Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder

R&B Singer

Stevland Hardaway Morris, known professionally as Stevie Wonder, is an American singer-songwriter, who is credited as a pioneer and influence by musicians across a range of genres that include rhythm and blues, pop, soul, gospel, funk, and jazz.

Full Name
Stevland Hardaway Morris
May 13, 1950
6′ 0″
Net Worth


Stevie Wonder, born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and activist. He was born in Saginaw, Michigan to Calvin Judkins and Lula Mae Hardaway. He has been blind since birth due to a medical condition called retinopathy of prematurity.

Wonder began playing instruments at a very young age and by the time he was 11 he had signed with Motown Records and released his first album The Jazz Soul Of Little Stevie. He went on to become one of the most successful recording artists in history with 30 U.S. top ten hits, including 25 R&B Top 10 singles and 5 Pop Top 10 singles. His albums have sold over 100 million copies worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

Throughout his career Wonder has also been heavily involved in charity work and activism; he has received many awards for his humanitarian efforts and is a UN Messenger of Peace. In 2009 President Barack Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his contribution to American culture through music. In 2014 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a “Musical Innovator” for his influence not only on R&B but pop music as well.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1950</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Stevie Wonder is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On May 13, 1950, Stevland Hardaway Judkins was born in Saginaw, Michigan.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1961</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases First Record</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">At the age of 11, Stevie Wonder releases his first record, “I Call It Pretty Music, But the Old People Call It the Blues”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1965</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Motown Records Signs Stevie Wonder </h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Signs a contract with Motown Records at the age of 15 and releases his first hit single, “Fingertips (Part 2)”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1973</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Grammy Awards</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Wins three Grammy Awards for Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Performance, and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for his album Innervisions.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1975</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Stevie Wonder Goes on Tour</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Goes on a world tour that lasts two years and becomes one of the top grossing tours of the decade.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1985</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases "Part Time Lover" </h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases “Part Time Lover” which becomes his first No. 1 single on the Billboard Top 100.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1999</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Lifetime Achievement Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Receives a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kennedy Center Honors for his contributions to popular culture.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> His Incredible Voice</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Stevie Wonder has one of the most iconic voices in music. His powerful and soulful vocals have touched millions of listeners across generations. He is known for his ability to hit high notes and make listeners feel every emotion through his singing.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> His Innovative Music</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Stevie Wonder's music blends elements of R&B, Soul, Jazz and Funk creating an innovative sound that is unparalleled. His use of synthesizers, drum machines and other electronic instruments made him a pioneer in the genre and earned him numerous accolades including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> His Charitable Work</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">In addition to being an incredible musician, Stevie Wonder is also known for his charitable work. He has founded several charities, including the Annual Piece Foundation, which helps underprivileged youth gain access to education and career opportunities. He also works with several organizations to support the arts and highlight social justice issues.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Blind Since Birth</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Stevie Wonder was born blind, a result of being born 6 weeks premature. He was able to acquire a cochlear implant in 2002, which allowed him to partially regain his hearing.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Signed His First Record Deal at 11 Years Old</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Stevie Wonder signed his first record deal with Motown Records at the age of 11 and released his first single "I Call It Pretty Music, But the Old People Call It the Blues" shortly thereafter.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Has Won 25 Grammy Awards</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Stevie Wonder has won an astonishing 25 Grammy Awards over his career, including Album of the Year for his 1976 classic Songs in the Key of Life.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1989, Stevie Wonder was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, becoming one of the first African American artists to be honored.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Headed the Movement to Establish Martin Luther King Jr. Day</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Stevie Wonder is credited with leading the movement to establish Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a national holiday in the United States.</p></div>


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