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