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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 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

    New Smooth Jazz
    1 song

Albums by
Charlie Wilson

Top Songs by
Charlie Wilson

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