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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

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