Flying Solo: Charlie Wilson’s Biggest Collabs
Now 60, Charlie Wilson has been churning out hits for more than four decades. Though the R&B legend is best known as the frontman for The Gap Band, that’s not the only major collaboration he’s made. In fact, Wilson scored his nickname, Uncle Charlie, from rapper Snoop Dogg after working together. JET rounded-up some other new school stars the old school crooner has spent time with in the studio. Check it out…a few of the names might surprise you.
1992- “It’s Gonna Be Alright”: Wilson collaborated with the prince of New Jack Swing, former frontman of Guy, Aaron Hall. The song was on the soundtrack for Boomerang and the album went triple platinum.
2002 – “One Way Street”: Cleveland bred crooner Avant paired with Wilson during the time of his second album, Ecstasy.
2006 – “That Girl”: Super producer Pharrell collaborated with Snoop and Wilson on this funky mellow track for which is on his 2006 album, In My Mind. The song peaked at No. 64 of the R&B charts.
2008 – “Can’t Say Goodbye”: Snoop Dogg worked on numerous other songs with the legend. But the duo performed this song, which was on Snoop’s album Ego Trippin’ on American Idol.
2009 – “Download”: Lil Kim scored a hit with Wilson in 2009. The song reached No. 15 on the Billboard chart for Hot Rap Tracks.
2011 – “More Than You’ll Ever Know: Boyz II Men teamed up with Wilson, who also served as producer, for this soulful hit off their album Twenty.