In addition to “Uncle Charlie” releasing his latest album on January 29, 2013 entitled Love, Charlie, he will be the cover model of Social Diary Daily magazines Special Events Issue.
The issue will be released January 10th in the US and Canada, but will be distributed at several events and award ceremonies throughout that month including the 21st Annual Trumpet Awards in Atlanta, Georgia, where Charlie will be honored by the Foundation with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Social Diary Daily’s Creative Director, Melissa Russell responds to Charlie Wilson embracing the cover. “I’m pleased to have Charlie Wilson on the cover of our first issue of the year. He is such a down to earth person; this issue is an appropriate fit for him and ironically he will be celebrating a special event himself during that month, with the release of his 4th solo album.”
The magazine’s feature of Charlie will include a special interview with him as he takes a moment to relax in the comfort of his ranch in California. He’s been seen all over the world as a performer, a spokesman for prostate cancer, a husband who truly loves his wife and now the world will see him as he embraces the cover of Social Diary Daily magazine with his new look.
Charles Kent “Charlie” Wilson (born January 29, 1953) is an American R&B singer-songwriter-producer and the former lead vocalist for the Gap Band. As a solo artist he has been nominated for six Grammy awards, received a 2009 Soul Train Icon Award, and was a recipient of a BMI Icon Award in 2005. In 2009, he was named Billboard magazine’s #1 Adult R&B Artist, and his song “There Goes My Baby” was named the #1 Urban Adult Song for 2009 in Billboard Magazine.
Wilson is the national spokesperson for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. As of July 2009, the PCF has raised over $380 million for research and funded more than 1,500 research projects at nearly 200 institutions worldwide. The PCF has set up a Creativity Award in Charlie’s name which donates hundreds of thousands of dollars a year to researchers across the country. The Creativity Award allows for the development of creative science that conforms to PCF funding principles but is short-term and designed to allow development of otherwise unfunded ideas.
Charlie Wilson will be performing at the Chicago Theater on New Year’s Eve (Monday, Dec. 31, 2012) along with Ledisi.