Рафаэл Сади́к (англ. Raphael Saadiq, настоящее имя - Чарли Рэй Уиггинз (англ. Charlie Ray Wiggins), род. 14 мая, 1966) — американский певец, автор песен и музыкальный продюсер. Его музыкальная карьера началась в группе Tony! Toni! Toné!. Предыдущий альбом Сади́ка, The Way I See It, выпущенный в сентябре 2008 года, заслужил три номинации премии Грэмми и был признан лучшим альбомом 2008 года на iTunes.
Instant Vintage (2002)
Ray Ray (2004)
The Way I See It (2008)
Stone Rollin’ (2011)
1995: Ask of You
1999: Get Involved (feat. Q-Tip)
2002: Be Here (feat. D'Angelo)
2002: Still Ray
2004: Rifle Love (feat. Lucy Pearl & Tony! Toni! Toné!)
2004: Chic Like You (feat. Allie Baba)
2005: I Want You Back (feat. Teedra Moses)
2008: Love That Girl
2008: Big Easy (feat. The Infamous Young Spodie & The Rebirth Brass Band)
2009: 100 Yard Dash
2009: Never Give You Up (feat. Stevie Wonder & CJ Hilton)
2009: Let's Take a Walk
2009: Staying in Love
2011: Good Man
2011: Stone Rollin'
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Raphael Saadiq (born Charlie Ray Wiggins on May 14, 1966 in Oakland, California) is an acclaimed American music artist. He is a singer, songwriter and record producer associated with the neo-soul music movement.
Saadiq made a name for himself as the lead vocalist in the rhythm and blues and dance trio Tony! Toni! Toné!. He went by his birth name during the beginning of Tony! Toni! Toné!, where he was joined by his brother Dwayne Wiggins, and his cousin Timothy Christian. He adopted the name of Raphael Saadiq in the mid-1990s.
After the 1996 Tony! Toni! Toné! album, House of Music, (when he performed under his current name) Saadiq started his solo career. He produced a few solo tracks, but Saadiq's next big project became the R&B supergroup Lucy Pearl. He recorded the self-titled album with Dawn Robinson (En Vogue) and Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest). This group only lasted for one album. His solo album Instant Vintage, released in 2002, also earned 5 Grammy nominations.
Saadiq released his third solo album, The Way I See It, on September 16 2008, featuring collaborations with Stevie Wonder and Joss Stone. Saadiq acknowledges the album's old school soul sound, which he says includes nods to Gladys Knight & The Pips, Al Green, The Four Tops, The Delfonics and The Stylistics.
Various artists have tapped Saadiq to produce their work through the years. Some of Saadiq's most notable work has been with D'Angelo. The 2000 collaboration "Untitled" won D'Angelo a Grammy award for Best R&B Album. In 2007, Saadiq was called on to produce the whole third album from UK Soul singer Joss Stone. Other artists he has collaborated with include The Roots, Macy Gray, Snoop Dogg, Kelis, Q-Tip and Young Bellz.
In 2002, Saadiq founded his own record label, Pookie Entertainment. Among the artists on the label are Joi and Truth Hurts.
Saadiq has been playing music since the age of six. Back in the 1970s and 1980s, he played bass at church and school. He also enjoyed his on-stage moments at various local events of his hometown.
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