Luis Miguel
Luis Miguel

Luis Miguel

About Luis Miguel

Luis Miguel is one of Latin music’s most powerful and versatile balladeers. Nicknamed “El Sol de México” or “The Sun of Mexico” for his golden voice, the singer has made good use of his wide range on sun-soaked pop ballads, heart-wrenching love songs and uplifting mariachi tracks. Born Luis Miguel Gallego Basteri in 1970 Puerto Rico to a Spanish father and an Italian mother, the future crooner and his family relocated to Mexico when he was a young child. With the encouragement of his musician dad, the young prodigy scored a slot singing the classic huapango “La Malagueña” on national television, showcasing his uniquely silvery falsetto and incredible vocal control for an 11-year-old boy. Later that decade, Luis Miguel reignited listeners’ interest in a classic lovelorn crooning style, popularised by his romantic pop predecessors like José José, with 1988’s yearnful “La Incondicional”. Yet, other smash hits like the funky pop kiss-off “Ahora Te Puedes Marchar” proved his dance-floor dexterity. He reassumed the role of the leading Latin crooner and popularised boleros with the release of 1991’s Romance, which spent 32 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Pop Albums chart—a rare feat at the time for a Spanish-language singer. In the 2000s, Luis Miguel went on to collaborate with Michael Jackson for the 9/11 tribute track "Todo Para Ti" and conquer regional Mexican music with subsequent albums like 2017’s ranchera-steeped ¡MÉXICO Por Siempre!.

  • HOMETOWN
    San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • BORN
    19 April 1970