Musiq Soulchild

From11 January 2019to25 April 2019

Musiq Soulchild

Musiq Soulchild, or simply just Musiq (born September 16 1997) – AKA Taalib Johnson – is a neo soul and R&B artist hailing from Philadelphia, US.

Unlike most artists who normally have to wait a while before achieving mainstream success, Musiq didn’t waste any time. His début album “Aijuswanaseing” (I just wanna sing) went into the Billboard 200 at number four, whilst his following album, “Juslisen” was a number one hit. Both albums received critical acclaim as they gained platinum status, making Musiq a household name after just a few years.

Following a successful couple of albums, Soulchild was inevitably nominated for many prestigious awards. Two of his leading singles from his early discography “Love” and “Halfcrazy” were short-listed for the Best R&B Vocal Performance in consecutive years, whilst “Juslisen” was nominated for Best R&B Album in 2002. Despite not winning the awards, the nominations clearly gave him the encouragement to make better and more soulful music.

Soulchild went on to release two number one albums in 2007 and 2008 with “Luvanmusiq” and “OnTheRadio”. The former album, in particular, was well received and was awarded three Grammy nominations.

Having not released a solo album since 2011, Musiq’s most recent project was an album entitled ‘9ine’ with Syleena Johnson, although this failed to have any major chart impact. Music is now an artist signed to My Block Records following his recent departure from Atlantic Records.

Music is first and foremost a rather unique singer. Although you could vaguely describe his music as either being soul or R&B, he encompasses a wide range of genres that make him stylistically different. He has been known to incorporate elements of funk into his music, whilst he also claims he has a “hip hop swagger”. To a modern audience, the easiest way to describe him would be a mixture of the soulful singing of Frank Ocean combined with the vocal range and relaxed paced of The Weeknd.

Friday 11 January 2019

Musiq Soulchild

NOTO, Philadelphia, PA, US


Thursday 07 February 2019

Musiq Soulchild

Birchmere, Alexandria, VA, US


Friday 15 February 2019

Musiq Soulchild

with Lil’ Kim, Jagged Edge, and 6 others

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY, US


Thursday 25 April 2019

Musiq Soulchild

Sound Board, MotorCity Casino Hotel, Detroit, MI, US


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