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Charlie Wilson


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The powerful lead singer for funk legends the Gap Band, Charlie Wilson fronted 15 Top Ten R&B singles, four of which -- "Burn Rubber (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)," "Early in the Morning," "Outstanding," and "All of My Love" -- went to number one. Active for over 40 years, the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Gap Band were most successful during the late '70s and early '80s. Four of their albums from this period went either gold or platinum in the U.S. The impact of Wilson and his group was lasting, exemplified by Guy's faithful cover of "Yearning for Your Love" and Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk," the latter of which credited the Gap Band as co-writers. Additionally, they were a popular source for rap and R&B producers, as heard in Nas' "Life's a Bitch," Soul for Real's "Every Little Thing I Do," and Ashanti's "Happy," among dozens of other tracks. As a solo artist, Wilson recorded sporadically while the Gap Band were still together. After You Turn My Life Around (1992) and the Snoop Dogg-supported Bridging the Gap (2000), Wilson became a major stand-alone concert draw and a staple of urban adult contemporary radio, sustained by a streak of successful Sony-distributed releases that began during the mid-2000s. Although the albums were dominated by affectionate ballads, each one included a funk jam or two. Charlie, Last Name Wilson (2005) was the first of several solo Top Ten R&B albums. Follow-up Uncle Charlie (2009) reached number two; the album, as well as "There Goes My Baby," were nominated for Grammy Awards. Just Charlie (2010) landed in the pop Top 20, with "You Are" was nominated for two Grammy Awards. Love, Charlie (2013) and Forever Charlie (2015) added to Wilson's pile of Top Ten R&B albums and Grammy nominations as he continued to be a major arena-level headliner. In It to Win It (2017) coincided with a tour for which Fantasia and Johnny Gill were the supporting acts. ~ Ed Hogan & Andy Kellman
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Stations Featuring
Charlie Wilson

    R&B Smooth Jams

    R&B Smooth Jams
    1 song

    R&B and Soul Mix

    R&B and Soul Mix
    11 songs

    R&B Holiday

    R&B Holiday
    1 song

    Smooth Jazz

    Smooth Jazz
    1 song

    New Smooth Jazz

    1 song

Albums by
Charlie Wilson

Top Songs by
Charlie Wilson

  1.   Song
  2.   You Are
  3.   I'm Blessed by T.I.
  4.   Life of the Party
  5.   There Goes My Baby
  6.   Charlie, Last Name Wilson
  7.   Can't Live Without You
  8.   My Favorite Part of You
  9.   I Still Have You
  10.   Magic
  11.   My Love Is All I Have
  12.   Turn Off the Lights
  13.   Goodnight Kisses
  14.   Sugar.Honey.Ice.Tea.
  15.   Chills
  16.   Let's Chill
  17.   No Words
  18.   Unforgettable
  19.   I Wanna Be Your Man
  20.   Touched by an Angel
  21.   Homeless
  22.   A Million Ways to Love You
  23.   Thru It All
  24.   Our Anniversary
  25.   Floatin'
  26.   My Baby
  27.   My Girl Is a Dime
  28.   Cry No More
  29.   Party Train
  30.   If I Believe
  31.   Never Got Enough
  32.   I Can't Let Go
  33.   Supa Sexxy
  34.   Shawty Come Back
  35.   One Time
  36.   Let It Out
  37.   Asking Questions
  38.   So Hot by Noah
  39.   Where Would I Be
  40.   Hey Lover
  41.   Oooh Wee
  42.   New Addiction
  43.   Better
  44.   Good Time by Pitbull
  45.   Amazing God
  46.   Made for Love by Lalah Hathaway
  47.   In It to Win It
  48.   Somebody Loves You
  49.   Say
  50.   Crying for You
  51.   What You Do to Me
  52.   Musta Heard
  53.   Back to Love
  54.   You Got Nerve
  55.   What If I'm the One
  56.   Gold Rush by Snoop Dogg
  57.   Come into My Love Life
  58.   Dance Tonight
  59.   Smile for Me by Robin Thicke
  60.   Precious Love
  61.   Us Trust by Wiz Khalifa
  62.   Things You Do
  63.   Just Like Summertime
  64.   Here I Am
  65.   Show You
  66.   I Think I'm in Love
  67.   Lotto
  68.   Thinkin' of You
  69.   My Guarantee
  70.   Burn Rubber
  71.   Please Believe Me
  72.   I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
  73.   Confess Your Love
  74.   You Turn My Life Around
  75.   Charlie's Jam
  76.   This Is My Prayer
  77.   Sprung on Me
  78.   Love, I Want You Back
  79.   Me and You Forever
  80.   Love, Love, Love
  81.   Time
  82.   Alright Lady (Let's Make a Baby)
  83.   Whisper
  84.   Once and Forever
  85.   I Found My Baby
  86.   Candlelight
  87.   Realize
  88.   Infectious
  89.   Sexual Healing by Charles Wilson
  90.   Palolo
  91.   Birthday Dress