguel, Bon Jovi". CBS News. July 8, 2008. 
  5. "Artist Biography – Luis Miguel". Billboard Magazine. 
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 "Artist Chart History: Luis Miguel (Albums)". Billboard Magazine.