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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

    New R&B First

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