Philadelphia native Taalib Johnson, a.k.a. Musiq or Musiq Soulchild, is a soul artist whose unique style blends R&B, soul, funk, rock, blues, jazz, and hip-hop, creating a sound unlike any other. "I consider myself a soul artist because it encompasses all genres of music!" he says. "I like to make music that means something to people - nowadays there are so many categories and labels, I just wanna make music that matters!" Musiq first burst onto the scene in 2000 with his Platinum debut album, Aijuswanaseing (I Just Want to Sing), which included the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop single "Just Friends." His second single "Love" spent 22 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and has been described by many as a classic. Musiq's 2002 album, Juslisen (Just Listen), debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Charts and quickly went Platinum with hit singles "Halfcrazy" and "Dontchange." By the drop of his third album, Soulstar, in 2003, Musiq had established himself as one of the top R&B and soul artists of his time.