Miguel Could Be The Biggest Latin Pop Star If He Would Just Listen To Me

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Miguel, actual sexiest man alive (what was People thinking with Blake Shelton, true celebrity embodiment of Trump’s America) has released an equally sexy album today, called War & Leisure. With the help of innovative artists across hip-hop and Latin pop—Rick Ross, Travis Scott, QUIÑ, Kali Uchis, Salaam Remi and J. Cole—my California King has proven himself to be a popular outlier in the R&B genre, one unafraid to make daring, hybrid decisions that will absolutely inspire you to disrobe.


War & Leisure is certainly the best thing you’ll hear today (you can skip the Cardi B/Juicy J collabo, which should be better than it is) and a triumph in Miguel’s already eclectic discography, but there’s one song that stands out above the rest: “Caramelo Duro.”

Miguel, born to a Mexican-American father, opts only to sing in Spanish in specific situations (if you haven’t heard “Destinado A Morir,” you haven’t lived.) which makes “Caramelo Duro” such a gift. Whenever he does choose to croon en Español, I can’t help but wonder: If the dude recorded an entirely Spanish-sung album, or just made more of an effort to perform in Spanish, he could become one of the biggest forces in Latin music. Right? Like, listen, you’ll feel me:

Senior Writer, Jezebel. My debut book, LARGER THAN LIFE: A History of Boy Bands, is out now.

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