Stevie is featured on Narada Michael Walden's new Single
Stevie Plays harmonica to Walden's new single, The More I Love My Life. Also featured on the song are Carlos Santana on guitar and Sting on vocals. The song will be included on Walden's album Euphoria to be released on November 17th.
Stevie is featured on Cher's new Christmas album
Stevie adds vocals and harmonica to Cher's version of Stevie's original Christmas classic, What Christmas Means to Me. It is featured on her album released today called Christmas
Stevie is featured on the new Rolling Stones Single
Stevie plays Piano, Rhodes and Moog Synthesizer on the Rolling Stones' new single, "Sweet Sounds of Heaven". The song with a gospel flavour also features Lady Gaga on vocals.
Stevie Performs at Quincy Jones' 90th Birthday Celebration at the Hollywood Bowl
Stevie joined Patti Austin for a memory-evoking rendition of “Betcha’ Wouldn’t Hurt Me” — a song Stevie wrote and Patti guested on originally for Jones’ 1981 album The Dude. After that, Wonder took an elated
Bowl audience back to one of his classic albums, 1972’s Talking Book, with the song “You’ve Got It Bad Girl.” Before that, Wonder shared with the audience that he’d first met Jones when he was a 14-year-old
“running around the Apollo Theater like I could see” and heard that Jones was in the building.
“When I met Quincy, it was magical,” added Wonder. “I’d grown up listening to his music and arrangements; he knew Ray Charles, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra and others.
After I did Talking Book, he recorded ‘You’ve Got It Bad Girl’ for one of his albums and also did ‘Superstition’ with Ray Charles for another.” Concluding his full-circle moment, Wonder noted,
“I want to thank you [Quincy] for everything you’ve given me — all the inspiration, the many times you said it’s not quite right; keep working on it, and for bringing people together through music.”
Stevie appears on the new CHIKA album
The new album from rapper CHIKA, who was featured on Stevie's "Can't Put it in the Hands of Faith" song released in 2020,features Stevie on harmonica on the track "Get Here".
Stevie urges graduates to vote as he accepts honorary degree at Fordham
Fordham University recognized Wonder for his artistic talent and advocacy for social justice and humanitarian causes, including his campaign to make Martin Luther King Jr. Day a federal holiday and to increase the accessibility of published works by making them available in Braille, large print and audiobooks.
Stevie urged the New York City university’s graduates to exercise their right to vote and to use their education to address the suffering that exists in the world.
“You’ve got to be activists. You have to vote. You have to serve your communities, and you must enlighten the unenlightened.”
“You really do have to be woke. Now, maybe some leaders in this nation don’t understand what being woke is. Let me tell you what it is. It’s being awake. And being awake means being aware.”
He highlighted issues including health care, education and the New York subway chokehold death of Jordan Neely, a Black homeless man. Following his remarks, Wonder performed the song This I Know from his forthcoming project, Through the Eyes of Wonder, and his classic hit song, You Are the Sunshine of My Life.
The longtime artist-activist assured the day’s graduates that Fordham has equipped them with the means necessary to succeed, excel and contribute significantly to society, but “that’s not gonna happen by sitting on your hands.”
“So stand up and be counted as one against oppression, hatred, and let’s keep the truth alive.”
Stevie at Memorial Service for Howard Bragman
Stevie Wonder performs at Howard Benjamin Bragman Memorial Service. Bragman, 24th February 1956 - 11th February 2023, was an American crisis manager, public relations practitioner, writer and lecturer.
He was often seen as a "PR guru".
Stevie to Receive Honorary Degree at Fordham University
Music legend Stevie Wonder will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters at Fordham University’s 178th Commencement on May 20 on the Rose Hill campus. Wonder will offer the Class of 2023
some words of heartfelt gratitude to be counted among its members.
Stevie given freedom of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Stevie has been bestowed with the UK city’s highest honour in recognition of his activism for social and political causes. In a motion council members heard of Wonder’s status as a United Nations Messenger of Peace and his receipt
of Presidential Freedom, granted to him by former US president Barack Obama. His ties to civil rights activist Dr Martin Luther King which were of particular note.
Stevie Performs at the 2023 Grammy Awards
Stevie gave the performance of the night performing a medley of Motown hits to honor Smokey Robinson and Berry Gordy. He kicked things off with the
Temptations' joyous The Way You Do the Things You Do, trading off vocals with R&B group WanMor. He then dueted with Robinson on The Tears of a Clown,
a song he co-wrote with Robinson, before blowing the roof off with Higher Ground, which featured blazing guitar riffs from country artist Chris Stapleton.
