Charlie Wilson is celebrating his 63rd birthday today.
Check out a few facts about Charlie Wilson that you may not have known.
He was the middle child
His father was Rev. Oscar Wilson
He sang in his junior high school choir
He was the drum major for the Langston University Marching Pride
The Gap Band released 30 albums before the group officially announced its retirement in 2010.
The Gap Band’s music catalog has some of the most sampled songs in music history.
Charlie Wilson has been nominated for 11 Grammy awards
Awarded the Soul Train Icon award in 2009
He married Mahin Tat who was his drug rehabilitation counselor in 1995
He lives with his wife on a 20-acre ranch outside of Los Angeles