charlie wilson & model*Grammy-nominated RCA Records recording artist and R&B icon Charlie Wilson is preparing to celebrate his birthday with the release of his new, highly-anticipated album, Love, Charlie, on January 29, 2013.

The album will be available for pre-order at iTunes, Amazon.com and other leading retailers on December 11th. The first single, “My Love Is All I Have,” is already a top ten hit on the Billboard Urban Adult Contemporary Chart. (Scroll down to check out the video)

The selection of songs on Love, Charlie cover the various aspects of love that people experience – from the joy of discovering it on “I Think I’m In Love,” to one’s heart speaking to another’s on the lead single, “My Love is All I Have.”  For Wilson, the love of self and faith in God is represented on “If I Believe,” his most poignant song on the album.

“The first track on ‘Love, Charlie’ sets the tone for this project,” stated Wilson.  “As everyone knows I have not only survived some of life’s challenges, I have been triumphant and ‘If I Believe’ is my testimony which I hope will inspire others.”

Wilson, whose career began with his brothers as the incomparable and funky GAP Band, has been enjoying an extraordinary solo career which includes two Grammy nominations for each of his last two albums, Uncle Charlie and Just Charlie.  The latter release spawned the chart-topping hit “You Are” which claimed the #1 spot Billboard’s Urban Adult Contemporary chart for 13 consecutive weeks!

In addition to his success as a solo artist, Wilson has collaborated with numerous chart-topping artists and producers including Snoop Dogg, R. Kelly, Kanye West, Jamie Foxx, Fantasia, T. Pain, Justin Timberlake and his recent performance on the 2012 Soul Train Awards with 2 Chainz.

With a repertoire of countless hit songs, Wilson continues to perform to sold-out audiences around the country including his critically acclaimed and heralded performance at the 2012 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans.  The following quote in the New Orleans Times Picayune says it all:  “…a performance that left the Dome crying ‘Uncle.’  There’s really no other way to put it – Charlie Wilson is a force of nature.”

Love, Charlie – Track listing and credits:

1. If I Believe
Produced by: Wirlie “Optimas Pryme” Morris & Charlie Wilson
Written by: Wirlie Morris, Charlie Wilson, Mahin Wilson, Michael Paran

2. I Still Have You
Produced by: Gregg Pagani & Charlie Wilson
Written by: Gregg Pagani, Lance Tolbert, Edwin “Lil Eddie” Serrano, Jimmy Burney, Charlie Wilson, Mahin Wilson

3. I Think I’m In Love
Produced by: Emile Ghantous and Erik Nelson & Charlie Wilson
Written by: Emile Ghantous, Erik Nelson, Charlie Wilson, Dominic Gomez, Mahin Wilson

4. My Love Is All I Have
Produced by: Wirlie “Optimas Pryme” Morris & Charlie Wilson
Written by: Wirlie Morris, Charlie Wilson, Mahin Wilson, Michael Paran

5. Our Anniversary
Produced by: Gregg Pagani & Charlie Wilson.
Written by: Gregg Pagani, Lance Tolbert, Edwin “Lil Eddie” Serrano, Charlie Wilson, Mahin Wilson

6. Turn Off The Lights
Produced by: Wirlie “Optimas Pryme” Morris & Charlie Wilson
Written by: Wirlie Morris, Charlie Wilson, Mahin Wilson, Michael Paran

7. A Million Ways To Love You
Produced by: Gregg Pagani & Charlie Wilson
Written by: Gregg Pagani, Lance Tolbert, Edwin “Lil Eddie” Serrano, Charlie Wilson, Mahin Wilson, William Serrano

8. Show You
Produced by: Wirlie “Optimas Pryme” Morris & Charlie Wilson
Written by: Wirlie Morris, Charlie Wilson, James R. Smith, Eric N. Grant, Mahin Wilson, Michael Paran

9. My Baby
Produced by: Charlie “Phantom” Singleton & Charlie Wilson
Written by: Charlie Singleton, Charlie Wilson, Mahin Wilson, Michael Paran

10. Oooh Wee
Produced by: Wirlie “Optimas Pryme” Morris & Charlie Wilson
Written by: Wirlie Morris, Charlie Wilson, Clarice Bell, Carl M. Days, Jr., Mahin Wilson, Michael Paran

11. Say
Produced by: Wirlie “Optimas Pryme” & Charlie Wilson
Written by: Wirlie Morris, Charlie Wilson, James R. Smith, Eric N. Grant, Mahin Wilson, Michael Paran

12. Whisper ft. Keith Sweat
Produced by: Wirlie “Optimas Pryme” Morris & Charlie Wilson
Written by: Wirlie Morris, Charlie Wilson, Dennis Bettis, Carl M. Days, Jr., Clarice Bell, Mahin  Wilson, Michael Paran

 

Stay connected with Charlie Wilson:
Website: www.charliewilsonmusic.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/charliewilson
Twitter: @imcharliewilson

 

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