Taalib Johnson, born September 16, 1977, is better known by his stage name Musiq Soulchild or Musiq. The soul artist whose style blends contemporary R&B, soul, funk, alternative, blues, jazz and hip hop. is a native of Philadelphia. Musiq Soulchild has had 2 platinum albums, 2 gold albums and 7 hit singles. He has received awards from Billboard, BET, ASCAP, BMI, and Soul Train. Musiq has also earned award nominations from MTV, American Music Awards, NAACP, and 9 Grammy nominations, including 3 for his 2007 album Luvanmusiq. Besides being a successful recording artist, Musiq is notable for his creative and unique way of titling his albums and songs by ignoring the rules of capitalization, punctuation and spelling.
Outside of music, he has been featured in television and print ads for McDonald’s, Nike, Coca-Col, Levi Strauss & Co. and The Gap. He also made a special appearance in The CW’s #1 comedy The Game on Monday, October 29, 2007.
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