The Universe Is Watching Us: Stevie's MLK Day Message
Stevie Wonder reflects on the late Jeff Beck: 'A Great Soul'
Stevie said Wednesday evening he was saddened by news that Beck had succumbed to bacterial meningitis at a hospital near his home in England. The guitarist was 78. “He was a great soul who did great music,”
Stevie told the Detroit Free Press. “I’m glad that I was able to meet him and have him in my life, giving some of his gift to my music. I really didn’t know too much about him, but then I heard him play
in New York. We were working on ‘Lookin’ for Another Pure Love’ and I said to him, ‘Why don’t you play on this?’ He thought that would be great. He laid one part down, then another part and another part.
It was just amazing. It was just a wonderful thing, the whole deal. He gave it such a mixture — sort of a jazz feel with a bluesy feel, with the chord structure he took from what I had done. It was great.
He put his touch on it. It was just really cool.”
As a gift to Beck for his contribution to that song, Stevie promised to write him a song. That turned out to be 'Superstition'. Beck recorded his version with bassist Tim Bogert and drummer
Carmine Appice. Stevie also recorded his version for the Talking Book album. On Motown's insistence Stevie's version was released as a single before Beck was able to complete his album with Bogart
and Appice. Stevie's version stole the thunder and reached the top of the Billboard 100. And as they say, the rest is history.
Stevie Ranked #7 in Rolling Stone Top 200 Singers of All Time
On the latest Rolling Stone Magazine's compilation of 200 greatest singers of all time Stevie is listed at number 7.
With Aretha Franklin at the top followed by Whitney Houston, Sam Cooke, Billie Holiday, Mariah Carey, Ray Charles, Stevie, Beyonce, Otis Redding and Al Green in the top 10.
The magazine had this to say about Stevie's vocal prowess: "Whatever tone Stevie Wonder is aiming for, from starry-eyed romance to gritty realism, his voice can convey it with ease.
Few other singers could so convincingly sell both unabashed tenderness or simmering anger "
Stevie Pays Tribute to Paul Simon
Homeward Bound: A Grammy Salute to the Songs of Paul Simon, which aired on CBS on Wednesday Dec. 21 featured Stevie serenading Paul Simon with the songs Mrs Robinson and Bridge Over Troubled Water.
He was joined by Ledisi, Jonas Brothers and Sheila E.
"Let’s Show the World How to Love Again"
Stevie and his guests — including Gregory Porter, Trombone Shorty, Kimberly Brewer and Jody Watley — had everyone inside Los Angeles’ sold-out Microsoft Theater singing and dancing along to
each and every note Saturday evening (Dec. 17). Said a tearful Wonder after an ensuing standing ovation, “I love all of you so much. I give all praise to God for all the songs I’ve written or co-written.
If you understand love, you can’t spend one second entertaining the spirit of hate … Let’s show the world how to love again.”
Karen Bass, the first female mayor of Los Angeles, was sworn in by Kamala Harris and feted by Stevie
Stevie made an appearance at the swearing ceremony of new LA Mayor on Sunday 11th and got the crowd dancing, playing Living for the City and Keep Our Love Alive.
He and Bass shared a hug as she greeted him on stage at the Microsoft Theater.
Stevie House Full of Toys Benefit Concert - Dec 17
Stevie Wonder’s House Full of Toys Benefit Concert returns to the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Dec. 17. This will mark the holiday event’s 24th anniversary.
He said, “House Full of Toys will benefit, children, people with disabilities and families in need. Concert-goers are asked to bring an unwrapped toy or unwrapped gift of joy.”
Stevie Plays Virtual Concert for Sen. Warnock
Stevie performed a concert online Sunday as part of Sen. Raphael Warnock’s weekend blitz of canvassing and supporter appreciation gatherings before the Dec. 6 Georgia Governor's election.
Before launching into a eight-minute version of “Love’s in Need of Love Today” Stevie said, “My commitment is encouraging all of you to live in truth, live in love. And there’s nothing and no one that
can bring us together with negativity. That’s not where we are, that’s not what we’re about."The setlist also included My Cherie Amour, Can’t Put It in the Hands of Fate, and Higher Ground.
Stevie says he hopes his song will “breathe love and positivity into all of humanity throughout our world.”
Stevie Pays Tribute to Lionel Richie at AMA's
Stevie along with Charlie Puth paid tribute to Lionel Richie who received the Icon Award at the American Music Awards held last night, Nov. 20th.
Where Is Our Love Song to be used for Mental Health Campaign
Stevie's song “Where Is Our Love Song” will be used as the soundtrack for the CW Network's mental health campaign.
Stevie says he hopes his song will “breathe love and positivity into all of humanity throughout our world.” The CW is using it as part of its ”Dare to Love, Defy Hate" initiative.
Stevie at Heroes and Legends Awards
Motown legends and influential entertainment icons gathered yesterday (9/25) in Beverly Hills for the 30th annual Heroes and Legends Awards (HAL), also known as the Motown label’s informal “family reunion.”
