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Stevie Wonder

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Stevie Wonder is a stage name of Stevland Hardaway Morris (b. Stevland Hardaway Judkins, 13 May 1950 in Saginaw, MI, USA - aka Little Stevie Wonder), a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and activist. He débuted, as Little Stevie Wonder, with the single "I Call It Pretty Music, But the Old People Call It the Blues" (1961, Tamla Motown) and his latest album is "A Time 2 Love" (Oct 2005, Motown) Stevland he lost his sight shortly after birth and, when four, his mother left his father and moved, with the children, to Detroit. She changed her name back to Lula Hardaway and later changed her son's surname to Morris - partly, because of relatives - which has remained Stevie Wonder's legal name, ever since. Wonder signed with Motown's Tamla label at the age of eleven, and continues to perform and record for Motown to this day. To date, 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. In 2008, Billboard magazine placed Wonder fifth in their list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists. He has recorded several critically acclaimed albums and hit singles, and writes and produces songs for many of his labelmates and outside artists. A multi-instrumentalist, Wonder plays the drums, guitar, synthesisers, congas, and most famously the piano, harmonica, and keyboards. Wonder forged his divergent styles into a trademark sound, putting his musical signature on a quartet of albums that would change music forever: 1972's Talking Book, 1973's Innervisions, 1974's Fullfillingness' First Finale, and 1976's Songs in the Key of Life. By the end of the decade, Wonder had won a record fifteen Grammys, as well as numerous other awards. In the following decades he wrote, among other classics, his 1982 collaboration with Paul McCartney, "Ebony and Ivory", which remained number one for seven weeks in a row. 1984's The Woman in Red soundtrack produced the enduring classic "I Just Called to Say I Love You", yet another number-one hit that gained him an Academy Award. In 1989 Wonder was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside The Rolling Stones. His contribution to worldwide social and political change is just as impressive; he championed the effort to make Martin Luther King's birthday a national holiday, as well as becoming a driving force behind 1985's USA for Africa campaign. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Tracks We Played

Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours

Motown Remixed
Last Played on August 17, 2015 8:40am

We Can Work It Out

Signed Sealed and Delivered
Last Played on July 11, 2015 11:26am

Positivity

A Time To Love
Last Played on July 11, 2015 10:46am

Fingertips, Pt. 2

The 12 Year Old Genius
Last Played on May 01, 2015 1:12am

I Was Made To Love Her

I Was Made To Love Her
Last Played on March 06, 2015 8:31am

Higher Ground

Innervisions
Last Played on March 04, 2015 10:29am

Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours

Signed, Sealed, And Delivered
Last Played on February 28, 2015 7:41pm

Superstition

Talking Book
Last Played on February 23, 2015 9:14pm

My Cherie Amour

Last Played on February 14, 2015 10:30am

Living For The City

Innervisions
Last Played on January 26, 2015 1:20am

Happy Birthday

Hotter Than July
Last Played on January 19, 2015 7:11pm

Merry Christmas Baby

A Very Special Christmas 5
Last Played on December 24, 2014 6:00pm

You Haven't Done Nothin'

Fulfillingness' First Finale
Last Played on December 02, 2014 11:43pm

Master Blaster (Jammin')

Hotter Than July
Last Played on October 26, 2014 2:42pm

Boogie On Reggae Woman

Fulfillingness' First Finale
Last Played on October 17, 2014 7:44pm

As

As
Songs in The Key Of Life
Last Played on July 30, 2014 10:46pm

I Was Made to Love Her

I Was Made to Love Her
Last Played on July 10, 2014 1:50pm

Uptight (Everything's Alright)

Up-Tight
Last Played on May 12, 2014 9:16am

Sir Duke

Songs in the Key of Life
Last Played on May 10, 2014 10:13am

Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing

Innervisions
Last Played on March 16, 2014 12:22pm

I Wish

Number 1's
Last Played on January 18, 2014 10:04am

As

As
At The Close Of The Century

Uptight (Everythings Alright)

TOO HIGH

Innervisions

That Girl

Stevie Wonders Original Musiquarium I

Maybe Your Baby

Talking Book

YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE

Village Ghetto Land

Songs In The Key Of Life

UPTIGHT (EVERYTHING'S ALRIGHT)

We Can Work It Out

Signed Sealed and Delivered

TOO HIGH

Innervisions

Maybe Your Baby

Talking Book

SKELETONS

Characters

Village Ghetto Land

Songs In The Key Of Life

Master Blaster (Jammin)

Hotter Than July

Too High

Innervisions

I Wish

Songs In The Key Of Life

Maybe Your Baby

Talking Book

SYLVIA

Down To Earth

Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours

Village Ghetto Land

Songs In The Key Of Life

Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You)

Too High

Innervisions

I Wish

Songs In The Key Of Life
Songs In The Key Of Life

GOLDEN LADY

Innervisions

Girl Blue

Music Of My Mind
Music Of My Mind

ISN'T SHE LOVELY

Songs In The Key Of Life

As If You Read My Mind

Hotter Than July

YOU HAVEN'T DONE NOTHIN'

Fulfillingness' First Finale

Youve Got It Bad Girl

I Love Every Little Thing About You

Girl Blue

Music Of My Mind

AS IF YOU READ MY MIND

Hotter Than July

I WISH

Songs In The Key Of Life

Youve Got It Bad Girl

HOW CAN YOU BELIEVE

Eivets Rednow

I Love Every Little Thing About You

As If You Read My Mind

Hotter Than July

Youve Got It Bad Girl

I Love Every Little Thing About You

Love Having You Around

Music Of My Mind

As If You Read My Mind

Hotter Than July

Youve Got It Bad Girl

Love Having You Around

Music Of My Mind

All I Do

At The Close Of The Century

PASTIME PARADISE

Songs In The Key Of Life

Tuesday Heartbreak

Talking Book

I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU

The Woman In Red Original Soundtrack

As

As
At The Close Of The Century

Love Having You Around

Music Of My Mind

All I Do

At The Close Of The Century

Part-Time Lover

In Square Circle - 1985

Tuesday Heartbreak

Talking Book

As

As
At The Close Of The Century

All I Do

At The Close Of The Century

DO I DO

Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium I

Tuesday Heartbreak

Talking Book

HEY LOVE

Down To Earth