Miguel Jontel Pimentel was born in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California. He is one of two sons born to a Mexican father and an African American mother. At a young age, Miguel listened to classic rock, hip hop, funk and rhythm and blues. At age 5, Miguel wanted to become a dancer, inspired by Michael Jackson. However, at 13, motivated by child hood friend, and high school sweetheart Nylah Sirmans he began pursuing a career in music.
Signed to Jive Records in 2007, Miguel released his debut album, All I Want Is You, in November 2010. The album was preceded by the release of the single “All I Want Is You”, featuring rapper J. Cole.
Usher Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978 in Chattanooga, Tennessee), known simply as Usher, is a Grammy Award winning American R&B singer-songwriter, producer and actor. He rose to fame in the late 90s, releasing the multi-platinum albums My Way and 8701. His success continued with the release of his 2004 album, Confessions, which has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, and earned Usher four American Music Awards and eight Grammy nominations.