Charlotte Day Wilson

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Charlotte Day Wilson
OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
Genrespop, soul, rhythm and blues
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2010s-present
Associated actsDaniel Caesar, River Tiber, BadBadNotGood

Charlotte Day Wilson is a Canadian pop, rhythm and blues and soul singer.[1]

Background[edit]

A native of Toronto, Ontario, Wilson studied classical piano in childhood before teaching herself production via GarageBand as a teenager.[2] She moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia to study music at university,[3] but left school to focus on her career beginning with a stint in the funk band The Wayo.[2]

She self-released the EP Palimpsest in 2012 while living in Halifax,[4] and followed up with the standalone singles "Avondale", "Stephen" and "Montreal" in 2013 and 2014.

She spent some time living in Montreal, Quebec, before returning to Toronto and interning at Arts & Crafts Productions.[2]

Wilson identifies as queer.[1]

Career[edit]

Back in Toronto, Wilson began collaborating with artists such as Daniel Caesar, River Tiber and BadBadNotGood[2] before releasing her second EP, CDW, in 2016.[5]

The EP's song "Work" was nominated for the SOCAN Songwriting Prize in 2017,[6] the EP was a longlisted nominee for the 2017 Polaris Music Prize,[7] and Howie Beck received a Juno Award nomination for Producer of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2017 for his contributions to "Work" and Dragonette's "High Five".[8] Wilson's video for "Work", directed by Fantavious Fritz, won the 2018 Prism Prize.[9] Wilson and Fritz subsequently announced that they were using the prize money to create a special grant program for emerging female video directors.[10]

Her second EP, Stone Woman, was released in 2018.[1]

Discography[edit]

  • Palimpsest (2012)
  • CDW (2016)
  • Stone Woman (2018)

References[edit]