Charlie Wilson
Charlie Wilson
Charles Kent "Charlie" Wilson is an American R&B singer-songwriter-producer and the former lead vocalist for the Gap Band. As a solo artist he has been nominated for six Grammy awards, received a 2009 Soul Train Icon Award, and a recipient of a BMI Icon Award in 2005. In 2009, he was named Billboard Magazine's #1 Adult R&B Artist, and his song "There Goes My Baby"http://www. youtube.
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Charlie Wilson on Whitney Houston
American Banking & Market News - almost 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-46787" href="/Charlie+Wilson+2">Charlie Wilson</a> talks to Hollyscoop at the Grammys about working with <a class="fplink fp-282708" href="/Whitney+Houston+1">Whitney Houston</a> and knowing her…. “<a class="fplink fp-46787" href="/Charlie+Wilson+2">Charlie Wilson</a> on <a class="fplink fp-282708" href="/Whitney+Houston+1">Whitney Houston</a>” is categorized as “entertainment”. This video was licensed from Grab Networks. For additional video content, click the “video” tab at the top of this page. If you are a new American Banking &amp; Market News reader, we would like to welcome you to our website. American Banking &amp; Market News provides daily coverage of analysts’ ratings for some of the largest publicly traded companies in the world. We cover news surrounding large-cap U.S. financial companies, including Citigroup, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase and discuss the fledgling industry of peer to peer lending. American Banking &amp; Mar ...
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Former Rep. Charlie Wilson makes Democrats' list of top-tier candidates
Cleveland - about 5 years
Former Democratic congressman <a class="fplink fp-46787" href="/charlie+wilson+2">Charlie Wilson</a> of St. Clairsville, who is plotting a rematch against the Republican who defeated him in 2010 (Marietta's Bill Johnson), today made the list of his party's top-tier contenders for 2012.
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Video: Charlie Wilson to perform with Boyz II Men tonight on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
NewsOK.com Blogs - about 5 years
Tulsa-bred four-time Grammy-nominated singer <a class="fplink fp-46787" href="/charlie+wilson+singer">Charlie Wilson</a> will perform with R&amp;B vocal group Boyz II Men tonight on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” The late-night show begins at 11 p.m. on ABC (KOCO-5 in Oklahoma City). As reported here previously, Wilson, former frontman Click here to read more
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Charlie Wilson: Christmas in August? No, just 12 ways the government will ... - TCPalm
Google News - over 5 years
Charlie Wilson, who has run numerous times for public office, is president of Asset Research &amp; Recovery, Vero Beach. Our company, Asset Research &amp; Recovery, works to find and return to private citizens refunds they are due from governmental entities
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Live music picks: Aug. 26-Sept. 1 - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Chrisette Michele, pictured here during her opening set for Charlie Wilson at Chastain Park Amphitheatre last month, will headline the One MusicFest. Photo: Raymond Hagans / Special This is the second year for this young music festival, which debuted
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Alleged triggerman on probation for prior shooting - El Paso Times
Google News - over 5 years
Charlie Wilson, 22, faces two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with a shooting that wounded Jason Garced and Jose Merle last week outside bars in the popular nightlife area in West El Paso. Following an investigation
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Justin Timberlake To Host All-Star Music Benefit In Vegas Again - PerezHilton.com
Google News - over 5 years
The lineup for the Old School Jam features some of the best acts of 80s and 90s: Earth, Wind &amp; Fire, Charlie Wilson, Vanilla Ice, the Commodores, the Sugar Hill Gang, Sister Sledge and Color Me Badd. Tickets go on sale next week and if you&#39;re in the ...&nbsp;-&nbsp;-
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Charlie Wilson will perform at The O2's IndigO2 next month - News Shopper
Google News - over 5 years
An inspiration to a generation of R&amp;B artists, Charlie Wilson tells Matthew Jenkin what it takes to be a musical legend. WHILE most songs which kick-start a dance craze are so irritating, only the synchronised repetitive moves of an
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African World Festival promises day jazzed with blues, gospel - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Google News - over 5 years
R&amp;B star Charlie Wilson will play the Miller Stage at his second consecutive African World Festival appearance. When you have only one day to party, it&#39;s important to make every moment count
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OP-ED COLUMNIST; Thoughts of an American Warrior
NYTimes - over 5 years
PARIS — When I asked Gen. David H. Petraeus what the biggest U.S. mistake of the past decade has been, he did a Zhou Enlai on the French Revolution number to the effect that it was too early to say. The outgoing commander in Afghanistan and incoming Central Intelligence Agency chief is adept at politics, one reason he’s the object of
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Julia Roberts praises Tom Hanks - Times of India
Google News - over 5 years
