GRAMMY Award nominated recording artist Musiq Soulchild comes to City National Grove of Anaheim on Friday, June 7.
Inspired by such icons as Stevie Wonder, James Brown, and Ray Charles, Musiq made his blockbuster debut right out of the gate with his acclaimed release, AIJUSWANASEING. Fueled by the breakthrough singles, “Just Friends (Sunny)” and “Love,” the album went on to earn RIAA platinum for sales exceeding 1 million.
In addition, Musiq – who has been in the music industry for ten years –was honored with a number of awards, including Billboard Music Awards for “Best New Artist,” “Top R&B Artist,” “Top R&B Male,” and “Top R&B Single”; the Soul Train Music Award for “Best R&B/Soul Single”; and the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Award for “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Song. Further nominations came from the Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, The Source Awards, BET Awards, and NAACP Awards.
In May 2002, Musiq unveiled his second album, JUSLISEN, which entered both the Billboard 200 and Billboard’s “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums” chart at #1. The collection, which featured a pair of hits in “Dontchange” and “Halfcrazy,” was soon certified RIAA platinum and again earned Musiq a variety of prestigious awards.
SOULSTAR, Musiq’s third album, arrived one short year later and he was once again greeted with both critical and popular success. Hailed as one of the year’s finest collections of contemporary R&B, the album featured two radio smashes, “Forthenight” and “Whoknows.” The winner of the Soul Train Awards’ “Best R&B/Soul Album,” “SOULSTAR” also reaped nods from the Grammy Awards and BET Awards.
Musiq made a stellar Atlantic debut with LUVANMUSIQ, earning a trio of Grammy nominations as well as sales in excess of 700,000. The album – which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 – featured a streak of major hit singles, including “b.u.d.d.y,” “Makeyouhappy,” and the #1 smash, “Teachme,” which spent 15 weeks atop Billboard’s Urban AC airplay chart. ONMYRADIO followed in 2008, reaching the #1 spot on Billboard’s “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums” chart in its second week out. The album received considerable critical praise, with special attention paid to the smash singles, “sobeautiful” and “IfULeave (Feat. Mary J. Blige).”