- Miguel Bosé
Miguel Bosé, 2006
Born Luis Miguel González Borloni
April 3, 1956
Nationality Spain Italy Colombia Occupation singer, actor Years active 1973-present
Bosé was born in San Fernando Hospital in Panama City, Panama, the son of the famous Italian actress Lucia Bosé and the legendary bullfighter Luis Miguel Dominguín. He is also a cousin of Carmen Ordóñez. He grew up in an environment surrounded by art and culture. Close friends of his family were Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway and the father of current president [Which president? 'Current' WHEN?] of Colombia. His godfather was Luchino Visconti and Pablo Picasso was the godfather of his sister Paola Dominguin.
In 1971, Bosé started a career as an actor, participating in various movies. However, he did not make that many films, and in 1975 he decided a career change was due and started exploring his talents as a singer. With the assistance of Camilo Blanes he recorded his first singles. Two years later, in 1977, Bosé signed a contract with CBS Records, and he remained with them until 1984.
In 1983, 1984 and 1985, he participated in the "Llena Tu Cabeza De Rock" television specials on Puerto Rico WAPA-TV. But it was in 1985 that he became an international superstar, when his song "Amante bandido" rose to the top of the charts all over Latin America and in Spain, while he started to decline in Italy (where he had a parallel career, singing in both Italian and English - he would go back to the top there in 1994, by winning Festivalbar (the second musical event after the Sanremo Music Festival) for the third time). The video to that song also became one of the most widely seen Spanish music videos, with Bose playing both a Superman style superhero and an Indiana Jones type of adventurer in it.
Bosé has been a force in Latin music, with a career that has spanned 21 albums, roles in more than 35 films, his own television show, and work as a theatre director. With Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway among his family friends, Bosé grew up in the arts, constantly traveling around Spain and to Milan, New York, London and Paris. He made his film debut at the age of 15, and at age 21 he began his singing career, which eventually led to international pop stardom.
Defying the contemporary formula for pop success, his music has been described as a global fusion of many musical influences. At the center of his music is all the passion and expression of a Latin artist, yet Miguel Bosé has constantly incorporated more diverse musical elements than many of the genre's crossover pop stars.
In 2007, to celebrate his 30 years as a singer, he released Papito, an album that contains remakes of his previous songs, re-interpreted in duets with Juanes, Alejandro Sanz, Fangoria (band), Ivete Sangalo, Laura Pausini, Shakira, Julieta Venegas, Ricky Martin, Amaia Montero (past member of the Spanish band La Oreja de Van Gogh), and Michael Stipe from R.E.M., along with many other singers. Three singles were released off Papito: the first is a re-make of his hit "Nena", featuring Mexican superstar Paulina Rubio; the second was "Morenamía", with Julieta Venegas. The third single "Como un lobo" featured his niece Bimba Bosé. "Nena" was by far the most successful single off the album, since it was nominated for a Latin Grammy for best song, and became the best selling download of Spain in 2007.
In 2008, Colombian President Álvaro Uribe offered him Colombian citizenship because of his efforts towards peace in Colombia, including his participation in two concerts in 2008. On March 16 of 2010 he received Colombian citizenship during a ceremony in the presidential palace, Casa de Nariño.
- 2010: Cardio
- 2007: Papitour
- 2007: Papito
- 2005: Velvetina
- 2004: Por vos muero
- 2002: Sereno (Winner of 2003 Latin Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Performance)
- 2002: Girados (with Ana Torroja)
- 1999: Lo mejor de Bosé
- 1998: 11 maneras de ponerse un sombrero
- 1996: Laberinto
- 1993: Bajo el signo de Caín
- 1990: Directo 90
- 1990: Los chicos no lloran
- 1987: XXX (collaboration with Giorgio Vanni and Tomato)
- 1986: Salamandra
- 1984: Bandido (collaboration with Giorgio Vanni and Tomato)
- 1983: Made in Spain
- 1982: ¡Bravo, muchachos! Los grandes éxitos de Miguel Bosé
- 1981: Más allá
- 1980: Miguel
- 1979: ¡Chicas!
- 1978: Miguel Bosé
- 1978: Linda
- 1976: Es tan fácil (B-side: "Who?", single)
- 1975: Soy (B-side: "For Ever For You" , single)
- 1998: La mirada del otro .... Santiago
- 1998: Lorca .... Lorca
- 1996: Oui .... Hugo
- 1996: Libertarias .... Cura secretario de Durruti
- 1996: Amor digital .... Cinco-cinco
- 1995: Gazon maudit .... Diego, the Young Man
- 1995: Detrás del dinero (TV)
- 1994: Enciende mi pasión .... Ángel
- 1994: La reine Margot .... Guise
- 1993: Mazeppa .... Gericault
- 1993: La nuit sacrée .... Le consul
- 1991: High Heels .... Juez Domínguez/Hugo/Letal
- 1991: Lo más natural .... Andrés
- 1990: L'avaro .... Valerio
- 1989: Shangay Lily
- 1988: Il segreto del Sahara TV mini-series .... El Halem
- 1987: En penumbra
- 1985: El caballero del dragón .... IX
- 1982: Due di tutto TV series
- 1981: Cosa de locos
- 1978: La borgata dei sogni
- 1978: Sentados al borde de la mañana con los pies colgando
- 1977: California .... Willy Preston
- 1977: La gabbia
- 1977: Oedipus orca
- 1977: Suspiria .... Mark
- 1976: Retrato de familia .... Cécil Rubes
- 1976: Garofano rosso
- 1976: Giovannino
- 1976: La orca .... Humberto
- 1974: Vera, un cuento cruel .... Enrique
- 1973: Gli eroi .... German soldier
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