When it comes to Latin pop music, there is no bigger name than Luis Miguel. For nearly 40 years Luis has dominated the music industry with his incredible voice and irresistible charm. His talent became evident at a very young age and throughout his career he has proven time and time again why he deserves to be considered a legend. In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in Luis thanks to the show. Luis Miguel: the series which is a scripted reinterpretation of his life and his journey in the music industry. The show introduced Luis to a new generation of music lovers, and his legacy is now stronger than ever. Read on to learn 10 things you didn’t know about Luis Miguel.
1. He was born in Puerto Rico
Luis is generally considered to be a Mexican artist, but he was actually born in Puerto Rico. Despite years of sources calling him a Mexican, We are Mitu states that this is a misconception and that neither of Luis’s parents are Mexican. It was named after the famous bullfighter Luis Miguel DominguÃn.
2. His parents were also creative
The apple certainly didn’t fall far from the tree when it came to Luis. Both his parents also made careers in the arts and it seems he was destined to follow in their footsteps. His father, Luis Gallego SÃ¡nchez, was a talented singer and songwriter. Her mother, Marcela Basteri, is an Italian actress.
3. It is very private
There are a lot of celebrities who prefer to keep their personal lives to themselves, but Luis’ desire for privacy seems to be even stronger. Throughout his career, he never revealed much about his life outside of the music industry, which led to him becoming a mysterious figure.
4. He once dated Mariah Carey
One thing Luis couldn’t keep out of the spotlight was his relationship with Mariah Carey. The two met in the late 90s and quickly hit it off. The couple dated for almost three years before deciding to go their separate ways. There are rumors that they worked on the music together but it never came out.
5. He has a huge following on social media
Despite the fact that he is a very private person and has not put much effort into his social media presence, Luis still manages to have a huge number of fans. He has over a million followers on Instagram although all of his content is strictly related to his music.
6. He has some acting experience
Acting might not be Luis’ strong suit, but he’s definitely touched by being in front of the camera. He’s made a handful of acting appearances over the years on the big and small screen. Some people may be surprised to learn that he even made a cameo appearance in Luis Miguel: the series as a party animal.
7. He could be in a relationship
As previously mentioned, Luis has never been one to take his business to the streets, so he hasn’t revealed anything publicly about the state of his relationship. However, some suggested sources that he might be dating a young dancer named Mollie Hannah Gould. Mollie is about 30 years younger than Luis.
8. Elvis Presley was one of his biggest influences
Luis worked at his craft for most of his life, and he started out watching Elvis Presley. When Luis was a child, his father encouraged him to watch as much footage of Presley as possible and learn everything he could. Although Luis’s style is quite different from Presley’s, there is no doubt that part of the King’s influence is in him.
9. He won a Grammy as a teenager
The amount of longevity that Luis has achieved in the music industry is almost impossible to find. He was just a teenager when his career really started to take off. At 14, he won a Grammy Award for Best Mexican-American Performance for the song “Me Gustas Tal Como Eres” which he sang with Sheena Easton. From that moment it became clear that Luis was a force to be reckoned with.
10. He has his own brand of wine
The entertainment industry isn’t the only place Luis has found success. He is also a sommelier and self-taught entrepreneur. Several years ago Luis launched his own brand of Cabernet Sauvignon and the wine received a lot of positive reviews. According to Home light, the wine is “smoothed with 15 percent Syrah grapes, has an alcohol content of 13 percent and offers intense fruity aromas reminiscent of blueberries, plums, black currants, black cherries and other berries.”