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Watch Drake Join Future On “Honest” At Pittsburgh Would You Like A Tour? Opener

Just a few days ago we heard all about how Drake was going to fire Future from his tour because of something said in an interview. It was resolved just a couple of days later though. Drake's Would You Like A Tour? kicked off last night in Pittsburgh with the Atlanta rapper and Miguel… More »

By: Liz Pelly / October 19, 2013

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The most gripping musical video spectacle of the week did not actually feature any music at all. It was Kanye West, thoughts clearly spinning out faster than his mouth could relay them, using the platform of Jimmy Kimmel Live to get some things off his chest: The closed ranks of the fashion world, the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 11, 2013

Janelle Monáe – “PrimeTime” (Feat. Miguel) Video

Janelle Monáe's Miguel duet "PrimeTime" is one of the best tracks on her The Electric Lady, our Album Of The Week early last month. Now it has a stylized, high-concept video that depicts the R&B stars' meet-cute in a sexy dystopia... More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 10, 2013

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

There was a lot of exciting and new things for Stereogum this week. We finally heard the music Arcade Fire has been teasing and, even better, we welcomed our newest staff member (and old friend) Chris DeVille to the team. And what was one of the first things he did on-staff? Write long and… More »

By: Stereogum / September 13, 2013

Miguel – “Can’t Sleep 2gether”

You have to love any institution that, within a couple of days, gives you new songs from grindcore warriors Pig Destroyer and uber-precise R&B smoothie Miguel, two artists with exactly zero in common beyond awesomeness. We can thank the Adult Swim Singles Series, to which Miguel is the latest contributor. His new song i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 9, 2013

Photos: Made In America 2013

The second annual Budweiser Made In America festival, which is curated by Jay-Z, took place over the weekend in Philadelphia with performances by Phoenix, Beyoncé, HAIM, Dairrhea Planet, Kendrick Lamar, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Nine Inch Nails, who covered Johnny Cash (LOL jk). Check out Luis Ruiz photos from the fest i… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 3, 2013

Watch Miguel Cover Pink’s “Like A Pill”

During a recent guest appearance on Australia's Fox radio show Fifi & Jules, Miguel did a stripped-down version of Pink's "Just Like A Pill." If you're familiar the song, then you know Miguel's ability to wail is a perfect fit for the song's bummer-anthem hook. He doesn't totally sell it, but with such a… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / August 29, 2013

Janelle Monáe – “Primetime” (Feat. Miguel)

Janelle Monáe and Miguel share lovey-dovey new track "Primetime" from Monáe's upcoming LP The Electric Lady. While both artists can have a tendency toward futuristic R&B (Miguel more-so on his album All I Want Is You), this leans toward the tradition of marquee R&B artists coming together to make lush, romantic cuts. Check it out… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / August 19, 2013

Way Out West 2013 Day 2: The Knife, Miguel, Giorgio Moroder, & More

Giorgio Moroder dances by stabbing two fingers in the air, like the aging European man that he is. He also plays air-slap-bass. The Italo-disco legend is here in Sweden, at Gothenburg's Way Out West festival, to DJ in the afternoon sun. There are trees all around him, and he's in front of a placid duck… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 10, 2013

Miguel – “Adorn (Remix)” (Feat. Jessie Ware)

Miguel's "Adorn" is maybe the greatest popular triumph of restrained, zoned-out soul music in recent memory, and London relative newcomer Jessie Ware has already exhibited a total mastery of restrained, zoned-out soul music. It just makes sense to bring the two together. A new remix of "Adorn" takes Miguel's original and, through some studio wizardry,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 10, 2013

Watch R. Kelly, Janelle Monáe, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Timberlake Perform At 2013 BET Awards

Last night, BET held its annual awards show, and the broadcast produced a whole lot in the way of highlights. Kendrick Lamar did "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe" with Erykah Badu singing the chorus and making the recorded version of the song more or less irrelevant, and then returned later to help Miguel with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 1, 2013

Miguel – “Adorn (Star Slinger Remix)”

We're quite familiar with Star Slinger's propensity for cracking songs at their center and re-imagining them into glittering dance jams. Here, he's flipped Miguel's yearning "Adorn" into a kinetic, house-imbued cut but still kept its romance in tact. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 19, 2013

Watch Beady Eye, Miguel Play Jools Holland

Jools welcomed sensual Miguel and sensitive Liam to his show recently, and the resulting clips are below: Miguel with "Adorn," Beady Eye in interview (explaining that their new album BE is an abbreviation more than it is an existential mandate) before performances of "Flick Of The Finger" and "Second Bite Of TheMore »

By: Amrit Singh / May 30, 2013

Watch Miguel, Prince, Icona Pop Play Billboard Music Awards 2013

The Billboard Music Awards have historically been the most low-rent of America's non-niche music awards shows, but last night, the show had an unexpected viral moment when Miguel, in the middle of a particularly spirited rendition of "Adorn," attempted to jump over a section of the audience and ended up doing the Hulk Hoga… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 20, 2013

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Are music videos on the way out? I don't know. Probably not. A million of the things seem to materialize on YouTube every day, and they're probably still the best way for younger artists to introduce themselves to the curious public. But more and more, big acts seem to be forgoing the music video for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 26, 2013

Miguel – “How Many Drinks? Remix” Video (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Miguel might have invited fellow genre-defining young genius Kendrick Lamar to kick a quick verse on the buttery seduction song "How Many Drinks?," but he wasn't about to let the kid take over the video. Until Kendrick shows up for his verse, this thing is all Miguel. It's an absolutely slick performance video, the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 19, 2013

Watch Miguel Kick Ass On SNL

Saturday night marked Miguel's ascendance to SNL musical-guest status, and if this had happened a year ago, he would've sung a hook for the Lonely Island, guaranteed. Instead, he rocked a rockabilly-pimp look that very few human beings could pull off, he sang a slickly jazzy version of "Adorn" and an unpredictably Princely psych-rock… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 15, 2013

Miguel – “How Many Drinks (Remix Feat. Kendrick Lamar)”

Miguel's insanely smooth, deeply inward 2012 R&B opus Kaleidoscope Dream is the sort of album that demands absolutely zero guest rap verses which, unless you're counting the bonus-track remix of "Adorn" with Wiz Khalifa, is exactly what it has. But if one of his songs has to have a guest rapper, the deeply simpatico… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 10, 2013

Miguel – “Candle In The Sun” Video

Miguel's "Candle In The Sun" has nothing to do with Elton John or Princess Diana; it's a foggy world-gone-wrong lament from his introspective, psychedelic R&B instant classic Kaleidoscope Dream. The song's new video is nothing special; it's mostly beautifully shot but obvious times-are-hard imagery. But it's worth your time for the performance footage and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 20, 2013

The 10 Least Boring Moments From The 2013 Grammys

About two thirds of the way through last night's endless Grammy ceremony, Justin Timberlake ambled onstage for the second time, this time to flank Recording Academy CEO and inveterate pirate-scolder Neil Portnoy. Timberlake asked a question: "Best Grammys ever?" Then he answered himself: "Best Grammys ever." Well, no, Justin. The idea of a "best" Grammys,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 11, 2013