Miguel tore down the Jingle Jam stage last night, performing hits off of his Grammy nominated album Kaleidoscope Dream. Miguel took time out after his performance to kick it with the Hot Morning Crew’s DJ Buck & Nancy backstage!
Miguel was recently nominated for five GRAMMY Awards including “Song of the Year,” for the ballad “Adorn,” and “Best Urban Contemporary Album of the Year,” for his sophomore LP, Kaleidoscope Dream. “We have been working hard,” said Miguel. “It’s a blessing to even just be invited to stuff like that to attend. Last night getting the announcements for GRAMMY nominations was nothing short of a dream come true.”
Of the five nominations what is Miguel most proud of? “Urban Contemporary Album of the Year… That’s what I am really, really, super happy about.”
Miguel’s debut album, All I Want Is You, was released to positive reviews but was snubbed from last year’s GRAMMY nominations. He feels Kaleidoscope Dream differs from his debut, and that made the difference in catching the right ears to earn his nominations. “The sound overall [is] a lot more edgy,” he explained. “It’s a little psychedelic. It’s pretty cool.”
The singer also explained how he was personally able to grab the attention of The Recording Academy this year. “If nothing else, leave some kind of impression on the people,” he said. “All my favorite artists did that. I am not saying I am the best, I am not saying I am doing anything super innovative on stage, but I know I go out there and I really [work] my hardest. I really work for it. I am gonna earn the attention, I am gonna earn your respect.”
–Tyler Roman, Hot 93.7/ Hartford