Published on Nov 7, 2008
1999, Luis Miguel released Amarte Es Un Placer which earned him three Latin Grammys. Its hit single O Tú, O Ninguna placed #1 on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks list for eight consecutive weeks. The Amarte Es Un Placer Tour became the best selling tour for a Latin artist in history.
Following the success of Amarte Es Un Placer, Luis Miguel released Mis Romances in 2001, his fourth album in the bolero series. With this album, which sold over two million copies worldwide, he launched Mis Romances Tour throughout the US, Europe, and Latin America.
In 2003, Luis Miguel released his first pop album in over four years. Entitled 33, indicative of his age, it featured a collection of ballads and uptempo songs. The first single Te Necesito rose immediately to #1 on Billboard's Hot Latin Tracks list. 33 was the best-selling Latin Pop Album of the Year. On the 33 Tour, Luis Miguel performed at Mexico's sold-out National Auditorium, and various sold-out shows at Buenos Aires', as well as other prestigious international venues such as Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas in Spain.
That same year, Prince Felipe of Spain presented him with a special award for being the best-selling foreign artist in his country's history, and hosted a special party in his honor in Madrid.
In 2004, Luis Miguel released Mexico En La Piel, a collection of traditional Mexican mariachi songs. This album was widely regarded by both critics and fans as one of Miguel's best works; also earning him two Grammy Awards. It sold over 100,000 copies in its first week just in Mexico.
In 2005, Luis Miguel released Grandes Exitos, his first greatest hits album, that featured his greatest songs he recorded during all his career, including two never-released singles: Misterios Del Amor and Si Te Perdiera.
Also, he launched his own line of Chilean wine, called "Unico", winning a "Gold Medal".
Luis Miguel singing in 2005In 2005, the Mexico En La Piel Tour started. In 2006, Luis Miguel made a chain of 30-show completely sold out between Jan. 18-Feb. 27 at the National Auditorium in Mexico City. It is believed to be the highest grossing tour in the history of Mexico and among the highest selling tours globally. It also surpassed Luis Miguel's 25-show run at the venue in 2004. The 123-date tour started last September (2005) in Mexico and then played Argentina, Chile and Uruguay through the end of the year before beginning the Mexican run in January. The tour's total gross was north of $95,000,000, breaking his own record (Amarte es un Placer in 1999) as the top-selling tour ever by a Latin artist.
That same year, he released a Christmas album called Navidades. The playlist includes many Christmas standards interpreted in Spanish. The album reached #1 on the Billboard charts during the first week of release. His two singles were Santa Claus Llegó A la Ciudad (Santa Claus Is Coming to Town), and Mi Humilde Oración (My Grown-up Christmas List).
Luis Miguel's new studio album is called Complices and was released on May 6, 2008. Produced by Luis Miguel and written by the Spanish composer Manuel Alejandro. The first single, "Si tú te atreves" was released on April 7, 2008. The 2008 Complices Tour started in Seattle at September 3rd, 2008.
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