Stevie Wonder

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Stevie Wonder

American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, a child prodigy who developed into one of the most creative musical figures of the late 20th century add

Category: Music

Born in 1950.

Countries: United States (57%), United Kingdom (16%), (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Herbie Hancock, Motown, Songs in the Key of Life

Linked to: Motown, Dionne Warwick, Random House, Muscle Beach Party

 

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Stevie Wonder was born in 1950 add something


1954

Nathan Watts - "'Nathan Lamar Watts"', born 1954 in Detroit, Michigan is an American session bass guitar player, best known for his work with Stevie Wonder from the 1970s to the present


1960

Carl Carlton - Carlton first sang in the late 1960s as "Little Carl" Carlton, a marketing ploy to capitalize on some vocal similarities to Stevie Wonder, who recorded under the name "Little Stevie Wonder" in the early 1960s

 

Dorothy Ashby - In the late 1960s, the Ashbys gave up touring and settled in California where Dorothy broke into the studio recording system as a harpist through the help of the soul singer Bill Withers, who recommended her to Stevie Wonder

 

Joe Dolan - Vocal gymnastics such as this were not common in the 1960s and 1970s but were later made popular by artistes such as Mariah Carey, Stevie Wonder and Whitney Houston amongst others


1961

He recorded the regional Detroit single, "I Call It Pretty Music, But the Old People Call It the Blues", which was released on Tamla in late 1961 add something

 

Ronnie White of The Miracles gives credit to his brother Gerald White for persistently nagging him to come to his friend's house in 1961 to check out Stevie Wonder add something

 

Stevie Wonder's mother's authorized biography states that his surname was legally changed to Morris when he signed with Motown in 1961 add something


1962

Wonder released his first two albums, "The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie" and "Tribute to Uncle Ray", in 1962, to little success add something


1964

In 1964, Stevie Wonder made his film debut in "Muscle Beach Party" as himself, credited as "Little Stevie Wonder" add something

 

Ray Charles - With the rise of younger soul performers such as James Brown, Otis Redding and Motown singers such as Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and its own blind artist, Stevie Wonder, Charles' successes on the pop and RB charts peaked after 1964 though he remained a huge concert draw.


1966

Tammi Terrell - In 1966, Terrell recorded two future classics, Stevie Wonder's "All I Do " and The Isley Brothers' "This Old Heart of Mine "


1967

The Beach Boys - The 1967 album "Wild Honey" features songs written by Wilson and Love, including the hit "Darlin'" and a rendition of Stevie Wonder's "I Was Made to Love Her"


1968

Nonetheless, he managed to score several hits between 1968 and 1970 such as "I Was Made to Love Her"; "For Once in My Life" and "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" add something


1970

In 1970, Wonder co-wrote, and played numerous instruments on the hit "It's a Shame" for fellow Motown act The Spinners add something

 

Wonder had become the most influential and acclaimed black musician of the early 1970s add something

 

In September 1970, at the age of 20, Wonder married Syreeta Wright, a songwriter and former Motown secretary add something

 

Berry Gordy - Although Motown continued to produce major hits throughout the 1970s and 1980s by artists including the Jacksons, Rick James, Lionel Richie and long-term signings, Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson, the record company was no longer the major force it had been previously

 

Les McCann - He became an innovator in the soul jazz style, merging jazz with funk, soul and world rhythms; much of his early 1970s music prefigures the great Stevie Wonder albums of the decade

 

We Can Work It Out - In 1970, Stevie Wonder covered the song on his album "Signed, Sealed, and Delivered", and released it as a single in 1971

 

Jim Gilstrap - In the early 1970s, Gilstrap was one of the backing vocalists in Stevie Wonder's backing outfit, 'Wonderlove', appearing on Wonder's albums, "Talking Book" and "Innervisions"

 

Marvin Gaye - This style would influence the recordings of other artists such as Stevie Wonder and Barry White making the concept album format a part of 1970s R&B music


1971

Some observers see in 1971's "Where I'm Coming From" certain indications of the beginning of the classic period, such as its new funky keyboard style which Wonder used throughout the classic period add something

 

Reaching his twenty-first birthday on May 13, 1971, he allowed his Motown contract to expire add something

 