They last appeared together in 2007 film &quot;Charlie Wilson&#39;s War&quot; and now Julia Roberts has teamed up with Tom Hanks again in his directorial venture &quot;Larry Crowne&quot;, and she is all praise for his multi-tasking abilities. &quot;Tom gives 100 percent in every
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Charlie Wilson still works at appliance store despite retiring 20 something ... - Louisville Business First
Google News - over 5 years
Charlie Wilson shows up for work at Charlie Wilson&#39;s Appliance and TV on East Market Street every day and wouldn&#39;t have it any other way. Charlie Wilson technically retired in the early 1990s, but customers of Charlie Wilson&#39;s Appliance and TV on
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Crowd Reaction: Charlie Wilson's Hair Don't - Crunk + Disorderly
Google News - over 5 years
Crunkland&#39;s Facebook Friends had more than a mouthful of Lil&#39; Scrappy chicklet veneers to say about Charlie Wilson&#39;s latest hair transformation. “Nice. Is it from the Eddie Long 2010 Spring Collection?” — Mike “Charlie needs to quit playing in Miguel
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Holiday Box Office Booms Overseas, Sputters Domestically
NYTimes - over 5 years
LOS ANGELES &mdash; Hollywood&rsquo;s Fourth of July fireworks were overseas. The holiday period, a marquee sales time for movie studios, saw Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks bomb in the romantic comedy &ldquo;Larry Crowne&rdquo; and the third installment of the &ldquo; Transformers &rdquo; series fall notably short of its predecessor in North America.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Charlie Wilson
    FIFTIES
  • 2013
    Age 60
    He also appears on "Bound 2", the closer of Yeezus, West's 2013 album.
    More Details Hide Details Altogether Charlie Wilson's albums have sold over one million copies.
    On June 30, 2013, BET honored Wilson with a Lifetime Achievement Award that was presented to him by Justin Timberlake.
    More Details Hide Details The BET tribute performances included renditions of Wilson's songs performed by India Arie ("There Goes My Baby"), Jamie Foxx ("Yearning for Your Love"), and Stevie Wonder ("Burn Rubber") but it was not until Wilson himself took to the stage at the request of Timberlake to perform his Grammy-nominated song "You Are" and then transition into a medley of hit songs performing alongside Timberlake and surprise guests Snoop Dogg and Pharrell Williams that Wilson stole the show during the youth oriented program. The Charlie Wilson tribute helped BET achieve the highest ratings in years for the program and also earned the network the #1 primetime spot in the 18–49 demographic topping all its broadcast and cable competition for the night in both demographics and total viewers. Wilson is the national spokesman for the Prostate Cancer Foundation where there is a Creativity Award in his name which donates hundreds of thousands of dollars a year to researchers across the country for the development of creative science that conforms to PCF funding principles but is short-term and designed to allow development of otherwise unfunded ideas.
  • 2012
    Age 59
    The song earned two 2012 Grammy nominations, Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song, giving Wilson, his wife Mahin, and their fellow songwriters Dennis Bettis, Carl M. Days, Jr., and Wirlie Morris (who co-produced the track with Wilson) their first nomination as songwriters together.
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  • 2011
    Age 58
    Wilson's November 2011 trip was in response to a special request by the U.S. Armed Forces for Wilson to return to the Middle East and perform at five bases in Kuwait for the thousands of troops stationed there.
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    In 2011, chart-topping producer/artist, Kanye West included Wilson on his CD, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
    More Details Hide Details Wilson recorded over a dozen songs with Kanye and appeared on the following songs: "See Me Now", with Kanye West featuring Beyoncé; "All of the Lights", with Kanye West featuring Rihanna; "Lost in the World", "Runaway", and "Monster", with Kanye West featuring Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, and Rick Ross. In addition to these songs, Wilson appeared on five of the G.O.O.D. Friday Releases to promote the new CD including, "Lord, Lord, Lord" with Kanye West, featuring Mos Def, Swizz Beatz, Raekwon; and "Good Friday" with Common, Pusha T, Kid Cudi, and Big Sean.
  • 2009
    Age 56
    Since then, Wilson has consistently topped the Billboard Urban Adult Contemporary chart with singles from his follow up albums through P Music/Jive Records. His 2009 CD, Uncle Charlie, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 200 and No. 1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop chart, and received two 2010 Grammy nominations: Best R&B Album and Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male for "There Goes My Baby".
    More Details Hide Details In December 2010, Just Charlie, was released and spawned the hit single “You Are" which held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Urban Adult Contemporary chart for 13 weeks as well as 15 weeks consecutively on the Mediabase chart.
    In 2009, he was named Billboard magazine's No. 1 Adult R&B Artist, and his song "There Goes My Baby" was named the No. 1 Urban Adult Song for 2009 in Billboard Magazine.
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    As a solo artist he has been nominated for eleven Grammy awards and six NAACP Image Awards (including one WIN), received a 2009 Soul Train Icon Award, and was a recipient of a BMI Icon Award in 2005.
