CHARLIE WILSON TO BE HONORED WITH STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
WHO | HONOREE Charlie Wilson
EMCEE Music producer and Walk of Famer Jimmy Jam Harris
GUEST SPEAKERS Michael Paran, Babyface, and Snoop Dogg
WHAT Dedication of the 2,770th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
WHEN Monday, January 29, at 11:30 AM PT
WHERE 6201 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028, in front of Eastown
WATCH LIVE The event will be streamed live exclusively at walkoffame.com
R&B Icon and 13-time GRAMMY® Award nominee, Charlie Wilson will be honored with the 2,770th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, January 29th at 11:30 am PT at 6201 Hollywood Boulevard. Wilson will receive his star in the category of Recording. Joining emcee Jimmy Jam Harris will be speakers President & CEO of P Music Group and manager, Michael Paran, 12-time GRAMMY® Award winner and Walk of Famer, Babyface, and Icon, musician, actor, business mogul and Walk of Famer, Snoop Dogg.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce administers the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame for the City of Los Angeles and has proudly hosted the globally iconic star ceremonies for decades. Millions of people from here and around the world have visited this cultural landmark since 1960.
ABOUT OUR HONOREE “Charlie Wilson’s timeless music has brought joy to millions across generations. His upcoming star ceremony will shine as a testament to his extraordinary talent, resilience, and unwavering dedication to his craft,” stated Walk of Fame producer Ana Martinez. “I must also add that Charlie’s incredible journey from homelessness and return to show business is a true testament to his indomitable human spirit!” added Martinez.
To say that Charlie Wilson is an “Icon,” does not truly describe the musical powerhouse whose vocal prowess began as a founding member and lead singer of the legendary, multi-platinum group The Gap Band from Tulsa, OK. Prior to becoming a solo star, Wilson and The Gap Band amassed fans over a 10-year span with high-energy stage shows and a slew of hits — “Outstanding,” “Yearning for Your Love,” “Burn Rubber on Me” and “Early in the Morning” — that are now among the industry’s most sampled songs.
As a solo artist, Wilson has topped the R&B charts with 13 number one singles, 13 Grammy nominations, a New York Times and Washington Post best-selling memoir “I Am Charlie Wilson,” a BET Lifetime Achievement Award, a Soul Train Icon Award, a Soul Train Certified Soul Award, and a NAACP Music Makes a Difference Award.
He was twice named Billboard’s Top Adult Male R&B Artist (2009, 2020) and is currently Billboard’s Top Adult R&B Male Artist with the most #1s of all time.
This past December 8th, Wilson released his new single, “Superman,” with a coinciding world premiere on iHeartRadio. This record is personal for him, as it reflects his love for his wife and the turning point that changed his entire life. As lead singer and founding member of The Gap Band, Wilson found fame and success, but it would soon run out and leave him as a homeless addict struggling to survive on the streets of Hollywood Boulevard.
However, fate intervened, and he found himself attending a rehabilitation center, where he met his wife, a counselor at the facility. When he was at his lowest, the love and support of his future wife transformed him into Superman, allowing him to fight his demons, get clean and sober, and return to his career faster than a speeding bullet. Wilson has been married and sober for 29 years. On the day of his ceremony, January 29th, Wilson will celebrate his 71st birthday, and will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame right on the very streets where he was once homeless.