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Luis Miguel

Mexican recording artist; singer

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
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Background information
Birth nameLuis Miguel Gallego Basteri
Also known asEl Sol de México, "Luismi", "Micky"
Born (1970-04-19) April 19, 1970 (age 49)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
GenresLatin pop, pop music, bolero, mariachi
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, record producer
InstrumentsVocal, piano
Years active1980–present
LabelsEMI Latin (1981-1986)
WEA Latina (1987-present)
Associated actsFrank Sinatra
Armando Manzanero
Manuel Alejandro
Sheena Easton

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.



  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.