Stevie Wonder

Composer, Singer
As one of the best-selling recording artists of all time and a pop music icon, multi-talented Stevie Wonder incorporated funk, blues, R&B and soul into commercially viable music that was punctuated by complex harmonies ... Read more »
Born: 05/12/1950 in Saginaw, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Actor (147)

Too Darn Hot Party 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Special Appearance

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Performer

20 Feet From Stardom 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

2012 Soul Train Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

Dancing With the Stars 2013 (Tv Show)

Performer

The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

BET Honors 2012 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2012 Billboard Music Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

America's Got Talent 2011 (Tv Show)

Performer

American Idol 2006, 2009, 2011 (Tv Show)

Performer

Bad 25 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Stand Up to Cancer 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2011 Billboard Music Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ninth Annual TV Land Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

United Negro College Fund: An Evening of Stars 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

The BET Honors 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2009 ESPY Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 40th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 51st Annual Grammy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The BET Honors 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 39th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 50th Annual Grammy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The BET Honors 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

BET Awards '07 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2006 Billboard Music Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 49th Annual Grammy Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Tony Bennett: An American Classic 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Jamie Foxx: Unpredictable 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 20th Anniversary Soul Train Music Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

World Music Awards 2005 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Genius: A Night For Ray Charles 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Jingle Ball Rock 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2004 Billboard Music Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 36th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 47th Annual Grammy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Big In '04 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Walk of Fame: Smokey Robinson 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 Billboard Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 Essence Music Festival 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2004 MTV Video Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 35th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

A Motown Christmas 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Divas Duets 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

America: A Tribute to Heroes 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

An American Celebration at Ford's Theatre 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Greatest Albums of Rock & Roll 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Dionne Warwick: Don't Make Me Over 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Greatest TV Moments: Sesame Street Music A-Z 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV Icon: Janet Jackson 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Rock to Erase MS 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

6th Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

A Home For the Holidays 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The BET 20th Anniversary Celebration 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rhythm of Life 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

1999 Special Olympics -- World Summer Games 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Pavarotti and Friends 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 Billboard Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 Essence Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 41st Annual Grammy Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 4th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Brit Awards '99 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

ALMA Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Christopher Reeve: A Celebration of Hope 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Quincy Jones -- The First 50 Years 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Savion Glover's Nu York 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 40th Annual Grammy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

To Life! America Celebrates Israel's 50th 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

4th Annual VH1 Honors 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

53rd Presidential Inaugural Gala 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrate the Dream: 50 Years of Ebony 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

New York Undercover 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 10th Essence Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 39th Annual Grammy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Inventors: Out of Their Minds 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

James Brown: The Godfather of Soul 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1995 Billboard Music Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Sounds of Summer Preview '95 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1995 World Music Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 25th Anniversary Essence Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

A Busch Gardens/Sea World Summer Celebration 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Stevie Wonder 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1994 World Music Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Honors 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Celebration 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Right Time With Tom Jones 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

A Party For Richard Pryor 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Ray Charles: 50 Years in Music, Uh-Huh! 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 34th Annual Grammy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Grammy Legends Show 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Motown 30: What's Goin' On! 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 23rd Annual NAACP Image Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Ready, Steady, Go! 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 32nd Annual Grammy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

There Really Is a Santa Claus 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

An All-Star Celebration: The '88 Vote 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Our Common Future 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Paris '89 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

That's What Friends Are For: AIDS Concert '88 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Koppel Report: News From Earth 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Superstars and Their Moms 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Ten For Two 1988 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 30th Annual Grammy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 19th Annual NAACP Image Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The 29th Annual Grammy Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Neil Diamond... Hello Again 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The 28th Annual Grammy Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cosby Show 1986 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Temptations and Four Tops 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Motown Returns to the Apollo 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Eubie Blake: A Century of Music 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Burt Bacharach: Opus No. 3 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Cocksucker Blues 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Smokey Robinson Show 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Bikini Beach 1964 (Movie)

(Actor)