The star-studded event saw Motown founder Berry Gordy and Stevie Wonder attend, along with singer Toni Basil, Doug E. Fresh, and many more to celebrate the evening honorees.
Stevie at NAMM 2022
Stevie visits NAMM, Music Merchants conference last week and in the video clip below tinkers around with a keyboard at the Rhodes stand
Cast of MJ The Musical Give Stevie a Birthday Serenade
On Thursday night May 19th, MJ the Musical had a very special guest in the audience. Stevie attended the musical in celebration of his 72nd birthdayh.
The cast of the Tony nominated musical serenaded the legend by singing, 'Happy Birthday.' Wonder also went backstage to meet and greet the cast. Watch the CBS New York video
Stevie at The CW Upfronts
On Wednesday night The CW brought some Superstition to the Upfronts with a surprise musical performance by Stevie.
Happy 72nd Birthday To You - Stevie Wonder
Stevie speaks out against ongoing 'assault' on civil liberties: 'America is at a time of crisis'
Stevie gave an impassioned speech in defense of civil rights on Tuesday night, while being honored with the Icon Award during the NAACP Legal Defense Fund's 34th National Equal Justice Awards Dinner.
"A woman's right to control her body, the right to vote and our precious civil liberties are under assault," Stevie said to the audience. "Did you know that? Do you all know that? Without question. America is at a time of crisis, please hear me loud and clear. We must continue to stand together."
Rita Moreno who presented Stevie with the award surprised him when she led the singing of his “Happy Birthday” song.
He went on to say, "Let me be clear, America is right, stands strong as a world leader as a fighter for democracy around the world, but it must not forget to fight the war in poverty here in the United States of America. It must provide healthcare and education for our children and grandchildren, as well it must liberate itself from the hate speech and practices that are destroying the promise of America and that is equal rights and justice for all. Let me end with the words of Justice Marshall, 'When you see something wrong or inequality or injustice, speak out because this is your country, this is your democracy. Make it. Protect it. Pass it on.' It will be all good."
Stevie joined singer John Legend for a duet of Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song” and closed out the evening performing Legend's “Ordinary People.”
Stevie Accepts Honorary Doctorate at Wayne State University Commencement
Donning a green cap and gown and treating a crowd of graduates to a pair of off-the-cuff song performances, Stevie Wonder accepted an honorary degree Saturday from Wayne State University.
Two miles south of Motown’s Hitsville, U.S.A., where Wonder recorded many of his iconic hits, the 71-year-old star took the stage at the Wayne State Fieldhouse to be presented his doctor of humane letters by the WSU Board of Governors.
Stevie to Receive Inaugural Icon Award at Legal Defense Fund Event
The Legal Defense Fund (LDF) will hold its 34th National Equal Justice Awards Dinner, themed “Truth Is Power,” on Tuesday, May 10, at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.
LDF’s inaugural Icon Award will be awarded to Stevie, in recognition of his steadfast work throughout his illustrious career, spanning over half a century, which embodies LDF’s values and demonstrates his commitment to confronting the barriers that face Black Americans and other marginalized communities.
Stevie to Receive Honorary Degree
Stevie Wonder will be receiving an honorary degree from Wayne State University during its spring 2022 commencement on May 7.
Stevie to appear on PJ Morton's New Album
PJ Morton’s upcoming studio album, "Watch The Sun", which arrives April 29 features an appearance from Stevie, who joins Morton and Nas on the single “Be Like Water”
They Call Me Magic - Premiere
On Thursday night Stevie attended the premiere of ‘They Called Me Magic’, a documentary series highlighting the life and times of basketball legend Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson.
Stevie addressed the audience saying he thanked, “... those who made the contribution to being able, with the goodness of their heart and commitment, to allowing us to not just
making history but telling our story.” He concluded, “I’ll see y’all when I do mine.”
To backup Stevie’s quip about a documentary on him, the series’ director Rick Famuyiwa, hinted that he might be collaborating with another cultural icon for his next documentary
saying, “Hopefully that gentleman over here,” pointing at Stevie Wonder who was nearby. “We’re working on him. I hope so.”
Stand Up For Ukraine
There will then be a 'social media rally' called 'Stand Up For Ukraine' on April 8th to raise awareness for a global pledging summit on April 9. This will feature Stevie,
Madonna, Billy Joel, Stevie Nicks, and many others using social media to encourage the public to pledge towards the cause. It is being organised by Global Citizen.
Stevie speaks out in support of Ukraine: “We must stand up to hate”
Stevie has spoken out in support of the Ukraine, which he says is “in a battle for the soul of the world” due to it ongoing conflict with Russia.
In a video statement shared on Friday (March 4), the Motown legend condemned Russia’s “evil” invasion and called for people to rise up in order to “prevent World War III”.
