Stevie Wonder

Born 13 May 1950.
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Glastonbury 2010 - Stevie Wonder interview

Mark Radcliffe and Lauren Laverne talk to Stevie Wonder moments after his Pyramid Stage headlining performance on Sunday night at Glastonbury 2010.

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Stevland Hardaway Morris (born May 13, 1950, as Stevland Hardaway Judkins), 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 11 and continues to perform and record for Motown as of the early 2010s. He has been blind since shortly after birth.

Among Wonder's works are singles such as "Superstition", "Sir Duke", "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" and "I Just Called to Say I Love You"; and albums such as Talking Book, Innervisions and Songs in the Key of Life. He has recorded more than 30 U.S. top ten hits and received 22 Grammy Awards, the most ever awarded to a male solo artist, and has sold over 100 million albums and singles, making him one of the top 60 best-selling music artists. 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 50th anniversary, with Wonder at number five.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of A Time To Love

    A Time To Love 2005

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    'A Time To Love' may not restore his commercial standing, but it will certainly come...
  2. Review of Songs In The Key Of Life

    Songs In The Key Of Life 1976

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    If you don't own it, buy it tomorrow. Life, literally, isn't complete without it.
  3. Review of Innervisions

    Innervisions 1973

    Reviewed by Daryl Easlea
    A work of constant, evolving surprise.
  4. Review of Talking Book

    Talking Book 1972

    Reviewed by David O'Donnell
    Combining tight song writing with warm electronic arrangements
  5. Review of Music of My Mind

    Music of My Mind 1972

    Reviewed by Daryl Easlea
    Wonder’s adult debut brims with passion, excitement and exuberance.
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