Charlie Wilson named Billboard Artist of the Year

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    Charlie_Wilson_Uncle_Charlie_Album.jpg(New York, NY) - Jive Records recording artist Charlie Wilson has had a phenomenal year.  Coming off the heels of receiving two 2010 Grammy nominations, Wilson has just been crowned Billboard Magazine's Artist of The Year on the Urban Adult Contemporary chart as well as having  the #1 most played single of 2009 on the same chart with his hit single "There Goes My Baby."  The single, spending 51 weeks on the UAC chart this year, is from his critically acclaimed sophomore album Uncle Charlie which has been on the UAC albums chart for over 42 weeks.  Digital sales of the track has sold over 270k since its debut.

    Wilson has been nominated for two 2010 Grammy awards, Best R&B Album for Uncle Charlie and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for "There Goes My Baby" which was written by multiple Grammy winner Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and Calvin Richardson and produced by Gregg Pagani.   Says Babyface, "I want to congratulate Charlie Wilson on his two Grammy Nominations.  Charlie is an amazing artist and entertainer who has more than earned these two Grammy nominations." 

    "The first time I heard this song, I knew it was a hit," stated Wilson.  "It has become so popular that the fans request that I sing it twice at concerts."

    In addition to the two Grammy nominations, Wilson also received a 2009 Soul Train Icon Award from BET in a star-studded television show which aired in late November.