Stevie Wonder

Rhythm and blues, Musical Artist

1950 –

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Who is Stevie Wonder?

Stevland Hardaway Morris, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, he has become one of the most creative and loved musical performers of the late 20th century. Wonder signed with Motown's Tamla label at the age of eleven and continues to perform and record for Motown as of the early 2010s. He has been blind since shortly after birth.

Among Wonder's best known works are singles such as "Superstition", "Sir Duke", "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" and "I Just Called to Say I Love You". Well known albums also include Talking Book, Innervisions and Songs in the Key of Life. 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. 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. In 2009, Wonder was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace. In 2008, Billboard magazine released a list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists to celebrate the US singles chart's fiftieth anniversary, with Wonder at number five.

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Born
May 13, 1950
Saginaw
Also known as
  • Little Stevie Wonder
  • Steveland Hardaway Judkins
  • El Toro Negro
  • Eivets Rednow
  • The Black Bull
  • Stevland Hardaway Morris
  • Steveland Judkins Hardaway
  • Rednow, Eivets
  • Steve Wonder
  • Steveland Morris
Parents
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Saginaw

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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