“I belong here, but I’m not trying to shout it out.” In the latest issue of PAPER, R&B crooner of the moment Miguel says he felt like the new kid on the block at this year’s Met Gala, but he’s well on the way to being a fixture in pop culture. And yes, maybe it’s in part to that regretful stage dive gone wrong at the 2013 Billboard Awards, but all signs point to success for R&B’s new crooner. Miguel sports his favorite designers in the feature, and standout pieces include a floral print Alexander Wang button down, and silver pieces from his favorite rocker turned jewelers, Great Frog. He talks about not being happy with his debut album, and says he’ll never go back to the hoodie and sweats look from that era.
He even dishes on working with his crush, Mariah Carey on their new summer hit, “#Beautiful.” Down, boy.
Check out more photos from Miguel’s PAPER feature below.