Taalib Johnson (born September 16, 1977), better known by his stage name Musiq Soulchild or Musiq, is a soul artist whose style blends contemporary R&B, soul, funk, alternative, blues, jazz and hip hop.
Musiq Soulchild released his debut album, "Aijuswanaseing," in 2000. Its lead single was "Just Friends (Sunny)". Musiq's second single "Love" spent 22 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Musiq's sophomore album, 2002's "Juslisen," debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Charts and went platinum. In 2003, Musiq released his third album, "Soulstar." Musiq took a four year break and changed his management to Solqi Management; as well as his record label from Def Soul to Atlantic Records. In March 2007, Musiq's released his fourth album "Luvanmusiq." His fifth album "OnMyRadio" was released on December 2, 2008.
Outside of music, he has been featured in television and print ads for McDonald's, Nike, Inc., Coca-Cola, Levi Strauss & Co. and The Gap. He has made special appearances in The CW's comedy "The Game" as well as UPN sitcom "All of Us."
He has received awards from Billboard, BET, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, BMI, and Soul Train. Musiq has also been nominated for awards by MTV, The American Music Awards, the NAACP, and has had 11 Grammy nominations.