John Lennon - In December 1971 at Ann Arbor, Michigan, 20,000 people attended the "John Sinclair Freedom Rally", a protest and benefit concert with contributions from Lennon, Stevie Wonder, Bob_Seger, Bobby Seale of the Black Panther Party, and others


1972

Others skip over early 1972 and determine the beginning of the classic period to be "Talking Book" in late 1972, the album in which Wonder "hit his stride" add something

 

Released in late 1972, "Talking Book" featured the No. 1 hit "Superstition", which is one of the most distinctive and famous examples of the sound of the Hohner clavinet keyboard add something

 

Some determine Wonder's first "classic" album to be 1972's "Music of My Mind", on which he attained personal control of production, and on which he programmed a series of songs integrated with one another to make a concept album add something

 

Wonder returned to Motown in March 1972 with "Music of My Mind" add something

 

George Michael - Michael released a cover of Stevie Wonder's 1972 song, "You and I" on 15 April 2011, as an MP3 gift to Prince William and Catherine Middleton on the occasion of their wedding on 29 April 2011

 

Superstition (song) - "'Superstition"'" is a popular song produced, arranged, performed by Stevie Wonder for Motown Records and written with Jeff Beck in 1972


1973

On August 6, 1973, Wonder was in a serious automobile accident while on tour in North Carolina, when a car in which he was riding hit the back of a truck add something

 

Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder song) - "'Higher Ground"'" is a funk song written by Stevie Wonder which first appeared on his 1973 album "Innervisions"


1974

Despite the setback, Wonder re-appeared in concert at Madison Square Garden in March 1974 with a performance that highlighted both up-tempo material and long, building improvisations on mid-tempo songs such as "Living for the City" add something

 

Nathan Watts - In August 1974, Watts received a call to work with Stevie Wonder, in replacement of Reggie McBride, who had joined Rare Earth


1975

In 1975, he was featured on the album "It's My Pleasure" by Billy Preston, playing harmonica on two tracks add something

 

On October 4, 1975, Wonder performed at the historical "Wonder Dream Concert" in Kingston, Jamaica , Jamaica, a benefit for the Jamaican Institute for the Blind add something

 

Ray Charles - His 1975 recording of Stevie Wonder's hit, "Living for the City" later helped Charles win another Grammy.

 

Lenny Henry - His earliest television appearance was on the "New Faces" talent show, which he won in 1975 with an impersonation of Stevie Wonder


1976

The double album-with-extra-EP "Songs in the Key of Life", was released in September 1976 add something

 

George Benson - Also in 1976, George Benson appeared as a guitarist and backup vocalist on Stevie Wonder's song "Another Star" from Wonder's album Songs in the Key of Life.

 

Songs in the Key of Life - By 1976, Stevie Wonder had become one of the most popular figures in R&B and pop music, not only in the US, but worldwide

 

Maurice White - In 1976, White, with Charles Stepney co-produced Deniece Williams', a former backup vocalist for Stevie Wonder's debut album, "This Is Niecy" which was released on Columbia Records

 

Gilberto Gil - Visiting Lagos, Nigeria, in 1976 for the Festival of African Culture , Gil met fellow musicians Fela Kuti and Stevie Wonder

 

Songs in the Key of Life - "'Songs in the Key of Life"' is the eighteenth album by American recording artist Stevie Wonder, released on September 28, 1976, by Motown Records


1980

The 1980s saw Wonder scoring his biggest hits and reaching an unprecedented level of fame evidenced by increased album sales, charity participation, high-profile collaborations, political impact, and television appearances add something

 

The two men met in the early 1980s through a shared music agent add something

 

Wonder is 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 add something

 

Love on Top - A throw-back to 1980s music, the uptempo R&B song exhibits style similar to that of Stevie Wonder, Whitney_Houston and The Jackson 5, among others

 

VH1 Soul - However, VH1 Soul still occasionally airs older 1980s or early 1990s R&B/soul hits, such as Prince's "Kiss", Mariah Carey's "Vision Of Love", Stevie Wonder's "Superstition", or Chaka Khan's "I Feel For You"

 

R. Kelly - Lin, who encouraged Kelly to perform the Stevie Wonder classic Ribbon in the Sky in a highschool talent show.

 

Robin Eubanks - Robin first appeared on the jazz scene in 1980, playing with Slide Hampton, Sun Ra, and Stevie Wonder