Muscle Beach Party 1963 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Show)

Presenter
Music (144)

Begin Again 2014 (Movie)

("For Once In My Life") (Song Performer)

I Am Ali 2014 (Movie)

("I Wish") (Song Performer)

I Am Ali 2014 (Movie)

("I Wish") (Song)

Step Up All In 2014 (Movie)

("Pastime Paradise") (Song Performer)

Step Up All In 2014 (Movie)

("Gangsta's Paradise") (Song)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 (Tv Show)

Performer

Black Nativity 2013 (Movie)

("As") (Song)

The Best Man Holiday 2013 (Movie)

("AS") (Song)

Unfinished Song 2013 (Movie)

("You Are The Sunshine Of My life") (Song)

A Thousand Words 2012 (Movie)

("Higher Ground") (Song Performer)

A Thousand Words 2012 (Movie)

("Higher Ground") (Song)

Joyful Noise 2012 (Movie)

"Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" (Song)

Silver Linings Playbook 2012 (Movie)

("My Cherie Amour") (Song Performer)

Silver Linings Playbook 2012 (Movie)

("My Cherie Amour") (Song)

The Three Stooges 2012 (Movie)

"It's A Shame" (Song)

All My Children 1969 - 2011 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Bad Teacher 2011 (Movie)

("Gangsta's Paradise") (Song)

Bridesmaids 2011 (Movie)

("My Love Is Your Love (Forever)") (Song)

Hop 2011 (Movie)

("Higher Ground") (Song)

The Change-Up 2011 (Movie)

("Higher Ground") (Song)

The Green Hornet 2011 (Movie)

("Gangsta's Paradise") (Song)

The Karate Kid 2010 (Movie)

("Higher Ground") (Song)

The Sorcerer's Apprentice 2010 (Movie)

("Superstition") (Song)

Valentine's Day 2010 (Movie)

("For Once In My Life") (Song Performer)

Valentine's Day 2010 (Movie)

"Signed Sealed Delivered I'm Yours" (Song)

Did You Hear About the Morgans? 2009 (Movie)

("We Can Work It Out") (Song Performer)

More Than a Game 2009 (Movie)

"Livin' It Up" (Song)

Blindness 2008 (Movie)

("I Just Called To Say I Love You") (Song)

Semi-Pro 2008 (Movie)

("Tell Me Something Good") (Song)

Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins 2008 (Movie)

("Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing") (Song Performer)

Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins 2008 (Movie)

("Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing") (Song)

Cleaner 2007 (Movie)

("Tell Me Something Good") (Song)

Darfur Now 2007 (Movie)

("Love's in Need of Love Today") (Song Performer)

Darfur Now 2007 (Movie)

("Love's in Need of Love Today") (Song)

I Think I Love My Wife 2007 (Movie)

"Don't Know Why I Love You" (Song)

This Christmas 2007 (Movie)

("Twinkle Twinkle Little Me") (Song Performer)

Bobby 2006 (Movie)

("I Was Made To Love Her") (Song)

Bobby 2006 (Movie)

("I Was Made To Love Her") (Song Performer)

Glory Road 2006 (Movie)

("Uptight (Everything's Alright)") (Song Performer)

Glory Road 2006 (Movie)

("Uptight (Everything's Alright)") (Song)

Happy Feet 2006 (Movie)

("Tell Me Something Good") (Song)

Happy Feet 2006 (Movie)

("I Wish") (Song Performer)

Mission: Impossible III 2006 (Movie)

("Tell Me Something Good") (Song)

The Pursuit of Happyness 2006 (Movie)

("Jesus Children Of America") (Song Performer)

The Pursuit of Happyness 2006 (Movie)

("Jesus Children Of America") (Song)

Beauty Shop 2005 (Movie)

("Knocks Me Off My Feet") (Song)

Coach Carter 2005 (Movie)

("Why I Love You") (Song)

House of D 2005 (Movie)

