Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder Brief Biography

Stevie Wonder
Stevland Hardaway Morris (born May 13, 1950 as Stevland Hardaway Judkins), known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer and songwriter. A child prodigy, he developed into one of the most creative and loved musical figures of the late 20th century. Blind since shortly after birth, Wonder signed with Motown's Tamla label at the age of eleven and continues to perform and record for Motown as of the early 2010s.

Among Wonder's best known works are singles such as "Superstition", "Sir Duke", "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" and "I Just Called to Say I Love You". Well known albums also include Talking Book, Innervisions and Songs in the Key of Life. He has recorded more than thirty U.S. top ten hits and received twenty-two Grammy Awards, the most ever awarded to a male solo artist. Wonder is also noted for his work as an activist for political causes, including his 1980 campaign to make Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday a holiday in the United States. In 2009, Wonder was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace. In 2008, Billboard magazine released a list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists to celebrate the US singles chart's fiftieth anniversary, with Wonder at number five.

Stevie Wonder News

• 'American Idol' recap: Judges send 15 singers to Hollywood -- including Laine Hardy and Brandon Diaz
• 'The Four: Battle for Stardom' recap: Saeed Renaud, Lex Lu and Ash Minor lose their seats to challengers
• George Michael's family pays tribute to singer on death anniversary
• Diana Ross to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at American Music Awards

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