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Luis Miguel Gallego Basteri (born April 19, 1970),[2][3] known professionally as Luis Miguel, is a Mexican singer and an icon in Latin America, he is often referred to as El Sol de México (The Sun of Mexico).[4][5] He is one of the most successful artists in Latin American history, having successfully performed in a wide range of musical styles, including pop, ballads, boleros and mariachi. To date, he has sold over 100 million records worldwide.[6][7]

Latin pop music, along with his personal life and showmanship on stage, has made Luis Miguel an icon for nearly his entire career, which started in Mexico in 1982. Having won his first Grammy Award at the age of fourteen for his duet "Me Gustas Tal Como Eres" with Sheena Easton,[4] he is the third youngest act in music historyto receive this accolade. In 1991, the RIAA recognized the high sales for his 1991 album Romance, itself being the third best-selling music album in Mexico, and one of the best-selling Spanish language albums of all time.[4] He was the first Latin artist to have been awarded two Platinum certified Spanish-language albums in the United States (Romance and Segundo Romance). His most recent album, Luis Miguel, was released in 2010 and achieved gold and platinum certifications in four countries within three days of its release.

He is also known for his high-grossing live performances. He is an annual headliner in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, and he has sold-out the National Auditorium in Mexico City over 230 times in over twenty years. With the Luis Miguel Tour, his most recent concert tour, he visited 22 countries in North America, South America and Europe. Having performed in a three-and-a-half-year span a total of 223 shows all over the world, this tour is the longest and highest-grossing tour ever made by a Latin American artist.

Luis Miguel continues to keep his personal life private from the media.[20]

Although his parents lived in Mexico, Luis Miguel was born in the Santurce district of San Juan, Puerto Rico, where his father was performing in a show.[8] His father was the Spanish singer, songwriter and guitarist Luis Gallego Sanchez, known as "Luisito Rey", and his mother an Italian actress, Marcela Basteri.[21] His father was from Cadiz, a city in southwestern Spain, and his mother was from the Province of Massa-Carrara, Italy. He was named Luis Miguel in honor of Spanish bullfighter Luis Miguel Dominguín.[22] Luis Miguel has two younger brothers, Alejandro and Sergio.

Due to his early fame, Luis Miguel had a complicated childhood. He had a difficult relationship with his father, who was also his manager. His father was very strict and demanding during the incessant rehearsals, although his father's strict discipline has also been credited with playing a large role in his success. In 1986, Luis Miguel's mother disappeared mysteriously and her whereabouts are still unknown.[23] In the late 1980s, Luis Miguel fired his father due financial problems caused by poor representation. After their estrangement, his father, who was a heavy drinker, fell into depression and died on December 9, 1992 in Spain.[8]

Luis Miguel is recognized for his taste for haute cuisine[24] and for being a self-taught sommelier. Luis Miguel released his own vintage of wine, "Único. Luis Miguel", a Cabernet Sauvignon.[25][26] A native Spanish speaker, he also speaks fluent English, Italian and Portuguese.[27][28]

Luis Miguel is the father of three children: Michelle Salas, born on June 13, 1989, from his relationship with Stephanie Salas; Miguel, born on January 1, 2007 and Daniel, born on December 18, 2008, both from his relationship with actress Aracely Arámbula. His numerous relationships are widely covered by the Latin media.[29]Regarding his religious faith, he stated: "I am Catholic because I was born in a Catholic family. I believe in God, I visit church whenever I rarely have the chance due to my work commitments.[30]

In April 2010, he was briefly hospitalized at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The cause of the hospitalization was not disclosed.[31] On May 2, 2017, Miguel was arrested by US Marshals following a case with his former manager William Brockhaus where Miguel was ordered to pay over one million dollars on July 2016.[32]

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(There must be more to this story than meets the eye)

Someone with his amount of wealth isn't interested in the amount... probably more of the principle involved.... someone wronged him somehow... and maybe some hurt feelings?)

Al final decidió cederse a las autoridades... smart move for an international traveler.

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Luis Miguel rarely grants interviews or attends award ceremonies. He is always escorted by a diligent security team and he is transported in several trucks to distract paparazzi and reporters. Luis Miguel is known for being a hermetic and mysterious individual.

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 He is quoted as saying, "I maintain my sanity by keeping my distance."
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Luis Miguel is considered as one of the top male pop singers worldwide today. In a career that has spanned over twenty-five years, he has become the main male singer from Latin America, having performed successfully pop music, 

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 In the late 1980s, Luis Miguel made the transition from child star to consolidated international singer, and since then, he became one of the most revered and popular Latin American artists ever.
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 Also dubbed as a crooner, his wide vocal range and performance has been praised by critics and other artists all over the world.
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 Producer 
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 described him as "one of the greatest singers of all time" and stated that "Luis Miguel is not just a singer, he's an artist."
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 personally invited Luis Miguel to participate on a duet in the album 
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. Luis Miguel has been dubbed several times by the press and the media as the "Latin Frank Sinatra".
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His music has reached speaking continents such as Asia and Africa. The press stated that at the time of his capture, the dictator 

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, had the album 
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, among his belongings.
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