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R&B - Released June 26, 2015 | ByStorm Entertainment - RCA Records

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R&B - Released December 1, 2017 | ByStorm Entertainment - RCA Records

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With Kaleidoscope Dream in 2012 and above all the grandiose Wildheart of 2015, Miguel Jontel Pimentel alias Miguel broke into the big leagues. His alloy of soul and soft funk with traces of rock or techno drove the Californian to the sides of Frank Ocean, Prince and even Marvin Gaye… This time round, the Californian is more languorous than ever, for a smoother and more sensual album. Sexy too, like on Pineapple Skies for which he has aptly borrowed the melody from Marvin Gaye's Sexual Healing. The appearances by Rick Ross on Criminal, Travis Scott on Sky Walker and J. Cole on Come Through And Chill make the whole thing even more tantalising. But the record's real surprise is without a doubt Miguel's social engagement. Born to a Mexican father and an African-American mother, the man with mixed heritage takes some pot-shots at the Trump presidency, which is silencing those it represents. For all that, War & Leisure is no What’s Going On but Miguel owed it to himself to work in such a context, even if his music is often synonymous with luxury, evanescence, sex and decadence. This fourth album offers the perfect balance between mainstream soul and a more underground groove. © MD/Qobuz
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R&B - Released November 26, 2010 | Jive

Slick, sexy, and filled with his sly sense of humor, All I Want Is You is the debut album from singer, songwriter, and producer Miguel Jontel Pimentel, better known to his fans as simply Miguel. Besides the hit lead single/title track with special guest J. Cole, there are numerous other examples of Miguel’s Prince-meets-Kanye-meets-electro style, including the club cut “Pay Me” and the reggae-flavored “Quickie.”
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R&B - Released August 25, 2017 | ByStorm Entertainment - RCA Records

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R&B - Released February 26, 2016 | ByStorm Entertainment - RCA Records

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R&B - Released May 1, 2015 | ByStorm Entertainment - RCA Records

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R&B - Released November 27, 2017 | ByStorm Entertainment - RCA Records

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Dance - Released January 26, 2018 | Walt Disney Records

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R&B - Released October 16, 2015 | ByStorm Entertainment - RCA Records

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R&B - Released March 8, 2018 | ByStorm Entertainment - RCA Records

R&B - Released August 3, 2018 | ByStorm Entertainment - RCA Records

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R&B - Released July 31, 2018 | ByStorm Entertainment - RCA Records

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R&B - Released November 17, 2017 | ByStorm Entertainment - RCA Records

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R&B - Released December 1, 2017 | ByStorm Entertainment - RCA Records

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When Miguel lamented inequality and its manifestations on the closing track of Kaleidoscope Dream, it seemed forced, heartfelt as it was, like the singer was reaching to display some depth. It didn't help that the penultimate number was "Pussy Is Mine." After the sleazier Wildheart, his second Top Five album, human rights issues naturally fueled Miguel's writing to a greater extent, as heard on War & Leisure. Although direct references to various intensifying issues are saved for the sparse finale "Now" -- in which police brutality, immigration, polluted water, and inadequate disaster relief all get time -- the majority of these songs are at least loosely inspired by the distressed climate. Miguel sings of being a vigilante and rebel, of "terror on her mind," and Korean missiles. Some references to his own armament aren't metaphorical. Space made for not one but two of the six featured guests, Rick Ross and J. Cole, is filled with nods to Colin Kaepernick. And then there's the buzzing, clomping "City of Angels," drawn from the perspective of an unfaithful lover who was out of town, caught up in a fling, while his woman was victimized by a ruinous attack on Los Angeles. For all the conflict imagery, War & Leisure is often brightly colored, even upbeat. Best of all is "Pineapple Skies," a joyous tropical escape and a rare modern R&B love song that illustrates a blooming relationship pre-consummation ("I ain't kissed you yet"). Close to that is the ecstatic, delightfully off-center "Told You So," expressed with a similar sense of optimism ("I don't wanna control you, I'm gonna set you free"). Smut does remain in supply. "Caramelo Duro" churns and grinds like nothing else in Miguel's catalog. He wants to "fuck all night" in "Come Through and Chill," a song with other signs that it was written while his songwriting faculties were somewhat compromised ("Hello stranger, vape's been waiting/And just as I recall, that ass is still amazing"). In another lusty cut, he's some kind of polyamorous cult leader. It all goes down easy with undeniable charm and sinuous hooks to spare. That yearning howl is in full effect too. ~ Andy Kellman
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R&B - Released September 28, 2012 | ByStorm Entertainment - RCA Records

Elements of Miguel's second album started to reach the public around the time "Lotus Flower Bomb," the singer's collaboration with Wale, began to overstay its welcome on mainstream urban radio. From late February 2012 through that April, Miguel released a trio of free three-song EPs dubbed Art Dealer Chic. Altogether, the material was funkier and weirder than that of All I Want Is You. The high points eclipsed that album's singles, and some out-there moments confirmed that the freaky and daring qualities of "Teach Me" were not simply dabblings. Kaleidoscope Dream includes some of the ADC songs in varying form, as well as the six songs from the July and September album-preview EPs. The small quantity of new material makes Kaleidoscope Dream anticlimactic for some. For them, the trade-off is that they heard the majority of 2012's most pleasurable pop-R&B album digital Advent calendar style. It leads with "Adorn," the singer's second solo number one R&B/Hip-Hop single; there's some atmospheric, mechanical/organic likeness to Marvin Gaye's 1982 ballad "Sexual Healing," but it trades lust for soul-baring affection and carries some of the era's sweetest backgrounds and a knockout falsetto howl over probing but unobtrusive bass. That song and most of the others stay true to the album's title and maintain an illusory atmosphere. This sense is intensified by some unexpected touches, like an interlude where Miguel softly croons part of the Zombies' "Time of the Season" over synthesizer goo, and the hovering title track, which incorporates the bassline from Labi Siffre's "I Got The" (in a manner heavier than Eminem's "My Name Is") and some "Strawberry Letter 23"-like guitar swirls. There are instances where the lyrical content edges too close to "artsy" teenage erotic poetry, but no song is without an attractive quality, whether it's a heavenly melody, a riveting rhythm, or a boggling production nuance. The set is cunningly sequenced, too. The loose "Where's the Fun in Forever" -- atmospheric yet mostly drums and bass, with some cool and casual background vocals from Alicia Keys -- melts into ADC highlight "Arch & Point," which is something like a skeletal power pop number slowed to a seductively squalid prowl. In its new context, the back half of that combination sounds fresh. Miguel is listed first in the songwriting credits of each song, and he's involved with much of the production, but he gets valuable support from earlier associates Salaam Remi and Happy Perez, as well as the likes of Warren "Oak" Felder, Andrew "Pop" Wansel, Steve "Ace" Mostyn, and J*Davey's Brook D'Leau, whose baleful keyboards on the closing "Candles in the Rain" flirt with evil. ~ Andy Kellman
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Comedy/Other - Released December 8, 2017 | Casa de Dios

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Comedy/Other - Released November 27, 2017 | Casa de Dios

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Comedy/Other - Released October 30, 2017 | Casa de Dios

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R&B - Released March 23, 2018 | ByStorm Entertainment - RCA Records

R&B - Released April 10, 2013 | ByStorm Entertainment - RCA Records

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