("As") (Song)

House of D 2005 (Movie)

("As") (Song Performer)

Junebug 2005 (Movie)

("Harmour Love") (Song)

Kicking & Screaming 2005 (Movie)

("We Can Work It Out") (Song Performer)

Monster-in-Law 2005 (Movie)

("For Once in My Life") (Song Performer)

The Longest Yard 2005 (Movie)

("Higher Ground") (Song)

The Ringer 2005 (Movie)

("My Cherie Amour") (Song)

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen 2004 (Movie)

("Living For The City") (Song Performer)

Jersey Girl 2004 (Movie)

("Everyone's A Kid At Christmas") (Song Performer)

Walking Tall 2004 (Movie)

("Higher Ground") (Song)

Deliver Us From Eva 2003 (Movie)

("My Cherie Amour") (Song)

Deliver Us From Eva 2003 (Movie)

("My Cherie Amour") (Song Performer)

Elf 2003 (Movie)

("What Christmas Means To Me") (Song Performer)

Radio 2003 (Movie)

("Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You)") (Song Performer)

Radio 2003 (Movie)

("Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You)") (Song)

I Spy 2002 (Movie)

("My Cherie Amour") (Song)

John Q. 2002 (Movie)

(Song)

Juwanna Mann 2002 (Movie)

("Isn't She Lovely") (Song Performer)

Juwanna Mann 2002 (Movie)

("Isn't She Lovely") (Song)

Snow Dogs 2002 (Movie)

("As") (Song)

Waking Up in Reno 2002 (Movie)

("Higher Ground") (Song Performer)

Waking Up in Reno 2002 (Movie)

("Higher Ground") (Song)

Glitter 2001 (Movie)

("All I Do") (Song Performer)

Glitter 2001 (Movie)

(Song)

See Spot Run 2001 (Movie)

("For Once in My Life") (Song Performer)

Almost Famous 2000 (Movie)

("My Cherie Amour") (Song Performer)

Almost Famous 2000 (Movie)

(Song)

Bamboozled 2000 (Movie)

("Misrepresented People" "Some Years Ago") (Song Performer)

Bamboozled 2000 (Movie)

(Song)

Center Stage 2000 (Movie)

("Higher Ground") (Song)

High Fidelity 2000 (Movie)

("I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever)") (Song Performer)

High Fidelity 2000 (Movie)

(Song)

Next Friday 2000 (Movie)

("Tell Me Something Good") (Song)

Nutty Professor II: The Klumps 2000 (Movie)

("Tell Me Something Good") (Song)

Reindeer Games 2000 (Movie)

("What Christmas Means to Me") (Song Performer)

Something to Sing About 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Song

The Ladies Man 2000 (Movie)

("You're the Sunshine of My Life") (Song Performer)

Bringing Out the Dead 1999 (Movie)

("Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing") (Song)

Just the Ticket 1999 (Movie)

("Signed Sealed Delivered I'm Yours") (Song Performer)

Just the Ticket 1999 (Movie)

(Song)

The Best Man 1999 (Movie)

("As") (Song Performer)

The Best Man 1999 (Movie)

(Song)

Wild Wild West 1999 (Movie)

("Wild Wild West (contains 'I Wish')") (Song)

Down in the Delta 1998 (Movie)

("If Ever") (Song Performer)

Holy Man 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

Holy Man 1998 (Movie)

("Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing") (Song Performer)

How Stella Got Her Groove Back 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

How Stella Got Her Groove Back 1998 (Movie)

("Mastablasta '98 (contains 'Falling Like Dominoes')") (Song Performer)

Mulan 1998 (Movie)

("True to Your Heart") (Song Performer)

Safe Men 1998 (Movie)

("Tell Me Something Good") (Song)

You've Got Mail 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

You've Got Mail 1998 (Movie)

("Signed Sealed Delivered I'm Yours") (Song Performer)

A Smile Like Yours 1997 (Movie)

