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THE GAP BAND members are Charlie Wilson. THE GAP BAND released Nineteen albums from 1974 till 2001. The first album THE GAP BAND released in the seventies is 'Magician's Holiday' on SHELTER Records. Other albums that THE GAP BAND recorded are 'Gap Band III', 'Oops Upside Your Head', 'Y2K Funkin' Till 2000 Comz', 'The Gap Band IV'. Ninty five albums of THE GAP BAND reached the billboard Black Albums chart. The highest charted album was 'Gap Band IV' from 1982. This album debuted in 1982 on the Black Albums chart and reached number 1 and lasts 0 weeks on this chart. Other charted albums are `Gap Band IV' #1 (Black Albums) and `Gap Band VI' #1 (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums) and `The Gap Band III' #1 (Black Albums) and `The Gap Band VI' #1 (Top R&B Albums) and `The Gap Band IV' #1 (Top R&B Albums) and `Gap Band III' #1 (Top R&B Albums) and `Gap Gold' #10 (The Billboard 200) and `The Gap Band' #10 (Black Albums) and `Gap Band IV' #14 (Pop Albums) and `Gap Band VII' #15 (The Billboard 200) and `The Gap Band III' #16 (Pop Albums) and `Round Trip' #18 (The Billboard 200) and `Gap Band V - Jammin'' #2 (Black Albums) and `Gap Band V-jammin' #2 (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums) and `The Gap Band V Jammin'' #2 (Top R&B Albums) and `Round Trip' #20 (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums) and `Gap Band V - Jammin'' #28 (Pop Albums) and `Gap Band 8' #29 (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums) and `The Gap Band 8' #29 (Top R&B Albums) and `The Gap Band II' #3 (Black Albums) and `Gap Band V-jammin' #39 (The Billboard 200) and `The Gap Band II' #42 (Pop Albums) and `Gap Gold' #46 (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums) and `Live & Well' #54 (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums) and `Live And Well' #54 (Top R&B Albums) and `Gap Band VI' #58 (The Billboard 200) and `Gap Band VII' #6 (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums) and `Gap Band V-jammin'' #6 (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums) and `The Gap Band VII' #6 (Top R&B Albums) and `The 12' Collection' #61 (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums) and `Gap Band V-jammin' #67 (The Billboard 200) and `Straight From The Heart' #74 (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums) and `The Gap Band' #77 (Pop Albums) From 1979 till 1995 THE GAP BAND released also forty three singles. The first single THE GAP BAND released in the seventies is 'Baby Baba Boogie' on MERCURY (PHONOGRAM) Records. Other released tracks are 'All Of My Love (1989 / CAPITOL)', 'Burn Rubber on me (1980 / MERCURY)', 'Early In The Morning (1982 / MERCURY)', 'Oops Up Side Your Head (1979 / MERCURY)'.

Growing up with a Pentecostal minister father, the Wilson brothers formed the Greenwood, Archer, and Pine Street Band in 1967, with Tuck Andress (later of Tuck and Patti). The name was derived from the streets that formed the African American business district of Tulsa, Oklahoma. They released their first record on an indie label in 1974 to little or no success. At the time, the group had up to twelve musicians. Shortening down to the three brothers and with producer Leon Russell on the helm, the group began to find success in 1978 with songs like "I'm in Love" and "Shake", The latter becoming a Top 10 R&B hit near the end of the year.

By 1979, the group had changed its name to The Gap Band, and found success with the groundbreaking single "I Don't Believe You Wanna Get Up and Dance (Oops Upside Your Head)". But it was in the 1980s that the group found their biggest success, with songs like "Burn Rubber", "Humpin'", "Yearning For Your Love", "Outstanding", "You Dropped a Bomb on Me", "I Found My Baby" and "Early In the Morning" further establishing the group as icons.

Four of the band's albums, The Gap Band II, The Gap Band III, The Gap Band IV, and Gap Band V - Jammin, achieved platinum selling status, and four of their singles, "You Dropped a Bomb on Me," "Outstanding," "Oops Upside Your Head," and "Early in the Morning", reached the #1 spot on the Billboard R&B charts.

Their success dwindled at the end of 1984, although they have continued to record albums and are constantly on tour. Brother Charlie ventured into a solo career during a break from the group in the mid-80s, being featured on the 1985 hit with funk group Zapp titled "Computer Love". Wilson's powerful vocals would be credited in part for establishing the careers of Guy's Aaron Hall and R. Kelly. The band reunited in 1996, and issued The Gap Band: Live and Well, a live greatest hits album.

Ever since the 90s, the Gap Band's most famous hits have been sampled and covered by the likes of Snoop Dogg, Warren G., Blackstreet, Shaquille O'Neal, Mia X, and Mary J. Blige. "Outstanding" was even sampled for a famous 90s commercial for malt liquor.While they missed the time that black musicians recorded soundtracks for action films by a decade, they produced and recorded some songs for Keenan Ivory Wayans' 1988 hit movie, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka. Among the musicians they have inspired are R. Kelly, Keith Sweat, Ruff Endz, Guy, Blackstreet, Jagged Edge, and Aaron Hall.

While The Gap Band is still touring, Charlie is planning a release of his second solo album, being helmed by Kelly in 2005.

Members of the The Gap Band are: Charlie Wilson
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