Miguel Bosé was born on April 3rd 1956 in Panama City and is one of the biggest stars in both Latin American and Spanish popular music. He is the son of the famous Italian actress Lucia Bosé and the legendary Spanish bullfighter Luis Miguel Dominguín. He is also cousin of Carmen Ordóñez, wife of Spanish bullfighter, the late Paquirri, and daughter of the famous bullfighter Antonio Ordóñez of the Ordóñez dinasty. With Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway among his family friends, Bosé grew up in the arts, constantly traveling around Spain and abroad to Milan, New York, London and Paris. He made his film debut at the age of 15, and at age 21, he began his singing career which eventually led to international pop stardom.
In 1971, Bosé started a career as an actor, participating in various movies. However, he did not make that many films, and in 1975 he decided on a career change and started exploring his talents as a singer. In 1977 Bosé signed a contract with CBS Records and he remained with them until 1984. It was in 1985 that he became an international superstar, when his song “Amante bandido” rose to the top of the charts all over Latin America and in Spain. Defying the contemporary formula for pop success, his music has been described as a global fusion of many musical influences. At the centre of his music is all the passion and expression of a Latin artist, yet Miguel Bosé has constantly incorporated more diverse musical elements than many of the genre’s crossover pop stars.
In 2007, to celebrate his 30 years as a singer, he released the album “Papito” (“Daddy”) that contained new versions of old songs sung with with current stars such as Juanes, Alejandro Sanz, Alaska, Laura Pausini, Shakira, Julieta Venegas, Ricky Martin, Amaia Montero from La Oreja de Van Gogh and Michael Stipe from R.E.M. Three singles were released off Papito. The first was a re-make of his hit “Nena”, featuring Paulina Rubio; the second was “Morenamía”, with Julieta Venegas. Maybe the most successful song off the album was the third single “Como un lobo” featuring his niece Bimba Bosé. “Como un lobo” won a Latin Grammy for best song and became the best selling download of Spain in 2007. There are two versions of Papito: the standard edition with 15 tracks, and the special edition with another CD containing a further 15 previously recorded duets with same number of artists. It is a fine album and a good starting point for anyone new to Miguel Bosé’s music.
In 2010 Miguel Bosé released his 18th studio album “Cardio”. It spent seven weeks on Billboard Magazine’s Latin Pop Albums chart, peaking at number 3, and five weeks on the Latin Albums chart, peaking at number 7.
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