06 August 2012 - 0 Comments
“Soul music is something that you can’t fake. You’re just expressing yourself. That’s the magic in my music.” —Musiq Soulchild
Mai FM and Ginnen Group are pleased to announce that eleven time Grammy Nominee and Soul Superstar Musiq Soulchild is making his way to New Zealand for the very first time to bless us with his sultry and captivating voice; the voice that has seen this incredible artist sell millions of records worldwide. Musiq’s Auckland show will be at the magnificent Civic Theatre on 12th September, providing the rare opportunity to see one of Neo-Soul’s greatest performers up close and personal, with local support from his special guests Aaradhna, Pieter T and DJ Reminise.
Musiq Soulchild is far from a new act. His career spans over a decade, he has an array of genre-blending hits in his repertoire, and since 2000, he has amassed seven Top 10 hits on the Billboard Charts. Inspired by legends such as Stevie Wonder, James Brown and Ray Charles, the Philadelphia native made a blockbuster debut right out of the gate with 2000’s acclaimed and game changing album “AIJUSWANASEING”. The album sold over 1 million copies and saw the young musician honoured with a number of awards including Billboard Awards for “Best New Artist” and “Top R&B Male”. The album produced two hit singles “Just Friends (Sunny)”, and “Love” which spent 22 weeks on the charts.
In May 2002, Musiq unveiled his second album “JUSLISEN”, which entered the Billboard Charts at #1 and went on to platinum sales, and featured the singles “Halfcrazy” and “Dontchange”. His third album “SOULSTAR” arrived one short year later and was greeted with both critical and popular success. Hailed as one of the year’s finest collections of contemporary R&B, the album featured two radio smashes in “Forthenight” and “Whoknows” and saw Musiq take home a Soul Train Award for Best R&B/Soul Album.
Musiq made a stellar Atlantic debut with “LUVANMUSIQ”, earning a trio of Grammy nominations as well as sales in excess of 700,000. The album which debuted at #1 featured a string of major hit singles, including “b.u.d.d.y”, “Makeyouhappy”, and the #1 smash “Teachme” which spent 15 weeks atop the Billboard Urban AC airplay chart. “ONMYRADIO” followed in 2008, reaching the #1 spot on Billboard’s “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums” chart in its second week out. The album received considerable critical praise, with special attention paid to the smash singles, “Sobeautiful” and “Ifuleave (Feat. Mary J. Blige).”
Musiq’s sixth album “MUSIQINTHEMAGIC” is out now.
Joining Musiq on this very special evening is beautiful New Zealand R&B soul songtress AARADHNA. In mid-August her new project is set to be revealed, starting with her first single “Wake Up”. The original Polynesian princess has completely shaken up her look and sound and delivered an outstanding new album set for release later this year. In a style she calls retro/metro, this is her most honest and exceptional album to date and for this show with Musiq, fans can expect to hear a mix of the new and the classic Aaradhna hits.
Also on the line-up is PIETER T, who’s debut album “Life, Love and Lessons” quickly became a firm favourite with urban radio station listeners in New Zealand and across the Pacific. Peiter’s latest dance-floor friendly hit “My Baby” off his upcoming album, has also garnered great success at radio and with his fusion of reggae, soul, dance and hip-hop Pieter is further expanding his loyal fan-base as he continues to carves his path to the top. This stellar line-up is completed by the addition of DJ REMINISE, who as one of New Zealand’s favourite R&B and hip-hop DJ’s will set the mood and create the perfect atmosphere for what promises to be a fully soul-infused evening at the Civic Theatre.
Don’t miss MUSIQ, worldwide chart topping sensation, live in his first headline NZ show!
TOUR DATES & TICKET DETAILS
With very special guests
AARADHNA, PIETER T and DJ REMINISE
Wednesday 12th September – Auckland, The Civic
(Tickets from http://www.buytickets.co.nz/)
Limited Early Bird Tickets on sale Tues 14th of August 9am
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