MUSIQ SOULCHILD, raised (mostly) in PHILADELPHIA, PA., 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 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). And 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, and with a good start.
Staying in the game with his third release "SOULSTAR" featuring hit tunes such as "FORTHENIGHT" and "WHOKNOWS" its clear that "MUSIQ" is not only an artist of substance, but also consistency. He's been nominated by many respected institutions of the music industry including MTV, THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, NAACP, and with three albums to date has had 4 consectutive GRAMMY nominations! MUSIQ has received awards from BILLBOARD, BET, ASCAP, BMI and SOUL TRAIN and has been featured on TV & print ads along with having his music featured with major corporations such as McDONALDS, NIKE, COCA COLA, LEVIS 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" debut on the Billboard Top 200 Charts at 1! In 2007 "LUVANMUSIQ" has sold over 500,000 copies going GOLD and has been nominated for 3 Grammy's! The biggest single off of the album "TEACHME" was number one for 15 weeks on Billboards Urban A.C Chart.
While making plans to venture into and break new creative ground, who knows, might not be too long before you see this soulstar in a theatre near you.
In 2008 Musiq will release a Christmas EP in October sponsored by TARGET. The 5th album "onmyradio" will be available November 25th.