Stevie Wonder, singer
Singer ~ Songwriter
birth name: Steveland Hardaway Judkins

Stevie Wonder

May 13, 1950, Saginaw, MI

“I do believe in women. I really do.” ~ Stevie Wonder

Wonder's fourth single, Fingertips, Pt. 2, appeared in 1963 and became the first live performance of a song to reach the top of the U.S. pop chart. Also that year, Wonder became the first recording artist to reach the Number One position on the Billboard Hot 100, R&B singles, and album charts simultaneously. Unable to attend a regular Detroit school while becoming a pop sensation, Wonder was sent to the Michigan School for the Blind at Motown's expense. ~ Musicianguide: Stevie Wonder ~ retrieved June 2, 2013 © Musicianguide

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May 13, 2006 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (2) Sean Paul, Temperature ~ #2 (1) Daniel Powter, Bad Day ~ #1 (34) Rihanna, SOS

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Nearly everything he recorded bore the stamp of his sunny, joyous positivity; even when he addressed serious racial, social, and spiritual issues (which he did quite often in his prime), or sang about heartbreak and romantic uncertainty, an underlying sense of optimism and hope always seemed to emerge. ~ Allmusic: Stevie Wonder ~ retrieved June 16, 2013 © Allmusic

Stevie Wonder ~ Awarded a Songwriters Hall Of Fame Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002.

As a Session musician, guest or band member

Chaka Khan ~ I Feel For You (Prince) ~ Ranked #392 NME 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time in 2014 ~ Released five years after Prince's original, it's Khan's version, with Stevie Wonder on harmonica and Melle Mel breaking rap into the chart mainstream, that's remembered. ~ 2014 © NME



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