Amanda Miguel

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Amanda Miguel
Born (1956-06-01) 1 June 1956 (age 58)
Gaiman, Chubut, Argentina
Genres Latin pop
Years active 1979-present
Labels EMI Music
Associated acts Diego Verdaguer
Website http://amandamiguel.com
Notable instruments
Piano

Amanda Antonia Miguel Samso is an Argentine singer. For the last quarter of a century, Amanda has had a successful career.

Early life[edit]

Born in Gaiman, in the Chubut Province in Argentina, June 1, 1956, to Angel Raúl Miguel and Ana Delia Samso. Daughter of a music teacher, Amanda Miguel developed her own interest and love for music as young as four years old. At sixteen, the Miguel's moved to Buenos Aires, where Amanda enrolled in Conservatorio de Albert Williams, where she studied music and piano.

Rise to fame[edit]

At 17, she met Diego Verdaguer, a man 5 years her senior, whom she would later marry. At this time, Diego was already an established artist, and she joined his musical group called Mediterráneo. The group enjoyed success in Argentina, but after being discovered by a Mexican record executive, she launched her own solo career with help from Diego.

Miguel's first album, El Sonido Vol. 1, recorded in 1980, and released a year later. Implementing a different sound and style than Mediterráneo. Her album was a success, follow up albums followed and released a year later. Songs released during this period such as Él Me Mintió and Mi Buen Corazón have become staples of Spanish radio stations.

The birth of her and Verdaguer's daughter, Ana Victoria, led Miguel to break from the recording studio and focus on motherhood.

She world return to the music scene in 1987, with her fourth album, El Pecado. In 1989 she recorded her fifth studio album, El rostro del Amor, with lyrics by Anahi van Zandweghe. Its title song was chosen to greet Pope John Paul II in his visit to Mexico.

For her sixth album, Rompecorazones, she delved in the world of ranchero music. Under the supervision 0f composer Federico Mendez, he chose her songs, including the title song, which became great hits.

In 1996, Miguel traveled to Italy where she recorded Amame una vez más, also with lyrics by Anahi in the title song and most of the others. The album was released the same year and was met with critical praise and highly positive sales in the United States and Latin America. The title track was nominated for a Lo Nuestro Award for Pop Song of the Year.[1]

She returned in 1998 to record once more. The album 5 Dias was released the following year. It included a remake of the song "Así Como Hoy", which Diego produced.

In 2005, she released her album Piedra de Afilar. This album brought in newcomer, multi-instrumentalist David Snow as a co-producer with her longtime husband/producer Diego Verdaguer. This album shows Amanda to be looking ahead to a more modern sound without losing the polished productions and fabulous songs that made her famous. This album also contains a long awaited duet between Miguel and Diego, "Siempre Fuimos Dos", penned by David Snow, Diego Verdaguer and Miguel, with lyrics by Anahi, who also wrote all the other lyrics in the album.

Studio albums[edit]

  • 1981 - El Sonido Volumen I
  • 1982 - El Sonido Volumen II
  • 1984 - El Ultimo Sonido Volumen III
  • 1987 - El Pecado
  • 1989 - El Rostro Del Amor
  • 1992 - Rompecorazones
  • 1996 - Amame Una Vez Mas
  • 1999 - 5 Dias
  • 2004 - Feliz Navidad A Toda La Humanidad
  • 2005 - Piedra de Afilar
  • 2006 - El Rostro del Amor (CD + DVD) [Re-Edicion]
  • 2007 - Piedra de Afilar (CD + Multimedia) [Re-Edicion]
  • 2008 - Anillo de Compromiso

Compilations/singles[edit]

  • 1979 - Papa, Cuando Regreses - "Tengo que confesar que lo amaba" (Single)
  • 1980 - El Me Mintio (Single)
  • 1980 - Asi No Te Amaran Jamas (Single)
  • 1982 - Mi Buen Corazon (Single)
  • 1988 - Ojos De Alquitran (Maxi Single)
  • 1994 - 16 Kilates (Compilation)
  • 1986 - 20 Exitos (Compilation)
  • 1997 - Exitos (Compilation)
  • 1999 - Serie Millennium 21 (Compilation)
  • 2000 - 15 Kilates (Compilation)
  • 2005 - Siempre Fuimos Dos - En vivo UN SHOW UNICO - CD + DVD (Compilation with Diego Verdaguer)
  • 2008 - En concierto- (compilation with Diego Verdaguer)

Personal life[edit]

Miguel is married to Diego Verdaguer, another Argentine singer. Both, Miguel and her husband are naturalized Mexican citizens, while their daughter Ana Victoria is a natural-born Mexican citizen. She resides in Mexico City. Her daughter Ana victoria recorded her first album, CD and CD + DVD They also have a second daughter named Ximena.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premios a Lo Mejor De La Música Latina". El Tiempo (in Spanish) (Casa Editorial El Tiempo S.A.). April 8, 1997. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 

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