Stevie Wonder

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Born

5/13/1950 , Saginaw, Michigan

Birth Name

Steveland Judkins Hardaway

Gender

Male

Biography:

Steveie Wonder was born Steveland Morris. He was born May 13, 1950 in Saginaw Michigan. He was blind from birth because he was premature. He is one of Motown records biggest artist. Wonder learned to play the piano, congas, and harmonica. His first major hit was Fingertips Part 2 in 1962 at the age of 13. The song Signed, Sealed, Delivered was his first time being credited as both songwriter and producer. The song started the group Wonderlove. In that group he married Syreeta Wright. They eventually were divorced but still callborated togther. Wonder left Motown on his 21st birthdatyin 1971. In 1972, he went back to Motown and released the album Music of My Mind. In 1980, Wonder releasead Hotter than July album. It was his first platinum record. On the album there was a single, Happy Birthday, that was dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to establish his birthday as holiday. In 1984, Wonder released the soundtrack for The Lady in Red. His singles were I Just called to Say I Love You. Stevie Wonder now has 7 children and is married to Kai Millard Morris. October 18, 2005 was the release of Stevie Wonder's album A Time to Love. Stevie Wonder has made an impact over R&B music.

GRAMMY AWARD WINS:

Album of the Year:
1974: "Innervisions"
1975: "Fulfillingness' First Finale"
1977: "Songs in the Key of Life"

Best Rhythm & Blues Song:
1974: "Superstition"
1975: "Living for the City"
1996: "For Your Love"

Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male:
1974: "Superstition"
1975: "Boogie On Reggae Woman"
1977: "I Wish"
1986: "In Square Circle"
1996: "For Your Love"
1999: "St. Louis Blues"

Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male:
1974: "You Are the Sunshine of My Life"
1975: "Fulfillingness' First Finale"
1977: "Songs in the Key of Life"
2006: "From the Bottom of My Heart"

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal:
1987: "That's What Friends Are For" (Dionne Warwick, Elton John, Gladys Knight and Wonder)
2003: "Love's in Need of Love Today" (Take 6 and Wonder)
2006: "So Amazing" (Beyonce and Wonder)

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals:
1999: "St Louis Blues" (Herbie Hancock, Robert Sadin, and Wonder)

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals:
2007: "For Once In My Life" (with Tony Bennett)

Best Producer of the Year:
1977

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