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