Musiq Soulchild, raised (mostly) in Philadelphia, PA, is a soulstar who has developed a sound uniquely his own, by fusing together the essence of 'Soul Music' with 'Funk' rules and 'Hip Hop' swagger, all the while making his mark on the charts with his first hit single entitled Just Friends (Sunny) from his platinum Def Soul release Aijuswanaseing (I just want to sing).
He made us ponder the meaning of true affection with his second hit, simply entitled Love. Following up with his sophomore album Juslisen, also platinum, debuting at number 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Charts, there was no doubt that this wasn't just another here today, gone tomorrow artist. Instead, he merely made plans to be around for the long haul.
And with hit songs like Halfcrazy and Dontchange, he was well on his way. Staying in the game with this third release Soulstar, featuring hit tunes such as Forthenight and Whoknows, it was clear that Musiq was not only an artist of substance, but also consistency. He's been nominated by many respected institutions of the music industry including MTV and The American Music Awards, and with three albums to date has had four consecutive Grammy nominations.
Musiq has received awards from Billboard, Bet, ASCAP, BMI and Soul Train, along with having his music featured with major corporations such as McDonald's, Nike, Coca-Cola, Levi's and The Gap. He's toured the country extensively, and is also internationally renowned for not just bringing great music, but also a great show. Now, in his new home as an Atlantic Records recording artist, his fourth album Luvanmusiq debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Charts at 1!
Who knows, might not be too long before you see this soulstar in a venue near you...