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