Eleven-time Grammy nominee. Showman extraordinaire. Hit-making singer/songwriter whose second act is trumping his legendary first run. Not many contemporary artists can lay claim to such superlatives. Charlie Wilson can. And Wilson, co-founder of iconic funk trio the Gap Band, has no intentions of slowing down.
Estimated performance time: 10:35 - 11:55pm
He’s the sultry, soul-tinged R&B singer behind “I Wanna Know” and has earned 7 Grammy nominations for everything from Best Male R&B Vocal Performance to Best R&B Album. In addition to collaborating with Mariah Carey, Nas, and Keith Sweat, he’s released 12 solo albums, including his latest, 2016’s "My Name is Joe Thomas".
Estimated performance time - 9:40 - 10:20p
After 7, makes a remarkably dynamic return with their unmistakable sound. Riding the wave of their new Billboard Adult R&B hit, “I Want You,” and reunited with esteemed Grammy winning producer/songwriter Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Daryl Simmons after a 20-year hiatus, After 7’s new single and forthcoming album marks a fine return to form a vocal group that adeptly distills the essence of soul.
Estimated performance time - 8:45 - 9:25p
“Miss Thang” became the youngest artist to ever have consecutive No. 1 singles (“Don’t Take it Personal (Just One of Dem Days)” and “Before You Walk Out of My Life”), spent 13 weeks at the top tugging with Brandy on “The Boy Is Mine,” and recently dropped her latest album, Code Red, which features Missy Elliott and Nicki Minaj. Monica’s racked up more than 25 million albums sold, released six more hit albums, and secured a sweet spot at #24 on Billboard’s list of the Top 50 R&B/Hip Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years
Estimated performance time - 8:05 - 835p