Charles Smith Jr. is a talented songwriter, producer, singer and musician who began his music career opening up for major acts around Baltimore City. By the age of 17 he had already performed at the World Famous Apollo Theatre in New York City. Growing up in the church, he was heavily influenced by gospel music but found the urban sounds of Hip Hop and R&B irresistible. After high school, Charles began to go places like New York, New Jersey and Canada making a name for himself as a songwriter and as a demo singer. Charles got his first placement with International Recording Artist 4 PM's "A Light In The Dark" CD in 1997. While continuing to write and place songs, he signed a publishing deal, which landed him in Los Angeles, California. Though, he learned and grew a lot as a writer and a producer by May of 2003 the situation was over and Charles was back in Md. Since then, Charles has worked with an array of artist, writers and producers. Such as Giuliano Franco, Darryl Pearson, Brian Angel (Day 26), Dwayne Watkins (Canton Spirituals) and Kim Waters just to name a few. Lately working on his first solo effort entitled "The Healing", Charles finds himself going back to his roots, Gospel Music. "The Healing" promises to take your soul to the laundry-mat. It is the perfect fusion of praise and worship and contemporary gospel. Charles lays it all out the blessings, the sins, the struggles, the joys and the hurts. This CD is going to speak to you spiritually now matter where you are in your walk with God.