Thursday (Dec. 15), Miguel will be the first artist canonized by the DeLeón 100, a curated list of music industry trailblazers identified by Sean “Diddy” Combs in partnership with Billboard and DeLeón Tequila.
"The DeLeón 100 is all about recognizing the tastemakers and trailblazers who are bringing music and culture to the next level,” says Combs. "I'm always searching for people who are bold, fearless and doing their part to shape the future. Now, in partnership with Billboard, I will be celebrating and sharing their inspiring stories with the world."
Miguel is a natural fit for the list: Since breaking out in 2010, the genre-agnostic singer-songwriter has continually pushed boundaries and displayed a unique artistry on each of his three hit albums. Most recently, he released the Rogue Waves EP, featuring five remixes of waves – a track off of his 2015 album, Wildheart – in various genres, including country.