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  • 2008
    Age 55
    In 2008, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and treated successfully with implants.
    More Details Hide Details He has since worked with the Prostate Cancer Foundation, encouraging black men to be tested for the disease. He has also spread awareness by providing vocals for Lupe Fiasco's single, titled "Mission", which focuses on cancer survivors. Wilson has been nominated for eleven Grammy Awards. Charlie Wilson's vocal style and performance continue to influence some of today’s most popular artists, including Snoop Dogg, R. Kelly, Justin Timberlake, and Kanye West.
    In 2008, Wilson participated and performed on the ABC Television Special, America United: Supporting Our Troops, which was taped at Camp Pendleton, in California.
    More Details Hide Details Wilson has made it his personal mission to support American troops, especially in the Middle East. He and his band have traveled to Kuwait and Iraq four times (2009, 2010, and twice in 2011), taking his critically acclaimed, high energy show to dozens of bases throughout both countries and giving American military members a “little taste of home."
    He was also featured on Snoop's 2008 album Ego Trippin', on the songs "SD is Out" and "Can't Say Goodbye"; the latter was also performed live with Snoop and Wilson at 2008's American Idol Gives Back charity concert.
    More Details Hide Details In 1998, Wilson performed on Mystikal's Ghetto Fabulous album.
    According to Wilson's website, rapper Snoop Dogg (with whom he is good friends) nicknamed him "Uncle Charlie". Snoop and his wife, Shante, renewed their vows in April 2008 at Wilson's 20 acre ranch outside of Los Angeles, CA.
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  • 2007
    Age 54
    In 2007, Wilson performed in two songs on UGK's Underground Kingz album: "Quit Hatin' the South" and "How Long Can It Last".
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  • 2005
    Age 52
    The first album from that deal, Charlie, Last Name Wilson, debuted in the fall of 2005 featuring production from various hit-making producers including R.
    More Details Hide Details Kelly, Justin Timberlake, will.i.am, the Underdogs, Kay Gee, and The Platinum Brothers. The album, which was certified gold by the R.I.A.A., produced the hit single, “Charlie, Last Name Wilson".
  • 2004
    Age 51
    Additionally, Wilson appeared on "Signs" (with Justin Timberlake) and "Perfect", both songs from Snoop's 2004 album R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta) The Masterpiece.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2002
    Age 49
    He was also featured on the Grammy-nominated single "Beautiful" (together with Pharrell) from Snoop's 2002 album Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss.
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  • 1996
    Age 43
    Their first collaboration was Snoop's 1996 album Tha Doggfather, on which Wilson appeared on four songs: "Doggfather", "Snoop Bounce", "Groupie" (also featuring 213, and "Tha Dogg Pound"), and "Snoop's Upside Ya Head".
    More Details Hide Details Wilson also worked with 2Pac and The Dogg Pound on an unreleased song "Just Watching" (1996), as well as "Wanted Dead Or Alive", which featured him on the hook and 2Pac & Snoop rapping.
  • 1995
    Age 42
    In 1995, Wilson married Mahin Tat.
    More Details Hide Details They met on that same year, when she was his social worker during his time in a drug rehabilitation program. Since 1995, Wilson has been clean from cocaine and his alcohol addictions that led him into becoming homeless and beginning sleeping on the streets of Hollywood Boulevard, which happened from 1993 to 1995.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1989
    Age 36
    Wilson performed the song with the band on the British television chat show Wogan in August 1989.
    More Details Hide Details Wilson has also been a vocalist and contributor/collaborator to dozens of songs in the hip hop, rap, and R&B communities. Wilson appeared on The Biggie Duets together with R. Kelly on the song "Mi Casa". He has worked with Snoop Dogg on numerous projects.
    In 1989, Wilson worked with Eurythmics on their album We Too Are One, providing backing vocals on several tracks and co-writing the hit song "Revival".
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1953
    Age 0
    Charlie Wilson was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on January 29, 1953; he was the son of the Rev. Oscar Wilson, a minister in the Church of God in Christ.
    More Details Hide Details With his older brother Ronnie and younger brother Robert, Wilson often sang in church before their father’s Sunday sermons, accompanied on piano by their mother. He also sang in his junior high school's choir, which was a precursor to his musical career with The Gap Band and later his solo career. He attended high school at Booker T. Washington. From the start of his career, Charlie and his brothers, Robert and Ronnie, helped define and popularize an upbeat form of funk music that was infectious and lasting with their group The Gap Band. The group's songs like “Outstanding”, "Party Train", "Yearning for Your Love", "Burn Rubber on Me", “You Dropped a Bomb on Me”, and “Oops Upside Your Head” are among their immense catalog and some of the most sampled songs in music history. After 15 albums The Gap Band announced their retirement in 2010.
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