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| 8 December 2012 | Reply

[New York, NY, December 7, 2012] – Singer/songwriter MIGUEL caps off 2012 with 5 Grammy® Awards nominations for his critically acclaimed sophomore release Kaleidoscope Dream.  Announced last night (12/5), MIGUEL’s nominations include the coveted Song of The Year, Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song for “Adorn;” Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best Rap Song for Wale’s Lotus Flower Bomb feat. Miguel.  Miguel’s “How Many Drinks” also contributes to Salaam Remi’s Producer of the Year nomination for Remi’s production on the track.  The 55th annual GRAMMY® Awards are scheduled to air live on Sunday, February 10th 2013 on CBS (ET/PT) from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.

I’m incredibly honored just to be invited to ATTEND next year’s Grammy ceremony but being nominated, that’s a dream come true,” said MIGUEL.

Released October 2 on Bystorm/RCA Records, the genre-bending Kaleidoscope Dream debuted at #1 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart and entered at #3 on both the Billboard 200 and Top Digital Albums charts.  The album’s breakout hit single “Adorn,” written and produced by Miguel, currently holds 2012’s record for maintaining the #1 spot on Billboard’s R&B/Hip Chart for 11 consecutive weeks!  “Adorn” has also been #1 at Urban Mainstream Radio for 5 consecutive weeks.

As the “Best of 2012” lists trickle in, Kaleidoscope Dream has been touted on NPR Music’s 50 Favorite Albums of 2012 and USA Today’s Top Albums of 2012, while the hit single “Adorn” scores honors on NPR Music’s 100 Favorite Songs of 2012 and Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Songs of 2012, citing that MIGUEL “comes off like a master on this slow jam.”

Resonating with fans and critics alike, MIGUEL has captivated viewers with rousing television performances on Late Show with David LettermanJimmy Kimmel LiveLate Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Wendy Williams Show andEllen. The Los Angeles native recently proved why he reigns supreme during his performance of “Adorn” at the 2012 Soul Train Music Awards, which he was bestowed with the Best R&B/Soul Male Artist award.

Currently gracing the cover of THE FADER, Miguel continues to bring his electrifying live performances of his hits “Do You…,” “The Thrill,” and more, to new heights while on the Trey Songz’s Chapter V World Tour along with ingénue Elle Varner. Remaining tour dates are listed below.

Signed to Mark Pitts’ ByStorm imprint in 2007, Grammy-nominated MIGUEL‘s progressive 2010 debut album All I Want Is You, spawned two #1 hit singles – “Quickie” and “Sure Thing,” as well as the album title track. While his debut album earned him unanimous praise, his current release, Kaleidoscope Dream takes him down a new path of musical exploration with ground breaking, cutting edge precision. The album features production from Salaam Remi [Amy Winehouse, Adele], Pop & Oak [Kanye West, Big Sean], and Jerry Wonda [The Fugees, Wyclef Jean] amongst others.


Dec. 7 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theater

Dec. 8 – Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium

Dec. 9 – St. Louis, MO – Fox Theater

Dec. 13 – Washington, D.C. – Constitution Hall

Dec. 14 – Charlotte, NC – Bojangles Coliseum

Dec. 15 – Hampton, VA – Coliseum

Dec. 16 – Baltimore, MD – 1st Mariner Arena

Dec. 27 – New Orleans, LA – UNO Lakefront Arena

Dec. 28 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC Arena

Dec. 29 – Southaven, MS – Landers Center

Dec. 30 – Dallas, TX – Verizon Theatre

Dec. 31 – Houston, TX – Reliant Arena


[New York, NY – December 7, 2012] Singer/songwriter ELLE VARNER ‘s Top 10 single “Refill,” from her spectacular MBK Entertainment/RCA Records debut Perfectly Imperfecthas been nominated for a “Best R&B Song” GRAMMY award.  Described as a “sultry R&B joint” by MTV Buzzworthy,“Refill” was the most added song at urban radio upon its release and has become one of the 40 most played songs on urban mainstream radio in 2012.

Reacting to the nomination hours after her shining performance at NYC’s Theatre at Madison Square Garden as part of Trey Songz’ “Chapter V World Tour,” Varner was thankful for being acknowledged by the RecordingAcademy  –  “I am so humbled and honored to receive this incredible recognition for my first album! Much love to the academy and everyone who supported,” stated Elle.

Released August 7thPerfectly Imperfect debuted at #2 and #4 on Billboard’s R&B Albums and Billboard 200 charts respectively, and features the J. Cole assisted “Only Wanna Give It to You” and current sensual single, “I Don’t Care.” Self-penned by the LA-born/New York University graduate, the 11 song opus continues to receive high praises from media, including New York Magazine, who listed the soulful debut in their “Top Ten Albums of 2012” list as well as a 4-star rating by Rolling Stone Magazine.

Recently crowned the “Best New Artist” at this year’s Soul Train Music Awards, Varner, contributed her writing skills to Miguel’s seductive song “Use Me” from his critically acclaimed sophomore effort, Kaleidoscope Dream,and counts the FLOTUS Michelle Obama and daughter Malia, amongst her fans.

Currently on the Trey Songz “Chapter V World Tour,” Varner will close out her stellar year as the opening act on rapper NaS headlining New Year’s Eve concert at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall on December 31st.

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