 

Suzette Charles - She toured with Stevie Wonder and Lou Rawls in the late 1980s

 

Drum machine - The first drum machine to use samples of real drum kits, the Linn LM-1, was introduced in 1980 and adopted by rock and pop artists including Peter Gabriel, Fleetwood Mac, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Prince, and Stevie Wonder

 

Drum machine - The first drum machine to use samples of real drum kits, the Linn LM-1, was introduced in 1980 and adopted by rock and pop artists including Peter Gabriel, Fleetwood Mac, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Prince, and Stevie Wonder

 

Love on Top - "Love on Top" was acclaimed by music critics who appreciated the 1980s-vibe Beyoncé attempted and they compared the song to multiple artists of that time, including Stevie Wonder and Whitney Houston


1981

In 1981, Wonder became the first owner of an E-mu Emulator add something

 

Wonder had been due to be invested with this honor in 1981, but scheduling problems prevented this from happening add something

 

Kiki Dee - Also in 1981, Dee joined forces again with Elton John, recording a cover of the Four Tops' song "Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever" which was written by Ivy Jo Hunter and Stevie Wonder

 

Tug of War (Paul McCartney album) - In February 1981, two months after Lennon's death, Paul McCartney resumed his sessions, recording that month with Stevie Wonder, Stanley_Clarke, Carl Perkins and Ringo Starr and laying down several songs in the process


1982

Paul McCartney - Tug of War - In 1982 McCartney collaborated with Stevie Wonder on the Martin-produced number-one hit "Ebony and Ivory", included on McCartney's "Tug of War" LP, and with Michael Jackson on "The Girl Is Mine" from "Thriller"

 

Paul McCartney's musical career - Tug of War - McCartney's next album, 1982's "Tug of War," reunited him with Ringo Starr and Beatles producer George Martin, and the album hit No.1 on both sides of the Atlantic at the same time as its lead single, a duet with Stevie Wonder, "Ebony and Ivory", did likewise

 

Ray Kurzweil - After a 1982 meeting with Stevie Wonder, in which the latter lamented the divide in capabilities and qualities between electronic synthesizers and traditional musical instruments, Kurzweil was inspired to create a new generation of music synthesizers capable of accurately duplicating the sounds of real instruments

 

Myles Kennedy - He said that he owned Stevie Wonder's 1982 compilation album "Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium I", which was one of his earliest inspirations as a singer

 

Dizzy Gillespie - In 1982, Dizzy Gillespie had a cameo appearance on Stevie Wonder's hit "Do I Do".

 

Tug of War (Paul McCartney album) - The recordings were held at AIR Studios in Montserrat, in the Caribbean and lasted from 3 February 1982 to 2 March, ending with "Ebony and Ivory" and "What's That You're Doing", two songs featuring Stevie Wonder

 

Tug of War (Paul McCartney album) - In March 1982, McCartney's duet with Stevie Wonder, "Ebony and Ivory", was released to broad acclaim


1983

In 1983, Wonder performed the song "Stay Gold", the theme to Francis Ford Coppola's film adaptation of S.E. Hinton's novel "The Outsiders" add something

 

In 1983, Wonder scheduled an album to be entitled "People Work, Human Play add something

 

Elton John - With original band members Johnstone, Murray and Olsson together again, John was able to return to the charts with the 1983 hit album "Too Low for Zero", which included "I'm Still Standing" and "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues", the latter of which featured Stevie Wonder on harmonica and reached number 4 in the US, giving John his biggest hit there since "Little Jeannie"


1984

The album never surfaced and instead 1984 saw the release of Wonder's soundtrack album for "The Woman in Red" add something

 

Wonder was the first Motown artist and second African American musician to win an Academy award for Best Original Song for his 1984 hit single "I Just Called to Say I Love You" from the movie "The Woman in Red" add something

 

Ray Parker, Jr. - The song was nominated for an Academy *award for Best Original Song in 1984 but lost to Stevie Wonder's "I Just Called to Say I Love You" from "The Woman in Red"


1985

By 1985, Stevie Wonder was an American icon, the subject of good-humored jokes about blindness and affectionately impersonated by Eddie Murphy on "Saturday Night Live" add something

 

He wrote the track "I Do Love You" for The Beach Boys' 1985 self-titled album add something

 

It went on to win an Academy award for "Best Song" in 1985 add something

 

Nelson Mandela - Stevie Wonder dedicated his 1985 Oscar for the song "I Just Called to Say I Love You" to Mandela, resulting in his music being banned by the South African Broadcasting Corporation.

