New releases for Jan. 29, 2013: Charlie Wilson celebrates 60th birthday with new album “Love, Charlie,” out today
Grammy-nominated RCA Records recording artist and R&B icon Charlie Wilson, who hails from Tulsa, is celebrating his 60th birthday today with the release of his new, highly-anticipated album, “Love, Charlie.”
With the album’s first single, “My Love Is All I Have,” Wilson has already scored a hit on the Billboard Urban Adult Contemporary Chart.
The selection of songs on “Love, Charlie” cover the various aspects of love that people experience – from the joy of discovering it on “I Think I’m In Love,” to one’s heart speaking to another’s on the lead single, “My Love is All I Have,” according to a news release. For the Oklahoma native, the love of self and faith in God is represented on “If I Believe,” his most poignant song on the album.
“The first track on ‘Love, Charlie’ sets the tone for this project,” says Wilson in the release. “As everyone knows I have not only survived some of life’s challenges, I have been triumphant and ‘If I Believe’ is my testimony which I hope will inspire others.”
Wilson, whose career began with his brothers as the incomparable and funky GAP Band, has been enjoying an extraordinary solo career which includes two Grammy nominations for each of his last two albums, “Uncle Charlie” and “Just Charlie.” The latter release spawned the chart-topping hit “You Are” which claimed the No. 1 spot Billboard’s Urban Adult Contemporary chart for 13 consecutive weeks.
In addition to his success as a solo artist, Wilson has collaborated with numerous chart-topping artists and producers including Snoop Dogg, R. Kelly, Kanye West, Jamie Foxx, Fantasia, T. Pain, Justin Timberlake and his recent performance on the 2012 Soul Train Awards with 2 Chainz.
With a repertoire of many hit songs, Wilson continues to perform to sold-out audiences around the country including his critically acclaimed and heralded performance at the 2012 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. He will again perform at the 2013 Essence Festival July 4-7 in The Big Easy.
Here is a list of more CDs, DVD/Blu-rays and books out this week, from Amazon.com and VideoETA.com:
Charlie Wilson, “Love, Charlie.”
Fleetwood Mac, “Rumours Extended Edition” (3-CD set).
Andrea Bocelli, “Passione (Deluxe Edition).”
Destiny’s Child, “Love Songs.”
Kris Kristofferson, “Feeling Mortal.”
Eric Burdon, “’Til Your River Runs Dry.”
Tegan & Sara, “Heartthrob.”
Emmy Rossum, “Sentimental Journey.”
Justin Bieber, “Believe Acoustic.”
Local Natives, “Hummingbird (Deluxe Edition).”
Rock Candy Funk Party, “We Want Groove.”
Colton Dixon, “A Messenger.”
Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, “Get Up! (Deluxe Edition CD/DVD).”
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2
The Cold Light of Day
Downton Abbey: Season 3
Hello I Must Be Going
Pan Am: The Complete Series
Paranormal Activity 4
Remembering Whitney by Cissy Houston
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia by Shigeru Miyamoto, Eiji Aonuma, Patrick Thorpe, Akira Himekawa
A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story by Sister Souljah
Engineers of Victory: The Problem Solvers Who Turned The Tide in the Second World War by Paul Kennedy
Emeraldalicious (Pinkalicious) by Victoria Kann
Prodigy: A Legend Novel by Marie Lu