April 14, 2018
Confirming he is truly blessed Charlie Wilson and Michael Paran, longtime manager/CEO of P Music Group, take Wilson’s iconic stature to a historic level by achieving yet another career first for Wilson: two singles, “Chills” and “I’m Blessed,” reach #1 simultaneously on Billboard’s Adult R&B and Hot Gospel Charts, respectively. Both singles are from Wilson’s In It To Win It album released January 2017.
“I’m Blessed,” Wilson’s first single from his In It To Win It album, became a #1 Billboard Adult R&B hit while also debuting at #1 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart last year. The song became Wilson’s first #1 gospel single. “I’m Blessed” has since reclaimed the top spot on the Hot Gospel Songs chart after maintaining a Top 5 position for 45 weeks straight. The hit song has regained its #1 status after 9 months, setting the record for longest stints between #1s on the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs chart.
In the same week, “Chills,” the 4th single promoted by P Music Group from Wilson’s “In It To Win It” album, has become Wilson’s 11th #1 single at radio as a solo artist* and is currently #1 for the second week on the Billboard Adult R&B Chart. With “I’m Blessed” reclaiming the #1 spot again on the Hot Gospel Song Chart, Wilson also becomes the first artist to achieve the feat of having both top spots simultaneously on those charts.
Wilson is no stranger to overcoming the odds. He has been clean and sober for 22 years and prostate cancer free for 9 years, two facts he openly shares with the multi-generational audiences who attend his critically-acclaimed concerts.
“I am overwhelmed with joy and can’t help but say I’m blessed,” Wilson tells Billboard.
Read the full Billboard article Charlie Wilson Rules Hot Gospel Songs & Adult R&B Songs Chart Simultaneously here.
This video features highlights of Charlie’s book “I Am Charlie Wilson”
*all radio charts including Mediabase