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