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Miguel

25 Things You Didn't Know

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    Say 'Hello!' to Miguel! He is one of two sons born to a Mexican father and an African American mother.

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    His full name rhymes... It's Miguel Jontel Pimentel.

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    He practiced his billboard music award jump twice. I guess practice doesn't make perfect...

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    He sites Phil Collins as one of his biggest influences.

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    Miguel wanted to be a dancer at the age of five, but by fourteen he was recording his own songs onto a four-track recorder.

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    Miguel has written songs for Prince & Mary J. Blige.

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    Kelly Clarkson's infamous 2012 Grammy Award acceptance speech... "Miguel, I don't know who the hell you are, but we need to sing together. I mean, good God. That was the se*iest damn thing I've ever seen."

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    Wale came to Miguel's defense after Kelly Clarkson's lighthearted diss... "I didn’t like the Kelly Clarkson back-handed comments to Miguel," the D.C.-bred rapper told MTV News. “I just feel like our urban music is belittled, a little bit."

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    He has so much respect for Wiz Khalifa. In his own words he said: "I think the illest thing about Wiz Khalifa is how true to himself he’s always been, and I miss that from artists. Nothing about what he does ever felt like he was reaching to be something that he wasn't."

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    The fan Miguel leg-dropped is Khyati Shah. After the accident, Miguel posted on his Twitter: "Got caught up in the moment, thank goodness Khyati is okay." Feeling guilty, he invited her to join him backstage.

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    He has a serious crush on Mariah Carey.

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    Miguel doesn't like champagne... He and Ke$ha both prefer Jack.

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    He's been in love three times.

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    "Sure Thing" is about a real life experience cheating on his girlfriend.

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    Before he was famous he sold car warranties. "I was good at it, but it was so bad."

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    Miguel was born in San Pedro. A small neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

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    His favorite scent is vanilla...maybe his girlfriend wears this scent!

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    He's 27 and his birthday is October 23rd.

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    When he's not making music his loves to play Modern Warfare.

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    Miguel's favorite cereal is captain crunch with plain almond milk. Mmmm!

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    Miguel's favorite shoes are Converse.

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    His favorite movies are Closer and Shawshank Redemption.

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    He love his grandmother's enchiladas.

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    He played left forward on his soccer team, The Huskies, as a kid. "I played sports because my father was an athlete himself, so I played soccer growing up," Miguel says. "I was a great soccer player; left forward. Scored lots of goals, but I'm a great defender as well." Looks like he still has his soccer bod!

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    He has a sweet tooth..."My favorite junk food would have to be red velvet cake definitely. I love icing – only on red velvet cake though. I'm actually not a cake person, but red velvet… there's something about it."

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