Miguel Bosé

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Miguel Bosé
Bosé in 2017
Bosé in 2017
Background information
Birth nameLuis Miguel González Bosé
Born (1956-04-03) April 3, 1956 (age 64)
Panama City, Panama
Occupation(s)Singer, actor
Years active1977–present
WebsiteOfficial site

Luis Miguel González Bosé (born April 3, 1956), usually known as Miguel Bosé, is a Spanish pop new wave musician and actor.

Early life[edit]

Bosé was born in San Fernando Hospital in Panama City, Panama, the son of Italian actress Lucia Bosè (1931–2020)[1] and Spanish bullfighter Luis Miguel Dominguín. He is also a cousin to the late Carmen Ordóñez, a Spanish celebrity in the bullfighting world. Bosé grew up surrounded by art and culture: Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway were close friends of the family.[2] The film director Luchino Visconti was his godfather while Pablo Picasso was the godfather to his sister Paola Dominguin.[3]


Propelled by his famous family and their friends, Bosé started a career as an actor in 1971, taking part in various movies. He quickly found work on the basis of his talent and good looks rather than his family name. He studied acting as well as dancing and singing. Due to the lack of acting opportunities, he started exploring his talents as a singer in 1975. With the assistance of Camilo Blanes he recorded his first singles. Two years later, in 1977, Bosé signed a contract with CBS Records and he remained with them until 1984.[4] Between 1977 and 1982, Bosè was a major teen idol in Italy, Spain, Southern Europe and in all Latin America. He had 7 top ten hits that earned him a secure spot in every televised song festival held in the aforementioned countries. By 1983 his star had severely waned in Italy, and he rarely performed there again until the 2000s, retreating to Latin American markets instead.

From 1983 to 1985, he participated in the "Llena Tu Cabeza De Rock" television specials on Puerto Rican WAPA-TV. In 1985 he enjoyed his greatest success with "Amante bandido" which topped the charts all over Latin America and in Spain. The video to that song also became one of the most widely seen Spanish music videos, with Bose playing both a Superman style superhero and an Indiana Jones type of adventurer. In Italy, where he had a parallel career singing in both Italian and English his greatest success would be in 1994 by winning Festivalbar, the second largest musical event after the Sanremo Music Festival), for the third time.

2007: Papito[edit]

On March 20, 2007, to celebrate his 30 years as a singer, he released Papito, an album that contains remakes of his previous songs as duets with Juanes, Alejandro Sanz, Fangoria, Ivete Sangalo, Laura Pausini, Shakira, Julieta Venegas, Ricky Martin, Amaia Montero (past member of the Spanish band La Oreja de Van Gogh), Michael Stipe, along with many other singers. Three singles were released off Papito: the first is a re-make of his hit "Nena", featuring Mexican superstar Paulina Rubio; the second was "Morena Mía", with Mexican pop diva Julieta Venegas. The third single "Como un lobo" featured his niece Bimba Bosé. "Nena" was by far the most successful single off the album. It was nominated for a Latin Grammy for best song and became the best selling download of Spain in 2007. In the same year, Bosé was awarded the Billboard Latin Music Lifetime Achievement Award.[5]

In 2008, Colombian President Álvaro Uribe offered him Colombian citizenship because of his efforts towards peace in Colombia, including his participation in two concerts in 2008. On March 16, 2010 he received Colombian citizenship during a ceremony in the presidential palace, Casa de Nariño.

2012-2015: Papito two and Amo[edit]

After several "hints" on Twitter, on September 4, 2012 he released the album Papitwo, a follow-up to his successful Papito. The album contained additional remakes of well-known songs from his career, again featuring artists such as Juanes on "Partisano", Bimba Bosé on "Shoot Me in the Back" and Alejandro Sanz on "Te Comería El Corazón". It also included new collaborations with singers such as Pablo Alborán on "Puede Que", Juan Luis Guerra on "Creo En Ti", Tiziano Ferro on "Amiga", Jovanotti on "Mirarte", Malú on his first hit "Linda" (first single in Spain), Joaquín Sabina on "Sol Forastero", Ximena Sariñana on "Aire Soy" (first single in the Americas) and Dani Martín on "Te Digo Amor", among others. The Hollywood actress Penélope Cruz collaborated on the unreleased song "Decirnos Adiós", composed by her brother for Bosé.

The album has two versions, a single disc with 14 previous hits remade with different artists and a deluxe one, with another CD containing 14 collaborations that Bosé made with singers during his career, including Hombres G on "Lo Noto", Raphael on "Morir de Amor", Natalia Lafourcade on "Si No Pueden Quererte", Spanknox on "Wrong in the Right Way", among others.

