Miki Núñez

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Miki Núñez
Núñez in 2019
Núñez in 2019
Background information
Birth nameMiguel Núñez Pozo
Born (1996-01-06) 6 January 1996 (age 24)
Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active2018–present
Associated acts
  • Natalia Lacunza
  • Sabela Ramil

Miguel "Miki" Núñez Pozo (born in Terrassa, 6 January 1996), sometimes known by the mononym Miki, is a Spanish singer who represented Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, with the song "La venda".[1][2]

In 2018, he took part in series ten of the reality television talent competition Operación Triunfo, where he finished in 6th place.

Career[edit]

2018–2019: Operación Triunfo and Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

Miki Núñez in an interview in 2019

Before Operación Triunfo, Miki studied guitar and piano, as well as a degree in Primary education teaching. He also was a vocalist in cover band Dalton Bang, with whom he toured Catalonia performing.[3] In 2018, Miki auditioned for the tenth series of Operación Triunfo, being one of the 18 contestants selected for the opening gala,[4] and making it to the semi-finals en route to finishing in sixth place.[5]

Miki was then one of the 13 Operación Triunfo contestants allocated songs for the show's side competition to choose Spain's entrant in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. He was given a total of three songs: "Nadie se salva", a duet with Natalia Lacunza, and solo songs "El equilibrio" and "La venda".[6] While "El equilibrio" failed to make the first cut, "Nadie se salva" and "La venda" advanced to the Eurovision Gala, making him and Lacunza the only contestants with more than one song to perform in the national final.[7] On 20 January 2019, Miki received the 34% by audience vote and was selected to represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with "La venda".[8]

Miki was the last to perform at the Eurovision final, held on 18 May 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. He placed twenty-second out of the 26 participating countries with 54 points: 1 from the professional juries and 53 from the televote.[9]

2019–present: Amuza[edit]

Núñez released a single titled "Celébrate" on 28 June 2019. The single preceded the release of his first studio album, titled Amuza, on 13 September 2019.[10][11][12] It debuted at number one on the Spanish Albums Chart.[13] The release of the album was followed by the same-titled tour in fourteen cities across Spain.[14]

In 2020, Núñez will debut as television presenter for the TV3 reality television music competition Cover.[15]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Details Peak position
SPA
[16]
Amuza
  • Released: 13 September 2019
  • Formats: Digital download, CD
  • Label: Universal Music Spain
1

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak position Album
SPA
[17]
"La venda" 2019 13 Amuza
"Celébrate" 62
"Escriurem"
"Coral del Arrecife"
(with Sofia Ellar)
"Me Vale" 2020 95 TBA
"Un Estiu Que No S'Acaba"
"Viento y Vida"
(with Despistaos)

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Album
"La sortida"
(Sense sal featuring Miki Núñez)
2019 Non-album singles
"Tira de la manta"
(Emlan featuring Miki Núñez)
2020
"El Dia de la Victòria"
(Buhos featuring Miki Núñez, Suu & Lildami)

Promotional singles[edit]

Title Year Peak position Album
SPA
[17]
"El ataque de las chicas cocodrilo"[18]
(with Carlos Right)
2018 58 Operación Triunfo 2018
"Alma Mía"[19]
(with Alba Reche)
"Friday I'm In Love"[20]
(with Joan Garrido)
"Quédate en Madrid"[21]
(with Maria Villar)
"El Patio"[22]
"Shallow"[23]
(with Natalia Lacunza)
"No Olvidarme De Olvidar"[24]
(with Sabela Ramil)
"Can We Dance"[25]
"Una Lluna A L'Aigua"[26] 88
"Promesas Que No Valen Nada"[27]
"Hijos De La Tierra"[28]
"Some Nights"[29]
"Calypso"[30]
(with Famous Oberogo & Sabela Ramil)
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak position Album
SPA
[31]
"Nadie se salva"
(with Natalia Lacunza)
2019 41 Non-album single

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2018–2019 Operación Triunfo Himself / contestant 16 episodes
2019 Eurovision Song Contest 2019 Himself / Spanish entrant 2 episodes
2019 Paquita Salas Himself 1 episode
2019 La mejor canción jamás cantada Himself / Guest contestant 2 episodes
2020 Tu cara me suena Guest performer / Santiago Auserón impersonator 2 episodes
2020 La casa fuerte Himself / guest 1 episode
2020 Operación Triunfo Himself / guest performer 1 episode
2020 Cover Himself / host

