GRAMMY Award nominated recording artist Musiq Soulchild returns to City National Grove of Anaheim on Saturday, October 28.
It’s hard to imagine a performer working today with more heart and soul than Musiq Soulchild. With over a decade on the scene, the multiplatinum singer/songwriter brings a new depth to his meditations on life and love with his sixth studio album, Musiqinthemagiq
“I’m working hard to represent the legacy of soul music,” explains Musiq, who experiments with various shades of pop on the new album. He entered the studio wanting to “incorporate the sound of popular artists like Bruno Mars and B.o.B.” with the classic R&B magic that he does best. “I hope that people would recognize me as a bridge between the old skool stuff from back in the day to what’s going on nowadays. Even within my own catalogue, to recognize the progression.” Bringing together such talents as Swizz Beatz, who lends a verse on the single “Anything,” Jerry Wonder of Platinum Sounds, and Norwegian production team The Element, MusiqintheMagiq reveals an artist who is willing to surprise not just his audience, but also himself.
Musiq has been honored with a number of awards, including Billboard Music Awards for “Best New Artist,” “Top R&B Artist,” “Top R&B Male” & “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.
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).”