We are proud to announce the last two names at Curacao North Sea Jazz 2016. On Saturday, September 3rd Anthony Hamilton and Charlie Wilson will take to the Sir Duke stage.
Anthony Hamilton already trained his vocal chords at a young age, by singing in the church choir, but he remained the best-kept secret of R&B for a long time. His career got a boost when D'Angelo brought him along as a backing vocalist. In 2002 a breakthrough followed with a guest role in the song Po’ Folks by hip hop formation Nappy Roots. Since that time he has scored a mega hit with Charlene and sold over 20 million albums. The Grammy winner from North Carolina keeps pouring out his southern soul in all his songs, as is the case on his latest album: What I’m Feelin’.
Singer Charlie Wilson originally found fame as the lead singer of the Gap Band, which also featured his brothers Ronnie and Robert. Although the band didn’t retire until 2010, he also started a solo career in the early nineties. A successful one at that; he has a total of eleven Grammy nominations as well as eight American number one hits to his name. Last year saw the release of Wilson’s sixth album Forever Charlie, for which he received another Grammy Award nomination for Best R&B album. That same year he also released his memoir, I Am Charlie Wilson, which became a certified bestseller.