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Posted in Music, Music and Video Releases with tags , , , on December 7, 2014 by Gary Johnson

Charlie Wilson Forever

Pre-Sale Tickets: December 9
Tickets On Sale Nationally: December 12

The New Album Forever Charlie In Stores January 27, 2015

New York, NY – Grammy nominated artist Charlie Wilson announced today his new national tour Forever Charlie will kick off on February 12, 2015 in Cleveland, OH and will wrap on March 27 in Oakland, CA. The tour is named after Wilson’s upcoming album that is slated for a January 27 release on RCA Records. Charlie Wilson’s new single “Goodnight Kisses” was the #1 most added song at Urban Radio and Billboard says about the single “…Over snap-and-swing doo-wop-inspired production, the GAP Band co-founder sings sweetly about his loved one’s smoochies. At 61 years old, Wilson is still as convincing a romantic as ever.”

Fans who pre-order Forever Charlie, from the singer’s official on-line store, will gain first access to pre-sale tickets for the upcoming tour ( At the time of purchase, buyers will receive a pre-sale code. This particular pre-sale will begin on December 9 at 10 AM local time. The general public on-sale begins December 12 starting at 10 AM local time. Detailed information will be available on

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, December 10 at 10 AM through Thursday, December 11 at 10 PM. All times are local.

VIP packages will be available and will include a seat within the first 10 rows and a meet and greet with Charlie Wilson (among other exclusive VIP tour items).

“I am so glad to be on the road once again and to bring my show to so many cities across the country. It’s going to be a special night for all the ladies that will join me and my special guests!” says Charlie Wilson. “I am looking forward to sharing the stage with my two talented friends Kem and Joe. They are both artists that I admire and am honored to have them on my tour. We are planning a show the audience won’t ever forget.”

Jeff Sharp, Vice President of Urban Touring AEG Live says “The Forever Charlie Tour is the most prominent R&B tour for an adult urban audience that is scheduled to hit the road in 2015 thus far. The fact that three of the most important male vocalist/entertainers of our era are sharing the same stage nightly is something that brings AEG as a company to commit any and all of its many assets to the project.”

Wilson has received seven Grammy nominations and multiple awards throughout his career; he was named Billboard magazine’s #1 Adult R&B Artist and has had eight #1 records that topped the Billboard Urban Adult Contemporary radio chart including, “Without You,” “Charlie, Last Name Wilson,” “Magic,” “There Goes My Baby,” “Can’t Live Without You,” “You Are,” “Life of the Party” and “My Love Is All I Have.” Most recently, Wilson received a Grammy nomination for the song “If I Believe” in the Gospel category; he was also an NAACP Outstanding Album Award winner for the album Love, Charlie and BET presented to Wilson a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.

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The Incredible Charlie Wilson

Posted in African Americans, Black America, Black Interests, Black Men, Music with tags , , , on December 24, 2013 by Gary Johnson

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Check out this emotional video looking back on Charlie’s life and musical career in honor of his 2014 GRAMMY Award nomination for Best Gospel Song for his original record “If I Believe.”


Posted in Black America, Black Interests, Black Men, Music with tags , , on June 16, 2013 by Gary Johnson

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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,, 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 (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

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R&B Legend Charlie Wilson Shares His Top 10 Romantic Songs for Valentine’s Day

Posted in Black Interests, Black Men, Music, Music and Video Releases with tags , , , on February 13, 2013 by Gary Johnson

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Happy Valentine’s Day!  In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, legendary R&B crooner Charlie Wilson has shared his personal list of romantic songs.

  1. There Goes My Baby – Charlie Wilson
  2. You Are – Charlie Wilson
  3. Without You – Charlie Wilson
  4. Always and Forever – Luther Vandross
  5. Adorn – Miguel
  6. Supa Sexxy – Charlie Wilson Feat. T-Pain & Jamie Foxx
  7. Would You Mind – Earth Wind & Fire
  8. Yearning For Your Love – GAP Band
  9. Here and Now – Luther Vandross
  10. My Girl – The Temptations

Honorable Mention: You Send Me – Sam Cooke

What are some of your top romantic songs?

To learn more about Charlie Wilson visit his official website at Charlie Wilson


Posted in African Americans, Black America, Black Interests, Black Men, Music with tags , , , , on December 24, 2012 by Gary Johnson

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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, 2013The album will be available for pre-order at iTunes, 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

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.”

Click here to watch Charlie’s new video My Love Is All I Have.”

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Charlie Wilson Lends His Voice to Build Prostate Cancer Awareness to Black Community

Posted in African Americans, Black Interests, Black Men, Health & Fitness with tags , , , on April 6, 2012 by Gary Johnson


Legendary R&B Musician and Prostate Cancer Survivor Lends His Voice to Build Prostate Cancer Awareness in the African-American Community

HORSHAM, Pa., April 2, 2012 – Grammy®-nominated singer, songwriter, producer and prostate cancer survivor Charlie Wilson and Janssen Biotech, Inc. are teaming up on Making Awareness a Priority: Putting Prostate Cancer on the M.A.P., a new program designed to raise awareness among African-American men and their families about prostate cancer and its disproportionate impact on the African-American community. With the highest incidence of prostate cancer of any race in the U.S., African-American men are 2.4 times more likely to die from the disease than Caucasian men. Making Awareness a Priority (M.A.P.) brings together leading voices in advocacy and health education through live events in select cities across the country.

