FANDOM


Stevland Hardaway Morris (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins; May 13, 1950),[1] known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, he is considered to be one of the most critically and commercially successful musical performers of the late 20th century.[2] Wonder signed with Motown's Tamla label at the age of 11,[2] and he continued performing and recording for Motown into the 2010s. He has been blind since shortly after birth.[3]

Among Wonder's works are singles such as "Superstition", "Sir Duke", "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" and "I Just Called to Say I Love You"; and albums such as Talking Book, Innervisions and Songs in the Key of Life.[2] He has recorded more than 30 U.S. top ten hits and received 25 Grammy Awards, the most ever awarded to a male solo artist, and has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the top 60 best-selling music artists.[4] 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.[5] In 2009, Wonder was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace.[6] In 2013, Billboard magazine released a list of the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists to celebrate the US singles chart's 55th anniversary, with Wonder at number six.[7]


Read more here...

References

  1. Love, Dennis; Brown, Stacy (2007). Blind Faith: The Miraculous Journey of Lula Hardaway, Stevie Wonder's Mother. Simon & Schuster. Template:Citation/identifier. //books.google.com/books?id=2I_vHgAACAAJ. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Perone, James E. (2006). The Sound of Stevie Wonder: His Words and Music. Greenwood Publishing. p. xi–xii. Template:Citation/identifier. 
  3. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named incubator
  4. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named reuters
  5. Perone, James E. (2006). The Sound of Stevie Wonder: His Words and Music. Greenwood Publishing. p. 83. Template:Citation/identifier. 
  6. "Singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder designated UN Messenger of Peace". United Nations. December 1, 2009. http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=33118&Cr=disable&Cr1=. Retrieved April 27, 2010. 
  7. "Hot 100 55th Anniversary by the Numbers: Top 100 Artists, Most No. 1s, Biggest No. 2s & More". Billboard. //www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/5557800/hot-100-55th-anniversary-by-the-numbers-top-100-artists-most-no. Retrieved April 15, 2015. 

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.