Singer-songwriter Miguel covers the special Grammy issue of Billboard Magazine. The 26 year-old spoke with the magazine about Grammy weekend changed his life. The week after the Grammys, sales for Miguel’s “Adorn” increased by 229%, moving an impressive 44,000 copies during this frame.
Here’s what he says about…
His first Grammy win:
I found out in the car as we were pulling up to the red carpet. It was an “Oh, shit” moment. I had my girl with me and it was like, “How crazy is that? And I get to perform?” It was just a great feeling.
Performing at the Grammys with Wiz Khalifa:
I wanted to make an intimate thing but I had a bigger vision about the crowd … I did want it to be a stripped-down performance, and it really was genius of [telecast producer Ken Ehrlich] to put us in the aisle.
The direction of his latest album, Kaleidoscope Dream:
I wanted it to be as edgy and alternative as my lifestyle. I don’t think I live the lifestyle that’s expected of a quote unquote R&B artist. I’m just not that dude. I don’t go to the club and pop bottles.
Going on tour with Alicia Keys this spring:
[Alicia] just kind of asked me, “Hey, would you be down to come out?” And I said, “Absolutely.” We had enough time to really appreciate and respect each other’s integrity as musicians.
The photo of him and Beyoncé in the recording studio together:
I just asked her to take a photo with me and she was really sweet about it. That’s all I can say. I’ve honestly never worked with Beyoncé. It would be awesome, though, I would love that.
Check out the full interview at Billboard.com