Singer-songwriter Miguel is set to drop his fourth studio album War & Leisure this Friday. The 32-year-old millionaire musician has a style and sound similar to vocalists such as Babyface and Prince. His music is a fusion of R&B, funk, hip-hop, rock and electronic styles. He is also very popular on social media with 1.8 million followers on Instagram, over 2 million likes on Facebook, and 973k followers on Twitter.
Miguel is a powerhouse on the mic and on stage. His albums have sold millions of records, but how much moolah has Miguel collected over the years? Let’s see if he’s rolling in a mound of monetary magic…
Miguel Net Worth as of 2017: $12 Million
This 32-year-old singer-songwriter has assets worth an estimated $12 million. That’s a lot of money, folks! But where did it all come from? Much of that moolah came off of the success of his previous albums. His 2010 debut album All I Want Is You didn’t sell well initially but was able to rack up at least $1 million worth of sales over the years. His 2012 album, Kaleidoscope Dream, also sold quite welling as the record amounted in $860 thousand worth of sales. His single “Sure Thing” alone earned Miguel $1.425 million in sales. Similarly, the single “Girls Like You” made $1.85 million.
Let’s take a look at Miguel’s road to success…
His full name is Miguel Jontel Pimentel. He was born on October 23, 1985, in San Pedro, Los Angeles. By ninth grade, Miguel was already signed to a production deal with Drop Squad. In 2006, he was supposed to receive his big break, as his music video “Getcha Hands Up” debuted on BET’s 106 & Park. But Miguel wasn’t feeling the gangsta look and walked away from his deal with Black Ice Records. He described the experience in a 2012 interview with LA Weekly, “We shot a video, and if you ever see it, you will laugh your ass off. I have a fitted hat on and a white T-shirt and baggy jeans. I was 19 years old and it was the first time anyone had ever given me money.”
Miguel released his debut album All I Want Is You in November 2010. At first, the album performed poorly but then began to turn around for the better after the release of two singles, “Sure Thing” and “Quickie.” The album spent 45 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart and ended up making $1 million in sales revenue.
2012 – 2013
Miguel dropped his second studio album on October 2, 2012. Kaleidoscope Dream was released to critical acclaim and major financial success, reaching the number 3 spot on the Billboard 200 in the first week while selling a total of 71,000 copies. “Adorn” was the album’s lead single, reaching the number one spot of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and becoming his highest charted single on the Billboard 200 (as his song reached number 17 on the chart).
The rising star was featured in Mariah Carey’s 2013 single #Beautiful, which became Miguel’s third record that made at least $1 million in sales.
The 32-year-old musician has also faced his fair share of controversy. At the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, the artist attempted to leap across the stage but ended up injuring two audience members. At the time, he was performing his hit song “Adorn” as he made a leap of faith, which harmed two women as his right leg hooked over one, slamming her into the stage. This moment is known as the “Miguel Leg Drop” and has inspired many memes and GIFs…
Ouch! That’s gotta hurt!
2014 – Present
In December 2014, Miguel introduced the world to NWA.HollywoodDreams.Coffee, a 3-track EP that was used to promote his third studio album, which was released on June 30, 2015. His album Wildheart also received major critical acclaim and ended 2015 as Time‘s album of the year. The album also earned Miguel two Grammy nominations, including Best Urban Contemporary Album.
Miguel is set to release his fourth studio album, War & Leisure, on Friday, December 1, 2017.
Get ready for some great music!