Luis Miguel

Luis Miguel


4/19/1970, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Birth Name

Luis Miguel Gallego Basteri



Also Known As

El Rey, Luismi, Micky, El Idolo, Luismi Rey, El Sol De Mexico
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Luis Miguel Gallego Basteri (born on April 19, 1970) is a Mexican pop singer best known for his crooning vocals and romantic ballads. He has been a very popular singer in Latin America since the late 1980's. He is commonly referred to as El Sol ("The Sun") and…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Luis Miguel's 5th album was the first he had worked on with Juan Carlos Calderón. This album received 5 platinum disks and 8 golden disks.

    • Luis Miguel recorded his first CD at the age of 12.

    • At the age of 15, Luis Miguel won his first Grammy.

    • Luis Miguel's line of Chilean wine won a gold medal.

    • Luis Miguel had once punched a bar employee after he (the employee) said that he didn't care who he (Luis Miguel) was. This fight was in Aspen, Colorado.

    • Luis Miguel has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame when he was 26 years old.

    • Luis Miguel won 2 Grammys in fall of 2000 for Male Pop Vocal Performance and Best Pop Album for his album "Amarte Es Un Placer".

    • "Segundo Romance" (one of Luis Miguel's albums) has given him as much as 34 platinum records all over South and Central America in 1995.

    • The wine that Luis Miguel made (Ùnico Luis Miguel) is 100% Cabernet and its vintage is 2003. The place in which the wine was made was in Maipo Valley which is in Chile.

    • Luis Miguel's eyes are green and he also has brown hair.

    • Luis Miguel is said to be the father of Michelle Salas by Michelle herself and her mother Stephanie Salas.

    • Luis barely does interviews and refuses to answer questions about his personal life.

    • "Mexico En La Piel" a Ranchero (type of music in Spanish using many violins) album, made by Luis Miguel, was strongly criticized by Vicente Fernandez, a singer who has done many Ranchero CD's.

    • The famous album made by Luis, "Mexico En La Piel," has sold over 800 thousand copies in only 1 week.

    • "Mexico En La Piel" is an album that Luis made as a tribute to Mexico.

    • Luis Miguel made a song for his son when he was in the womb. The song will be included on the next album that he makes.

    • The album, "Mexico En La Piel", by Luis Miguel, has gone platinum in Argentina, The United States and Spain.

    • Luis Miguel has a son with Aracely Arámbula.

    • "Mexico En La Piel" is an album that Luis made with Armando Manzanero.

    • Songs from album Decidete: Decídete, Lupe, No Me Puedes Dejar Así, Safari, Bandido Cupido, Campeón, El Brujo (Yummy, Yummy, Yummy), En Japón, Soy Como Soy, Mini Amor.

    • Songs from album El Sol: 1+1=2 Enamorados, Amor de Escuela, Tomemos los Patines, Hay Un Algo, Lo Que Me Gusta, Balada Para Mi Abuela, Mentira, El Tiempo, Adolescente Soñador.

    • Songs from album Directo al Corazón: Directo al Corazón, Recuerdos Encadenados, Lo Leí En Tu Diario, A Mis Años Ya Te Amo, Nosotros Dos, Rock de la Niña Cruel, Marcela, Si Ves A Mi Chica Dile Que La Amo, No Es Permitido, La Juventud.

    • Compilations: Grandes Exitos (2005), Mis Boleros Favoritos (2005), Sus Primeros Exitos (2004), 30 Exitos Insuperables (2003), Serie de Oro: Grandes Exitos (2003), Todos Los Romances (1998), Romantico Desde Siempre (1994), 20 Años (1990), 14 Grandes Exitos (1989).

    • Luis Miguel: Being alone for me is necessary, practically vital; for others I do not know, each one decides for himself.

    • Billboard #1 Hot Latin Tracks:
      Ahora Te Puedes Marchar (1987, Luis Miguel '87)
      La Incondicional (1989, Un hombre busca una mujer)
      Fria Como El Viento - (1989, Un hombre busca una mujer)
      Tengo Todo Excepto A Ti - (1990, 20 Años)
      Entrégate - (1990, 20 Años)
      No Sé Tu - (1992, Romance)
      Inolvidable (1992, Romance)
      Ayer (1993, Aries)
      Hasta Que Me Olvides (1993, Aries)
      El Dia Que Me Quieras (1994, Segundo Romance)
      La Media Vuelta (1994, Segundo Romance)
      Si Nos Dejan - (1995, El Concierto)
      Por Debajo De La Mesa - (1997, Romances)
      O tú o ninguna (1999, Amarte Es Un Placer)
      Como duele (2002, Mis romances)
      Te necesito (2003, 33).

