Born on January 29, 1953, Charlie Wilson is an American R&B singer, producer, songwriter, and former lead vocalist for The Gap Band. Famously known as Charlie Wilson or Uncle Wilson, he is a solo artist who has been nominated for many awards, including the Grammy awards, and NAACP Image Awards. He has received the 2009’s Soul Train Icon Award and is a recipient of the BMI Icon Award in 2005. In 2009, Wilson was named Billboard Magazine’s no. one Adult R&B Artist. His song, ‘There Goes My Baby,’ was also named number one under Urban Adult Song in 2009 in the magazine. In 2013, BET honored him with the award for lifetime achievement; it was presented to Uncle Wilson by Justin Timberlake. Since 1972, or the start of his music career, he had been performing with The Gap Band. Together, they produced a number of 15 albums, in 2010, he retired and went solo. In December 2010, his single, ‘You Are’, from the album, Just Charlie, won him slot number one on Billboard Urban Adult Contemporary. The song stayed there for 13 weeks consecutively, and for 15 weeks on the mediabase chart. It even earned him two Grammy nominations in 2012 for the Best R&B Performance and the Best R&B Song. He has worked with many artists during his solo career, including Timberlake, 2Pac, Snoop Dogg, R. Kelly, Kanye West, Beyonce, Jay Z, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Big Sean, and many more. Score with TicketCity – the place to go for Charlie Wilson tickets.
Charlie Wilson's Soulfest Tour
Charlie Wilson will accompany the Soulfest tour through Australia in 2015. Soulfest is the biggest hip-hop and R&B tour in Australia, and brings in many of the top artists from both genres. Wilson will perform along with other artists including Jill Scott, Jhene Aiko, Black Star ft. Mos Def, De La Soul, Eric Benet, Daniel Merriweather (Australia only), Remi (Australia only), Yum Yum, and many more. Charlie Wilson is expected to perform many of his favorite hits, as well as new songs from his latest album “Forever Charlie.” Soulfest represents another iconic tour in a long history of big tour’s for Charlie Wilson, and the artist continues to wow crowds around the world.