Bilal Tickets for Sale
Bilal Sayeed Oliver, better known by just his first name, is the neo soul singer from Philadelphia. Born August 21, 1979, he is a member of the Soulquarians, a collective of neo soul performers that includes Questlove, Erykah Badu, Common, Mos Def and several other notable artists. Bilal has enjoyed critical success, as well as limited commercial success. Still, Bilal tickets will sell out for whatever venue he plays thanks the fervor of his and the genre's fans.
He began singing professionally in 1995, but had to wait until 2001 to release his major label debut. 1st Born Second bowled over critics and cemented his place among the super collective, but failed to make any lasting mainstream inroads beyond the popularity of the single "Soul Sista" on late night radio. Bilal did not let this minor set back hold him down. His falsetto voice and gift for freeform made him a must see at live performances.
Bilal would return to the studio in 2006, recording and releasing Love for Sale. The sophomore album failed to even chart (1st Born Second peaked at number 31 on the Billboard 200 and number 10 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums charts). The album suffered from a complete loss in confidence by Interscope Records, who would ultimately shelve the album citing a lack of potential for commercial success.
He has returned in 2010 with Airtight's Revenge, an album inspired by his struggles following the shelving of his sophomore album. This time released through an independent label, Plug Research, the album entered the Billboard 200 at number 106 in its first week. Hopefully the third time is the charm for this talented soul singer. OnlineSeats will have Bilal tickets to see him perform live while he promotes this new album.