“Can we survive if Ukraine does not? That is the question that all of us should ask,” Wonder began. “Are we surprised that the forces of evil are alive and aggressive in today’s world? I’m not surprised, and you shouldn’t be either. I write and sing about it because I can feel it. You should know about it because you can see, unless you have a blind eye to it and don’t want to do anything about it, you should see it.”
Stevie appears on new Eddie Vedder album
Playing a frantic harmonica, Stevie adds his signature sound to the song "Try" on Vedder's new album, "Earthling"
Stevie calls out lawmakers
Stevie posted a video message at the end of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s day calling out lawmakers who refuse to act on suffrage. “Any senator who cannot support the protection of the right to vote in the
United States of America cannot say that they support the Constitution,” he said. “Stop the hypocrisy.” He was ticked enough to want to use a four-letter word, but he got around it like only he could.
Stevie featured on harmonica on Cordae's new Album
Stevie can be heard on the song "Champagne Glasses" from the new album, "From a Birdseye View", by rapper Cordae.
Sidney Poitier - RIP
The entertainment world lost a giant figure in Sidney Poitier, actor and director on January 7th. The first black person to receive a Best Actor Oscar and one of the most sought after actors of the 1950's and 60's.
A friend of Stevie who once had this to say: "Take a person like Stevie Wonder, who was blind from a young age. Where did his gifts come from? His mother? They came through her. And it is conceivable that
5, 10 or 20 generations ago there was someone with an extraordinary gift in Stevie's family, but the external circumstances of that person's life were such that they never gave rise to the gift's blossoming.
But one day, it happens: A kid like Stevie is walking through a living room, and there is a piano, and he hears a note, and it becomes the light. So the journey is not one generation.
Each of us is an accumulated effort unfolding." Image below Rainforest Foundation Benefit Concert - April 30, 1997. Credit: Getty Images (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Kennedy Centers Honors 2021
Berry Gordy was one of the Honourees at the Kennedy Centre Awards on Sunday night. Stevie was on hand to pay tribute to him with set that included You Are the Sunshine of My Life, Superstition and I Just Called to Say I Love You.
Other honorees on the night were Bette Midler, Joni Mitchell, Lorne Michaels and Justino Diaz. The event will be broadcast on CBS on December 22nd. Photo below credit CBS
Stevie Brings Back House Full of Toys Benefit Concert
Stevie Wonder’s House Full of Toys Benefit Concert returns to the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Dec. 18. This will mark the holiday event’s 23rd anniversary.
He said, “In a most challenged time throughout the world is when we show up to show our deepest love and commitment to helping those to still enjoy this holiday season.
It is my joy to be able to return and present House Full of Toys.” The event was last held in 2018, missing 2019 because of Stevie's kidney Transplant and 2020 because of the Covid-19 restrictions.
Stevie Duet with Elton John - Finish Line
Stevie is featured singing and playing the harmonica and piano to the song Finish Line on Elton's latest album The Lockdown Sessions
Stevie unveils two new songs at Global Citizens Live
Stevie who performed in LA, took to the stage on two occasions first with a set including 'Superstition', 'Overjoyed' and a new song titled 'The Living Killing life'. He said he will
be releasing this as a charity single in the fight against poverty. He later came on to close the night with another new song titled 'This I Know'.
Stevie Joins the Vote No campaign to recall California Governor
Stevie to headline Global Citizens Live Fundraiser
Stevie will headline the 24 hour benefit concert to raise funds for Covid vaccines, and raise awareness of Climate Change and World Poverty.
It is a worldwide event and Stevie will be performing at the Greek Theater in LA on Sept 25.
Elton John has revealed he will be joined by a host of guest artists on his forthcoming album, The Lockdown Sessions, due late October. Stevie will appear on the track Finish Line.
Stevie has recently appeared on three songs by other artists with Harmonica Solos
1. Tito Jackson - Love One Another
2. Trace Adkins - Memory to Memphis
3. Skip Martin - People Get Ready
Happy 71st Birthday To You - Stevie Wonder
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
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
'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.
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
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.
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
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."
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.
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.
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.”
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!"
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Songs: Stevie has just released two new songs
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
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.
New Book: That Sounds Like Stevie!: An Anthology of Wonder
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
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.”
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.
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.
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."
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.
Happy 70th Birthday To You - Stevie Wonder
Stars pay tribute to Stevie on his 70th
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
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.
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
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."
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
 "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.
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'.
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.
Stevie recently attended Diana Ross' 75th Birthday party in LA. He serenaded her with his version of Happy Birthday. View on Instagram
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.
Today 23rd October 2018 Stevie will be 25,000 days old. Happy Birthday.
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'.
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
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.
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.
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.
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…”
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.
Happy Birthday To You - Stevie Wonder
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day this Monday.
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.