|Birth name||Miguel Ángel Valerio Lebron|
August 21, 1981 |
San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic
|Years active||2001 - present|
Don Miguelo is a singer from San Francisco De Macoris, Dominican Republic. He won the Revelation Artist category at the 2006 Casandra Awards thanks to the success with his first hit the song “Que Tu Quieres” better known as “ La Cola De Motora” from his first album “Contra El Tiempo”. He later would confess that the success of this song even surprised himself. This disc was mixed and created in the Dominican Republic and includes the work of Rafy Mercenario, Frank Reyes and Monchy & Alexandra.
In the 2012 version of the Casandra Awards he performed in the opening ceremony and won the best Urban Artist category. For receiving his second Casandra Award the Mayor of his native San Francisco de Macoris gave him a plaque as Distinguished son.
Born August 21, 1981 as Miguel Ángel Valerio Lebron. Before turning to music, he worked as a tailor, cabinet making and as a Radio DJ. He married a Dominican dancer Paola Cristal Terrero Arias and they have one child. In July 2012, he served preventive time in jail in San Cristobal due to his ex-wife accusing him of violence towards her and of showing videos of her in sexually compromising positions. He was released from jail in August 2012 after paying a RD$100,000 bail and his ex-wife being granted a restraining order.
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