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