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Raphael Saadiq

Born: May 14, 1966

Birthplace: Oakland

Profession: Musician

Nationality: United States

Raphael Saadiq

Date of Birth : May 14, 1966
Birth Place : Oakland

Raphael Saadiq /s?'di?k/ 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! Tone! He has also produced songs for such artists as Joss Stone, D'Angelo, TLC, Kelis, Mary J. Blige 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, 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; Funk legend Larry Graham plus soul newcomer Taura 'Aura Jackson' Stinson.


  • Musician
  • Singer
  • Artist
  • Record producer
  • Songwriter
  • Guitarist
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Music artist

Also known as

  • Raphael Wiggins
  • Charlie Ray Wiggins
  • Saadiq, Raphael
  • Charles Ray Wiggins
  • Charlie Ray Wiggins
  • Ray Ray
  • Saddiq, Raphael
  • Raphael Saddiq
  • Raphael Wiggins

Awards Won

  • Grammy Award for Best R&B Song
  • Soul Train Music Centric Certified Award
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