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Miguel Talks Getting Engaged, ‘Wildheart Motel,’ Songwriting with Tinashe, Big Sean & More, Plus Acts Out A Telenovela


Miguel stopped by The Cruz Show on Power 106 LA on Wednesday morning to talk about his upcoming performance at their Valentine’s Crush concert. During the interview the R&B maverick spoke about his amazing “Wildheart Motel” art installation in Los Angeles last weekend, where Rihanna showed up and surprised fans with a special karaoke performance.

Miguel also revealed that he penned Tory Lanez new song “LA Confidential,” which definitely sounds like him, and he talked about the epic songwriting session he had in Malibu with Tinashe, Big Sean, Skrillex, Diplo, Detail and more.

Now a newly engaged man, Miguel also spoke about proposing to his longtime girlfriend Nazanin Mandi, his feelings on having kids and more. In addition, while he was up at the station Miguel joined J Cruz and Krystal B to sing and act out an explicit telenovela scene.

Check it all out below!

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Miguel Brings His ‘Wildheart Motel’ To Los Angeles, Rihanna Covers MJB’s “Not Gon’ Cry”

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It seems like if you were invited to Miguel‘s “Wildheart Motel” in Los Angeles last weekend, you had the golden ticket to the party of the year!

On January 29 and 30, the “Waves” singer hosted a two-day immersive art installation in a seedy Baldwin Hills, California motel that was completely transformed by him and artist Will Perron. They turned 21 of the motel rooms into an experience that party goers couldn’t forget. Each room was centered around a different art piece ranging from a glory hole that served tacos, flowing waterfall walls, and a dance party cave dripping with stalactites. Guests were allowed to roam from room to room freely in what essentially was the Wildheart’s living, breathing, epic peep show.

Over both nights, rising stars ranging from Raury, Tinashe, Tory Lanez, Travis Scott, and Quincy were all in attendance at the magical experience Miguel created for his guests. Night one in particular was a once and a lifetime experience for lucky guests in the karaoke room because they were surprised with a performance by Rihanna singing Mary J. Blige’s “Not Gon’ Cry” that blew up social media the next morning. The man of the hour performed his own acoustic set in the jam room with his guitarist and performed a medley of his songs including “Supernatural” and “Vixen” from his 2010 debut. Miguel even wiped away tears from his eyes as he recalled to those in the room his triumphs and tribulations trying to make his big break after constant rejections from people saying there was no place for him in the music industry.

If you weren’t lucky enough to score an invite to Miguel’s “Wildheart Motel,” unfortunately all you can do now is live through the pictures and videos below.

Relive the “Wildheart Motel” now!

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New Music: Miguel feat. Travis Scott – Waves (Remix)


Miguel is still riding “Waves.”

The Grammy Award-winning singer has recruited Houston rapper Travis Scott to remix the latest single off his Wildheart album. The Cash-Dillon produced track features Miguel’s gritty vocals complemented by bars from Scott.

Mr. Wildheart’s infectious hook, “Don’t stop, I wanna ride that wave / All night I wanna ride that wave,” compliments the new slowed down flipped beat with ease. Keeping up with Miguel, Travis plays with the idea of surfing and raps about all the things he and his girl can do if they just ride the waves.

Miguel, who is nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best R&B Song at next month’s Grammys, will bring his “Wildheart Motel” to L.A. on Jan. 29 and 30.

Listen to the remix below.

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Congrats! Miguel Is Engaged To Longtime Girlfriend Nazanin Mandi


After 12 years, Miguel, has finally popped the big question to his longtime model girlfriend Nazanin Mandi. Miguel, 30, and Nazanin, 29, met when the “Adorn” singer was only 18 years old, the two have been inseparable since.

