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Raphael Saadiq

voc, b, g, *1966 US, Oakland, California
Singer / Musician / Songwriter / Producer of R&B/Soul and Hip-Hop/Rap
A.k.a. Charlie Ray Wiggins Raphael Wiggins

Raphael Saadiq was born Charlie Ray Wiggins on 14 May 1966 in Oakland, California. He's an American singer, bassist, songwriter and record producer in the R&B/soul traditions. Having played music since age six, during the 1970's and 1980's, he played bass both at school and in church. Forming Tony! Toni! Toné! with his brother Dwayne Wiggins in the mid-1980's, going on to enjoy a successful solo career in the 1990's. He was also a member of R&B 'supergroup' Lucy Pearl during their brief time. He has also collaborated with the artist D'Angelo to great Grammy critical success --winning the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, for track "Untitled (How Does It Feel)"-- and many other major label artists including Q-Tip, Kelis, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Macy Gray, and Bilal amoungst others. In 2002, Saadiq founded his own record label, Pookie Entertainment, featuring artists on the label Joi, ex-Lucy Pearl member Rashon Graves, and Truth Hurts. In 2007, Saadiq was called on to produce the whole of the third album from UK soul singer Joss Stone. She also returned the favour by featuring on his fourth solo album, "The Way I See It", along with Stevie Wonder.

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Bass
  • Guitar
Genres
  • R&B/Soul
  • Hip-Hop/Rap
  • Rock
Popular Tracks   
Love That Girl on The Way I See It by Raphael Saadiq
Still Ray on Instant Vintage by Raphael Saadiq
Get Involved on The PJs by Various Artists
Soul Sista - Remix / From "Queen & Slim: The Soundtrack" on Queen & Slim: The Soundtrack by Various Artists
Be Here on Instant Vintage by Raphael Saadiq
Something Keeps Calling (feat. Rob Bacon) on Jimmy Lee by Raphael Saadiq
100 Yard Dash on The Way I See It by Raphael Saadiq
Good Man on Stone Rollin' by Raphael Saadiq
Chic on Ray Ray by Raphael Saadiq
This World is Drunk on Jimmy Lee by Raphael Saadiq

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Discography


Title Artist Year Type
GMFURaphael Saadiq Presents Adrian Marcel2017Album
Weak After NextRaphael Saadiq Presents Adrian Marcel2014Album
Radio / Can't Jig AnymoreRaphael Saadiq2011Single
The AnswerRaphael Saadiq2011Single
Stone Rollin'Raphael Saadiq2011Album
Stone Rollin'Raphael Saadiq2011Album
Good ManRaphael Saadiq2011Album
RadioRaphael Saadiq2011Album
Lynwood RoseLynwood Rose, D'Angelo, Q-Tip, Raphael Saadiq2010Album
Live In ParisRaphael Saadiq2010Album
It's A ShameRaphael Saadiq2010Single
100 Yard DashRaphael Saadiq2009Album
Tiny Desk ConcertRaphael Saadiq2009Album
Live From The Artists DenRaphael Saadiq2009Album
The Way I See ItRaphael Saadiq2008Album
Raphael SaadiqRaphael Saadiq2008Album
Love That GirlRaphael Saadiq2008Album
The Way I See ItRaphael Saadiq2008Album
Show Me The WayEarth, Wind & Fire Feat. Raphael Saadiq2005Single
I Want You Back / I Love HerRaphael Saadiq2004Album
Chic Like You / Rifle LoveRaphael Saadiq2004Album
Ray RayRaphael Saadiq2004Album
All Hits At The House Of BluesRaphael Saadiq2003Compil.
Sky's The Limit (Yam Who's Spiritual Rework)Raphael Saadiq2003Album
Be HereRaphael Saadiq F/ D'Angelo2002Single
Still RayRaphael Saadiq2002Single
Instant VintageRaphael Saadiq2002Album
FaithfulRaphael Saadiq2002Single
Doin What I CanRaphael Saadiq2001Album
Get InvolvedRaphael Saadiq & Q-Tip1999Single
Can't Get EnoughWillie Max Featuring Raphael Saadiq1998Single
Ask Of You (Dallas Austin Remix)Raphael Saadiq1995Album
Still Ray Remix / Street Dreams 2002Cashmere, Raphael SaadiqAlbum
Raphael Saadiq & FriendsRaphael SaadiqAlbum
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