Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Michael Morales

Michael Morales (born on April 25, 1963 in San Antonio, Texas) is a pop\rock singer who scored two Top 40 hits during the '90s. He grew up in a musical family and as a kid, he played guitar, drums and piano in several bands.

In 1980, Michael was part of a band called The Max. He performed with them until he earned his first record contract with PolyGram Records.
In 1989, he released his self-titled debut album which peaked at #113 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album earned plenty of airplay on MTV.
Michael's first single "I Don't Know" peaked at #81 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it his first appearance on the chart.

His second single (a cover version of the Romantics' hit song "What I Like About You") became a hit, peaking at #28 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The last single "Who Do You Give Your Love To" became Michael's biggest hit to date, peaking at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Michael and his brother, Ron started their own record label, Studio M in their hometown of San Antonio, Texas. They've won four Grammys for albums produced and recorded at their studio.
In 1991, he released his sophomore album "Thump" which didn't appear chart at all on the Billboard 200.
The only single, "I Don't Wanna See You" was released, but wasn't as successful as Michael's two Top 40 hits, peaking only at #72 on the Billboard Hot 100.
In 2000, Michael released his third album, "That's the Way" which didn't chart at all.

His music has been heard in movies such as "Picking Up the Pieces" and the 2006 Cannes Film Winner, "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada." His music has also been nominated for six Grammys.

These days, Michael lives in San Antonio with his three kids. He has also started the Michael Morales Rock Music Institute for teens and adults and the Michael Morales Rockstar Academy for kids ages 7 to 12 yrs old in his hometown. He also continues to be active with his record label, Studio M.

To see the website for Michael Morales' Rock Music Institute and Rockstar Academy,
go to:
http://www.moralesacademy.com/HOME.html

To see the website for Michael and his brother Ron's record label, Studio M, go to:
http://www.studiomus.com/

To see the music video for "Who Do You Give Your Love To," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu7gaoy6w3E

To see the music video for "What I Like About You," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEIMPfeXspo

To see a fan-made video for "I Don't Know," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb7wtd34U2A

To see a fan-made video for "I Don't Wanna See You," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqxSlBb_50o


[Updated on 04\15\2016]

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