("Isn't She Lovely") (Song Performer)

A Smile Like Yours 1997 (Movie)

(Song)

Crisis Center 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Song

Get on the Bus 1996 (Movie)

("Redemption Song") (Song Performer)

Get on the Bus 1996 (Movie)

song producer (Song)

My Fellow Americans 1996 (Movie)

("Superstition") (Song Performer)

My Fellow Americans 1996 (Movie)

(Song)

"We Are the World": A 10th Anniversary Tribute 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Crooklyn 1994 (Movie)

("Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours") (Song Performer)

Crooklyn 1994 (Movie)

songs("Signed, Sealed Delivered I'm Yours" "The Tears of a Clown") (Song)

Born Yesterday 1993 (Movie)

("Teach Me Tonight") (Song Performer)

Poetic Justice 1993 (Movie)

("Never Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer") (Song Performer)

Poetic Justice 1993 (Movie)

(Song)

Class Act 1992 (Movie)

("It's a Shame (My Sister)") (Song)

Passenger 57 1992 (Movie)

("Too High") (Song)

Jacksonville Jazz XI 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Music

Jungle Fever 1991 (Movie)

("Livin' For the City" "Jungle Fever" "Fun Day" "Gotta Have You" "Chemical Love" "I Go Sailing" "Each Other's Throats" "Make Sure You're Sure" "Lighting Up the Candles" "These Three Words" "Queen in the Black" "Feeding Off the Love of the Land") (Song Performer)

Jungle Fever 1991 (Movie)

("If She Breaks Your Heart") (Song)

Jungle Fever 1991 (Movie)

original music compositions (Original Music)

Jungle Fever 1991 (Movie)

(Music Arranger)

New Jack City 1991 (Movie)

("Living for the City") (Song)

Die Hard 1988 (Movie)

("Skeletons") (Song Performer)

Die Hard 1988 (Movie)

(Song)

Disney's DTV Monster Hits 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Song Performer

School Daze 1988 (Movie)

("I Can Only Be Me") (Song)

Ten For Two 1988 (Movie)

("For Once in My Life" "Heaven Help the Child" "Someone Is Watching You") (Song Performer)

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Song

The Pick-Up Artist 1987 (Movie)

(Song)

Disney's D-TV Valentine 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Song

Round Midnight 1986 (Movie)

("Chan's Song (Never Said)") (Song)

The Last Dragon 1985 (Movie)

("Upset Stomach") (Song Performer)

The Woman in Red 1984 (Movie)

("I Just Called to Say I Love You") (Song Performer)

The Woman in Red 1984 (Movie)

songs("It's You" "The Woman in Red" "Moments Aren't Moments" "Don't Drive Drunk" "Love Light In Flight" "Weakness" "I Just Called to Say I Love You") (Song)

The Outsiders 1983 (Movie)

("Stay Gold") (Song Performer)

The Outsiders 1983 (Movie)

(Song)

The Thing 1982 (Movie)

("Superstition") (Song Performer)

More American Graffiti 1979 (Movie)

("Fingertips Part II") (Song Performer)

That Sinking Feeling 1979 (Movie)

song extract("Sunshine of My Life") (Song)

Underground U.S.A. 1979 (Movie)

(Music)

The Secret Life of Plants 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

Cooley High 1975 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Mahogany 1975 (Movie)

("All in Love Is Fair") (Song)

Nothing But a Man 1964 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Boycott (TV Show)

