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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.   Charlie, Last Name Wilson
  6.   There Goes My Baby
  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.   I Wanna Be Your Man
  15.   No Words
  16.   My Girl Is a Dime
  17.   Chills
  18.   Cry No More
  19.   Let's Chill
  20.   Unforgettable
  21.   Hey Lover
  22.   Good Time by Pitbull
  23.   Thru It All
  24.   In It to Win It
  25.   Precious Love
  26.   Our Anniversary
  27.   What If I'm the One
  28.   Better
  29.   Birthday Dress
  30.   Touched by an Angel
  31.   A Million Ways to Love You
  32.   Burn Rubber
  33.   My Baby
  34.   So Hot by Noah
  35.   Asking Questions
  36.   Amazing God
  37.   Infectious
  38.   Just Like Summertime
  39.   Let It Out by Snoop Dogg
  40.   Floatin'
  41.   Us Trust by Wiz Khalifa
  42.   Somebody Loves You
  43.   Whisper
  44.   Say
  45.   Never Got Enough
  46.   I Can't Let Go
  47.   Supa Sexxy
  48.   Musta Heard
  49.   Homeless
  50.   This Is My Prayer
  51.   Gold Rush by Snoop Dogg
  52.   Dance Tonight
  53.   Me and You Forever
  54.   Things You Do
  55.   I Think I'm in Love
  56.   Once and Forever
  57.   Lotto
  58.   Thinkin' of You
  59.   Shawty Come Back
  60.   Love, Love, Love
  61.   You Got Nerve
  62.   I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
  63.   Please Believe Me
  64.   You Turn My Life Around
  65.   Come into My Love Life
  66.   New Addiction
  67.   Smile for Me by Robin Thicke
  68.   Sugar.Honey.Ice.Tea.
  69.   Oooh Wee
  70.   Where Would I Be
  71.   What You Do to Me
  72.   One Time
  73.   Back to Love
  74.   Sexual Healing by Charles Wilson
  75.   My Guarantee
  76.   I Found My Baby
  77.   Time
  78.   Realize
  79.   Charlie's Jam
  80.   Show You
  81.   Confess Your Love
  82.   Love, I Want You Back
  83.   Palolo
  84.   Alright Lady (Let's Make a Baby)
  85.   Party Train
  86.   If I Believe
  87.   Crying for You
  88.   Candlelight
  89.   Sprung on Me
  90.   Made for Love by Lalah Hathaway
  91.   Here I Am