It’s a Testimony to His Never Ending Faith
*In honor of Charlie Wilson‘s 2014 Grammy nomination for Best Gospel song with his original record “If I Believe” off his Love, Charlie album (released January 29th, 2013), we look back on his journey throughout his life and musical career.
Anything is possible… if you believe.
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Charlie Wilson Background (via Wikipedia):
Charles Kent “Charlie” Wilson (born January 29, 1953) 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 seven Grammy awards, received a 2009 Soul Train Icon Award, and was a recipient of a BMI Icon Award in 2005. 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.
On June 30, 2013, BET honored Wilson with a Lifetime Achievement Award that was presented to him by Justin Timberlake. 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 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.