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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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  2.   You Are
  3.   I'm Blessed
  4.   Chills
  5.   Charlie, Last Name Wilson
  6.   There Goes My Baby
  7.   Can't Live Without You
  8.   My Favorite Part of You
  9.   Made for Love by Lalah Hathaway
  10.   I Still Have You
  11.   Magic
  12.   My Love Is All I Have
  13.   Life of the Party
  14.   Turn Off the Lights
  15.   Goodnight Kisses
  16.   Smile for Me by Robin Thicke
  17.   Somebody Loves You
  18.   Let's Chill
  19.   Where Would I Be
  20.   What If I'm the One
  21.   Touched by an Angel
  22.   Thru It All
  23.   Love, Love, Love
  24.   Say
  25.   A Million Ways to Love You
  26.   Supa Sexxy
  27.   Musta Heard
  28.   Come into My Love Life
  29.   Infectious
  30.   Unforgettable
  31.   Our Anniversary
  32.   If I Believe
  33.   I Wanna Be Your Man
  34.   Homeless
  35.   Back to Love
  36.   My Guarantee
  37.   Asking Questions
  38.   No Words
  39.   Once and Forever
  40.   Time
  41.   Amazing God
  42.   Gold Rush by Snoop Dogg
  43.   Dance Tonight
  44.   Us Trust by Wiz Khalifa
  45.   Love, I Want You Back
  46.   Me and You Forever
  47.   Oooh Wee
  48.   I Think I'm in Love
  49.   Never Got Enough
  50.   My Girl Is a Dime
  51.   Lotto
  52.   Crying for You
  53.   What You Do to Me
  54.   One Time
  55.   Let It Out by Snoop Dogg
  56.   You Got Nerve
  57.   Floatin'
  58.   Burn Rubber
  59.   Please Believe Me
  60.   Realize
  61.   Thinkin' of You
  62.   Good Time
  63.   Charlie's Jam
  64.   New Addiction
  65.   Better
  66.   In It to Win It
  67.   Precious Love
  68.   Birthday Dress
  69.   Hey Lover
  70.   Sugar.Honey.Ice.Tea.
  71.   Show You
  72.   Cry No More
  73.   So Hot
  74.   I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
  75.   I Found My Baby
  76.   Confess Your Love
  77.   This Is My Prayer
  78.   You Turn My Life Around
  79.   Whisper
  80.   Sprung on Me
  81.   Alright Lady (Let's Make a Baby)
  82.   Things You Do
  83.   Just Like Summertime
  84.   My Baby
  85.   I Can't Let Go
  86.   Shawty Come Back
  87.   Sexual Healing by Charles Wilson
  88.   Party Train
  89.   Here I Am
  90.   Palolo
  91.   Candlelight
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