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Stevie Wonder, real name Stevland Hardaway Morris, is an American soul and R&B vocalist lyricist from Michigan, USA. Stevie was marked to a record manage Motown at 11 years old and has been making music with them ever since.With 30 main ten US hits and an amazing 22 Grammy Awards added to his repertoire, it's implied that Stevie Wonder has made a huge legacy through his music. Each one of his 23 studio collections contains material that has impacted craftsmen over the globe. Having sold more than 100 million records, the quantity of lives that Stevie Wonder has touched with his music is uncountable.
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Stevie Wonder (born May 13, 1950 in Saginaw, Michigan; actually Steveland Hardaway Judkins Morris) is an American soul and pop singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer. His first successes he celebrated in 1961 as a teenager on the Motown label, where he released today thanks to a lifelong contract her albums.
In the early 1970s he became one of the United States the most successful entertainers. He is considered “innovators” black music whose varieties – Spiritual, Blues, R & B, soul, funk -. He mastered and further-developed “Particularly the figures for 1971 to 1976, the albums Music of My Mind, Talking Book (1972), Inner Visions ( 1973), Fulfillingness’ First finale (1974) and songs in the Key of Life (1976) are considered his most artistically important phase. At the same time engaged Stevie Wonder increasingly politically; with its 1980 launched campaign for human rights he reached that the birthday of Martin Luther King is a public holiday in the US since 1986th Wonder has been honored with the most important prices in the entertainment industry as the Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe. he was inducted for his contributions to the soul music in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989th Since 2009, he is also an ambassador of peace of the United Nations.
Stevie Wonder is blind.
Stevie Wonder is the third of six children of Lula Mae Hardaway, his father was Calvin Judkins. Wonder came as born prematurely and was ventilated in the incubator with high oxygen concentrations. This led to retinopathy of prematurity and ultimately blindness. As Wonder was four years old, the family moved to Detroit, where he sang in the church choir. With nine years he mastered the piano, harmonica and drums.
1961 saw him Ronnie White of The Miracles. This helped him to a Vorsingtermin at Motown boss Berry Gordy, who then signed him. Little Stevie Wonder took 1962 his first records on: A Tribute to Uncle Ray (with cover songs by Ray Charles) and The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie. A first success came in 1963 with the title Fingertips, Part 2, a, played at the Stevie Wonder harmonica and sang. The song was recorded live at a “Motor Town Revue”, with the young Marvin Gaye on drums. The accompanying album The 12 Year Old Genius became Motown’s first number-one LP. At 14 he entered the voice break. Wonder studied at this time classical piano at the Michigan School for the Blind.
With 18 Wonder started the first time, on a larger scale impact on the media and to take the arrangement of his music: For Once in My Life (1968) and My Cherie Amour (1969) ended up as albums and as single hits near the top of the charts. In the early 1970s he was one of the most successful musicians in the house Motown. He took the opportunity to build his own recording studio, increase its royalties significantly and gain greater control over their music. He founded his own label, Black Bull Music. Over the years, he developed his own style and influenced the soul music so sustainably.
In 1970, Stevie Wonder married the singer and songwriter Syreeta Wright, marriage in 1972 divorced. Both remained friends until Syreeta’s death in 2004, Wonder produced the first two solo albums by Syreeta, in turn, participated as a background singer for several of his songs.
In 1972 he brought out the album Talking Book that contains the song You Are the Sunshine of My Life and Superstition outstanding soul and funk numbers. Superstition is considered by many keyboardists as a lesson for funky Clavinetspiel. In the song Lookin ‘for Another Pure Love this album he was supported by guitarist Jeff Beck.
In the same year also appeared the album Music of My Mind, which he largely grossed alone, except for the guitar in the play Superwoman, played by Buzz Feiten, and the trumpet in the first piece and the background vocals.
In 1973 the album Inner Visions with the hit Living for the City. In 1974, the album Fulfillingness’ First Finale 1976 Songs in the Key of Life, which contains the pieces Sir Duke, I Wish, As and Another Star some hits. Also on this album was the song Pastime Paradise, which served the rapper Coolio 1995 as inspiration and sample source for his title Gangsta’s Paradise. Wonder was supported in this album, among other things from the 19-year-old Gregory Phillinganes and Herbie Hancock on keyboards and George Benson on guitar.
Increasingly, the artists involved in the civil rights movement for equality of African Americans. The Oscar, he for the song I Just Called to Say I Love You from the movie was The Woman in Red in 1984, he devoted himself to the Apartheid victims Nelson Mandela.
His appearing in ever greater distances plate productions were faulted by critics as among the ways of the artist. For his 1995, his solo album Conversation Peace he took eight years. In between, he worked on the soundtrack to Spike Lee’s Jungle Fever, with whom he is friends and to whose wedding he also played 1992nd
In 1999 he received the “unofficial Nobel Prize for Music”, the Polar Music Prize.
2001 married Stevie Wonder fashion designer Karen Millard. In autumn 2012, he announced the separation from his wife.
In 2005 he gained after a long break with the radio single So What the foot with Prince on guitar and the group En Vogue as by voice again more attention. The critically-acclaimed new album A Time 2 Love was released in October 2005. In 2007 won Wonder along with Tony Bennett Grammy Award for Best cooperation with Vocal – Pop for the common Song For Once in My Life.
In the years 2007 and 2008, Wonder went after ten year break on a world tour that took him in autumn 2008 to Germany. The concerts were enthusiastically received by the audience and by the critics. For the inauguration of new US President Barack Obama in January 2009 published his Wonder song All About the Love Again. Previously, the soul singer Obama had massive support in the election campaign.
In early 2009 came the DVD Live at Last: A Wonder Summer’s Night.
At the funeral ceremony on 7 July 2009 on the death of Michael Jackson, he appeared with a speech and sang his two songs Never Dreamed You’d Leave in Summer and They Will not Go When I Go.
Also Stevie Wonder spoke at the funeral of Whitney Houston on February 19, 2012 and then sang Ribbon in the Sky; He changed some lines of text of his song in honor of the deceased.
In June 2012, he stepped on the occasion of the diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. Of England at Buckingham Palace.
Stevie Wonder is the father of seven children.
Stevie Wonder received so far 25 Grammys. 1985 Golden Globe, he was awarded for the soundtrack to the film The Woman in Red. For its theme song I just called to say I love you, he also received an Oscar for Best Song at the 57th Academy Awards 1984th him the prestigious Gershwin Prize was awarded on 25 February 2009 by the US President Barack Obama.