As one of the most distinguished voices in R&B music, Charlie Wilson needs no introduction. The Tulsa, Oklahoma native and former lead singer of the Funkadelic Brotherly Trio, the GAP Band, is now going two for two with his second solo album on Jive Records, entitled UNCLE CHARLIE. The album was released February 17, 2009 debuting #1 on Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Chart and #2 on the Billboard Pop Chart. This album debut was a career high for Wilson, even charting higher than any of his previous projects, including the GAP Band albums.
Once dubbed “the de-facto father of new jack swing,” artists like Aaron Hall and R. Kelly have long paid homage to his characteristic vocal style. Labelmate, Kelly, wrote and produced the hit single, “Charlie Last Name Wilson,” from the gold-certified CD of the same name. From classic R&B GAP Band hits like “Yearning for Your Love” and “Outstanding” to collaborations with Justin Timberlake on “Signs” and Snoop Dogg and Pharrell Williams on the Grammy nominated track “Beautiful,” Wilson continues embracing contemporary music with his phenomenal vocal style and unique licks.
When: Saturday, September 8, 2012 – 8pm
Where: Chastain Park Amiphitheatre – 4469 Stella Drive – Atlanta, GA
Tickets: $25 / $39 / $49 / $59
Charlie first gained notoriety as a member of what band?
Entry Deadline: Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012