"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. 

 

Charlie Wilson

"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. 

 

GRAMMY Award Results for Charlie Wilson

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Nominations
Best Traditional R&B Performance
My Favorite Part Of You
Best R&B Album
Forever Charlie
 
Nominations
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Bound 2
Best Rap Song
Bound 2
 
Nominations
Best Gospel Song
If I Believe
 
Nominations
Best R&B Performance
You Are
Best R&B Song
You Are
 
Nominations
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
There Goes My Baby
Best R&B Album
Uncle Charlie
 
Nominations
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Beautiful
 
Nominations
Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Stomp (Track)
 
Nominations
Best R&B Instrumental Performance
Where Are We Going? (Track)