You and the rest of the audience are anxiously waiting. You can smell the excitement. You can taste the anticipation. You can feel the energy.
Very soon, Luis Miguel, the icon known as “El Sol de México” (The Sun of Mexico) is about to take the stage. You’ve had your tickets for months, but the final moments before he takes the stage feel like an eternity.
When he finally makes his way to the stage, you, and thousands of other Miguel fans, show their appreciation, and admiration, by showering him with thunderous and lengthy applause.
You feel the roar of the crowd against your chest. Then, you feel a swell of emotion as “Luismi” begins singing. The wait was worth it.
Luis Miguel released his first album when he was 11 years old. He won his first Grammy Award at the age of fourteen.
Today, Miguel is one of the world’s bestselling artists. He has moved more than 100 million albums worldwide.
Miguel was the first Latin artist to earn two platinum certifications in the United States with Spanish-language albums.
His 2008 offering, Complices, went all the way to number ten on the Billboard 200. The highest position ever reached by an album composed entirely in Spanish.
His success at the cash register is equaled by his success at the box office. His epic 2010 trek, the “Luis Miguel Tour,” took him to three continents and more than 22 countries.
His itinerary had him performing more than 200 shows. When it was all said and done, it was the highest grossing tour ever launched by a Latin artist.
Miguel owns several records at Mexico City’s famed Auditorio National. That includes 30 consecutive sellouts.
Considered the “Spanish Frank Sinatra,” Miguel has entertained millions, both live and via the recording studio, by performing a variety of styles including pop, jazz, big band, bolero, tango, and mariachi.
Besides his legendary voice, Miguel is also known for his mystery. He seldom gives interviews or attends industry functions.