Miguel Bosé

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Miguel Bosé
Bosé in 2017
Luis Miguel Luchino Dominguín Bosè

(1956-04-03) 3 April 1956 (age 68)
Panama City, Panama
  • Singer
  • actor
Years active1977–present
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Miguel Bosé (born Miguel Dominguín Bosé; 3 April 1956) is a Spanish pop singer 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. 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 Dominguín.[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 Sesto 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] With them he published his first album, Linda, which included his first hit single, titled in the same way. 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 90s, 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 1984 Miguel Bosé radically changed his style, focusing on a more adult audience. That year he published his album Bandido, which reflects that personal evolution towards maturity and includes songs like "Sevilla" or "Amante bandido". With this song, he topped the charts in Spain and Latin America. 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. The album cover featured Bosé looking similar to David Bowie on his album Aladdin Sane. 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 20 March 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-American 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 16 March 2010 he received Colombian citizenship during a ceremony in the presidential palace, Casa de Nariño.

2012–2015: Papitwo[edit]

After several "hints" on Twitter, on 4 September 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 20 November 2013.[6]

2016–present: Bosé MTV Unplugged[edit]

On 7 October 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 7 February 2017.

On 20 February 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 6 December 2019 Bosé featured on Ha*Ash's single "Si Tú No Vuelves" from the duo's Ha*Ash: En Vivo album.[11]

Personal life[edit]

In 1980, Bosé declared himself to be bisexual, "but not homosexual".[12] Years later, he identified as "trisexual".[12] He was in a long-term relationship with sculptor Ignacio Palau from 1992 to 2018.[13] 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.[14]

On 23 January 2017, Bosé lost his niece Bimba Bosé to cancer.

During the COVID-19 pandemic Bosé became one of the most active denialists of the pandemic, questioning the effectiveness of masks and other aspects of the virus. Some of his videos were removed from YouTube and Facebook.[15]


Studio albums[edit]

Live albums[edit]


Compilation albums[edit]

  • ¡Bravo, muchachos! Los grandes éxitos de Miguel Bosé (1982)[a]
  • Lo mejor de Bosé (1999)[d]


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



Film roles showing year released, role played and notes
Year Title Role Notes
1973 The Heroes German soldier Cameo appearance
1974 Vera, un cuento cruel Enrique
1976 Prisoner of Passion Humberto
Giovannino Ignazio Leotta
Retrato de Familia Cécil Rubes
Il garofano rosso Alessio Mainardi
1977 Suspiria Mark
Oedipus Orca Humberto
California Willy Preston
1978 Sentados al borde de la mañana, con los pies colgando Miguel
1981 Cosa de Locos Unknown Uncredited
1985 The Knight of the Dragon Ix
1987 En penumbra Manniquí
1990 The Miser Valerio
1991 Lo más natural Andrés
High Heels Judge Dominguéz
1993 La nuit sacrée The consul
Mazeppa Gericault
1994 La Reine Margot Henry I, Duke of Guise
Enciende mi pasión Ángel
1995 French Twist Diego
1996 Amor digital Cinco-cinco Short film
Libertarias Durruti secretary
Oui Hugo
1998 The Naked Eye Santhiago
1999 Lorca Lorca Short film
2002 El forastero Tourist Cameo appearance
2021 Guerra de Likes Himself Cameo appearance


Television roles showing year released, role played and notes
Year Title Role Notes
1977 La gabbia Carlo Television film
1982–1983 Due di tutto Himself/ Various Sketch comedy/variety show
1988 The Secret of the Sahara El Hallem Miniseries
Sanremo Music Festival 1988 Himself/host Annual music festival
1989 Eurocops Miguel Episode: "Shanghai Lilly"
1995 Un sueño de cine. Homenaje a Ana Belén Himself/host Special
2002 Star Academy Himself/host Talent show (season 1)
Sabor a ti Himself Episode: "May 28, 2002"
2009 The X Factor Italy Himself/Guest judge Talent show (season 2)
2010 Paulina and Friends Himself Special
Ti lascio una canzone Himself/Guest Talent show (season 3)
2012, 2021 La Voz... Mexico Himself/Coach Talent show (seasons 2 and 10)
2013–2014 Amici di Maria De Filippi Himself/Coach Blue team (seasons 12–13)
2016 Bosé: MTV Unplugged Himself Special
2018 The Final Table Himself/Guest judge Episode: "Spain"
2019 Pequeños gigantes Himself/Judge Talent show (season 4)
2020 The House of Flowers Vicar Episode: "Laurel (símb. gloria)"

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g CBS Records
  2. ^ The album's cover was made by Andy Warhol.[16]
  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. (27 March 2020). "Lucia Bosé, Whose Acting Was Interrupted by Marriage, Dies at 89". The New York Times. 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 (18 January 2017). "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 European Spanish). Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  9. ^ "VIÑA 2018: MIGUEL BOSÉ, EL HOMBRE RÉCORD". www.t13.cl (in Spanish). 20 February 2018. 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. ^ a b Hernández, Valeria (1 June 2022). "6 Cantantes en español que forman parte de la comunidad LGBT". Sónica.
  13. ^ "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.
  14. ^ "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.
  15. ^ "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.
  16. ^ 'Made in Spain': Andy’s idea, Bosé's writing

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