In recognition of National Minority Health Month and National Minority Cancer Awareness Week, the program kicks off on April 21 in Atlanta, Georgia with program resources available online at My Prostate Cancer Roadmap® (

Charlie Wilson was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2008. “At first, I never wanted to talk about my cancer. Then I realized that after spending a lot of my life performing, it was time to start informing.

That’s why I am continuing to raise my voice to help those with prostate cancer by joining with Janssen Biotech, Inc. in the Making Awareness a Priority program – to encourage African-American men to understand their risk factors for prostate cancer and start a conversation with their loved ones and doctors about this serious and deadly disease.”

The average annual prostate cancer incidence rate in the U.S. was 60% higher in African-American men than in Caucasian men between 2003 and 2007. Factors including family history, access to medical care and relevant support networks may contribute to the disproportionate impact. In addition to being at higher risk for prostate cancer, according to research of the impact of cultural factors on African-American men’s understanding of prostate cancer, these men often believe they do not have access to information about prostate cancer that takes into account their diverse values, beliefs, behaviors and social and cultural needs.

M.A.P. will address these issues head-on through informational and wellness events offering African-American men and their loved ones the opportunity to learn about prostate cancer risks and information and support resources available to them. The three-city tour of Atlanta, New York City and Chicago is sponsored by Janssen Biotech, Inc. and held in partnership with locally-based community organizations in these markets. Real Men Charities, Inc., the national not-for-profit organization, presents Real Men Cook® Father’s Day events as a national crusade to positively change the way the world views men in relationship to their families and the community. The Abyssinian Baptist Church in the City of New York, the oldest black Baptist church in the nation, is well-known for its leadership, social activism initiatives, and community reform programs to educate and empower its members and the Harlem community at large.

“When I first learned I had prostate cancer, I thought my career was over. I thought it was a wrap for me,” said Wilson, but his wife quickly proved to be his greatest supporter. “My wife stood tall and told me we were going to get through it. You just have to have a positive heart and go on. That’s what we did and now I want others to know about the resources that are available to them.”

At each event, Wilson will share his personal experience with prostate cancer and will be joined by Stanley K. Frencher Jr., MD, MPH, who through his work encourages African-American men to proactively speak with their doctors about prostate cancer, as well as journalist and author Andrea King Collier. As a strong advocate for empowering African-American women to take an active role in managing their loved ones’ health, Collier will emcee the events and share insights from her book, The Black Woman’s Guide to Black Men’s Health. The program also includes interactive prostate cancer information, resources and a cooking demonstration with healthy, cancer-wise food choices.

“African-American men are at a greater risk for prostate cancer and it is important that we support the African-American community with information that is both relevant and compelling,” said Robert Bazemore, President, Janssen Biotech, Inc. “Janssen Biotech is pleased to join Charlie Wilson and our local community partners to provide those who are at high-risk of, or living with, prostate cancer with the resources they need to help them navigate all aspects of their cancer journey.”

To register for an event or to find out more about Making Awareness a Priority, including live event dates and locations, visit The website is a unique educational and support resource for men with advanced prostate cancer and their loved ones sponsored by Janssen Biotech, Inc. in conjunction with the non-profit organization Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education & Support Network (

About Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer occurs when cancer cells form in the tissues of the prostate gland. Normally, cells within the prostate grow, divide, and die to make sure the prostate functions properly and are then replaced by new cells. Prostate cancer occurs when the prostate cells stop functioning normally.

These cells with uncontrolled growth don’t die as they should, creating a buildup of cells known as a tumor. Prostate cancer can occur as a slow-growing tumor to a very aggressive and potentially fatal disease that spreads throughout the body.

About Janssen Biotech, Inc.

Janssen Biotech, Inc. redefines the standard of care in immunology, oncology, urology and nephrology. Built upon a rich legacy of innovative firsts, Janssen Biotech has delivered on the promise of new treatments and ways to improve the health of individuals with serious disease. Beyond its innovative medicines, Janssen Biotech is at the forefront of developing education and public policy initiatives to ensure patients and their families, caregivers, advocates and health care professionals have access to the latest treatment information, support services and quality care. For more information on Janssen Biotech, Inc. or its products, visit

Janssen Biotech, Inc. is one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies dedicated to addressing and solving some of the most important unmet medical needs in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases and vaccines, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Driven by our commitment to patients, we work together to bring innovative ideas, products, services and solutions to people throughout the world. Follow us on Twitter at

* Making Awareness a Priority (M.A.P.) is brought to you by Janssen Biotech, Inc. Charlie Wilson, Andrea King Collier, Dr. Stanley K. Frencher Jr., Real Men Charities, Inc., and The Abyssinian Baptist Church in the City of New York were compensated for their time in preparing for and participating in the program and were reimbursed for travel expenses related to the program.

