Looking into Miguel’s career as a recording artist, songwriter and producer he has achieved and progressed wonderfully since his first hit single All I Want Is You.
Signed to Jive Records in 2007, Miguel released his debut album, All I Want Is You, in November 2010. Although it was underpromoted and performed poorly upon its release, the album became a sleeper hit and helped Miguel garner commercial standing. After Jive’s dissolution in 2011, he moved to RCA Records and released his second album Kaleidoscope Dream in 2012 to critical acclaim. After Jive was shut down and absorbed by RCA Records, Miguel was subsequently moved to RCA, where Pitts was named president of urban music, and received a new marketing team. His second studio album, Kaleidoscope Dream, was released on October 2, 2012, to critical acclaim.
Miguel incorporates R&B, funk, hip hop, rock and electronic styles into his music.Miguel described his sound as “nostalgic in a sense that it’s familiar… it’s shocking, edgy, energizing”. In an interview with Paper magazine, he regarded his music as “fly, funkadelic, intergalactic-hip-hop-meets-sexy-orgasmic crazy, dope shit”. Miguel is often compared to Babyface and Prince. His vocals are influenced by classic rock bands such as The Beatles, Queen, The Police and Def Leppard.