GRAMMY® Award-nominated recording artist Musiq Soulchild returns to City National Grove of Anaheim, Friday, October 13. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster, Friday, June 16, at 10AM.
With a string of awards from Billboard, BET, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers and an impressive 13 Grammy® nominations under his belt, the multi-platinum Musiq Soulchild has always strived for musical progression.
After the public was all too ready to stamp the singer as the next big neo soul act following the immense success of his bouncy, omnipresent 2000 debut single “Just Friends (Sunny)” and its powerful follow-up ballad “Love”—which has since become a go-to millennial wedding anthem—Musiq flipped the proverbial script. He delivered a gorgeous 2002 cover of the 1968 Beatles’ pop-rock classic “Something,” showing off an understated range that managed to avoid look-at-me gimmickry.
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 No. 1 on the Billboard 200 – featured a streak of major hit singles, including “b.u.d.d.y,” “Makeyouhappy,” and the No. 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).”
Musiq’s most current release Victims & Villains, a collaboration with Hit-Boy, came out earlier this year.