Charlie Wilson: New Year’s Eve Celebration
Chart-topping song stylist and 11-time GRAMMY Award nominee Charlie Wilson (“Without You,” “I’m Blessed”) is known for high-energy, party-like concerts that combine his distinctive brand of smooth R&B with the straight-on funk that first made him famous.
Before launching his solo career, Wilson racked up a string of hits in the 1970s and 1980s as the frontman for The Gap Band, the pioneering R&B-funk group he co-founded with his brothers. As the unit’s lead vocalist, he helped to define and popularize funk music. As a solo artist, Wilson has continued to explore the synergy between R&B and pop, lending his powerful tenor to inspirational songs (“Amazing God”), romantic tunes (“Precious Love”), and straight-on party tracks (“Good Time”).
A regular at the top of the Billboard charts, Wilson has released six solo albums that produced smash hit singles like “Without You,” “My Love Is All I Have,” “You Are,” and “There Goes My Baby.” A recipient of the Soul Train Icon Award as well as BET’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Wilson’s latest album, 2017’s In It to Win It, includes the lead single “I’m Blessed,” which became the fastest-rising Top 10 single of the year on the Billboard Urban Adult Contemporary chart.