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Posted in Black Interests, Black Links, Black Men with tags , , , , on November 6, 2011 by Gary Johnson

Wilson Will Perform Concerts at Five US Bases

(Los Angeles – November 3, 2011) –  Grammy-nominated artist Charlie Wilson will return to Kuwait in mid-November to perform for US troops who are returning home from the Iraq war.  This will be Wilson’s fourth trip, in the past three years, to perform for American troops in the Middle East.

Considered an R&B Icon, Wilson’s recent sold-out show at the Indigo O2 in London received rave reviews including this quote from,

“While 2011 is not over yet, I can predict that 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.”

“We’re taking Charlie’s full tour to Kuwait to welcome our troops as they return home,” stated Michael Paran, Wilson’s manager and CEO of P Music

Group.  “We spent time with the troops during our last three visits and see how important it is to let them know that we appreciate their service to our country.”

“I can’t wait to get back and have a real party with our troops,” stated Wilson.  “It’s an honor to be a part of the welcome home celebration.  We owe them and their families a debt of gratitude for the sacrifices they have made to protect our country.”

Here’s a link to view clips of  Wilson’s concerts during his February, 2011

tour of  Iraq and Kuwait. http://youtube/OO6mXnT3Rrg.

Wilson is taking time from his US tour to travel to Kuwait.  He has been

supporting his current critically acclaimed album, Just Charlie which includes the number one hit singles, “You Are” and “Life Of The Party.”

The bases where Charlie will perform are:

– November 15 – Concert at Camp Buehring

– November 16 – Concert at Camp Virginia

– November 17 – Meet and Greet at Camp Patriot

– November 18 – Concert at LSA

– November 19 – Concert at Camp Arifjan (Zone 6)

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Posted in Black America, Black Links, Black Men, Music and Video Releases with tags , , on February 10, 2011 by Gary Johnson

(February 10, 2011 – Los Angeles, CA) – Grammy nominated Jive Records recording artist Charlie Wilson is set to make his third trip to Iraq and Kuwait to perform for United States Troops in the region in mid-February, 2011.

In addition to performing concerts during his tour, Wilson has created a micro site and is inviting the public to post messages of love and support to the troops.  “Our troops are away from home and family and I thought this would be a good way to bring them personal messages from home.  You can leave a message for a loved one serving our country or just a message of thanks for all the sacrifices our troops are making for our country. It’s important that we let them know that we respect and support them”

The public can log onto to post their messages.  Wilson will be sharing these messages with the troops at each base he visits.

Letter From “Uncle Charlie” Wilson About Prostate Cancer

Posted in Black Interests, Health & Fitness with tags , , , on August 18, 2009 by Gary Johnson


By Charlie Wilson

August 15, 2009

This is Charlie, Last Name Wilson and I’m reaching out to our community about prostate cancer.  September is Prostate Cancer Month and a perfect time for me to share some much needed information about this disease.

During a regular checkup last year, at the insistence of my wife, I was encouraged to take a PSA test.  Much to my surprise, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer.  Because it was an early diagnosis, I was able to research various treatments and select the one that was right for me.  Brachytherapy was the treatment we chose.  Today, I am cancer free.

During my research on the disease, I learned that 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and that 1 in 3 African American men will be diagnosed.  These numbers were astounding to me.  That’s why I have joined with the Prostate Cancer Foundation to educate the African American community on how important it is that our men get annual physical exams.

Prostate cancer is not just a man’s disease, it’s a disease that effects our entire family.  That’s why it is equally important for me to reach out to the women in our community.  I’m asking the ladies to please take control and persuade your husbands, fathers, brothers, uncles, grandfathers and

significant others to get yearly checkups which include a PSA test.  My wife took control.  Her insistence paid off and helped save my life.  I encourage all women in the African American community to do the same.

Enclosed are some “Tips for Prostate Cancer Awareness” that I have compiled, together with the Prostate Cancer Foundation.”  I want my brothers to live long, meaningful and healthy lives.

For more information please visit my website, and the Prostate Cancer Foundation at

Your attention to this important health issue is appreciated.


Charlie Wilson


Charlie Wilson’s Tips for Prostate Cancer Awareness

Understand prostate cancer and talk about it; share what you know with friends and family.

Know your family history and share it with your relatives, sons and grandsons.

Create a family health history document to share at family reunions and holiday celebrations.

Eat a diet low in fat, carbohydrates and processed sugars.

Do not char meats.  Charring creates carcinogens that collect in the prostate and interfere with DNA repair.  Marinate and flip meats on the grill frequently to minimize charring.  Better yet, try stir-frying meats.

Exercise regularly.

Take control of your health and get regular checkups.  Talk to your doctor about a baseline screening (PSA and DRE) when you are 40; develop a schedule of subsequent screenings based on your medical history.

If you don’t have insurance, do your research to learn about free clinics in your community.

Visit for more information or

CW Hats

You can also order “Uncle Charlie” Fedora Hats featuring Charlie’s initials “CW” on the right side and a dazzling pattern on the left-all made up of brilliant, shimmering silver gems. Available in 3 colors and 2 sizes. Grab one for every outfit! A portion of the proceeds benefit the Prostate Cancer FoundationClick here to go to Uncle Charlie’s store.

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