Song

Biography

As one of the best-selling recording artists of all time and a pop music icon, multi-talented Stevie Wonder incorporated funk, blues, R&B and soul into commercially viable music that was punctuated by complex harmonies and socially aware themes. His always positive attitude shined through his music even while tackling heavy issues like poverty, racism and heartache. Hailed as both an genius and innovator, Wonder emerged on the scene at 11 years old as one of Motown Records first successful artists and went on to record a number of chart-topping hits like "Fingertips," "For Once in My Life" and "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours." But in 1972, Wonder wrestled control of his creative works from Motown and embarked on his most fruitful and groundbreaking period. Releasing such huge albums as Talking Book (1972), Innervisions (1973) and Songs in the Key of Life (1976), Wonder produced the finest work of his career with songs like "Superstition," "Higher Ground," "Living for the City" and "Sir Duke." He entered the next decade as a more pop-oriented artist, penning the sentimental "I Just Called to Say I Love You" for "The Woman in Red" (1984) soundtrack and collaborating with Paul McCartney on the sappy "Ebony and Ivory" (1982). Though a true music legend by this time, Wonder's output slowed down, as he released only four studio albums over the next two decades. Having won over 20 Grammy Awards throughout his career, Wonder lived on as one of the greatest pop artists of the latter half of the 20th century well and into the new millennium, even though his best work remained firmly etched in his classic era of the 1970s.

Relationships

Syreeta Song Performer

Wife
Married Sept. 14, 1970 Divorced March 1972 Remained friends and collaborators until her death from cancer July 2004

Lula Hardway

Mother

Angela McAfee

Companion
Served as Wonder's wardrobe assistant 1986-1990 Began dating c. 2000 Split February 2001 In November 2001, filed $30 million palimony lawsuit against Wonder in which she claimed he infected her with a sexually-transmitted disease; his lawyers dismissed her claims

Karen Millard Morris

Wife
Married 2001 Separated October 2009 Wonder filed for divorce July 26, 2012

Mandla Morris

Son
Born May 13, 2005; mother, Karen Millard Morris

Renee Morris

Sister

Yolanda Simmons

Companion
Long-term relationship, never married, mother of daughter Aisha and son Keita

Aisha Wonder

Daughter
Born 1975; mother, Yolanda Simmons

Kailand Wonder

Son
Born Sept. 2, 2001; mother, Karen Millard Morris

Keita Wonder

Son
Born April 1977; mother, Yolanda Simmons

Mumtaz Wonder

Son

EDUCATION

Michigan School for the Blind

1969

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

2009

Performed at the "We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration" at the Lincoln Memorial

2009

Earned a Grammy nomination for "All About the Love Again"

2007

Began touring again with the "A Wonder Summer's Night," his first U.S. tour in over ten years

2006

Collaborated with Tony Bennett for the single "For Once in my Life"

2005

Released first album in 10 years A Time to Love, featuring a tour de force of guest appearances; earned five Grammy nominations

1995

Coolio revived his song "Pastime Paradise" in his own brooding rap smash "Gangsta's Paradise," which became the year's biggest hit

1991

Recorded the soundtrack to the Spike Lee film "Jungle Fever"

1989

Inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame

1985

Was an integral player in Quincy Jones' "We Are The World" and "That's What Friends Are For" by Dionne Warwick & Friends

1984

Recorded the soundtrack to the Gene Wilder comedy "The Woman in Red," which included his biggest-selling single ever "I Just Called to Say I Love You"; won an Oscar for Best Song

1982

Collaborated with Paul McCartney on the No. 1 duet "Ebony and Ivory"

1976

Earned critical praise for Songs in the Key of Life, widely recognized as one of the greatest albums of all time

1972

Left Motown after years of protracted conflicts

1972

Released the album Talking Book, featuring the Grammy Award-winning single "You Are the Sunshine of My Life"

1966

Breakthrough hit, "Uptight"

1963

First No. 1 record, "Fingertips II"

1962

Released debut album The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie; did not sing on the album, but played percussion, keyboard, and harmonica

1961

Joined Motown Records at the age of 11 and name was changed to 'Little Stevie Wonder'

Sang in church choir in Michigan

Introduced to Motown president Berry Gordy

Bonus Trivia

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In 2009, Wonder was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace.

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On March 6, 2010, Wonder was awarded the Commander of the Arts and Letters by French Culture Minister Frédéric Mitterrand.

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