    • He is well known for his crooning vocals and romantic ballads.

    • Discography: Directo al Corazón (1982), El Sol (1982), Decídete (1983), Palabra de Honor (1984), Soy Como Quiero Ser (1987), Busca Una Mujer (1988), 20 Años (1990), Romance (1991), Aries (1993), Segundo Romance (1994), Nada Es Igual (1996), Romances (1997), Amarte Es Un Placer (1999), México en la Piel (2004).

    • Luis Miguel: I am very adamant about keeping my private life private. I don't prefer to talk about my family.

    • Luis Miguel: I was not very happy to have to change insurance plans. Instead of scrapping it, which I considered, I went to this plan.

    • Luis Miguel: I don't like rock. Honestly, I like to listen to it, but it's not for me. There's a lot of musical genres that I find interesting, but they don't suit me. It's one thing to listen to different genres, but to perform a genre that isn't yours is counterproductive.

    • Luis Miguel: I maintain my sanity by keeping my distance.

    • Luis Miguel: I think we all wish we could erase some dark times in our lives. But all of life's experiences, bad and good, make you who you are. Erasing any of life's experiences would be a great mistake.

    • Luis's aversion to record an English album has limited his fame only for Hispanic countries.

    • Before Ricky Martin's song Livin' La Vida Loca, Luis Miguel was considered the most famous Latin singer.

    • He toook part in the Sanremo Music Festical, where he won his first award with his song "Noi Ragazzi Di Oggi" in 1985.

    • Albums and Sales:
      (1987) Soy como quiero ser, (1988) Un Hombre Busca una Mujer, (1990) 20 años: 4 million, (1991) Romance: 12 million, (1992) America y en Vivo: 600,000, (1993) Aries: 3.5 million, (1994) Segundo Romance: 5.2 million, (1995) El Concierto: 1.2 million, (1996) Nada es Igual: 4.5 million, (1997) Romances: 8 million, (1998) Todos los Romances: 1.2 million, (1999) Amarte es un placer: 3.5 million, (2000) Vivo: 2.1 million, (2002) Mis Romances: 2.5 million, (2002) Mis Boleros Favoritos: 1 million, (2003) 33: 3 million, (2004) Mexico en la Piel: 3.7 million, (2005) Grandes Exitos: 1 million,

    • Luis Miguel produced a musical video with the song Tengo todo excepto a ti with a short appereance of venezuelan actress Ruddy Rodriguez.

    • He only goes to award shows if he recieves a special honor, and if he does, he does not comes by the red carpet, but rather through a private entrance.

    • Luis Miguel's mother is Marcella Basteri who is also Italian and his father is Luis Gallego Sanchez who is a Spanish musician.

    • He was born in Puerto Rico, and later became naturalized citizen of Mexico.

    • He has two younger brothers: Sergio and Alejandro.

    • In 1997, Luis Miguel went with his friend Salma Hayek to the Oscars.

    • He had a romance with Daisy Fuentes.

    • He has also been romantically involved with Brigitte Nielsen, Sofia Vergara, Gabriela Sabatini, and Princess Stephanie of Monaco.

    • His favorite singers are: The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, and Elvis Presley.

    • His shoe size is 8 1/2.

    • The first show he had sing in was in Ciudad Juarez after the Andres Garcia and Luis Rey show.

    • One of his first loves was actress Lucia Mendez.

    • He has been romantically linked to Mariana Yazbek who was in his video "Cuando Calienta el sol" in 1987.

    • His idols are Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando.

    • He loves jazz.

    • His favorite instrument is the piano.

  • Quotes

    • Luis Miguel: I help myself. No one is perfect, everyone has problems, personal situations...

    • Luis Miguel: I think we all wish we could erase some dark times in our lives. But all of life's experiences, bad and good make you who you are. Erasing any of life's experiences would be a great mistake.

    • Luis Miguel: Piracy is important to talk about. It's harming the music industry. It hurts all of us. The public needs to understand every time they buy a pirated CD, they hurt the industry. The only ones who can change that are the fans and the people that buy CDs. It's everybody's responsibility to prevent it.

    • Luis Miguel: I am very adamant about keeping my private life private. I don't prefer to talk about my family.

    • Luis Miguel: The most enjoyable part of my career is singing live.