May 14, 1966 in Oakland
Oakland, CA, United States
Raphael Saadiq (born Charlie Ray Wiggins on May 14, 1966 in Oakland, California) is an acclaimed American music artist. He is a singer, songwriter and record producer associated with the neo-soul music movement. Saadiq made a name for himself as the lead vocalist in the rhythm and blues and dance trio Tony! Toni! TonÃ©!. He went by his birth name during the beginning of Tony! Toni! TonÃ©!, where he was joined by his brother Dwayne Wiggins, and his cousin Timothy Christian. He adopted the name of Raphael Saadiq in the mid-1990s.