Luis Miguel's exceptional artistic career began in 1982, when at the age of 12 he debuted with his first recording, "Uno + Uno Dos Enamorados (1 + 1 = 2 Lovers)". It became an immediate hit and catapulted him onto the Latin music charts, making him a household name in Spanish speaking countries all over the world. More albums followed and he received a Grammy, the first of four, for his duet with Sheena Easton for "Me Gustas Tal Como Eres (I like the way you are)" in 1985. In 1988 and 1989 the albums "Busca Una Mujer (Looking for a woman)" and "20 Años (20 Years)" were perhaps the most successful recordings with several hits including "La Incondicional (The Unconditional)" (the all-time most famous song of this singer) and "Tengo todo excepto a ti (I've got everything but you)" and celebrated the 20th anniversary of Luis Miguel. In 1991, he co-produced with the mexican composer Armando Manzanero his eighth album Romance, (first in a series of Bolero albums) which attained sales of 7 million internationally and garnered more than 70 Platinum albums worldwide. With the success of Romance he was responsible for popularizing the gender of the bolero to an entire new generation of music lovers. Along with his singing, his electrifying performances ranked him as #2 in the world with Performance and Amusement magazines for having sold the most tickets for consecutive dates at one venue (Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City, 1997). Other highlights of his remarkable career include a duet with Frank Sinatra, Come Fly With Me (Duets II), the first Spanish album to debut at Number 14 in the Billboard Top 200 (Romances, 1997), numerous Lo Nuestro Awards, hundreds of Gold and Platinum albums, three World Music Awards and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 1996. Also he performed the song "Sueña" (Dream on) included in the Spanish soundtrack of 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'.
His aversion to record an English album has limited his fame only to the Hispanic countries.