The album was released to coincide with Bosé's "Papitwo" Tour, which started in Madrid.[citation needed]

Miguel Bosé was honoured as the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year on November 20, 2013.[6]

2016-present: Bosé MTV Unplugged[edit]

On October 7, 2016, he released Bosé MTV Unplugged, a live album that contains remakes of his previous songs as duets with Sasha Sokol, Pablo Alborán, Marco Antonio Solís, Fonseca, along with many other singers. Four singles were released off Bosé MTV Unplugged: the first "Bambú", featuring Fonseca; the second was "Gulliver", with Mexican singer Natalia Lafourcade.[7] The third single "Olvídame tú" with Marco Antonio Solís.[8] "Estaré", was released as the fourth single from the album on February 7, 2017.

On February 20, 2018, Miguel Bosé performed in the 2018 Viña del Mar International Song Festival, to a sold-out audience.[9] Bosé performed "Si Tú No Vuelves" with American duo Ha*Ash.[10] On December 6, 2019, Bose featured on Ha*Ash's single "Si Tú No Vuelves" from the duo's En Vivo album.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Bosé was in a long-term relationship with sculptor Ignacio Palau from 1992 to 2018.[12] In 2011, Bosé's twins Diego and Tadeo were born via surrogacy. Seven months later, Ivo and Telmo were born through the same method with Palau's biological gene.[13]

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Miguel Bosé became one of the most active denialists, questioning the usefulness of masks, among other fundamental issues and using social networks to spread his opinions and false information. His videos have been removed from Youtube and Facebook.[14]


Studio albums[edit]

Live albums[edit]


Compilation albums[edit]


  • "Soy"/"For Ever For You" (1975)[g]
  • "Es tan fácil"/"Who?" (1976)[g]



  1. ^ a b c d e f g CBS Records
  2. ^ The album's cover was made by Andy Warhol.[15]
  3. ^ A collaboration with Giorgio Vanni and Tomato
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Warner Music
  5. ^ A collaboration with Giorgio Vanni and Tomato; produced by Tony Mansfield.
  6. ^ Winner of 2002 Latin Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Performance.
  7. ^ a b Ariola Records


  1. ^ Slotnik, Daniel E. "Lucia Bosé, Whose Acting Was Interrupted by Marriage, Dies at 89". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  2. ^ "'To me he will always be Pablo. This is how I rememberhim'". www.christies.com. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Noticias, fotos y biografía de Miguel Bosé". hola.com. 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2012.
  4. ^ Johnson, Zac (2012). "Miguel Bosé | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 6 May 2012.
  5. ^ Salomon, Gisela (27 April 2007). "Barba Dominates Billboard Latin Awards". The Washington Post. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Miguel Bosé Named 2013 Latin Recording Academy Person Of The Year". Grammy.com. The Recording Academy. 8 May 2013. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  7. ^ Colombia, Publimetro. "Miguel Bosé anuncia su nueva gira Estaré 2017". Publimetro Colombia (in Spanish). Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  8. ^ "Miguel Bosé estrena nuevo sencillo y video "Olvídame Tú" a dúo con Marco Antonio Solís – Seitrack US" (in Spanish). Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  9. ^ "VIÑA 2018: MIGUEL BOSÉ, EL HOMBRE RÉCORD". www.t13.cl (in Spanish). Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  10. ^ La Tercera (21 February 2018). "El lazo entre Miguel Bosé y HA*ASH en Viña 2018". La Tercera (in Spanish). Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  11. ^ Fowler, Jean G. "Miguel Bosé besa en la boca a integrante de Ha*Ash". Telehit (in Spanish). Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  12. ^ "Escandalosa separación de Miguel Bosé y su pareja tras 26 años de relación" [Scandalous separation of Miguel Bosé and his partner after 26 years of relationship] (in Spanish). 17 October 2018. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  13. ^ "El trauma de cuatro hermanos separados tras la ruptura de Miguel Bosé y Nacho Palau" [The trauma of four separated brothers after the breakup of Miguel Bosé and Nacho Palau] (in Spanish). 18 October 2018. Retrieved 2 July 2020.
  14. ^ "Eliminado de las redes un nuevo vídeo de Miguel Bosé tras la polémica negacionista del Covid". abc (in Spanish). 22 September 2020. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  15. ^ ‘Made in Spain’: Andy’s idea, Bosé’s writing

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