Charlie Wilson, the world’s consummate performer
One other featured performance may end the 0-11 streak Wilson has at the Grammy’s. “I have a song called ‘Made for Love,’ and it’s definitely on for the Gipper,” said Wilson. “It has that vintage Diana Ross/Lionel Richie ‘Endless Love’ vibe. Nobody does those types of duets/ballads anymore. It’s a beautiful song.”
Making the track more special is the lady he shares the mic with. “I never got a chance to record with Donny Hathaway, but his daughter Lalah is every bit of what he was,” said Wilson. “She has that butter voice, smooth just like her father, and they both have that special approach to the music. And the way they string notes together is special.”
Coinciding with the new album’s arrival was Wilson’s In It to Win It national arena tour, with Fantasia and Johnny Gill. It’s just a matter of time before the album heats up again, so New York, I think we’ll get another shot at seeing the headliner in action. Fans of Fantasia, we’ll soon be able to see her grace the stage, in another capacity. The soulful R&B singer will be taking it back to her gospel roots at the 35th annual McDonald’s Gospelfest, which returns to the Prudential Center Saturday, May 13. She will be joining a stellar line-up of gospel artists, including Donnie McClurkin, Erica Campbell, Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Cissy Houston, Israel Houghton, Anthony Brown & Group Therapy, Bishop Paul Morton and Greater Allen AME Cathedral Choir, plus a special message from the Rev. A. R. Bernard from the Brooklyn Cultural Center. Tickets are available to purchase at the Prudential Center Box Office, by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com.
Nuff said. Over and out. Holla next week. Til then, enjoy the nightlife.