Charlie Wilson is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer who is known as the former lead vocalist of the Gap Band. He was able to make a solid start as a solo artist and has become a recipient of many nominations and awards as an individual artist. In his career achievements, he has been nominated for numerous awards such as Grammy Awards and NAACP Image Awards.

Sun Sign

Aquarius

Manager

He self-manages himself.

Genres

R&B, Hip Hop, Soul, Funk

Instruments

Vocals, Keyboards, Organs, Drums

Labels

  • Interscope Records
  • Jive Records
  • P Music
  • RCA Records
  • MCA Records
  • Elektra Records

Girlfriend / Spouse

Charlie Wilson has dated –

  1. Mahin Tat (1995-Present) – Charlie Wilson and Mahin Tat got married in 1995, the same year he met her during his time in a drug rehabilitation program where Tat was the one in charge as his social worker.

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Thick Lips

Charlie Wilson Facts

  1. He often sang in church with his brothers Ronnie and Robert during their father’s Sunday sermons accompanied by their mother on piano.
  2. Back in high school, he used to perform in a school’s choir. This early encounter with music was also the beginning of his musical journey with the Gap Band and his career as a soloist.
  3. While attending Langston University, Wilson was a drum major in the Langston University Marching Pride.
  4. His brothers Robert and Ronnie were his helping hands during the time they were shaping up and popularizing an upbeat form of funk music. The band’s song tracks include Outstanding, Party Train, Yearning for Your Love, Burn Rubber on Me, You Dropped a Bomb on Me, and Oops Upside Your Head. After releasing a total of 15 albums in their career, the band had officially announced their retirement in 2010.
  5. Famous rapper who also happens to be his good friend gave him the nickname “Uncle Charlie”.
  6. Michael Paran, the CEO of P Music Group, who has managed him for numerous years, convinced Wilson to pursue a solo career. The two worked together and independently released Wilson’s first solo album titled Bridging the Gap which earned them Wilson’s first no. 1 Billboard Urban Adult Contemporary single called Without You.
  7. In 2004, he signed a multi-album deal with Jive Records. Under this label, he debuted his first album, Charlie, Last Name Wilson in the fall of 2005 which featured production from a number of top-billed producers including , , , Kay Gee, the Underdogs, and the Platinum Brothers.
  8. He has done collaborative works with many top artists including Aminé, ,  , Fantasia, John Newman, Keith Sweat, , and Zapp.
  9. In 2018, he was added to the final leg of ‘s 24K Magic Tour.
  10. After he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2008, he started working with the  Prostate Cancer Foundation and has encouraged black men to be tested for the disease.

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Facts of Charles Kent Wilson

  • Gender Male
  • full nameCharles Kent Wilson
  • middle nameKent
  • nicknamesUncle Charlie
  • birthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, United States
  • Date of Birth January 29, 1953
  • Age 68 years 10 months
  • Horoscope Aquarius
  • Lucky Number 3
  • Lucky Stone Amethyst
  • Lucky Color Turquoise
  • Best Match for Marriage Aquarius, Gemini, Sagittarius
  • ethnicity / ethnic backgroundAfrican-American
  • nationalityAmerican
  • net worth$15 million
  • professionSinger, Songwriter, Record Producer
  • weight73 kg or 161 lbs
  • height5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
  • hair colorBlack
  • eye colorDark Brown
  • body type / buildSlim
  • collegeLangston University
  • fatherReverend Oscar Wilson
  • brothersRonnie Wilson, Robert Wilson

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