Charlie Wilson (R&B singer)

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Charles Kent "Charlie" Wilson (born January 29, 1953), also known as Uncle Charlie, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, producer and the former lead vocalist for The Gap Band. As a solo artist he has been nominated for eleven Grammy awards and six NAACP Image Awards (including one WIN), received a 2009 Soul Train Icon Award, and was a recipient of a BMI Icon Award in 2005. In 2009, he was named Billboard magazine's No. 1 Adult R&B Artist, and his song "There Goes My Baby" was named the No. 1 Urban Adult Song for 2009 in Billboard Magazine.

On June 30, 2013, BET honored Wilson with a Lifetime Achievement Award that was presented to him by Justin Timberlake. The BET tribute performances included renditions of Wilson's songs performed by India Arie ("There Goes My Baby"), Jamie Foxx ("Yearning for Your Love"), and Stevie Wonder ("Burn Rubber") but it was not until Wilson himself took to the stage at the request of Timberlake to perform his Grammy-nominated song "You Are" and then transition into a medley of hit songs performing alongside Timberlake and surprise guests Snoop Dogg and Pharrell Williams that Wilson stole the show during the youth oriented program. The Charlie Wilson tribute helped BET achieve the highest ratings in years for the program and also earned the network the #1 primetime spot in the 18–49 demographic topping all its broadcast and cable competition for the night in both demographics and total viewers.

Wilson is the national spokesman for the Prostate Cancer Foundation where there is a Creativity Award in his name which donates hundreds of thousands of dollars a year to researchers across the country for the development of creative science that conforms to PCF funding principles but is short-term and designed to allow development of otherwise unfunded ideas.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 You Turn My Life Around Charlie Wilson 2
2005 Charlie, Last Name Wilson Charlie Wilson 1
2008 Uncle Charlie Charlie Wilson 1
2010 Just Charlie Charlie Wilson 1
2013 Love, Charlie Charlie Wilson 1
2015 Forever Charlie Charlie Wilson 1
Bridging the Gap Charlie Wilson 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 Playlist: The Very Best of Charlie Wilson Charlie Wilson 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Snoop's Upside Ya Head Snoop Doggy Dogg feat. Charlie Wilson 1
2003 Beautiful Snoop Dogg feat. Pharell & Uncle Charlie Wilson 1
2005 Signs Snoop Dogg feat. Justin Timberlake & Charlie Wilson 5
2010 Good Friday Kanye West feat. Common, Pusha T, Kid Cudi, Big Sean & Charlie Wilson 1
2010 Lord Lord Lord Kanye West feat. Mos Def, Swizz Beatz, Raekwon & Charlie Wilson 1
2010 The Joy Kanye West feat. Pete Rock, Jay-Z, Charlie Wilson, Curtis Mayfield & Kid Cudi 1
2012 My Love Is All I Have Charlie Wilson 1
2015 Peaches n Cream Snoop Dogg feat. Charlie Wilson 1
2015 Tiring Game John Newman feat. Charlie Wilson 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Homeless / Supa Sexxy EP Charlie Wilson 1

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