 

Dionne Warwick - In 1985, Warwick recorded the American Foundation for AIDS Research benefit single "That's What Friends Are For" alongside Gladys Knight, Elton John and Stevie Wonder

 

Lea Salonga - She opened for international acts such as Menudo and Stevie Wonder in their concerts in Manila in 1985 and in 1988, respectively

 

Luther Vandross - Vandross sings background in Stevie Wonder's 1985 hit "Part Time Lovers"


1986

Elton John - For example, in 1986 he joined with Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight, and Stevie Wonder to record the single "That's What Friends Are For", with all profits being donated to the American Foundation for AIDS Research


1987

Michael Jackson sang a duet with him titled "Get It" on Wonder's 1987 album "Characters" add something

 

In 1987, Wonder appeared on Michael Jackson's "Bad" album on the duet "Just Good Friends" add something

 

Ella Fitzgerald - Fitzgerald is referred to on the 1987 song "Ella, elle l'a" by French singer France Gall and the Belgian singer Kate Ryan, the 1976 Stevie Wonder hit "Sir Duke" from his album Songs in the Key of Life, and the song "I Love Being Here With You", written by Peggy Lee and Bill Schluger.


1988

In the fall of 1988, Wonder duetted with Julio Iglesias on the hit single "My Love", which appeared on Iglesias' album "Non Stop" add something

 

Julio Iglesias - He recorded a duet with Stevie Wonder on "My Love", in his "Non Stop" album, a crossover success in 1988


1989

Red Hot Chili Peppers covered "Higher Ground" in 1989 on their "Mother's Milk" album add something


1990

George Michael and Mary J. Blige covered "As" in the late 1990s add something

 

"Conversation Peace" and the live album "Natural Wonder" were released in the 1990s add something


1991

De La Soul sampled "Hey Love" in their song "Talkin' Bout Hey Love" on their 1991 album De La Soul Is Dead add something


1992

Steve Cropper - In 1992, Booker T. & the M.G.'s were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Cropper appeared with a new line-up of the group for the Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary concert, on October 1992 at Madison Square Garden, performing songs by and backing Dylan, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Chrissie Hynde, Sinéad O'Connor, Stevie Wonder and Neil Young


1995

The former received its European launch at a high-profile March 1995 press conference in Paris, where Stevie mentioned how the tearing down of The Wall between East and West Berlin and the desire for a united Europe had played a significant part in the inspiration behind the album add something


1996

In 1996, Stevie Wonder's "Songs in the Key of Life" was selected as a documentary subject for the Classic Albums documentary series add something


 

In 1997, Wonder collaborated with Babyface for a song about abuse called "How Come, How Long" which was nominated for an award add something


1998

Herbie Hancock - Hancock achieved great success in 1998 with his album Gershwin's World, which featured inventive readings of George and Ira Gershwin standards by Hancock and a plethora of guest stars, including Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell and Shorter.


1999

In 1999, Salomé de Bahia made a Brazilian version of "Another Star" add something

 

In December 1999, Wonder announced that he was interested in pursuing an intraocular retinal prosthesis to partially restore his sight add something

 

Trijntje Oosterhuis - In 1999, they took a small break, and Trijntje Oosterhuis released a live album with covers of Stevie Wonder


2000

In 2000, Stevie Wonder contributed two new songs to the soundtrack for Spike Lee's "Bamboozled" album add something


2001

Tom Hunter - In 2001 Hunter spent £500,000 on his 40th birthday party, at which Stevie Wonder and Kool and the Gang performed

 

JoJo - JoJo's live demo, Joanna Levesque, recorded in 2001, features covers of soul and RB songs, including Wilson Pickett's 1966 "Mustang Sally", Etta James's 1989 "It Ain't Always What You Do (It's Who You Let See You Do It)", Aretha Franklin's 1968 "Chain of Fools" and 1969 "The House That Jack Built", The Moonglows' 1956 "See Saw", Stevie Wonder's 1972 "Superstition", and The Temptations' 1975 "Shakey Ground".