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ThisIsRnB Presents: The Top 20 R&B Albums of 2015

Top 20 R&B Albums of 2015

2015 was the best year in R&B since the ’90s … Go ahead, fight us on that…

Ok, maybe not exactly, but it was damn near close and we’ve been reveling in it all year long.  So, with 2016 upon us and the same question – Where did the year go? – we spent the last month of 2015 re-listening, debating, writing, enjoying, and celebrating all of the amazing albums that hit our desks from a very wide range of artists.

Great R&B ruled in it’s current arena, which is Urban AC radio and independent labels, but it also slowly began to slide back into the mainstream.  Veteran artists took strong stands for their beloved style, while young acts only born in the 90s just did what felt natural and real to them.  Truth and authenticity ruled as the overall theme, even when it came in the form of a 60s soul revivalist or dark R&B protagonist taking over pop radio.

With open arms we welcomed the return of powerhouse female vocalists Jazmine Sulllivan and Tamia, and saluted male R&B lotharios Tyrese, Ne-Yo and Raheem DeVaughn.  The legendary Janet Jackson surprised everyone and reminded us why she is Unbreakable.  Newcomer Bryson Tiller stole the underground king trophy, and Miguel reminded us to let our Wildhearts run free.

The only thing that might have made it better would have been if Maxwell got off the beach and finally gave us the oft-delayed follow-up to BLACKsummers’night.  Anyways, let’s toast to what’s to come in 2016, and flashback with us to 2015’s most notable albums with “The Top 20 R&B Albums of 2015” below!

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58th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS Nominations Announced!

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The Recording Academy has announced the nominations for the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards in all 83 categories.

Reflecting a diverse blend of talented music makers, this year’s nominees were selected from more than 21,000 submissions entered. As the only peer-based music award, the GRAMMY Awards are voted on by The Academy’s membership body of creators across all disciplines of music, including recording artists, songwriters, producers, and engineers.

Final-round GRAMMY ballots will be mailed Dec. 16 and the preeminent award for excellence in music will be presented Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).

We have to admit that this year’s list of R&B nominations are very commendable, and we can’t be mad at any of them. Looks like things are starting to turn around for the better, if only they would start broadcasting all of them and giving the artists the shine they deserve.

This year, Kendrick Lamar leads nominations with 11, followed by Taylor Swift and The Weeknd, who each earn seven.  In the R&B categories and some additional D’Angelo, Miguel, Jazmine Sullivan, Tyrese and more have received multiple noms.  One of the standout picks was rising singer Kehlani having her second mixtape ‘You Should Be Here‘ nominated under Best Urban Contemporary Album.

Congrats to all of the R&B nominees, check them out below… What do you think?


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Miguel Covers ‘Wonderland’ Magazine, Talks Artistic Growth & More

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Grammy Award winning artist Miguel covers the latest issue of Wonderland magazine.  As he continues to promote his critically acclaimed third studio album ‘Wildheart’, the R&B star discusses his artistic growth, sex symbol status and his musical objectives.

“Both my music and my performance have evolved. I think there is a kookiness to who I am that I don’t care to filter out anymore,” said Miguel. “When you’re live there’s no, ‘wait’, ‘delete’ or being too cool. I always want to push myself to the end of my breath. Can I still sing in key, all the times jumping up and down”?

See more shots from his photoshoot and excerpts from the interview below:

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List: The Best of October – Top 12 Records


Where has the year gone?! We’re already in the last two months of 2015 and it feels like we were literally just waiting on summer to hit! However, reality has set in and we’re well aware that it’s time for colder days, longer nights, and change of leaves for your delight. Along with all of those great things, R&B didn’t half-step when it came to what it offered up in October.

From the surprise re-emerging of Adele to the apologetic pleas of Chris Brown and Rick Ross, October delivered some pretty solid releases for us to cuddle up to. Others responsible for giving us what we needed this month were Ariana Grande, Keke Palmer, Miguel, and more.

So, while you binge on all of your younger relatives’ candy from this weekend’s Halloween festivities, get one last treat in with our “Best of October – Top 12 Records” list below!

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