Charlie Wilson, a 9-time Grammy nominee, launches new album and national tour ‘Forever Charlie’
*“I’m still celebrating women’s lives and how beautiful they are,” said Charlie Wilson, known in the industry as Uncle Charlie. Wilson recently released his newest project “Forever Charlie.” “This is one of my best pieces.”
“Forever Charlie is followed by a national tour of the same name featuring KEM and Joe – it launches February 12, 2015 in Cleveland. Songs on the album include “Unforgettable,” featuring Shaggy, and “Goodnight Kisses” featuring Snoop Dogg.
“There are up tempo songs…so when I go on stage I can perform to my own,” the 9-time Grammy Award nominee said.
Charlie is also a BET Award winner whose last album, “Love, Charlie,” garnered another Grammy nomination, and hit single “You Are.”
The “Forever Charlie Tour” stops in my hometown of Baltimore February 15th at the Arena They will spend Valentines’ day in Atlantic City, NJ at the Boardwalk Hall. The tour ends March 27th in Oakland, California.
Charlie, a former lead vocalist of The Gap Band, and he really gives his all during a performance. I saw him perform at BET’s Celebration of Gospel concert and he had a white grand piano, enough backup singers to make a choir and violins. He sang so hard he ended up kicking his shoes off. You will certainly get your money’s worth at a Charlie Wilson show.
Wilson has also garnered a Soul Train Icon Award, a BMI Icon Award, and a BET Lifetime Achievement Award. You can find out more on the “Forever Charlie” album and national tour at www.CharlieWilsonMusic.com.
TV One airs the 46th NAACP Image Awards live February 6, 2015 at 9 p.m. ET
*On Friday, February 6, 2015 at 9 p.m./8c TV One will air live the 46th NAACP Image Awards in a two-hour special presentation hosted by Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish,” “Law & Order”). Leading the nominations are ABC with 25, Columbia Records and Paramount Pictures with 10 each.
“I been hearing he (David Oyelowo) was snubbed…so I’m just going to say his name because he really did a great job,” said comedian/actor Affion Crocket (“CSI: NY,” “The District”) at the 46th NAACP Image Awards Nominee’s Luncheon about the dramatic film Selma. “I have seen a lot of MLK portrayals and he played him in a way that’s believable. He made it like MLK was a powerful guy but a powerful guy you can kick it with…just a man on a mission.”
David is one of the presenters along with Oprah Winfrey who starred and executive produced the film. Joining them as presenters are Angela Bassett, Common, Laurence Fishburne, Sharon Leal, Larenz Tate, and Kerry Washington. Scheduled to appear are Gabrielle Union, Keegan-Michael Key, Octavia Spencer, Omar Epps, Shemar Moore, Taraji P. Henson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Uzo Aduba, and Wendy Raquel Robinson.
“I’m supper-doper excited. I am so thankful, even if I don’t win it is so fantastic to be nominated,” said 13 year-old actor Curtis Harris, who stars in the Nickelodeon series “The Haunted Hathaways,” about his nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Youth/Children’s Program. “I play a ghost. He is very nice, like Casper the ghost.”
Lifetime follows ABC with 16 nominations, and BET garners 14. In the recording category following Columbia Records is RCA with 8 nominations and Interscope Records with 5. Following Paramount Pictures in the motion picture category are FOX Searchlight and Universal Pictures both with 5 nominations.
“It was a passion project of ours for many years,” said Sharon Brathwaite (Think Like a Man) who is part of a writing team with Peres Owino (The Call) on the Lifetime movie “Seasons of Love,” which they received a nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Television Movie. “Luckily the wonderful Taraji P. Henson liked the script and made it happen…and Lifetime gave us a break.”
The 46th NAACP Image Awards will be held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium and aired live on TV One starting at 9 p.m. ET. Sponsors include AT&T, Bank of America, FedEx, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Hyundai Motor America, PepsiCo, Southwest Airlines and Wells Fargo. For more information on any other presenters, attendees, the pre-show – hosted by Kevin Frazier and Shaun Robinson, and the red carpet arrivals log onto www.NAACPImageAwards.net.
(Syndicated Columnist: Eunice Moseley, has an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations/Business consult at Freelance Associates, and Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Times. Her Event/”Uplifting Minds II”: The 16th annual “Uplifting Minds II” free entertainment conference Sat. April 18, 2015, sponsored in part by Security Square Mall. Media sponsored are The Baltimore Times and www.EURweb.com. www.UpliftingMinds2.com, www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com.)