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At the age of thirteen, Charles formed a family singing group called "The Blackmans." A decade later, he decided to pursue a solo career. After moving to Alabama, Charles commenced touring with Joe Tex and Bobby Moore and the Rhythm Aces. Blackman eventually moved to Chicago where he became the lead vocalist for "Heaven & Earth" on Mercury Records. 3 years later, he won a spot on "STAR SEARCH." Recognizing his phenomenal voice, Dennis Edwards and the late Eddie Kendrick, former lead singers of "The Temptations," recruited him as part of a tour that traveled extensively in the United States and the Far East. His voice ranges from that of a great baritone to a sweet falsetto. Charles Blackman is a complete performer and entertainer. His delivery style has been greatly influenced by the likes of Patti LaBelle and gospel vocalist Rance Allen. However, it is to the Great Man above that Blackman generally attributes his gifted voice.