Musiq Soulchild or Musiq (/ˈmjuːsɪk/; born Taalib Johnson; September 16, 1977) is an American singer and songwriter whose style blends funk, alternative rock,blues, jazz, some gospel influences and hip hop. He cites as his inspiration such icons as Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Patti LaBelle, Billie Holiday,Sly & the Family Stone and Ray Charles.
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. He has also earned award nominations from MTV, the American Music Awards, the NAACP, and 11 Grammy nominations, including 3 for his 2007 album Luvanmusiq.