Raphael Saadiq

United States

Raphael Saadiq Bio

Who is Raphael Saadiq

Raphael Saadiq (born Charles Ray Wiggins; May 14, 1966) is an American singer, musician, songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. He is known to produce songs for artists like Joss Stone, D'Angelo, TLC, Kelis, Mary J. Blige and John Legend.

Early Life (Childhood)

Saadiq was born in Oakland, California, United States of America. He started playing the bass guitar at the age of six and sang his first song in a local gospel group.

Interesting Facts

Robert Christgau, Music critics has cited him as the "preeminent R&B artist of the '90s". He is a member of the multiplatinum group Tony! Toni! Toné!, since his early days.

Personal Life

Saadiq's life is full of tragedy. He encountered the deaths of several of his siblings as a young child. His brother was murdered, when he was seven years old.


Saadiq has been nominated in various awards and has won the Soul Train Awards for Centric Award.