Get ready to enjoy the soulful sounds of Anthony Hamilton. Before getting his Grammy and churning out hits like “Charlene” and “Can’t Let Go,” Anthony Hamilton started singing from a young age and got his start in the church choir.
Hamilton was born on January 28th, 1971, and is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina — a core influence of his Southern neo-soul musical style. Hamilton also draws his musical influences from R&B greats, including Michael Jackson. After moving to New York City in the 1990s and moving between record labels, Hamilton finally created a name for himself with his fourth album in 2003, which featured the musical hit “Charlene.”
Hamilton’s influence extends beyond music into the public sphere through his speaking and advocacy opportunities as a CASA spokesperson, which allows him to raise awareness about the foster care system.