Posted: December 9, 2012 at 11:44 pm
MIGUEL’S WRITTEN AND PRODUCED “ADORN” EARNS SONG OF THE YEAR, R&B PERFORMANCE AND BEST R&B SONG NOMINATIONS; ALBUM RECEIVES BEST CONTEMPORARY ALBUM NOMINATION; WALE’S “LOTUS FLOWER BOMB” FEATURING MIGUEL RECEIVES BEST RAP SONG NOMINATION
CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED KALEIDOSCOPE DREAM TOPS 2012 BEST OF LISTS AND EARNS HIM A 2012 SOUL TRAIN MUSIC AWARD FOR BEST R&B/SOUL MALE ARTIST
HIT SINGLE “ADORN” HOLDS RECORD FOR LONGEST SONG AT #1 ON BILLBOARD R&B/HIP-HOP CHART FOR 2012 AT 11 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS
[ New York , NY , December 7, 2012] – Singer/songwriter MIGUEL caps off 2012 with 5 Grammy® Awards nominations for his critically acclaimed sophomore release Kaleidoscope Dream. Announced last night (12/5), MIGUEL’s nominations include the coveted Song of The Year, Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song for “Adorn;” Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best Rap Song for Wale’s Lotus Flower Bomb feat. Miguel. Miguel’s “How Many Drinks” also contributes to Salaam Remi’s Producer of the Year nomination for Remi’s production on the track. The 55th annual GRAMMY® Awards are scheduled to air live on Sunday, February 10th 2013 on CBS (ET/PT) from the Staples Center in Los Angeles , CA .
“I’m incredibly honored just to be invited to ATTEND next year’s Grammy ceremony but being nominated, that’s a dream come true,” said MIGUEL.
Released October 2 on Bystorm/RCA Records, the genre-bending Kaleidoscope Dream debuted at #1 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart and entered at #3 on both the Billboard 200 and Top Digital Albums charts. The album’s breakout hit single “Adorn,” written and produced by Miguel, currently holds 2012’s record for maintaining the #1 spot on Billboard’s R&B/Hip Chart for 11 consecutive weeks! “Adorn” has also been #1 at Urban Mainstream Radio for 5 consecutive weeks.
As the “Best of 2012” lists trickle in, Kaleidoscope Dream has been touted on NPR Music’s 50 Favorite Albums of 2012 and USA Today’s Top Albums of 2012, while the hit single “Adorn” scores honors on NPR Music’s 100 Favorite Songs of 2012 and Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Songs of 2012, citing that MIGUEL “comes off like a master on this slow jam.”
Resonating with fans and critics alike, MIGUEL has captivated viewers with rousing television performances on Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Wendy Williams Show and Ellen. The Los Angeles native recently proved why he reigns supreme during his performance of “Adorn” at the 2012 Soul Train Music Awards, which he was bestowed with the Best R&B/Soul Male Artist award.
Currently gracing the cover of THE FADER, Miguel continues to bring his electrifying live performances of his hits “Do You…,” “The Thrill,” and more, to new heights while on the Trey Songz’s Chapter V World Tour along with ingénue Elle Varner. Remaining tour dates are listed below.
Signed to Mark Pitts’ ByStorm imprint in 2007, Grammy-nominated MIGUEL’s progressive 2010 debut album All I Want Is You, spawned two #1 hit singles – “Quickie” and “Sure Thing,” as well as the album title track. While his debut album earned him unanimous praise, his current release, Kaleidoscope Dream takes him down a new path of musical exploration with ground breaking, cutting edge precision. The album features production from Salaam Remi [Amy Winehouse, Adele], Pop & Oak [Kanye West, Big Sean], and Jerry Wonda [The Fugees, Wyclef Jean] amongst others.
CHAPTER V WORLD TOUR FEATURING MIGUEL’S KALEIDOSCOPE DREAM DATES:
Dec. 7 – Detroit , MI – Fox Theater
Dec. 8 – Nashville , TN – Municipal Auditorium
Dec. 9 – St. Louis , MO – Fox Theater
Dec. 13 – Washington , D.C. – Constitution Hall
Dec. 14 – Charlotte , NC – Bojangles Coliseum
Dec. 15 – Hampton , VA – Coliseum
Dec. 16 – Baltimore, MD – 1st Mariner Arena
Dec. 27 – New Orleans , LA – UNO Lakefront Arena
Dec. 28 – Birmingham , AL – BJCC Arena
Dec. 29 – Southaven, MS – Landers Center
Dec. 30 – Dallas , TX – Verizon Theatre
Dec. 31 – Houston , TX – Reliant Arena