Miguel Ángel Poveda León, born in Barcelona (13 February 1973) and raised in Badalona, begins singing at the age of 15 in the setting of the flamenco clubs of Catalonia. In 1993 he began his career as a professional after winning four prizes apart from the Lámpara Minera Prize at the International Festival of Cante de las Mines (Murcia), a fact that did not occur since 1956 with Fosforito in a National Contest of Flamenco Cante Córdoba.
He participates in the major national and international music festivals in auditoriums such as the Odeon of Paris, Liceo de Barcelona, Teatro Real in Madrid, Carnegie Hall and Jazz Center Lincoln in New York, Wiener Koncerthaus in Vienna, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Auditorium Parco Della Musica de Roma, Lincoln Theater of Miami, Sadler’s Wells of London, Roman Theater of Mérida or the bullring of the Maestranza de Sevilla.
Since starting his career he collaborates with artists such as Enrique Morente, Carmen Linares, Paco de Lucía, Vicente Amigo, Manolo Sanlúcar, Joan Manuel Serrat, Santiago Auserón, Israel Galván, Eva Yerbabuena, Manuela Carrasco, Raphael, Isabel Pantoja, Martírio, Rodolfo Mederos , Tomatito, Ana Belén, Miguel Ríos, Víctor Manuel, Antonio Carmona, Pasión Vega, Matilde Coral, Giovanni Hidalgo, María del Mar Bonet, Mariza, Pedro Guerra, Alberto Iglesias, Chavela Vargas, Manuel Carrasco, Josemi Carmona, María Dolores Pradera, Alejandro Sanz, Joaquín Sabina, Juan Gabriel and many other musicians and more interpreters.
He also participates in different films. As an actor in “Theta and the Moon” by Bigas Luna. With musical interventions in “Fados” and “Flamenco” by Carlos Saura, and in “La question humaine” by Frenchman Nicolas Klotz. He sang the song A Ciegas for the soundtrack of “Los abrazos rotos” by Pedro Almodóvar and in the first film by Raúl Arévalo as director “Tarde para la ira” where he plays the song “Quiero” that made him popular in his day, Bambino.
His discography has five Grammy nominations, and to date it is composed of 12 albums as well as arteSano, which has won the Gold Album just a week after its release. The previous album, Coplas del querer, was awarded several Music Awards and won the Gold and Platinum Album. His last album Sonetos y Poemas para la Libertad, with music by Pedro Guerra for the most part, continues to garner good reviews from the press and the public.
He has been the only singer in the history of offering an entire concert for his first 25 years in music in the bullring of Las Ventas de Madrid, as reflected in the documentary “13. Miguel Poveda” by Sarao Films, nominated for The José María Forqué film awards in 2015.
Miguel Poveda is an adopted son of Seville and his province, and holds the medal of Andalusia, in La Unión (Murcia) has a street in his name and the Ministry of Culture awarded him the National Music Award in 2007.
Throughout his career he has been awarded such important prizes as the 2007 National Music Prize, the 2011 National Culture Prize of Catalonia, the Jerez Flamenco Award Chair, the Solidarity Medal for his concert at the Andex Foundation Benefit And Medal of Andalusia 2012.