Fans know Luis Miguel as El Sol de México but he might as well be known as El Sol del Mundo. The Mexican and Puerto Rican singer has had huge success in his career and he doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.
On Tuesday, Luis Miguel took to Instagram to announce that he just won the title of the first Latin artist to have over 266 songs surpassing one million streams on Spotify.
In Luis Miguel’s characteristic terse style, he did not caption the announcement with his own commentary, instead letting the statement speak for itself.
Considering the number of successful Latin artists who have captured the public’s attention over the years (Enrique Iglesias, Bad Bunny, Vicente Fernández, Selena Quintanilla), Miguel’s accomplishment is a true honor.
Part of his huge success is undoubtedly due to his long career – which spans 40 years – as well as his recent hit Netflix series based on his life, “Luis Miguel: The Series”. The series not only ignited fan devotion to his music, but also exposed a new generation of fans to Miguel’s music.
Last May, Luis Miguel announced that he was the first Mexican artist to hit five billion downloads on Spotify, proving it had a resurgence in popularity.
Songs like “Ahora Te Puedes Marchar”, “La Incondicional”, “Culpable o No (Miénteme Como Siempre)”, “Me Gustas Tal Como Eres” and “Si Nos Dejan” run the gamut of Latin music genres. It’s no wonder Miguel is so popular – he really does make music for everyone.
Often referred to as the “Latin Frank Sinatra”, Luis Miguel’s musical career spans genres from tango to pop to mariachi. He is widely recognized as the Latin artist who reinvented boleros for a modern audience.
Despite the height of his career during the Latin explosion of the 90s, Luismi never entered the mainstream Anglo-Saxon market like so many of his peers. His commitment to Latin music and his Spanish-speaking fans make him a true Latin artist through and through.
But even though Luis Miguel has continued to enjoy immense popularity over the years, he hasn’t released new music since 2017. On January 2, he tweeted (then deleted) a cryptic statement on his Twitter account, prompting his subscribers to speculate that 2022 would be the year he finally comes out of “retirement”. But he neither confirmed nor denied his fans’ suspicions.