Charlie Wilson's Most Trendsetting Moments

Leave it to Uncle Charlie to set some trends.

Iconic Return - Charlie Wilson, 2009 Soul Train Awards Icon Award honoree returns to pour on the good vibes.(Photo: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Centric)

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Setting It Off Like Uncle Charlie - Charlie Wilson has always been known for his musical prowess as well as his sartorial flair. Before you watch him light up BET Honors, check out these trendsetting moments he's had on stage. (Photo: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Centric)

Outstanding!  - The Gap Band landed over 20 Top 20 Billboard R&B hits including the gold-certified number-one singles "Early in the Morning," "Outstanding," "Burn Rubber on Me," and "All of My Love."(Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

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Bridging the Gap - Charlie Wilson exuded funky and fresh as a lead singer for The Gap Band, and he certainly looked it too. The whole band had matching outfits, which cultivated a nice visual for their live shows. (Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Computer Love - In 1985, he was a featured vocalist on popular funk band ZAPP's hit single "Computer Love," which also featured a young Shirley Murdock.(Photo: Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

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Setting Things Off in the '80s - As the '80s progressed, Uncle Charlie's style evolved with the times. With his jheri curl dripping, Uncle Charlie managed to light up every stage he appeared on. (Photo: Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Solo Push - July 21, 1992 - After decades of success with the Gap Band, Charlie branched out and got a taste of solo stardom with his first solo album You Turn My Life Around. This project sprung the hits "I Found My Baby," "Sprung On Me" and more. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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Style Never Slowing Down - At the 52nd Grammy Awards, Uncle Charlie kept things simple yet stylish — black suit, black shades and black fedora. Classic new age R&B singer swag. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images) 

Grammy Night - Well after dropping the bomb on us and branching off as a solo artist, Charlie Wilson has managed to rack up six Grammy nominations over the course of his illustrious career.  (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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Like No Other - When Uncle Charlie showed up on the 54th Grammy Award red carpet, he mixed up classic style with contemporary star style. His black suit featured sparkling speckles that were simple but noticeable.(Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Dapper at the Awards - In 2013, Charlie rocked the stage with Snoop Dogg and Justin Timberlake. It was a historic moment as three generations of music were together performing classic songs. Charlie was looking exceptionally dapper with his patterned jacket and bow tie.  (Photo: BET)

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Dapper at the Awards - In 2013, Charlie rocked the stage with Snoop Dogg and Justin Timberlake. It was a historic moment as three generations of music were together performing classic songs. Charlie was looking exceptionally dapper with his patterned jacket and bow tie. (Photo: BET)

Angelic Style - For Celebration of Gospel 2014, Charlie was decked in all white, a sharp contrast to his dark attire at previous events. Of course, he and the choir behind him were a matching ensemble setting the stage for a glorious moment.   (Photo: BET)

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Angelic Style - For Celebration of Gospel 2014, Charlie was decked in all white, a sharp contrast to his dark attire at previous events. Of course, he and the choir behind him were a matching ensemble setting the stage for a glorious moment. (Photo: BET)