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Some people might say that after notching 10 No. 1 singles, 11 Grammy Award nominations, a best-selling memoir and ongoing sold-out tours, Charlie Wilson has proven his point…. but he isn’t planning to slow down anytime soon. The co-founding member of the Gap Band is now going to bring his “In It To Win It” show to The Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Saturday, February 10, 2018.
Charlie Wilson is a proven entertainer. “I’ve been in this game for many years,” reflects the R&B star. “I’ve had some big hit records and sold a lot of records. But I need to still show people that I’m in it. It’s championship time.” Wilson underscores that declaration with his latest album, In It to Win It. The album boasts the Billboard number one lead single “I’m Blessed” featuring T.I., which was the fastest rising top ten single upon its release in 2017 on the Urban Adult Contemporary chart. In It To Win It also featured the top 20 Urban Adult Contemporary singles “Good Time” and “Smile For Me” featuring Robin Thicke.
Before launching his solo career in 2000, Charlie Wilson racked up a string of hits in the late ‘70s and ‘80s as front man with the Gap Band. The pioneering R&B/funk group charted such frequently sampled classics as “You Dropped a Bomb on Me,” “Outstanding,” “Yearning for Your Love,” “Burn Rubber on Me” and “Early in the Morning.”
Wilson landed his first No. 1 Billboard Adult R&B hit in 2000 with the hit single “Without You.” Since then, he’s released six more solo albums and has become a consistent chart presence over the last 2 decades. His tally of 19 hits includes ten Adult R&B No. 1’s with “My Love Is All I Have,” “You Are” and “There Goes My Baby” among them. While garnering 11 Grammy nominations and other industry accolades, including BET’s 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award, Wilson has stayed busy on the road. He is a major draw and is to be a crowd pleaser when he brings his tour to The Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.