Luis Miguel Gallego Basteri (born on April 19, 1970) is a Mexican pop singer best known for his crooning vocals and romantic ballads. He has been a very popular singer in Latin America since the late 1980's. He is commonly referred to as El Sol ("The Sun") and is also nicknamed "El Rey" (The King), Luismi, Micky, "El Idolo" and "Luismi Rey."
Luis Miguel has won some of the most prestigious music awards, such as: nine Grammys (5 Grammys, 4 Latin Grammys); a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at the age of 26 and three World Music Awards. Luis Miguel holds the record as the best-selling living performing Latin artist in history. Luis Miguel has sold over 55 million albums worldwide and he is the best selling Spanish-language artist in the history of the United States, Mexico, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. Luis Miguel and Enrique Iglesias hold the record for the artist with the most #1 singles in the history of Billboard charts Hot Latin Tracks (16).