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As of recently, a number of rumors about Musiq Soulchild’s love life have surfaced.  Of all the new rumors, the most interesting is the one declaring Musiq and his ex-girlfriend of many years are back on the scene as one.

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Eleven-time Grammy Nominated and 2x Platinum Selling Artist, Musiq Soulchild To Headline

22-City NuSoul Revival Tour
Kicks Off Feb. 3rd 2017 In Raleigh, NC With Other Shows in Chicago, Philadelphia, NYC, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, New Orleans, and more. Tickets On Sale Friday, Nov. 4th

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In celebration of drawing over 10,000 soul and R&B music lovers, from all over the U.S, to the largest annual Soul Music Festival in the SE region, the producers of the ATL Soul Life Music Festival are expanding on that successful concept. The 22-city NuSoul Revival Tour is boasting a lineup of some of the genres’ finest who have been quite busy in 2016.

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Fantasia graced the stage at the Wolf Creek Amphitheater over the weekend.  The Evening Under the Stars Music Festival was brought to fans by Twilight Productions 2 and also featured the chart topping group Dru Hill, and the soulful talents of Musiq Soulchild.  DSC_9914Musiq Soulchild performed all his hits and the crowd went wild!  DSC_0277Real Housewives of Atlanta star and lawyer Phaedra Parks came out to show her support for all the artists and enjoy the music. DSC_0272And of course you know after Fantasia brought the house down with her powerful soul stirring vocals, she met with some of her biggest fans!  Check out all the pictures from the show and a couple from back stage as well below! READ MORE

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Musiq Soulchild and Syleena Johnson threw an amazing album release party last night that included great music, a birthday party for Syleena’s husband surrounded by family, celebrity friends, and fans. We also got the chance to catch up with KeKe Wyatt and learn about her new project.

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Soul Train Music Awards 2011 Performances and Photos


The 2011 Soul Train Music Awards on Centric TV were truly spectacular this year.  I had the privilege to work behind the scenes for two days, and it was amazing to see and understand how a production, such as this, is put together.  Since I worked behind the scenes, I felt that it was only right for me to bring you the goins-ons.


The Fox Theatre in Midtown Atlanta was the location for this year’s Soul Train Music Awards.  The show kicked off with The Original 7even , which consists of Morris Day and the Time, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.  If you were an 80s baby, you were able to sing along to their hits such as: “Jungle Love,” “The Bird,” and “C-O-O-L.” What’s that spell? They still have the moves, so please don’t sleep on these cool kings.  As usual, they looked fonky-fresh and dressed-to-impress with their tailor-made suits on.  If anyone needs to know the definition of ‘swag,’ please feel free to look up these gentlemen, The Original 7even. 


Cedric The Entertainer, this year’s host, came out to the traditional Soul Train line. He pop locked and gave us some impressive moves.  After the music cut, he made us laugh by stating, “After all that dancing, I’m tired.”


Miss Keri Baby, the radiant, Keri Hilson, presented the award for Best New Artist which went to the oh-so-handsome, Miguel.

Soon after, Just Blaze and Amber Rose introduced Common and Marsha Ambrosius to the stage as they performed a duet together.


Radio personality, Tom Joyner, gave a fabulous introduction for the Soul Train Legend’s Award, which went to, Gladys Knight.  Many may not know this, but Ms. Knight was the first person to ever perform on Soul Train.  The audience was entertained with Kenny Lattimore, Dave Hollister, and Sunny Jackson as her honorary ‘Pips.’ Other stars to honor the legend with their voice were:  Tamar Braxton, Chrisette Michele, Marsha Ambrosius, Mary Mary, and Natalie Cole.


Ms. Knight gave her acceptance speech and, with the crowds delight, she performed a duet with BeBe Winans.  It was amazing to see the two perform together.  The camera got a shot of Terri Vaughn’s face and her expression was priceless.  I know what you mean, Ms. Vaughn.  I, too, saw the beauty in this performance by this king and queen.

Here is video of our Ticket winners… Everyone knows that Soul Train is not complete if you don’t have the scramble board.  Morris Day and the Time and Necole Bitchie did the honors of unscrambling the letters to spell, ‘The Time,’ while Wolf Blitzer and the human beat box, Doug E. Fresh, provided a beat-box as the CNN reporter unscrambled the letters to spell out the first video to appear on Soul Train, “Rock With You.”  Russ Parr and Kel Mitchell were also a part of a scramble-board skit.


I adore Cee Lo Green and his individuality.  That’s why it comes as no surprise that he stepped on stage with no shoes on and an all-white outfit with fringe hanging down on the sleeves, as he performed, “Fool For You,” featuring Melanie Fiona.  Cee Lo also took home the award for Best Male R&B Artist, presented by Keith Sweat and Melissa De Sousa.  He and Goodie Mob, yes, these kings are still together, walked on stage to accept the award, and he was very humbled to have received the award in his hometown of Atlanta.


I love it when the stars show up to accept an award that they have won.  Jill Scott, reppin’ the 215, was there to accept her award for Best Female R&B/Soul Artist presented by Michael Baisden and B. Smith. I love Jill with an afro, however, Ms. Scott rawked a sleek, low-cut hairstyle, very nicely.

