Charlie Wilson Debuts at #10 on Soundscan Album Chart
The Single 'Charlie, Last Name Wilson' #1 Four Weeks in a Row on the Urban AC Chart
Jive Recording artist Charlie Wilson has the #10 selling Album in America with his debut of Charlie, Last Name Wilson this week. The album also debuted at #3 on the Urban chart according to SoundScan. The self-titled single has been number one for 4 weeks on the Urban AC chart according to Radio and Records.
"Charlie, Last Name Wilson" has major radio play in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta and Philadelphia to name a few cities. The song is on 105 of the 145 stations reporting the track (this includes Adult and Mainstream Urban stations). The video is currently on BET and VH-1.
Charlie, Last Name Wilson has received amazing reviews including: USA TODAY (9.20.05) "(***) ... Former Gap Band lead singer Wilson ... takes full advantage of Kelly's writing and studio prowess to do some of his best work in years ..." Billboard Magazine (9.17.05) "... Wilson shows off his generation- spanning vocals to full effect ... All R&B naysayers, say uncle ..." Rolling Stone (10.6.05) "(***1/2) ... Charlie Wilson wields a husky voice and fiery delivery ... a smooth and savvy solo album that lives up to Wilson's legacy ..." The New York Times (9.18.05) "... Mr. Wilson isn't playing the elder statesman ... The tracks are lean and the guest rappers (Twista, Snoop Dogg, Will.I.Am) are clever ..." Entertainment Weekly (9.16.05) "... Wilson influenced two generations of R&B stars ... Now they return the favor: Justin Timberlake, Snoop Dogg, and Twista bring the bling ... With Wilson's multi-octave voice doing the heavy lifting ..."
Charlie Wilson is hitting the road on September 27 in Philadelphia as part of the theatre production of Why Good Girls Like Bad Boyz. The tour ends in Cleveland November 20. Charlie will be performing several songs from his new album during the play.
For further information on Charlie Wilson contact Sonia Muckle @ 212.824.1370 or Roberta Magrini @ 212.8241240. For the tour contact Carlos Vega @ 212.824.1384
SOURCE: Jive Records
CONTACT: Sonia Muckle, +1-212-824-1370, Roberta Magrini,
+1-212-824-1240, both for Jive Records, or Carlos Vega, tour contact,
Web site: http://www.jiverecords.com/