Luis Miguel

Wednesday, May 16th

Mexican singer and icon in Latin America, often referred to as El Sol de México (The Sun of Mexico). He is widely regarded by many as the most successful artist in Latin American history, having successfully performed in a wide range of musical styles, including pop, ballads, boleros, tangos, jazz, big band and mariachi. To date, he has sold over 100 million records worldwide.

Latin pop music, along with his personal life and showmanship on stage, has made Luis Miguel popular for nearly his entire career, which started in Mexico in 1982. Having won his first Grammy Award at the age of fourteen for his duet “Me Gustas Tal Como Eres” with Sheena Easton, he is the youngest male artist in music history to have received this accolade. In 1991, the RIAA recognized the high sales for his 1991 album Romance, itself being the third best-selling music album in Mexico, and one of the best-selling Spanish language albums of all time. He was the first Latin artist to have been awarded two Platinum certified Spanish-language albums in the United States with Romance and Segundo Romance the latter earning him 35 platinum records throughout Central and South America. He is also recognized by Billboard, as the artist with the most top 10 hits on the Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart. His album Complices was released in 2008 and peaked at No.10 on the Billboard Top 200, it is the highest position a fully spanish composed album has reached. His most recent album ¡México Por Siempre! was released in 2017, it earned him his second No. 1 on the Billboard Regional Mexican Albums and achieved double platinum status.

Luis Miguel is also known for his high-grossing live performances. With the Luis Miguel Tour, which took place in 2010, he visited 22 countries in North America, South America and Europe, where he performed in a three year span with a total of 223 shows all over the world, making it the longest and highest grossing tour ever made by a Latin artist. He also holds the record for the most consecutive sold out presentations in the Auditorio National (National Auditorium) with a total of 30 consecutive concerts as well as the record for the most presentations in the same venue with a total of 240 concerts.
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