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A prominent figure in popular musiche is one of the most successful musicians of the 20th century. Blind since shortly after his birth, Wonder was a child prodigy known as Little Stevie Wonder leading him to sign with Motown 's Tamla label at the age of Wonder is also the only artist to have won the award with three consecutive album releases.
Wonder's s albums are regarded as very influential; the Rolling Stone Record Guide wrote they "pioneered stylistic approaches that helped to determine the shape of pop music for the next decade". Wonder has sold over million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time and has won 25 Grammy Awardsmaking him one of the most awarded artists of all time. He was born six weeks premature which, along with the oxygen-rich atmosphere in the hospital incubator, resulted in retinopathy of prematuritya condition Superstition - Stevie Wonder - 1963-1974 Wonderland which the growth of the eyes is aborted and causes the retinas to detach, so he became blind.
When Wonder was Superstition - Stevie Wonder - 1963-1974 Wonderlandhis mother divorced his father and moved with her children to Detroit, Michiganwhere Wonder sang as a child in a choir at the Whitestone Baptist Church.
Wonder has retained Morris as his legal surname. He began playing Superstition - Stevie Wonder - 1963-1974 Wonderland at an early age, including piano, harmonica, and drums. He formed a singing partnership with a friend; calling themselves Stevie and John, they played on street corners and occasionally at parties and dances.
As a child, Wonder attended Fitzgerald Elementary School. After his first album was released, he enrolled in Michigan School for the Blind. Wonder was put in the care of producer and songwriter Clarence Paul, and for a year A Good Man Is Hard To Find - Robert Lowery - A Good Man Is Hard To Find worked together on two albums.
Tribute to Uncle Ray was recorded first, when Wonder was still 11 years old. The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie was recorded next, an instrumental album consisting mainly of Paul's compositions, two of which, "Wondering" and "Session Number ", were co-written with Wonder. At the end ofwhen Wonder was 12 years old, he joined the Motortown Revuetouring the " Chitlin' Circuit " of theatres across America that accepted black artists.
What key? Dropping the "Little" from his name, Moy and Wonder worked together to create the hit " Uptight Everything's Alright ",  and Wonder went on to have a number of other hits during the mids, including "With a Child's Heart", and " Blowin' in the Wind ",  a Bob Dylan cover, co-sung by his mentor, producer Clarence Paul.
Pop charts and number 11 on the US Adult Contemporary charts. In Septemberat the age of 20, Wonder married Syreeta Wrighta songwriter and former Motown secretary.
Offshore (Disco Citizens Edit) - Various - Hackers² and Wonder worked together on the next album, Where I'm Coming FromWonder writing the music, and Wright helping with Pirates - Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Slippin On A Fanfare lyrics.
As both albums had similar ambitions and themes, they have been compared; in a contemporaneous review by Vince Aletti in Rolling StoneGaye's was seen as successful, while Wonder's was seen as failing due to "self-indulgent and cluttered" production, "undistinguished" and "pretentious" lyrics, and an overall lack of Superstition - Stevie Wonder - 1963-1974 Wonderland and flow.
His contribution was meant to be a showcase of his talent and thus a weapon in his ongoing negotiations with Gordy about creative autonomy. During this period, Wonder independently recorded two albums and signed a new contract with Motown Records.
The page contract was a precedent at Motown and gave Wonder a much higher royalty rate. Unlike most previous albums on Motown, which usually consisted of a collection of singles, B-sides and covers, Music of My Mind was a full-length artistic statement with songs Superstition - Stevie Wonder - 1963-1974 Wonderland together thematically. Released in lateWild Honey Pie - The Beatles - Euro Союз Presents Best of Beatles Mp3 Book featured the No.
Innervisionsreleased infeatured " Higher Ground " No. Popular ballads such as "Golden Lady" and "All in Love Is Fair" were also present, in a mixture of moods that nevertheless held together as a unified whole. On August 6,Wonder was in a serious automobile accident while on tour in North Carolinawhen a car in which he was riding hit the back of a truck. The Album of the Year was again one of three Grammys won. The same year Wonder took part in a Los Angeles jam session that would become known as the bootleg album A Toot and Superstition - Stevie Wonder - 1963-1974 Wonderland Snore in ' Byat the Superstition - Stevie Wonder - 1963-1974 Wonderland of 25, Wonder had won two consecutive Grammy Awards : in for Innervisions and in for Fulfillingness' First Finale.
Sprawling in style, unlimited in ambition, and sometimes lyrically difficult to fathom, the album was hard for some listeners to assimilate, yet is regarded by many as Wonder's crowning achievement and one of the most recognizable and accomplished albums in pop music history. The baby-celebratory " Isn't She Lovely? The s saw Wonder achieving his biggest hits and highest level of fame; he had increased album sales, charity participation, high-profile collaborations, political impact, and television appearances.
Wonder toured briefly in support of the album, and used a Fairlight CMI Superstition - Stevie Wonder - 1963-1974 Wonderland on stage. Hotter than July became Wonder's first platinum-selling single album, and its single " Happy Birthday " was a successful vehicle for his campaign to establish Dr.
Martin Luther King 's birthday as a national holiday. He also gained a No. Hinton 's novel The Outsiders. Wonder wrote the lyrics. Inhe scheduled an album to be entitled People Work, Human Play.
