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