Last year, Miguel traveled to Mexico where he connected with his families roots, including visiting the radio station where his Grandmother used to sing. After receiving an Oscar nomination for his song “Remember Me” from the movie Coco, the R&B maverick will follow his heritage with a Spanish language album.
The Mexican-American singer confirmed the news during an interview with “The Cruz Show” at Power 106’s annual PowerHouse concert on Saturday (May 12).
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He previously told Latina Magazine that acting in Ben Affleck’s American crime drama Live by Night inspired him to make the project. “Writing songs in Spanish is one of the things I started exploring after working on this film,” he said. “I look forward to working on more music in Spanish. It sounds ambitious, but I’m looking to release an album in Spanish later on this year. If nothing else, at least releasing a single or two in Spanish. Hopefully, you guys stay tuned to that.”
This year, he dropped a Spanish version of his hit “Sky Walker” and joined N.O.R.E., Pharrell, Wiz Khalifa, and J Alvarez on the bilingual “Uno Más (Remix).”
Miguel is coming off the release of his latest album War & Leisure, which debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard 200.