How much is Miguel worth? The acclaimed R&B singer Miguel is worth $10 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The website Hiphop-networth.com, meanwhile, lists his fortune as $2 million. Either way, it’s not a bad for a guy who’s had more than his share of label drama and has only recently begun making the music he wants to make. Born Miguel Jontel Pimentel on October 23, 1985, in Los Angeles, California, Miguel is of Mexican and African American descent. The future singer and songwriter grew up listening to everything from his mother’s R&B to his father’s funk and classic rock, and by the time he was a teenager, he’d begun writing songs. He signed a contract with the Drop Squad in 2000, but a few years later, Miguel decamped for Black Ice, the label that was to release his debut, “Young & Free.” The album never came out, however, as Miguel decided to change styles and sign with Jive. That label issued “All I Want Is You” in 2010, after two years of legal wrangling with Black Ice, who’d sued the young singer for breach of contact. “All I Want Is You” wasn’t a huge hit, but it reached No. 9 on the Billboard R&B charts, and it set the stage for “Kaleidoscope Dream,” Miguel’s breakthrough.
Miguel’s net worth — $2 or $10 million, depending on sources — stems largely from “Kaleidoscope Dream,” which arrived in 2013 via RCA. The record hit No. 3 on the Billboard 200, spawning the smash “Adorn,” which hit No. 1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart. Miguel’s net worth also derives from songs he helped to write for other artists, and in the lead-up to “All I Want Is You,” when he was embroiled in his legal drama with Black Ice, he contributed to Usher’s “Here I Stand” and “Raymond v. Raymond” LPs, among others.
How much is Miguel worth compared to other R&B stars? The man he’s most often compared to is Frank Ocean, and if Miguel really is worth $10 million, he’s doing better than his younger counterpart. Frank Ocean is worth $3 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, though the “Thinkin’ Bout You” singer is getting ready to drop his follow-up to “Channel Orange,” which promises to be a big seller. Miguel will need to drop a monster album of his own if he’s to keep pace.
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