2002

Mary Mary did a cover of his song "You Will Know" on their 2002 album, "Incredible" add something

 

In March 2002, Wonder performed at the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Paralympics in Salt Lake City add something


2003

In 2003, Raven-Symoné recorded a cover of "Superstition" for the soundtrack to Disney's "The Haunted Mansion" add something

 

"Rolling Stone" magazine's 2003 list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time included four of the five albums, with three in the top 90; and in 2005, Kanye West said of his own work, "I'm not trying to compete with what's out there now add something

 

Guy Sebastian - In May 2003 Sebastian successfully auditioned for "Australian Idol", singing Stevie Wonder's "Ribbon in the Sky"


2004

Alicia Keys - Keys won Best R&B Video for "If I Ain't Got You" at the 2004 MTV Video Music *awards; she performed the song and "Higher Ground" with Lenny Kravitz and Stevie Wonder


2005

Aisha Morris is a singer who has toured with her father and accompanied him on recordings, including his 2005 album, "A Time 2 Love" add something

 

In 2005, Canadian singer Dave Moffatt, from the group The Moffatts, sang the song "Overjoyed" from the "In Square Circle" album on "Canadian Idol" add something

 

The younger son, Mandla Kadjay Carl Stevland Morris, was born May 13, 2005, his father's 55th birthday add something

 

On July 2, 2005, Wonder performed in the Live 8 concert in Philadelphia add something

 

The album was released electronically on September 27, 2005, exclusively on Apple's iTunes Music Store add something

 

Wonder's first new album in ten years, "A Time to Love", was released on October 18, 2005, after having been pushed back from first a May, and a June release add something

 

Terry Ellis - In 2005, Ellis was featured in the Stevie Wonder music video "So What The Fuss" with her original En Vogue group members Dawn Robinson, Maxine Jones and Cindy Herron

 

Nate James - James released his debut album, "Set The Tone" in 2005 which is heavily influenced by soul artists such as Marvin Gaye, Prince and Stevie Wonder

 

Nikko Smith - Smith auditioned for "American Idol" in 2005 with the song "All I Do" by Stevie Wonder

 

Prince (musician) - In April 2005, Prince played guitar on Stevie Wonder's single "So What the Fuss", Wonder's first since 1999

 

Prince - In April 2005, Prince played guitar on Stevie Wonder's single "So What the Fuss", Wonder's first since 1999.

 

India.Arie - Arie is featured on Stevie Wonder's album "A Time to Love", released on October 18, 2005

 

Jaki Graham - Graham's most recent single, a cover of Stevie Wonder's "Superstition", was released exclusively to HMV stores on 21 November 2005


2006

In 2006, Wonder staged a duet with Andrea Bocelli on the latter's album "Amore", offering harmonica and additional vocals on "Canzoni Stonate" add something

 

Stevie Wonder performed at Washington, D.C.'s 2006 "A Capitol Fourth" celebration add something

 

Wonder performed at the pre-game show for Super Bowl XL in Detroit in early 2006, singing various hit singles and accompanying Aretha Franklin during "The Star Spangled Banner" add something

 

"Billboard.com" If Wonder was to join forces with Bennett, it would not be for the first time; Their rendition of "For Once in My Life" earned them a Grammy for best pop collaboration with vocals in 2006 add something

 

In March 2006, Wonder received new national exposure on the top-rated "American Idol" television program add something

 

In May 2006, Wonder's mother died in Los Angeles, at the age of 76 add something

 

In June 2006, Stevie Wonder made a guest appearance on Busta Rhymes' new album, "The Big Bang" on the track "Been through the Storm" add something

 

Kathleen Battle - In 2006 she and James Ingram sang the song "They Won't Go When I Go" in a Tribute to Stevie Wonder and she began including Wonder's music in her recitals


2007

Kirsten Price (musician) - In 2007, she recorded a cover of Stevie Wonder's "Sir Duke" for a Lee Jeans commercial

 

Christos Dantis - In September 2007 after his collaboration with the Mad Music Channel under the "Mad Secret Concert" events, he released the album "DANTIS - ROCK AND LIVE" with many popular cover songs of artists such as The Killers, Kaiser Chiefs, Nek, and great other like James Brown and Stevie Wonder


