Raphael Saadiq Biography / Wiki
Born on May 14, 1966, Raphael Saadiq is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer who rose to fame as a member of the multiplatinum group Tony! Toni! Toné! In addition to his solo and group career, he has also produced songs for such artists as Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Stevie Wonder, Joss Stone, D’Angelo, TLC, En Vogue, Kelis, Mary J. Blige, Ledisi, Whitney Houston, Solange Knowles and John Legend. Music critic Robert Christgau has called Saadiq the “preeminent R&B artist of the ’90s”.
Saadiq has released five solo albums, including the critically acclaimed retro-styled The Way I See It (2008) and Stone Rollin’ (2011). The more contemporary-sounding Jimmy Lee was released in 2019. Inspired by spiritual and societal themes and personal family tragedies, it earned Saadiq further acclaim.
As a songwriter Saadiq has received a Grammy Award, two Golden Globe Award nominations and an Academy Award nomination.
Raphael Saadiq Family / Siblings / Early Life
Saadiq was born in Oakland, California, and was the second-youngest of 14 siblings. Saadiq’s father, Charlie Wiggins, was a former super-lightweight boxer and his mother, Edith James worked at hospital.
Raphael Saadiq Girlfriend / Wife / Spouse / Children
Raphael Saadiq Net Worth / Age / 2022
Saadiq is 56 years old and has a net worth of $17 million.
- Full Name: Charles Ray Wiggins
- Nick Names: Raphael Saadiq
- Birthday: May 14, 1966
- Age in 2022: 56
- Birth Place: Oakland, California, United States
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- Profession: singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity/Race: Black
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- Net Worth: $17 million
- Height: 6 feet 1 inches
- Weight: 75 kg
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- Hair Color: Black
- Eye Color: Black
- Father: Charlie Wiggins
- Mother: Edith James
- Siblings: 13
- Wife / Spouse: Unmarried
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Trivia / Facts
- Saadiq and D’Angelo were occasional members of The Ummah, a music production collective, composed of members Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed Muhammad of the hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest, and J Dilla of Slum Village.
- Saadiq is also a co-founder of independent video game developer IllFonic, which developed Friday the 13th: The Game.
- He has been playing the bass guitar since the age of six, and first began singing at age nine in a local gospel group.
- At the age of 12, he joined a group called “The Gospel Humminbirds”.
- During the COVID-19 pandemic, he released a song on his website called “Rony! Roni! Roné!”, as a nod to his group “Tony! Toni! Toné!”.