Charlie Wilson deserves all his flowers… and now he’s enjoying the fruits of his labor.


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On Monday, Jan. 29th, the Gap Band vocalist not only celebrated his 71st birthday but was honored with the coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The highly-anticipated event drew out all the elites in the music industry, including Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Tyler The Creator, Babyface, Ty Dolla $ign, Tank, and more.

Babyface was one of the speakers, giving a heartwarming speech paying homage to the greatness that Charlie Wilson is. Babyface states, “I’m just so proud to be a part of your life. For you to even know me, to know my name and say anything to me period, I’m geeked about that. Please, I wanna say it again, give love to Charlie Wilson cause he deserves this.”

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Snoop Dogg also shared his sentiments on Instagram, including throwback videos of the two performing their standout hit “Upside Ya Head.” The caption reads, “Congratulations to #CharlieWilson on receiving his MUCH DESERVED star along the Hollywood Walk Of Fame! 🍾”

While Charlie Wilson first exploded onto the scene in the 1970s as a member of the Gap Band, his solo color took its own course. He has 11 songs with Kanye West and over a dozen with Snoop Dogg.