Luis Miguel Gallego Basteri is a Mexican singer, often referred to as El Sol de México (The Sun of Mexico). This is the nickname his mother gave him as a child "mi sol" (My sun). Luis Miguel has sung in multiple genres and styles, including pop songs, ballads, boleros, tangos, jazz, big band, and mariachi. Luis Miguel is also recognized as the only Latin singer of his generation to not cross over to the Anglo market during the "Latin Explosion" in the 1990s. Despite recording only in Spanish, Luis Miguel continued to be the best-selling Latin artist in the 1990s, and was credited for popularizing the bolero genre within the mainstream market. He has sold around 60 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling Latin music artists. In October 2020, Luis Miguel was ranked number two on Billboard's Greatest of All-Time Latin Artists chart.