(New York, NY) - Grammy nominee Charlie Wilson once again proves the staying power of soulful R&B with the beautiful and timeless ballad "You Are." The single's reign over the top of Billboard's Urban AC has now lasted more than 12 weeks. In fact, the song is on track to break the chart's all-time record of 18 weeks.
The standout track-featured on the singer/songwriter's third solo Jive Records album Just Charlie-is Wilson's third No. 1 on Billboard's Urban AC chart. In addition, "You Are" (ßclick to listen) not only marked his biggest career debut on that chart. It also gave Wilson his highest debut on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart. The single later peaked at No. 13 on that chart-signaling the singer's competitive strength against such contemporary peers as Alicia Keys, Kanye West and Snoop Dogg.
Over the last two years, Wilson has become an unflagging chart fixture. His previous singles "Charlie Last Name: Wilson" and "There Goes My Baby" spent six weeks and nine weeks at No. 1, respectively, on Urban AC. The latter single's performance-as well as that of its Grammy-nominated album Uncle Charlie-resulted in Wilson being named Billboard's 2009 Urban AC Artist of the Year.
Kanye West, the Insomniax, Wirlie Morris and Gregg Pagani-who produced Wilson's"There Goes My Baby"-are among the producers who collaborated on Just Charlie. This latest effort follows his critically acclaimed 2009 sophomore album Uncle Charlie, which earned two 2010 Grammy Award nominations for Best R&B Album and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for "There Goes My Baby." The album resided on the Urban Adult Contemporary Albums chart for more than a year after debuting at No. 1 on the R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart.
Wilson recently made his third trip to Kuwait and Iraq to perform for the American troops touring the bases between February 18th and March 2nd. The gifted singer is scheduled to appear on The View on ABC April 22nd and on the Trumpet Awards on TV One April 24th.