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Musiq Soulchild

Musiq Soulchild


Famous as :

Neo-soul and R&B singer

Birth Name :

Talib Johnson

Birth Date :

September 16, 1977

Birth Place :

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

Claim to fame :

Album "Aijuswanaseing" (2000)


Blending Soul, Funk and Hip-Hop, Musiq Soulchild has coined the twist of music that most musicians rarely have. His one of a kind music style is very well received that one week after the release of his album Luvanmusiq, Billboard Hot 200 crowned it at the highest spot. The album was sold 149,000 copies in the first week and consequently broke the 100,000 perimeter that has haunted US albums sales for four consecutive weeks. At the same time, his first single titled B.U.D.D.Y." constantly placing itself in the Top 5 of Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop chart for 16 weeks while scoring the airplay gainer. Through B.U.D.D.Y. he reintroduced the 'soul' part of him that he had abandoned for more than 5 years. He finally deserves to be called the 'child of soul' again.

Little is known of Musiq's childhood, but for sure he has always been musical since he was a kid. He was born as Talib Johnson on Sept 16, 1977 in the middle of a strict Muslim family. He was raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania along with his 8 brothers and 1 sister. Growing up in the year where pop and soul was dominating the music industry, Musiq received his music influence from the jazzy swing of Billie Holiday, the lively gospel tunes of Patti LaBelle and finally the soul and funk vibe of Sly & the Family Stone and James Brown. Instead of engaging himself in High School, he chose to attend several open mics that allowed him to perform the raw talent. As a teenager, he had attained Wilhelmina showcases and also Philly's such as Five Spot. Under the management of Mama's Boys, Musiq later on gained the attention of DefJam Records and his real venture had begun since.

Latest News

Musiq Soulchild Releases Touching Music Video for 'Yes'

September 20, 2011 08:03:51 GMT

raises awareness for breast cancer in a music video to support his latest single "Yes". Created "in memory of all who have lost their battle with cancer," it follows the R&B crooner as he stands by his girlfriend through her tough battle with breast cancer.

Video Premiere: Musiq Soulchild's 'Anything' Ft. Swizz Beatz

March 08, 2011 07:20:01 GMT

has debuted a music video filmed to support his new single "Anything". In this Taj-directed clip, the R&B singer/songwriter makes his girlfriend upset when he shamelessly flirts with other ladies while she is right by his side.

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