2008

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 add something

 

On August 28, 2008, Wonder performed at the Democratic National Convention at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado add something

 

During his September 8, 2008 UK concert in Birmingham , he spoke of his decision to begin touring again following his loss add something

 

On September 8, 2008, Wonder started the European leg of his Wonder Summer's Night Tour, the first time he had toured Europe in over a decade add something

 

Shoji Kameda - In 2008, Kameda appeared with Stevie Wonder at the 2008 Democratic National Convention

 

Sia Furler - In her 2008 NPR Music interview, she said that she had mimicked other singers while growing up and counts Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Sting as her early influences

 

Raphael Saadiq - Saadiq's critically acclaimed album, "The Way I See It", released on September 16, 2008, featuring artists Stevie Wonder, Joss_Stone, Jay-Z received three Grammy Award Nominations and was voted Best Album on iTunes of 2008

 

CBS Canterbury Arena - On 28 October 2008, Stevie Wonder performed as part of his Wonder Summer/Spring World tour 2008


2009

Wonder's harmonica playing can be heard on the 2009 Grammy-nominated "Never Give You Up" featuring CJ Hilton and Raphael Saadiq add something

 

On Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009, Wonder performed the song "Brand New Day" with musician Sting add something

 

On February 23, 2009, Wonder became the second recipient of the Library of Congress's Gershwin Prize for pop music, honored by President Barack Obama at the White House add something

 

Montreal Jazz Festival - In June 2009 he became the fourth artist to receive the Montreal Jazz Festival Spirit award add something

 

On July 7, 2009, Wonder performed "Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer" and "They Won't Go When I Go" at the Staples Center for Michael Jackson's memorial service add something

 

Wonder and his wife had been separated since October 2009 add something

 

On October 29, 2009, Wonder performed at the 25th anniversary concert for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame add something

 

Olly Murs - In 2009, Murs auditioned for the sixth series of "The X Factor", performing Stevie Wonder's "Superstition"

 

The Miracles - In 2009, all the known members of the group got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, attended by Berry Gordy and Stevie Wonder, who thanked the Miracles , for discovering him

 

University of California, Los Angeles - Past recipients have included Stevie Wonder, Frank_Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, James Taylor, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Quincy Jones, Lionel Richie, and in 2009, Julie Andrews

 

University of California at Los Angeles - Past recipients have included Stevie Wonder, Frank_Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, James Taylor, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Quincy Jones, Lionel Richie, and in 2009, Julie Andrews

 

Paul Simon - Simon performed a Stevie Wonder song at the White House in 2009, at an event honoring Wonder's musical career and contributions.

 

Craig David - On Friday 18 September 2009 fans got the first taste of the new album with an exclusive demo posted on his official website, a thirty second snippet covering Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours"


2010

On March 6, 2010, Wonder was appointed a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters by French Culture Minister Frédéric Mitterrand add something

 

Nathan Watts - More than 36 years in the service of Stevie Wonder - along with being the musical director of the band for 12 years - he earned in 2010 the International Bassist Award from the Winter NAMM Show, an award that recognizes the achievements of the musician throughout his career

 

Muse (band) - Muse headlined the Glastonbury Festival 2010 along with Gorillaz and Stevie Wonder as well as the Oxegen festival in 2010 alongside Arcade Fire and Eminem

 

Martina McBride - McBride appeared on the Stand Up 2 Cancer Telethon in September 2010, where she performed "Unchained Melody" with Leona Lewis, Aaron Neville, and Stevie Wonder


2011

In February 2011, the Apollo Theater announced that Stevie Wonder will be the next in line for the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame add something

 

On June 25, 2011, Wonder performed at the opening ceremony of the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens , Greece add something

 

Adrian Gurvitz - In 2011, Gurvitz produced the song Stevie on the Radio for Pixie Lott featuring Stevie Wonder on her album Young Foolish Happy

 

Arava Power Company - In 2011, for Tu B'Av, the Jewish holiday of love, Arava Power, together with members of Kibbutz Ketura, produced a lipdub to the song "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" by Stevie Wonder

 

Pixie Lott - Lott's second album, "Young Foolish Happy" was released on 14 November 2011, it includes collaborations with Stevie Wonder and John Legend


