Raphael Saadiq

~ Person


Born: Charlie Ray Wiggins in Oakland, California, USA

Annotation last modified on 2005-08-21 12:42 UTC.

Legal name: Charlie Ray Wiggins

Also performs as: Raphael Wiggins


Raphael Saadiq /səˈdk/ (born Charles Ray Wiggins; May 14, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, guitarist, and record producer. Saadiq has been a standard bearer for "old school" R&B since his early days as a member of the multiplatinum group Tony! Toni! Toné! He has also produced songs for such artists as Joss Stone, D'Angelo, TLC, Kelis, Mary J. Blige, Whitney Houston and John Legend.

He and D'Angelo were occasional members of The Ummah, a music production collective, composed of members Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest, and J Dilla of the Detroit-based group Slum Village.

Saadiq's critically acclaimed album, The Way I See It, released on September 16, 2008, featuring artists Stevie Wonder, Joss Stone, and Jay-Z, received three Grammy Award nominations and was voted Best Album on iTunes of 2008. His fourth studio album, Stone Rollin', was released on March 25, 2011. For the album, Saadiq worked with steel guitarist Robert Randolph; former Earth, Wind & Fire keyboardist Larry Dunn; Swedish-Japanese indie rock singer Yukimi Nagano (of Little Dragon fame); funk artist Larry Graham (on the bonus cut "Perfect Storm") and soul newcomer Taura 'Aura Jackson' Stinson.

Music critic Robert Christgau has called Saadiq the "preeminent R&B artist of the '90s".

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Instant Vintage Raphael Saadiq 2
2004 Ray Ray Raphael Saadiq 5
2008 The Way I See It Raphael Saadiq 3
2011 Stone Rollin' Raphael Saadiq 3

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 All Hits at the House of Blues Raphael Saadiq 1
2010 Live in Paris Raphael Saadiq 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Get Involved Raphael Saadiq & Q‐Tip 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Live Session (iTunes Exclusive) Raphael Saadiq 1

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