Celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend with nine-time Grammy nominee & showman extraordinaire, Charlie Wilson!
Co-founder of iconic funk trio the Gap Band, Charlie Wilson has no intentions of slowing down. He kicked off 2015 with a new album, Forever Charlie released January 27, and his eight-week sold out Forever Charlie national arena tour. Forever Charlie, Wilson’s sixth solo album, locked in yet another top ten hit single for Wilson “Goodnight Kisses.” This record rings up a grand total of 18 hits thus far on a tally that also includes eight No. 1s, among them “My Love Is All I Have,” “You Are,” “There Goes My Baby,” “Charlie Last Name Wilson,” and “Without You.” In 2015 he received two Grammy nominations—Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Rap Song—for his singing and songwriting contributions to Kanye West’s “Bound 2” and yet another Grammy nomination for “If I Believe” in the Best Gospel Song category in 2014. In addition to his Grammy-nominated collaboration with Kanye West, Wilson has been a much sought after mentor with numerous top singer/songwriter/producers who he considers his “nephews” including Justin Timberlake, Pharrell, Snoop Dogg and Jamie Foxx. He has added a new name to that all star list, UK soul singer John Newman. Raised by a minister father and mother, the Tulsa, Oklahoma native was a founding member of the pivotal R&B/funk trio Gap Band, which hit the charts running in the late ‘70s and ‘80s with a string of hits including “Outstanding, “You Dropped a Bomb on Me,” “Yearning For Your Love,” “Early in the Morning” and “All of My Love.” The group retired in 2010.