Lance Gross, Demetria McKinney, and my Soror, Keshia Knight Pulliam, looked fabulous as they introduced fly boys, Lloyd and Miguel as they did a double performance.

The Braxton’s blessed us with their presence as they introduced Mindless Behavior. These ‘tweens gave us a spectacular, energized performance, not to mention, they’re such cutie mctudies.


It’s hard to believe that we were just watching Heavy D perform at the BET Hip Hop Awards in October.  Now, at the Soul Train Music Awards, we’re paying our respects due to his untimely death.  The Heavy D Tribute had all the heavy hitters of hip-hop:  Doug E. Fresh, Goodie Mob, Naughty by Nature, Daddy-O from Stetsasonic, Whodini, Big Daddy Kane, and Kurtis Blow. The love for Dwight Arrington Myers will forever be strong and never forgotten because we got nothin’, but love for you, Heavy.

Atlanta’s own, NeNe Leakes and Cynthia Bailey graced us with their beauty as they introduced performer, Anthony Hamilton.  Basketball wives, Shaunie O’Neal and Tami Roman introduced Robin Thicke as he performed his new single, “Love After War.”

Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis escorted the beautiful, Valerie Simpson, as she presented the Ashford and Simpson Songwriter of the Year Award to the talented, Marsha Ambrosius for “Far Away.”  Marsha stated that she is from Liverpool, England and moved to Atlanta, and for her to receive this award in Atlanta, you could tell that this young queen was humbled and honored to accept the award. Not only because it’s Soul Train, but because it was presented to her by a woman of such grace and beauty, Ms. Valerie Simpson.  I know how you feel, Marsha. It all seems like a dream to have listened to such great music as a child, and here comes the time in your life when the person you’ve listened to as a child, presents you with the Songwriter of the Year Award. It all seems so surreal. Well, I haven’t won an award, but you know what I mean. I felt your joy and humility. You earned it, Marsha, because you are an awesome songwriter.

With the show coming to an end, Malcolm Jamal Warner presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Earth, Wind & Fire. These legends have given us over 40 decades of great music.  Many rappers and groups sample their music because it was and continues to be that dope. They gave us sounds that cannot be duplicated or even imitated.   The kings of Earth, Wind & Fire sat in the audience as Zap Mama, Miguel, Musiq Soulchild, Bootsy Collins, Lalah Hathaway, Boney James, Eric Benet, Robin Thicke, Joe, Stokley from Mint Condition, and Cee Lo performed  a few of the groups’ greatest hits.

Other award winners were: Chris Brown for Album of the Year; Mary Mary taking home the Best Gospel Performance Award; Raphael Saadiq winning the Centric Award; and Best Soul Site Award, Necole Bitchie, who almost made me get in waterworks-mode with her red-carpet speech. Yes, it was that deep.  You deserve it, Necole! If there was an award for best shoes, Ms. Bitchie wuda won that thang! I seent’chu, Boo! READ MORE

New Video: Musiq Soulchild ‘Yes’

Musiq Soulchild has released a video for his song Yes which has been playing more on the radio recently. In this video, he gets creative and dedicates the video to the fight against breast cancer. Musiq Soulchild is now Ambassador for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Circle of Promise. The movement is supposed to get black women all over the world to be more involved in the fight against breast cancer. He incorporates the movement into his video by showing that he will stand by his woman as she fights against breast cancer herself. READ MORE

Musiq Soulchild is prepping for his upcoming album called MusiqInTheMagiq. In an interview with Kempire Radio, he stated that his new album would be about love and relationships with a hopeful and realistic perspective. What was interesting about the interview was when he stated that he wanted to “re-establish what people expect from singers in this genre of music”. Is he insinuating that what their expecting now isn’t good? He went on further to say that he wanted to “challenge people to be more forward thinking than just talking about sex”. Seems like he’s talking about a certain someone, but I’m not going to say any names. READ MORE

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I had the opportunity to be a guest of Musiq SoulChild as he hosted a private listening session at Maggianos in Buckhead Atlanta, for the release of his first song to release off his upcoming sixth studio album. The first single to release off of “MusiqInTheMajiq” (Music In The Magic) is called “Anything” featuring super hit making producer Swizz Beatz. The song his crazy. It’s a new look for Musiq but I believe the fans will accept the up tempo song from him just as if it were one of his timeless NeoSoul records.

Just so you guys are not mistaken, Musiq hasn’t revamped his style of music,in fact he said the “Anything” track is probably the fastest song on the album and rest assure that the “love doctor” himself will continue to give the ladies the ballads we thirst for. He is just trying out new sounds that mesh well with his style of work and it takes the right producer to master the two sounds. That’s where Swizz came in obviously.

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Musiq expressed that he is very excited to be getting back into the music scene and ready to began touring. Touring is his therapy and in turn he vicariously is able to heal relationship thru the power of his music. #MusiqInTheMagiq

Make sure you all mark your calendar dates for the release of his highly anticipated sixth studio ablum MusiqInTheMagiq set to his stores on May 3, 2011. Here all the pic’s READ MORE

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