GRAMMY-NOMINATED R&B ICON CHARLIE WILSON KICKS OFF EUROPEAN TOUR
The Natural. This simple phrase eloquently captures the essence of Charlie Wilson.
That essence is currently commanding center stage with the sparkling ballad “My Love Is All I Have.” No one slam-dunks a ballad like Wilson, the Grammy-nominated multi-talent behind the 15-week Billboard Urban Adult Contemporary chart-topper “You Are.” And that truth remains undisputed with “My Love Is All I Have,” the first single from Wilson’s fourth solo album, Love Charlie, through P Music/RCA Records, which was released in the US earlier this year and topped the Billboard Urban A/C chart for 5 weeks. His second single, “Turn Off The Lights” is now making its way to the top of the same chart and is projected to reach number one in the coming weeks.
2013 is becoming a banner year for the former lead singer of the GAP Band whose funky hits include, “Oops Upside Your Head,” “Yearnin’,” “Burn Rubber On Me” and on and on. Now a six time Grammy nominated solo artist, Wilson is slated to receive the prestigious BET Lifetime Achievement Award at the biggest urban music show in the US which airs on BET on June 30th.
With “My Love Is All I Have,” Wilson once again brings to the forefront the elegant simplicity and amazing vocals that still have a strong foothold in today’s pop, dance and hip-hop oriented world. “I poured my heart into Love, Charlie,” says Wilson, who began working on the album last January. “With this album, I didn’t want to be on the road and recording simultaneously. I wanted to take my time. The game plan was basic: each song needed to have single potential—or it didn’t make the record.”
Just Charlie. Uncle Charlie. Charlie, Last Name Wilson. Throughout his tenure with Jive (folded within RCA Records in 2012), Wilson has stayed true to who he is musically and creatively—while raising the bar each time. In the early 1990s, Wilson became a friend and regular collaborator with Snoop Dogg. Their relationship provided Wilson with access to many artists who idolized him as well as fresh, emerging talent who has inspired him to continue pushing
the limits of his own material. Wilson has since collaborated with a diverse array of artists including Kanye West, R. Kelly, Will.i.am, Jamie Foxx, T-Pain, Fantasia, Justin Timberlake and, most recently, 2Chainz on the 2012 Soul Train Awards.
“Working with these artists allows me to not be locked in a time capsule,” says Wilson, “It opens the door for me to be a part of the contemporary music scene. I am proud to have taken on the role of “the bridge” between R&B and hip hop.”
This quote from Soulmusic.com (from Wilson’s September, 2011 Indigo 02 concert) says it all, “…… Charlie Wilson’s dynamic non-stop, full-of-energy- and-soul performance at Indigo 02 will go down as the best soul show we’ve had in London this year. It was tremendous.”
European Tour Schedule
July 10, 2013 Montpellier, France La Grande-Mott Casino
July 12, 2013 London, UK UK Shepherd’s Bush Empire
July 14, 2013 Rotterdam, Netherlands Netherlands North Sea Jazz Festival
July 15, 2013 Paris, France Trianon
July 17, 2013 Basel, Switzerland Metro Grand Casino Basel
July 19, 2013 London, UK Lovebox Music Festival
For tickets and more information please go to www.charliewilsonmusic.com .
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