The album never surfaced and instead saw the release of Wonder's soundtrack album for The Woman in Red. The single was also a hit in lots of other countries as well. It went on to win an Academy award for best song in Wonder accepted the award in the name of Nelson Mandela and was subsequently banned from all South African radio by the Government of South Africa.
Following the success of the album and its lead Superstition - Stevie Wonder - 1963-1974 Wonderland , Wonder made an appearance on The Cosby Showin the episode "A Touch of Wonder" where he demonstrated his ability to sample. The following year's In Square Circle featured the No. The album also has a Top 10 Hit with "Go Home. He performed "Overjoyed" on Saturday Night Live when he was the host.
This was a minor Superstition - Stevie Wonder - 1963-1974 Wonderland single, as were "Skeletons" and "You Will Know". After Superstition - Stevie Wonder - 1963-1974 Wonderland Characters album, Wonder continued to release new material, but at a slower pace.
He recorded a soundtrack album for Spike Lee 's film Jungle Fever in Conversation Peace and the live album Natural Wonder were released in the s. Among his other activities he played harmonica on one track for the tribute album Kiss My Ass: Classic Kiss Regrooved ;  sang at the Summer Olympics closing ceremony ;  collaborated in with Babyface on " How Come, How Long ", a song about domestic violence that was nominated for a Grammy award;  and played harmonica on Sting 's " Brand New Day ".
He sings the refrain and plays the piano on the Dr. Dre - and Sha Money XL —produced track. InWonder staged a duet with Andrea Bocelli on the latter's album Amoreoffering harmonica and additional vocals on "Canzoni Stonate". Wonder also performed at Washington, D. Wonder's first new album in ten years, A Time to Lovewas released in October to lower sales than previous albums, and lukewarm reviews—most reviewers appearing frustrated at the end of the long delay to get an album that mainly copied the style of Wonder's "classic period" without doing anything new.
By JuneWonder was working on two projects simultaneously: a new album called The Gospel Inspired By Lulawhich will deal with the various spiritual and cultural crises facing the world, and Through The Eyes Between Two Worlds - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Long After Dark Wonderan album he has described as a performance piece that will reflect his experience as a blind man.
Wonder was also keeping the door open for a collaboration with Tony Bennett and Quincy Jones concerning a rumored jazz album. Arena in Manchester. He sang at the Michael Jackson memorial service in at Etta James ' funeral, in and a month later at Whitney Houston 's memorial ƱZ* - ₮Я∆Ᵽ ϨῌỊ₮ V23 & V.25. He was also featured on two tracks on Mark Ronson 's album Uptown Special.
InWonder revealed that he had been recording new material for two albums, When the World Began and Ten Billion Heartsin collaboration with producer David Fosterto be released in A prominent figure in popular music during the latter half of the 20th century, Wonder has recorded more than 30 U.
He has also won an Academy Award for Best Song and been inducted into both the Rock and Roll  and Songwriters  halls of fame. He has also been awarded the Polar Music Prize. He has had ten U. Wonder plays the piano, synthesizer, harmonica, congasdrums, bongosorgan, melodica and Clavinet.
In his childhood, he was best known for his harmonica work, but today he is better known for his keyboard skills and vocal ability.
Wonder's "classic period" is generally agreed to be between and His classic s albums were considered very influential in the music world: the Rolling Stone Record Guide said they "pioneered stylistic approaches that helped to determine the shape of pop music for the next decade";  Rolling Stone 's list of the Greatest Albums of All Time included four of the five albums, with three in the top 90;  and inKanye West said of his own work, "I'm not trying to compete with what's out there now.
I'm really trying to compete with Innervisions and Songs in the Key of Life. It sounds musically blasphemous to say something like that, but why not set that as your bar? Wonder has been married three times. He was married to Motown singer-songwriter and frequent collaborator Syreeta Wright from until their amicable divorce in From until he was married to fashion designer Kai Millard. Wonder has nine children by five different women.
Wonder and Simmons also had a son, Keita, in Wonder's ninth child, his second with Tomeeka Robyn Bracy, was born in Decemberamid rumors that he would be the father to triplets.
During his September 8,UK concert in Birmingham, he spoke of his decision to begin touring again following his loss: "I want to take all the pain that I feel and celebrate and turn it around. Wonder was introduced to Transcendental Meditation through his marriage to Syreeta Wright.
Dozens of famous personalities were rounded up in the video, which was titled "The Dream Still Lives". Each person involved shared their dream, calling back to King's popular speech in Wonder's very first tweet took the Internet by storm, and he also encouraged viewers to share their own videos about their dreams with the hashtag DreamStillLives. Wonder has been a longtime Baptist affiliated with black churches.
He closed the ceremony with a rendition of the Lord's Prayer and his song " As ". At a concert in London's Hyde Park on July 6,Wonder announced that he would be undergoing a kidney transplant in September. Wonder is the only artist to have won the award with three consecutive album releases. Wonder has been given a range of awards for his music, and for his civil rights work, including induction into the Superstition - Stevie Wonder - 1963-1974 Wonderland and the Rock and Roll halls of fame; gaining a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Civil Rights Museumbeing named one of the United Nations Messengers of Peaceand earning a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in He was also awarded an honorary key to the city, presented by Mayor Mike Duggan.
Stevie Wonder has received many honorary degrees in recognition of his music career. These include:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American musician and record producer. Superstition - Stevie Wonder - 1963-1974 Wonderland , MichiganU.
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