Musiq took a four-year break and changed his management to Solqi Management, as well as his record label from Def Soul to Atlantic Records. In 2017, he released two new singles "Simple Things" and "Start Over" set for a new album titled Feel the Real due on September 15, 2017.
Musiq was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and raised in a strict Muslim household.
Musiq has also been nominated for awards by MTV, The American Music Awards, the NAACP, and has had 13 Grammy nominations.
“It’s going to be about love and relationships, and love and music.
On June 25, 2012, Musiq released a book on love and relationships titled "143 - Love According To Musiq". His fifth album On My Radio was released on December 2, 2008.
Musiq Soulchild released his debut album, Aijuswanaseing, in 2000. Musiq's second single "Love" spent 22 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. The lead single "Radio" was a complete contrast to the usual smooth neo soul Musiq fans were accustomed to.