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With influences such as Prince, Queen, Lenny Kravitz, and Kanye West, Miguel's voice has been described by Billboard magazine as reflecting "the sweetness of Babyface and the passion of R. Kelly." The Southern California native signed a recording contract with Jive Records in 2007 and helped pen songs for artists such as GRAMMY winner Usher before releasing his debut album, All I Want Is You, in 2010. That same year he received his first career GRAMMY nomination for Best R&B Song for his co-writing credit on Jaheim's "Finding My Way Back." All I Want Is You showcased Miguel's vocal versatility and songwriting talents by blending R&B, soul and hip-hop elements. The album peaked at No. 37 on the Billboard 200 and "Sure Thing" reached No. 36 on the Billboard Hot 100. Miguel's sophomore album, 2012's Kaleidoscope Dream, garnered him more hits and acclaim. The album's breakout single, "Adorn" peaked at No. 17 on the Billboard 100 and solidified Miguel's premier status in R&B's new wave of eclectic and pop-influenced artists. Kaleidoscope Dream spawned five 55th GRAMMY nominations, including Best Urban Contemporary Album and Song Of The Year for "Adorn."