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Musiq Soulchild has often cited such icons as Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Sly & the Family Stone and Ray Charles as his musical mentors, so it was no surprise when he used Bobby Hebb‘s iconic “Sunny” as the backbone of one of his biggest hits: “Just Friends (Sunny).“
The tune made the Top 10 on the R&B Billboard singles chart, as well as making Top 40 of the mag’s Pop single rankings. In his career, Soulchild has had two platinum albums, four gold albums and seven hit singles, as well as amassing an impressive 11 Grammy nominations.
“Just Friends (Sunny)” was covered by none other than Prince on his 2002 release One Nite Alone: Live and was the inspiration for two recent & potent interpolations in Kehlani‘s “Down For You” ft. BJ The Chicago Kid and Wale‘s “The Need to Know” ft. SZA.
Check out the original video for “Just Friends (Sunny)” HERE
Contact & Licensing info:
Master (Island Def Jam) controlled by Universal Music Group (310)865-0770.
Written by: Bobby Hebb, Taalib Johnson, Carvin Haggans
Published by: Portable Music Co. (BMI) & Notable Music Co. (ASCAP) contact: Damon Booth / firstname.lastname@example.org
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