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Raphael Saadiq is an American singer, record producer, and songwriter.
He as produced tracks for a number of R&B heavyweights, such as Mary J Blige and John Legend, as well as releasing a number of critically-acclaimed records in his own right.
Saadiq was born in Oakland, California on May 14, 1966, the second-youngest of 14 siblings and half-siblings.
Raphael suffered multiple tragedies during his childhood that resulted in losing three of his siblings; however, he did not transfer his mourning into his music.
When he was seven, one of his brothers was murdered, whilst another overdosed on heroin.
In addition to this, another brother committed suicide and a sister died in a car crash during a police chase.
Saadiq has played bass guitar since the age of six and started singing at nine years old, with his local gospel group.
When he was just 12, he joined a gospel group – The Gospel Hummingbirds. In 1984, he heard about auditions for Sheila E’s backing band on Prince’s ‘Parade’ tour and landed the role of the bass player.
Raphael Saadiq Personal Life and Family
His personal life is however not clear and up to date. It does not seem like he is married now and this means he does not have a wife or children.
This also means he has never been through the process of divorce. According to some sources, he has been dating his girlfriend Joss Stone from the year 2007 and their relationship is going fine up to now.
However, the couple has not decided to convert their alleged affair into a marital relationship but if they go strong like this, they probably will set up a family.
He is not gay at all as he has been linked to a woman.
After the tour with Prince, Raphael returned to Oakland and continued his professional career with the R&B dance trio, Tony! Toni! Toné! At the time, he used the name Raphael Wiggins and later changed to Saadiq, leading some to speculate that he had converted to Islam.
The band became major R&B stars throughout the late ’80s and ’90s.
The next project for Raphael Saadiq was the group, Lucy Pearl, with Dawn Robinson of En Vogue and Ali Shaheed Muhammad of a Tribe Called Quest.
Raphael Saadiq’s biggest solo hit came in 1995, with the release of ‘Ask of You’, which peaked at number 19 in the US.
In 1997, Raphael Saadiq teamed up with EPMD on ‘Da Joint’, followed by a hit two years later with Q-Tip.
Saadiq’s debut solo album was entitled Instant Vintage and was released in 2002. Saadiq’s first long-player earned him five Grammy nominations.
This was followed by Ray-Ray in 2004 and a two-disc live album, All the Hits At the House of Blues.
The third solo long-player from Saadiq was The Way I See It, released in 2008.
The album earned three Grammy nominations, including ‘Best R&B Performance By A Duo or Group with Vocals’ for ‘Never Give You Up’, which featured Stevie Wonder and CJ Hilton.
As a producer, Saadiq has worked on a number of successful tracks albums, including We Can Do Whatever by Otis and Shug, ‘Untitled (How Does It Feel)’ by D’Angelo and ‘Crooked Nigga Too’ by Tupac Shakur.
2007 saw Saadiq producing the album Introducing Joss Stone, the debut album from the young British soul singer. He has also collaborated with the likes of Whitney Houston, The Isley Brothers, and Erykah Badu.
2011 saw Raphael Saadiq leading the band backing Rolling Stones’ singer Mick Jagger for his performance of Solomon Burke’s ‘Everybody Needs Somebody To Love’ at the 53rd Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles.
Awards & Achievements
He won the mighty Grammy in the year 2003 for his song called Love of My Life. And it was a huge moment for him.
Other singles to his credits are Day Dreams, Love That Girl, Ask of You and Radio. His latest tour ran packed houses and was an insane one.
Raphael Saadiq Nеt Worth & Еаrnіngѕ
Raphael Saadiq is an American singer, songwriter and record producer who has a net worth of $16 million.
Raphael Saadiq has earned his net worth from his early R&B days performing with the multiplatinum group Tony! Toni! Tone! and from producing hit songs for such major stars a; TLC, Joss Stone, D’Angelo, Mary J. Blige, and John Legend.