Grammy Nominee Charlie Wilson Returns with New Song 'You Are'

Already Top 15, Song Is First From Wilson's Upcoming Third Solo Album "Just Charlie" In Stores December 7th

Album Features Collaborations with Kanye West, Fantasia

NEW YORK, Oct. 13  -- Everyone's favorite uncle, and 2010 Grammy nominee, is back. Charlie Wilson is currently climbing the Urban AC chart with his new single "You Are," (Click to listen) which gave Wilson his biggest career debut on both the Billboard Urban Adult Contemporary Singles chart and the R&B/Hip-Hop singles chart.  After three weeks on the charts, "You Are" is currently in the Top 15 on the Urban Adult Contemporary chart, the song is resonating at radio with several stations on board and heavy syndication airplay on the Steve Harvey, Tom Joyner and Michael Baisden shows.  The sparkling love song is the first single from Just Charlie, Wilson's third solo album slated for release December 7th.

Jive Records artist Wilson produced the single along with P Music Group producer Wirlie Morris. "You Are" is a soon-to-be wedding classic brought to life by one of R&B's classic and enduring voices.

Kanye West, the Insomniax and Gregg Pagani—who produced Wilson's No. 1 hit single "There Goes My Baby"—are among the other producers collaborating on the album. Already wrapped are such noteworthy features as Fantasia joining Wilson on a spirited cover of Zapp & Roger's "I Want to be Your Man."

Just Charlie is the follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2009 album Uncle Charlie. The sophomore set earned two 2010 Grammy Award nominations for Best R&B Album and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for "There Goes My Baby." Written by multiple Grammy winner Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and Calvin Richardson, "Baby" tallied nine weeks at No. 1—bestingWilson's 2005 six-week run at that perch with the single "Charlie Last Name Wilson."

Remaining on the Urban AC chart for over a year, "There Goes My Baby" also became the No. 1 most-played single that year on the same chart. Uncle Charlie, meanwhile, resided on the Urban Adult Contemporary Albums chart for more than a year after debuting at #1 on the R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart.  Those feats led to Wilson being crowned Billboard's 2009 Urban AC Artist of the Year. Wilson also received a 2009 Soul Train Icon Award from BET.

Showcasing Wilson's soaring, steeped-in-soul vocals, "You Are" presents yet another example of the singer's knack for perfectly fusing contemporary and old-school into a fresh, vibrant sound. Everyone's favorite uncle—and the godfather of R&B—is indeed back.


SOURCE Jive Records


October 13, 2010 1:15pm ET by Pressparty   Comments (0)

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