Miguel Featuring J. Cole, "All I Want Is You"

82 Billboard Rating

R&B newcomer Miguel is poised for a major breakthrough with his debut single, "All I Want Is You." The 23-year-old's raw, believable voice swells over a midtempo backdrop of funk and hip-hop, and vocally, he could prove to be a viable competitor to Trey Songz, for he offers both the sweetness of Babyface and the passion of R. Kelly. Producer Salaam Remi (Amy Winehouse, Nas) lays down a subtle drumbeat and sensual, bluesy guitar, setting the pace while Miguel reflects on his relationship woes and guest rapper J. Cole delivers a confident verse about moving on. Already a co-writer on Musiq and Mary J. Blige's hit "If U Leave" and a collaborator with Asher Roth, Miguel is one to watch as his debut album's street date approaches later this year.

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