As a 3-time Apollo winner, Omar Wilson is no stranger to the music scene. He’s opened for artists like Boys II Men and The Neville Brothers. His music speaks to his own personal experiences growing up in an urban environment bridging the gap between Hip Hop and Soul. Growing up 30 minutes from New York City, church members at the Calvary Baptist Church in his hometown noticed his ability to have a spiritual impact through his singing at the age of only 7. While performing regularly in New York, fans gravitated towards his unique, gritty vocals. It was at that point that Omar realized what he was born to do, Soul Music. Omar was named Best R&B Male of the Year for 2 consecutive years at the Underground Music Awards held at BB Kings in NYC. He’s recorded with Multi-Platinum selling artist Angie Stone and DMX featuring them on songs he wrote. Angie Stone was quoted saying “Working with Omar Wilson came naturally and he is one to watch!” Omar and DMX worked on a song called ‘Faith’ and they connected on the track instantaneously which is audibly tangible. Omar’s voice and personality is contagious. He leaves a long standing impression wherever he goes, wherever he sings and with whoever he meets.
The Omar Wilson experience has truly begun since his recent signing with BSE Recordings. Omar released his Debut Single, “Passion” in September that climbed into the Top Ten of the U.S. charts. Following that he released an epic recording and performance of the critically acclaimed “It’s A Man’s World” originally sung by the legend James Brown. Omar’s version was backed by Al Green’s original band and it stands up to the test. It quickly reached the #1 U.S. best seller in R&B in the first 24 hours of it’s release. The song stood strong at #1 for 8 weeks and it is available on all digital platforms worldwide.
Omar Wilson has opened up for Justin Timberake and has made appearances on Sirius XM radio Heart & Soul and TV appearances such as ARISE 360 TV, the 202 in Washington DC, Fox Philly’s show “The Q” . He has performed at NYC’s legendary B.B. Kings Blues Club and the famous SOB’s and just recently lit up the center stage at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans and made the crowds fall in love with him.
Omar Wilson’s recent release “A Change is Gonna Come” originally done by the legendary Sam Cooke. Omar Wilson is one of very few that can capture such an epic and iconic soulful sound and bring his own powerful presence to the performance.
The newest release “Love Song” by Omar unfolded just in time for Valentine’s Day 2019. He performed it for the 1st time on television on Fox 29’s “The Q” as he handed out roses to all the ladies in the Philadelphia audience.
BREAKING NEWS: Omar Wilson is nominated for the 50th NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding New Artist.