Charlie Wilson Is Awarded A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Charlie Wilson, a Grammy-nominated performer, successful solo artist, and vocal advocate for Black men to be screened for prostate cancer, was honored with the unveiling of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday.

Wilson was also a founding member and lead vocalist of the Gap Band. Jimmy Jam Harris was slated to serve as the event’s emcee, and the location was 6201 Hollywood Boulevard, the Eastown apartments.

Snoop Dogg, a longtime collaborator of Wilson’s, Grammy winner Babyface, and Michael Paran, president and CEO of P Music Group, were among the speakers scheduled for the occasion.

On Wilson’s 71st birthday, the event took place on the same location where Wilson formerly slept out on the streets in the 1990s after becoming addicted to drugs and alcohol.

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Wilson, an Oklahoma native, and his brothers used to sing in church a lot. Their mother played the piano while their father served as a minister. Later, Charlie, Robert, and Ronnie the brothers got together to form the Gap Band, which put out its first record in 1974.

Hits like “You Dropped a Bomb on Me,” “Oops Upside Your Head,” and “Yearning for Your Love” made the band most famous. Charlie Wilson began a solo career in 2000 with his debut album, “Bridging the Gap,” and the band continued to release albums until finally breaking up in 2010.

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