Musiq to keep you warm
R&B singer marks album release with performance at Stonecrest
R&B hitmaker Musiq Soulchild will perform live at the Mall at Stonecrest on Saturday, Dec. 13, at 5 p.m. in celebration of his highly anticipated sophomore release from Atlantic Records entitled ONMYRADIO. The new CD, which was released Tuesday, Dec. 9, includes soulful tracks such as “Radio,” “So Beautiful” and the hit single “If You Leave” featuring Mary J. Blige.
This exclusive Atlanta appearance will conclude with a VIP meet and greet where Musiq will sign newly purchased copies of ONMYRADIO from Borders Stonecrest. Proof of purchase is required to attend the meet and greet event.
Philadelphia-born, Musiq Soulchild, grew up the oldest of nine children and eagerly participated in Philadelphia’s open mic scene in his early teens. The son of a die-hard ’70s soul music fan, Musiq performed at Philly showcases like the Five Spot and Wilhemina’s until his management team, Mama’s Boys (Jerome Hipps and Michael McArthur), brought him to Def Jam Records’ attention. Inspired by such icons as Stevie Wonder, James Brown, and Ray Charles, Musiq made a blockbuster debut right out of the gate with 2000’s acclaimed AIJUSWANASEING. Fueled by the breakthrough singles, “Just Friends (Sunny)” and “Love,” the album went on to earn RIAA plati- num for sales exceeding 1 million. In addition, Musiq 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” (for “Love”), among others.
Two years later Musiq released his second album, the spiritual and personal JUSLISEN, which debuted at number one on the Billboard R&B/hip-hop charts. Musiq received nominations for “R&B Album of the Year” at the 2003 Grammy Awards, the BET Awards for Best R&B artist and MTV2 and Billboard nominee for Top R&B/Hip Hop single of the year for “Half Crazy.” Musiq scoured a Soul Train Award for Best R&B soul single for “Don’t Change.”
In 2003, Musiq Soulchild released the widely-acclaimed SOULSTAR and he garnered a Grammy nomination for Best Urban Alternative Performance and a BET Award nomination for “Who Knows.”
After moving to Atlantic Records, Musiq released the more mature LUVANMUSIQ in 2007. Luvanmusiq was Musiq’s fourth album which received numerous Grammy nominations that included Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song for “TeachMe,” and Best R&B Album.