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