CHARLIE WILSON CELEBRATES HIS BIRTHDAY WITH THE RELEASE OF HIS NEW CD “LOVE, CHARLIE” ON JANUARY 29th
Grammy-nominated RCA Records recording artist and R&B icon CHARLIE WILSON is preparing to celebrate his birthday with the release of his new, highly-anticipated album, Love, Charlie, on January 29, 2013. The album will be available for pre-order at iTunes, Amazon.com and other leading retailers on December 11th. The first single, “My Love Is All I Have,” is already a top ten hit on the Billboard Urban Adult Contemporary Chart. The accompanying video for the ballad can be viewed on VEVO.com.
The selection of songs on Love, Charlie cover the various aspects of love that people experience – from the joy of discovering it on “I Think I’m In Love,” to one’s heart speaking to another’s on the lead single, “My Love is All I Have.” For Wilson, the love of self and faith in God is represented on “If I Believe,” his most poignant song on the album.
“The first track on ‘Love, Charlie’ sets the tone for this project,” stated Wilson. “As everyone knows I have not only survived some of life’s challenges, I have been triumphant and ‘If I Believe’ is my testimony which I hope will inspire others.”
Wilson, whose career began with his brothers as the incomparable and funky GAP Band, has been enjoying an extraordinary solo career which includes two Grammy nominations for each of his last two albums, Uncle Charlie and Just Charlie. The latter release spawned the chart-topping hit “You Are” which claimed the #1 spot Billboard’s Urban Adult Contemporary chart for 13 consecutive weeks!
In addition to his success as a solo artist, Wilson has collaborated with numerous chart-topping artists and producers including Snoop Dogg, R. Kelly, Kanye West, Jamie Foxx, Fantasia, T. Pain, Justin Timberlake and his recent performance on the 2012 Soul Train Awards with 2 Chainz.
With a repertoire of countless hit songs, Wilson continues to perform to sold-out audiences around the country including his critically acclaimed and heralded performance at the 2012 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. The following quote in the New Orleans Times Picayune says it all: “…a performance that left the Dome crying ‘Uncle.’ There’s really no other way to put it – Charlie Wilson is a force of nature.”
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