2012

On January 28, 2012, Wonder and Christina Aguilera gave a musical tribute at Etta James' funeral add something

 

Wonder performed at the February 19, 2012 memorial service for Whitney Houston at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey add something

 

On June 4, 2012, Wonder performed at the Jubilee Concert for HM Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee celebrations at a mass open air concert outside Buckingham Palace, London add something

 

In August 2012, it was revealed that Wonder had filed for divorce from Kai Millard, agreeing to pay Millard for spousal support as well as child support for their two children, asking for joint custody add something

 

By popular vote, Stevie was inducted into The SoulMusic Hall of Fame at SoulMusic.com in December 2012 add something

 

Josh Klinghoffer - Klinghoffer was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2012, becoming the Hall of Fame's youngest-ever living inductee at age 32 passing Stevie Wonder, who was 38 when he was inducted

 

Angelique Kidjo - On April 30, 2012, Kidjo was part of the International Jazz Day organized by UNESCO at the United Nations General Assembly Hall in New York City, with Herbie Hancock, Terrence Blanchard, Ron Carter, Wayne Shorter, Tony Bennett, Shaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Hugh Masekela and many others

 

Eric Holder - In August 2012, the National Urban League named Holder as a recipient of their "Living Legend" award along with singer Stevie Wonder


2013

The album is due for release in October 2013 add something

 

On 29 October 2013, Wonder confirmed rumours that he is to release his first album in eight years, with two albums in 2014, and a possible third in the making add something

 

Nathan East - East has recorded, performed and co-written songs with Anita Baker, The Love Unlimited Orchestra, Babyface, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Savage Garden, Sting, Quincy Jones, Al Jarreau, Kenny Loggins, The Manhattan Transfer, Herbie Hancock & Daft Punk That's Nathan's bass line you hear on the 2013 smash hit 'Get Lucky" Grammy winner for Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

 

Dramane Kone - Kone's most recent appearance is as a percussionist in the song "Free" recorded by Stevie Wonder in August, 2013

 

Nikki Yanofsky - On April 13, 2013, Nikki and Stevie Wonder sang together "Let The Good Times Roll" at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas

 

Janelle Monae - On September 28, 2013, Monáe performed at the Global Citizens Festival in Central Park alongside Stevie Wonder

 

Esperanza Spalding - In November 2013, Spalding released a protest/action single "We Are America" to protest the Guantánamo prison camps, with cameo performances by Stevie Wonder and Harry Belafonte


 

Wonder has been given a range of awards for his music, and for his civil rights work, including induction into the Songwriters and the Rock and Roll halls of fame; gaining a Lifetime Achievement award from the National Civil Rights Museum, being named one of the United Nations Messengers of Peace, and earning a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2014 add something

 

Wonder's ninth child, and his second with Tomeeka Robyn Bracy, was born in December 2014 add something

 

Greg Phillinganes - In 2014 and 2015 he performed with Stevie Wonder again in the Songs on the Key of Life Tour

 

Nathan East - Nathan East releases his first ever debut self-titled solo album on March 25, 2014 on Yamaha Entertainment Group label with guest appearances by Michael McDonald, Sara Bareilles, Stevie Wonder, Eric_Clapton, Kazumasa Oda, Bob James, Chuck Loeb, Ray Parker, Jr., David Paich and his 13 year old son Noah East


2015

Melanie C - In January 2015 Chisholm recorded a cover of the Stevie Wonder hit 'I Wish'

 

James H. Billington - Winners have included Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Carole King, Billy Joel, and just-named Willie Nelson for November 2015


2016

T-Pain - In November 2016, T-Pain appeared in an episode of the YouTube series "Epic Rap Battles of History" as American singer Stevie Wonder


2018

Stevie Wonder joined twitter on 4th April, 2018 and his first tweet was a 5 minutes video honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Dozens of famous personalities were rounded up in the video which was titled as "“The Dream Still Lives"” add something

 

Stevie Wonder joined twitter on April 4, 2018, and his first tweet was a five-minute video honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Dozens of famous personalities were rounded up in the video, which was titled as "The Dream Still Lives" add something


2019

At a concert in London's Hyde Park on July 6, 2019, Wonder announced that he would be undergoing a kidney transplant in September add something