Stevland Hardaway Judkins also known as Stevland Hardaway Morris, Stevie Wonder is an American songwriter, musician, record producer, multi-instrumentalist that was born on May 13, 1950 in Saginaw Michigan, US. He was one of the most prominent performers in 20th Century. He became blind due to retinopathy of prematurity because he was 6 weeks premature when he was born and he stayed in incubator that cause retinal detachment why he became blind. Stevie started together with his friend John which they playing instruments in streets and parties.
At the age of 11, he signed a recording contract with Motown’s Tamla label and he was called “Little Stevie Wonder” and he was take care of Clarence Paul (songwriter and producer) and they released 2 albums such as “The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie” and “Tribute to Uncle Ray” that was composed by his mentors Clarence Paul and Henry Cosby that was released in the year 1962 followed by the single “With the Song in My Heart” next was “Stevie at the Beach” with “Up- Tight” and “I was made to love her”
In 1979, he released the album called “Stevie Wonder’s Journey through; the Secret Life of Plants” on 30th of October 1979 by Tamla Records which he collaborated with his ex- wife Syreeta and Michael Sembello. He also launched “Hotter than July” on 29th of September 1980 that comprises 5 tracks each side and it includes “Happy Birthday”, “Lately” and “All I Do” featuring Clarence Paul and Morris Broadnax. It was ranked at number 1 in Billboard Hot Soul Singles and the album was sold for about 3 million copies in the whole world.
Stevie stands in the fame during his career even his co-artists believes and amazed on the talents that he had apart from his condition. He was awarded by the President of USA Barack Obama in the White House because he was chosen as the beneficiary of Library of Congress’s Gershwin Prize and he was assigned as a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters. Stevie also received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award and Apollo Legends Hall of Fame in June 11, 2011. In addition, he won 22 Grammy Awards including the Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male, Album of the Year (1974) as well as Best Pop Collaboration with vocals in which he was the only solo artist who got that plenty of awards.
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