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Charlie Wilson


Charlie Wilson





61st Annual GRAMMY Awards


Best Traditional R&B Performance

Made For Love

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Through the 66th GRAMMY Awards

"It's my job to continue to inspire. I asked God to let me inspire others."

  • Born Jan. 29, 1953, in Tulsa, Okla.
  • Prior to emerging as a solo artist, Wilson was the frontman for the R&B/funk group the Gap Band, scoring hits such as "You Dropped A Bomb On Me" and "Early In The Morning." In 2003 Wilson landed his first Top 10 solo hit with "Beautiful," a collaboration with Snoop Dogg and Pharrell Williams. His 2005 album, Charlie Last Name: Wilson, hit No. 10 on the Billboard 200.
  • Wilson received his first GRAMMY nomination with the Gap Band for 1983 for Best R&B Instrumental Performance for "Where Are We Going?" He received his first solo nomination for 1996 for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for "Stomp."
  • Wilson chronicled his career journey in his 2015 best-selling autobiography, I Am Charlie Wilson.
  • The R&B singer/songwriter serves as a national spokesman for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. The Charlie Wilson Creativity Award was created in his name to recognize and fund researchers developing strategies to fight cancer. 


All GRAMMY Awards and Nominations for Charlie Wilson


Best Traditional R&B Performance

Made For Love