Charlie Wilson Taps Snoop Dogg, T.I. & Lalah Hathaway for New Album
‘In It to Win It’ arrives Feb. 17; upcoming tour will feature special guests Fantasia and Johnny Gill.
Charlie Wilson’s next album, In It to Win It, will be released on Feb. 17, 2017. The set includes the singer’s new single, “I’m Blessed,” featuring T.I., but the rapper is just one of several guests -- Snoop Dogg and Lalah Hathaway among them -- who appear on the 11-time Grammy Award nominee’s seventh solo outing.
The mid-tempo track opens with a personal testament from Wilson, who has talked frankly over the years about overcoming a drug addiction that took him all the way down to being homeless.
"'I'm Blessed' says exactly where I am in my life, blessed to still be making music that people want to hear," says Wilson in a release announcing his latest project. "2016 has been a tough year for so many people around the world and I am proud to release a song that reminds us that we can all find some blessings in our lives."
Listen to "I'm Blessed" here:
In tandem with the forthcoming In It to Win It, Wilson will headline a national arena tour that kicks off Feb. 8 in Norfolk, Virginia. Joining him will be special guests Fantasia, Johnny Gill and pop music duo Solero.
Confirmed In It to Win It Tour dates appear below; additional dates will be announced soon:
Feb. 8 - Norfolk, VA @ Constant Convocation Center
Feb. 10 - Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Feb. 11 - Buffalo, NY @ Key Bank Center
Feb. 12 - Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
Feb. 14 - Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loan Arena
Feb. 17 - Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
Feb. 18 - Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Center
Feb. 19 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena