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May 2021

[13] Happy 71st Birthday To You - Stevie Wonder

[02] New Book: A Wonderous Journey...

A Wonderous Journey... Through the Musical World of Stevie Wonder is a new book that reviews and analyses the music of Stevie Wonder. All his albums, studio and live, in addition to music released on various other projects are explored, critiqued and assessed by 16 dedicated fans from around the world. A must have reference book to comprehend the depth and breadth of the immense musical output of a true musical genius. See Bibliography page for details

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[26] 'As' Used as In Memoriam at Oscars Last Night

In remembering those from the movie industry who were lost over the last year, Stevie's 'As' was used as the backing track to the images of those no longer with us.

April 2021

[27] Summer of Soul - Trailer

Questlove's Summer of Soul movie of the concert in Harlem, featuring Stevie, Sly Stone, Nina Simone amongst many others back in 1969 is set for release on July 2nd. The trailer is now available

[26] 'As' Used as In Memoriam at Oscars Last Night

In remembering those from the movie industry who were lost over the last year, Stevie's 'As' was used as the backing track to the images of those no longer with us.

[16] Stevie and Sheila E. perform Jesus Children Of America while in lock down

A version of Stevie's 1973 classic recorded with Sheila E and her band available on YouTube

[16] Sesame Street Celebrates 50 Years of Sunny Days

ABC’s celebratory two-hour documentary on the long-running series Sesame Street has a star-studded lineup airing Monday, April 26, and available the next day on demand on Hulu. Guests will include First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, Angelina Jolie, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, John Oliver, and Rosie Perez. Stevie will serenade viewers with his re-imagined version of Sesame Street’s classic “Sunny Days” song.

[13] Stevie speaks to Rolling Stone Magazine about Malcolm Cecil

Stevie remembers Malcolm Cecil: ‘An Endless Love and Respect for His Genius’. Cecil, who died last month, helped Wonder experiment with new sounds and textures across four landmark albums between 1972 and 1974. Read interview here

[12] Stevie made a virtual appearance at the Music Supervisors Guild Awards Sunday night (11th April)

He honored Quincy Jones who received the Icon Award. Stevie recalled meeting Jones when he was 14 years old at The Apollo, saying they've been friends since then. "I respect you. I cherish our friendship, your heart, your commitment to doing great music, not just producing it but writing it," Wonder said before singing "I love you, Quincy, We're friends for life."

March 2021

[29] RIP Malcolm Cecil

Malcolm Cecil, the influential jazz musician and producer credited with co-designing and constructing the world’s largest analog synthesizer, TONTO, died Sunday (March 28th) at the age of 84 after a lengthy battle with an undisclosed illness. Malcolm Cecil along with Robert Margouleff worked with Stevie from 1971 to 1974 as engineers and associate producers on his 'Classic Albums' period, Music of My Mind, Talking Book, Innervisions and Fulfillingness' First Finale.

February 2021

[10] Stevie has been awarded Israel’s prestigious Wolf Prize

Headlining a group of laureates in the arts and sciences Stevie was recognized for “his tremendous contribution to music and society enriching the lives of entire generations of music lovers” said Israel's President Reuven Rivlin. The prize is awarded for the Arts, Physics, Medicine and Chemistry.

January 2021

[19] Stevie pens letter to MLK and seeks federal 'Truth Commission' to address inequality

In what he called An Open Letter to Dr. King released on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a holiday he helped establish, Stevie said he is “physically sick” by the “lack of progress” since the holiday was formalized in the 1980s.
“I am calling on President (Joe) Biden and Vice President (Kamala) Harris to launch a formal, government investigation to establish the truth of inequality in this country. This truth will validate the history and this commission will recommend reconciliations.”

[07] Stevie uses Twitter and FaceBook to call for the removal of President Trump

Stevie has called for "narcissistic and dangerous" President Donald Trump to be removed from office following riots in Washington DC.
As he watched the scenes of violence at the Capitol "in disbelief", he urged politicians to invoke the 25th amendment - which legislates for the Vice President to take control if the Commander-in-Chief is "unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office".
He tweeted: "It is time for the leaders of this country to invoke the 25th Amendment. Isn’t it obvious? Today has made me sad with disbelief with what is happening in my country, a country that has inspired my songs of hope and love.
"I am heartbroken and astounded that this narcissistic and dangerous president would put lives in danger and encourage violent sedition against our government. That man is no longer able to serve as President because he can't accept defeat. Can we afford 2 more weeks? I say NO!"

Read the Twitter account post here

[03] Sir Tom Jones wells up as Stevie sings It's Not Unusual

Sir Tom Jones was left overcome with emotion at a birthday message recorded a for him by Stevie on The Voice UK Saturday night. Stevie in his garden, sang Tom's hit It's Not Unusual ans then said, 'I had the pleasure of not just meeting that person who sang that song but making a new friend. And I know that that friendship will last for a lifetime... I want you to promise me that you will do your best to give us another 80 years.'

November 2020

[11] Nurse Heroes Live - Fund Raising Concert

Whoopi Goldberg will host a concert featuring Stevie, Celine Dion and Gloria Estefan, called Nurse Heroes Live. The benefit will provide money for a variety of programs including scholarships for nurses and their children. Other performers include Josh Groban, Black Eyed Peas, Pitbull, The Wailers, Carole King, Maluma and Andrea Bocelli, with special appearances by Oprah Winfrey and Billy Crystal.
The event will stream on the organization’s YouTube and Facebook along with LiveXLive on Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. EST.

[06] Stevie Discuss America’s ‘Fragile Decade’ With Oprah

Today, November 6th, Stevie will appear on Oprah Winfrey's The Oprah Conversation on Apple TV. They discuss America's fragile last decade with Stevie stating The great thing about being blind, for me, is that I don't see color, but I do see the spirit.

[05] The Universe Is Watching Us — What Happens Next...

Stevie's new video reminds us that “the Universe is still watching.” Essentially targeted to the citizens of the USA in the wake of the contentious elections its a message of global appeal. Asking us to breathe, to be still, and to feel the heartbeat that we share with every human and other living creature on the planet.

[02] Two new Stevie Collaborations

Stevie's harmonica can be heard on two new tracks. Firstly Courageous by Common on his new album A Beautiful Revolution Pt.1 and also Toxic by Porcelan on her album Mood Ring.

[01] Stevie at Biden/Harris Rally in Detroit

Joe Biden, President Barack Obama, & Stevie Wonder Speak in Detroit, Michigan yesterday October 13st. Stevie gives a speech in support of Biden and Harris followed by renditions of Higher Ground, Can’t Put It In The Hands Of Fate, Where Is Our Love Song, Overjoyed and Superstition.

October 2020

[15] Stevie's change of label

Stevie's two new songs has been released through his new label So What the Fuss Records which will be distributed through Universal Music Group’s Republic Records. Motown is also part of the Universal Music Group. Stevie was signed to Motown Records in 1961 and hence had almost 60 years with the label.

[13] New Songs: Stevie has just released two new songs
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Stevie has just released two new songs, Where is Our Love Song and Can't Put it In The Hands of Fate, both written and produced by Stevie. These are now available on streaming platforms and MP3 download on Amazon. Click above images for songs on YouTube
Lyrics: Where is Our Love Song : Can't Put it In The Hands of Fate

[09] A Message from Stevie Celebrating the CVAA:
Stevie and the American Council of the Blind shared in the 10th anniversary celebration of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility act (CVAA) on Thursday, October 8th, 2020.

[07] New Book: That Sounds Like Stevie!: An Anthology of Wonder
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A fascinating journey through Stevie's lesser-known musical works. The book covers Stevie's contributions as songwriter, producer, arranger, vocalist, and highly sought after session musician for other artists. Comprehensive details on each track, provides fascinating reading and reference material. Available on Amazon.

September 2020

[30] Stevie is featured on the new Big Sean album, Detroit 2
Detroit brought rapper Big Sean together with Stevie, thanks to the city’s battle with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Big Sean said “Stevie Wonder actually reached out to me when Detroit was in the peak of getting hit with COVID and asked how can we help? I gave him some ideas. He asked me what I was working on, and I told him I was working on this new album dedicated to Detroit. And he was like, ‘Oh I gotta hear it, I gotta be a part of it.’”
They connected in the studio as Sean was wrapping up his work on the album. “I only had a few days left to record,” Sean explained. “So he told his Story, and it meant everything to me, man… I grew up in a household where Stevie Wonder was on every other morning. To me, he’s the greatest singer-songwriter of all time. It’s not even a question.”

[26] The Universe Is Watching Us — Stevie Wonder In His Feelings:
Fashion Magazine ODDA’s Fall/Winter 2020-21 issue, “You, Me and Everyone We Know” features cover stories on Stevie Wonder and his family.

[25] The Universe Is Watching Us — Stevie Wonder In His Feelings:
Stevie shared his feelings about the state of the nation in a moving video message shared on social media. His seven-minute announcement arrived hours after a grand jury in Kentucky indicted one police officer with first-degree wanton endangerment for the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor.

August 2020

[30] Stevie pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman:
Speaking from his home in Los Angeles, Stevie told the Detroit Free Press he first met the actor after an event they had both attended. As they sat and talked, Wonder made a point to tell Boseman he related to his artistic approach.
"I was really impressed with how he was able to go into a character, not only visually. The way he became the voice of the character was incredible, like his whole soul was inside."
Citing musical works of his own he said he identified with Boseman because "part of my doing different songs and singing different ways is sort of becoming the character of the song. You have to be what you are in."

June 2020

[23] Systemic racism and police brutality can have an ending:
Stevie has taken to social media to express his opinion on Juneteenth, Donald Trump and also the US Primary Elections. His message was one of hope and that there may be some light at the end of the tunnel to come out of this dark situation which has prevailed.

May 2020

[13] Happy 70th Birthday To You - Stevie Wonder
Stars pay tribute to Stevie on his 70th

[12] Stevie along with fans and music lovers around the world will be Celebrating his 70th Birthday on Wednesday May 13th. As part of these Celebrations the Stevie Wonder Yahoo Group has recorded a fantastic cover of Stevie's poignant 2009 song of world love and peace All About the Love Again.

On May 13th BBC Radio 2 will play Stevie tracks on all shows throughout the day with Trevor Nelson's Rythym Nation Special will be dedicated solely to Stevie's music from 9pm.

On May 13 starting at 12am Eastern Standard Time a 24 Hour 70th Birthday Celebration for Stevie Wonder will take place on Instagram @swfamily24. The lineup:
- @QUESTLOVE 12am-4am EST
- @gillespeterson 4am-8am EST
- @djtaranyc 8am-12pm EST
- @natashadiggs 12pm-4pm EST
- @dnice 4pm- 8pm
- @djspinna 8pm- at least 12am probably longer

April 2020

[19] Stevie took part in the star-studded broadcast of One World: Together At Home live concert on Saturday night. In a nod to his friend and musical colleague, Stevie performed the late Bill Withers' classic song, Lean On Me, before he transitioned to his Love's In Need Of Love Today.

[07] One World: Together at Home: Stevie will be part of a Star-studded special planned to celebrate community health workers and raise funds to fight the Corona Virus. The online event will be broadcast on many television and online platforms on April 18 at 12:00am GMT. Further details here

[04] Stevie has revealed he was planning on collaborating with Bill Withers. Music legend Bill, died aged 81 from heart complications last week. He said "Every artist at some point should record one of his songs on their projects, obviously, it’s another heartbreak. May the greatness of Bill Withers live forever. People will be listening to his songs and reading his lyrics like they do with great writers from ages ago" saying "he was amazing."

January 2020

[20] Stevie was spotted out and about at NAMM 2020 visiting a number of exhibits. Wearing a face protection mask most likely as a precaution after his Kidney operation.

November 2019

[04] Stevie performed at the funeral for the late Congressman John Conyers Jr. on Monday, November 4 2019 at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit. He remembered John Conyers as a man who "spent his entire life climbing mountains — not only to get himself home but to get us home." He took to a keyboard to play "My Cherie Amour," saying Conyers always asked him to teach the chords. Stevie recalled that he was 16 when he first heard Conyers advocating a national holiday for Martin Luther King Jr., a mission he himself pursued with his song Happy Birthday in 1980.

October 2019

[28] Will Smith was treated to the ultimate birthday surprise while hosting a private screening of the Jennifer Lopez-led film Hustlers. Smith was enjoying the stripper drama with a group of friends when longtime pal Stevie interrupted the gathering to serenade the 51-year-old with a rendition of his 1980 hit “Happy Birthday.”

August 2019

[28] Dave Chappelle hosted his Gem City Shine benefit concert in Dayton, Ohio on August 26 with performances from Stevie, Chance the Rapper, and Jon Stewart to remember the nine victims who were shot in Dayton’s Oregon District on August 4.

July 2019

[11] A massive new mural commemorating Stevie unveiled in Detroit. London-based artist Richard Wilson completed the 100-foot-tall, 8,000-square-foot painting which is located on the south wall of Detroit's Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts.

[06] Stevie performed at The British Summer Time Music Festival at Hyde Park London with supporting artists Lionel Ritchie, Corrine Bailey Rae and Lianne La Havas. At the end of the show he informed the 60,000 strong crowd that he was to undergo a Kidney Transplant later in the year.

April 2019

"Then when I die, blue rag around my rifle
Hunnid thousand in my coffin, that’s just life though
Play a Stevie Wonder song, smoke some flight, bro
Crack a pint of Actavis then pour in some Sprite, bro
Until that day I’m walking toward what’s in my sights, though.”

-Nipsey Hussle, "Ocean Views"

Stevie fulfilled that wish yesterday, as he sang his song "Rocket Love" as well as Eric Clapton's "Tears in Heaven" at Nipsey Hussle's memorial service. Thousands gathered at the Staples Center and lined the streets of Los Angeles to pay their respects to the rapper who was murdered nearly two weeks ago, and during the service took the opportunity to call for stronger gun control laws to make it more difficult for people to obtain firearms.

March 2019

[30] Stevie will be appearing again at The British Summer Time Music Festival at Hyde Park London for the second time since 2016. He will headline Saturday 6th July with special guest Lionel Ritchie with his show titled ‘The Stevie Wonder Song Party: A Celebration of Life, Love & Music'.

[30] Stevie is set to headline the international TV festival SeriesFest on Monday, June 24 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. This will mark his first-ever performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

[29] Stevie recently attended Diana Ross' 75th Birthday party in LA. He serenaded her with his version of Happy Birthday. View on Instagram

November 2018

[28] Stevie's 22nd Annual House Full of Toys benefit Concert will be held at the Staples Center on 9th Dec. This year's proceeds will also aid victims of the recent California fires.

October 2018

[23] Today 23rd October 2018 Stevie will be 25,000 days old. Happy Birthday.

September 2018

[25] Stevie was spotted at the Dolce & Gabbana Fashion Show in Milan Italy this week. He was seated in the front row between Cardi B and Liam Payne. Kitty Spencer, the niece of Princess Diana, uploaded a picture with Stevie, writing: 'Isn't he lovely? With Stevie Wonder backstage after the Dolce and Gabbana show'.

[08] Stevie dedicates ‘Stand Up to Cancer’ performance to Aretha Franklin performing “What the World Needs Now” and “Love’s in Need of Love Today” during the telethon held Friday Sept 07

[01] Stevie closed out Aretha Franklin's funeral Friday, opening his performance with a mournful harmonica version of "The Lord’s Prayer" before delivering a brief eulogy for Franklin, saying that without God’s goodness, we will have never known a Queen like this, we will have never known the joy she gave to us. The greatest gift that has been given in life itself is love. We can talk about all the things that are wrong, and there are many, but the only thing that can deliver us is love. We need to make love great again.
Stevie then mentioned how he hopes to one day collaborate with Franklin in heaven before launching into "As", with backing choir, brass section and other performers from the service to close out the funeral on an uplifting, funky note as attendees filed out of the venue.

August 2018

[26] Stevie was on stage Saturday night when he learned about the death of Sen. John McCain, age of 81. Minutes later he began covering Billy Joel‘s 1977 song Just the Way You Are. “This song goes out to Sen. John McCain,” he said. “I wanted to see him before he left this planet, but I didn’t see him. I didn’t get the chance. But he grew to know compassion was not about any political party. It was about loving people for just the way they are. God bless his soul, let us send his family love. I send you all my love, all my prayers.”
Of course, it wasn’t just Sen. McCain on Wonder’s mind. He also honored the late Aretha Franklin multiple times throughout the night, including during that Just The Way You Are performance. “I love you forever, Aretha,” he said.

[25] Aretha Franklin will be sent to her final resting place with special tributes from her famous friends. Stevie, Bill Clinton, Ronald Isley, Faith Hill, Shirley Caesar, and Chaka Khan are set to perform at the Queen of Soul’s funeral, which will be held at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit on Aug. 31, as announced in a statement provided by Franklin’s publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn.

[18] Stevie fought back tears while reliving his final words to friend and collaborator Aretha Franklin. He visited The Queen of Soul at her Detroit home a mere two days before her death Thursday at the age of 76. He recalled the emotional moment during an interview Friday with CBS This Morning, revealing it was clear the star didn’t have long to live. “She did incredible music, incredible singer,” he said. “She touched every genre. Every singer was influenced in some way by the way she sang, and they will forever be influenced by her because of her voice, her emotion; her sincerity is unforgettable…”

May 2018

[15] Stevie has announced a handful of concerts slated to take place this summer. He is calling the run the Stevie Wonder Song Party: A Celebration of Life, Love and Music. It is slated to kick off with a five-night stand in Las Vegas at the Park Theater at Park MGM on August 3, 4, 8, 10, and 11. From there, he plays a pair of shows in Atlantic City and National Harbor, Maryland. It concludes at MassMutual Center at MGM Springfield in Springfield, Massachusetts on September 1.

[13] Happy Birthday To You - Stevie Wonder

[12] Stevie held a birthday bash this week at the Peppermint Club in LA. billed as The Stevie Wonder Song Party: A Celebration of Life, Love and Music, the soiree rocked well into the early morning with Angela Bassett, Berry Gordy, T.I., Nick Cannon, actor/activist Jesse Williams and Warner Bros. artist Gallant among the revelers packed inside the small venue. Capping the evening: an impromptu rendition of “Superstition” featuring Donald Glover, Kelly Rowland, Luke James, Jessie J and Sheléa.
Stevie hinted that his long waited album Through the Eyes of Wonder and a national tour titled Love, Stop Hate would follow later this year.

April 2018

[29] Stevie, the Roots, Dave Matthews, Usher and more performed at the Equal Justice Initiative’s Concert for Peace and Justice Friday night in Montgomery, Alabama. Stevie's mini-set featured him performing alongside the Roots on "Higher Ground," "Visions" and a rousing rendition of "Another Star" that featured all of the evening's performers onstage.

[22] Stevie gifted a new song to the TV show Scandal which was included at the end of the last episode of the last series. Stevie said the song, titled Future Sunny Days, was inspired by watching the show. The lyrics of the song can be found here. Below is the clip from Scandal's final scene.

[07] In honour of Martin Luther King Jr., Stevie has released a special tribute to mark the 50th anniversay of his assasination.The tribute video involves famous political, business and entertainment figures. #DreamStillLives

[02] The inaugural Grandoozy music festival is set for 14-16 September 2018 in Denver, Colorado. Stevie will headline the final night. The lineup also includes Kendrick Lamar, Florence + The Machine, The Chainsmokers and Miguel.

[02] Stevie will headline at Junior Bridgeman's annual Kentucky Derby Eve gala, The Trifecta’ Derby Eve Celebration, to be held on May 4 at the new Omni Louisville Hotel.
January 2018

[13] Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day this Monday.

[11] On Wednesday, Jan. 10 Stevie was spotted at CES in Las Vegas checking out the new technology on offer. In the photo below he is playing the “smart” piano, an internet-connected device designed to teach people how to play.