Ex-JLS star Oritse Williams has been charged with rape after a fan was allegedly attacked in a hotel room in Wolverhampton after a gig in 2016.
The 31-year-old singer, who enjoyed chart success after shooting to fame on The X Factor in 2008, was arrested in December 2016.
West Midlands Police said Williams and another man, 31-year-old Jamien Nagadhana, have been charged and will appear in court next month.
A statement released at the time of his arrest by Williams' management said the he denied the accusations. It read:
Shortly afterwards, the singer said he would be stepping back from his charity work, adding: "Unfortunately, the press speculation is likely to be unhelpful to the charities I work with and the decision I have taken is with their best interests in mind."
Williams and Nagadhana are due to appear at Walsall and Aldridge Magistrates' Court on October 11.