Charlie Wilson's Gospel Contemporaries

How do these gospel singers compare to Uncle Charlie?

Charlie Wilson - Charlie Wilson has a historic legacy, with his career spanning almost five decades. Having grown up singing in church it should come as no surprise that his music has those spellbinding elements. Here we take a look at other artists with similar qualities as Uncle Charlie.(Photo: Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for BET)

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Charlie Wilson - Charlie Wilson has a historic legacy, with his career spanning almost five decades. Having grown up singing in church it should come as no surprise that his music has those spellbinding elements. Here we take a look at other artists with similar qualities as Uncle Charlie.(Photo: Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for BET)

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The Man Behind the Music - Check out Kirk Franklin on Lift Every Voice in the BET Now App! Go download it today. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

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Kirk Franklin - Given Kirk Franklin's particular style and ability to get super-animated while performing, it's easy to draw a comparison. Both he and Charlie know how to work a stage. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

Ron Winans - The Winans family is a gospel dynasty. The late Ron Winans, along with his brothers, Marvin, Michael and Carvin, saw tremendous success in their industry. Similarly, the Gap Band consisted of Charlie Wilson as well as his brothers, Ronnie and Robert Wilson, also making it a family business.  (Photo: Entheos)

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Ron Winans - The Winans family is a gospel dynasty. The late Ron Winans, along with his brothers, Marvin, Michael and Carvin, saw tremendous success in their industry. Similarly, the Gap Band consisted of Charlie Wilson as well as his brothers, Ronnie and Robert Wilson, also making it a family business. (Photo: Entheos)

Best Gospel/Inspirational Performance:  Bishop Hezekiah Walker - "Every Praise" - Walker takes folks to church in this hand-clapping, foot-stomping track that reminds us to give thanks. (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Super Bowl)

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Hezekiah Walker - Bishop Hezekiah Walker usually does an incredible job leading praise choirs. We like to think of Uncle Charlie as being able to lead the show no matter where he performs.   (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Super Bowl)

The BET Silver Anniversary Celebration - Donnie McClurkin performed at "25 Strong: The BET Silver Anniversary Celebration" at The Shrine auditorium in Los Angeles. The event highlighted 25 years of programming on Black Entertainment Television. (Photo: Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

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Donnie McClurkin - When Donnie McClurkin leads, folks listen. Much like when Charlie Wilson goes on stage, folks turn up. (Photo: Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

Al Green - Vocally the two are much different, but both share an incredibly unique legacy that goes back for decades. Whereas Charlie's legacy starts with the Gap Band, Al Green was always known as a soloist, but both have had a tremendous influence in music. Green still records gospel records from time to time.   (Photo: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

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Al Green - Vocally the two are much different, but both share an incredibly unique legacy that goes back for decades. Whereas Charlie's legacy starts with the Gap Band, Al Green was always known as a soloist, but both have had a tremendous influence in music. Green still records gospel records from time to time.  (Photo: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

William Murphy - William Murphy's latest album, God Chaser, has many contemporary R&B elements. Some of Uncle Charlie's latest works have striking similarities given his ear for what's popular in the genre. (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for The Stellar Awards)

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William Murphy - William Murphy's latest album, God Chaser, has many contemporary R&B elements. Some of Uncle Charlie's latest works have striking similarities given his ear for what's popular in the genre. (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for The Stellar Awards)