Uncle Charlie, Charlie Wilson, is just one of the many artists who will perform at 2013 Women’s Empowerment.
Uncle Charlie’s performance comes on the heels of the release of his current album “Love, Charlie” Wilson says he is bringing love back to R&B, as love is a key theme for this record.
This is Uncle Charlie’s sixth solo album in a career that spans decades and can be called nothing short of timeless.
It‟s something every artist wants to be, but few earn the distinction. Charlie Wilson’s name is on that short list.
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From his breakout as a member of the Gap Band (“You Dropped A Bomb On Me,” “Outstanding”) in the „80s to his revered solo recordings (2005‟s certified gold Charlie, Last Name Wilson, 2009‟s Grammy nominated Uncle Charlie) and his latest 2010 release Just Charlie), Wilson has sold millions of albums, inspired a throng of artists
who modeled their vocal stylings after his (most notably Aaron Hall and R. Kelly) and cemented his status as a musical icon with accolades from Billboard and BET, among a host of others.
Wilson continues to tour the world bringing his fans the ultimate concert performance combining his current chart-toppers and GAP Band hits. Famed radio show host and comedian, Steve Harvey raves “What I saw at The Hoodies was the greatest single living performer of legendary status of our time. His voice is amazing and his energy and the level of intensity that he has is unbelievable.”
Beyond music, Wilson remains committed to promoting awareness and educating his community about prostate cancer. As a survivor of a disease that afflicts one in six American men –and one in three African American men – Wilson in 2008 teamed up with the Prostate Cancer Foundation. In April, 2012, he announced teaming up with Janssen Biotech to launch their Making Awareness A Priority (M.A.P.) program which brings together leading voices in advocacy and health education through live events in select cities across the country. (www.myprostatecancerroadmap.com)
With music and his commitment to educate people about prostate cancer, Wilson has been able to sustain the passion and drive that have been hallmarks of his legendary career. “I‟m still living this dream,” Wilson says. “I still love to perform and I‟m still having fun. I‟m not there just to pick up the check. It‟s about the passion and the respect that I have for the game. It keeps me going.”