Awards and nominations[edit]

Los 40 Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2020 Miki Núñez Best New Artist Pending [32]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (Sergio) (20 January 2019). "Spain: Miki will fly to Tel Aviv!". ESCToday.com. ESCToday. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Miki, concursante de OT". Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Miki wins Spain's ticket to Tel Aviv with 'La Venda'". eurovision.tv. 21 January 2019. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Concursantes de OT 2018". RTVE (in Spanish). Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  5. ^ Gallagher, Robyn (13 December 2018). "OT 2018 Gala 12: Semi-final crunch time as Miki misses out and five finalists are confirmed". Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  6. ^ Pereira, Bernardo (20 December 2018). "Spain: Listen to the 17 songs competing in the Operación Triunfo Eurovision Gala". Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  7. ^ Fuster, Luis (4 January 2019). "Spain: RTVE reveals full line-up of the OT Eurovision Gala". Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  8. ^ Fuster, Luis (20 January 2019). "Spain: Miki wins OT Eurovision Gala with "La Venda"". Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  9. ^ "EBU issues statement on Eurovision 2019 Grand Final jury result". Eurovision.tv. 22 May 2019. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Miki Núñez comparte un adelanto de su primer single, "Celébrate", que saldrá a la venta el 28 de junio". formulatv.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  11. ^ "Miki Núñez estrena "Celébrate"". cadena100.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  12. ^ Álvaro. "Miki Núñez publicará su primer disco 'Amuza' el 13 de septiembre". popelera.net (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  13. ^ "Top 100 Albumes – Semana 38: del 13.9.2019 al 19.9.2019" (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
  14. ^ "Miki Núñez anuncia las fechas de su gira con "Amuza", su primer álbum". formulatv.com (in Spanish). 4 September 2019. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  15. ^ "Miki Núñez se estrena como presentador en TV3". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). 6 October 2020. Retrieved 9 October 2020.
  16. ^ "Discography Miki Núñez: Albums". spanishcharts.com. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  17. ^ a b Peak positions for songs in Spain:
  18. ^ "El Ataque De Las Chicas Cocodrilo (Operación Triunfo 2018) - Single de Carlos Right & Miki Núñez". Apple Music.
  19. ^ "Alma Mía (Operación Triunfo 2018) - Single de Miki Núñez & Alba Reche". Apple Music.
  20. ^ "Friday I'm In Love (Operación Triunfo 2018) - Single de Miki Núñez & Joan Garrido". Apple Music.
  21. ^ "Quédate en Madrid (Operación Triunfo 2018) - Single de Miki Núñez & María Villar". Apple Music.
  22. ^ "El Patio (Operación Triunfo 2018) - Single de Miki Núñez". Apple Music.
  23. ^ "Shallow (Operación Triunfo 2018) - Single de Natalia Lacunza & Miki Núñez". Apple Music.
  24. ^ "No Olvidarme De Olvidar (Operación Triunfo 2018) - Single de Sabela Ramil & Miki Núñez". Apple Music.
  25. ^ "Can We Dance (Operación Triunfo 2018) - Single de Miki Núñez". Apple Music.
  26. ^ "Una Lluna A L'Aigua (Operación Triunfo 2018) - Single de Miki Núñez". Apple Music.
  27. ^ "Promesas Que No Valen Nada (Operación Triunfo 2018) - Single de Miki Núñez". Apple Music.
  28. ^ "Hijos De La Tierra (Operación Triunfo 2018) - Single de Miki Núñez". Apple Music.
  29. ^ "Some Nights (Operación Triunfo 2018) - Single de Miki Núñez". Apple Music.
  30. ^ "Calypso (Operación Triunfo 2018) - Single de Famous Oberogo, Miki Núñez & Sabela Ramil". Apple Music.
  31. ^ "Top 100 Canciones: Semana 4". Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  32. ^ "PROGRAMA ESPECIAL: Nominados a LOS40 Music Awards 2020". YouTube (in Spanish). 15 October 2020. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Amaia & Alfred
with "Tu canción"
Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest
2019
Succeeded by
Blas Cantó