Stevie Wonder Birthday (May 13th)

Stevie Wonder Birthday (May 13th)

Stevie Wonder Biography

Personal Details of Stevie Wonder

  • Stevie Wonder was born on May 13, 1950 in Saginaw in Michigan. Stevie Wonder is an American singer and songwriter.
  • Stevie Wonder can play multiple instruments and Stevie Wonder is also a record producer. Stevie Wonder is a celebrity of 20th century popular music.
  • Stevie Wonder has composed and sung more than thirty top ten hits. Stevie Wonder is son of Lula Mae Hardaway and Calvin Judkins.
  • Stevie Wonder was a premature child, and Stevie Wonder had to stay inside the incubator for a certain period of time which caused cataracts in each eye and so he is blind from infancy.
  • In 1962 when Stevie Wonder was only twelve years old; Stevie Wonder got the introduction to Ronnie White who was the famous Motown act “The Miracles”.
  • Stevie Wonder mother and Morris came to Motown Records. Berry Gordy, who was then CEO of Motown, get impressed by Stevie Wonder and signed him by addressing him with the title of “Little Stevie Wonder”.

Achievements and Career of Stevie Wonder

  • Stevie Wonder performed his first and foremost main hit, "Fingertips” in the year 1963.
  • The song was a number one popular music on the US pop charts and gathered a lot of fame for Stevie.
  • It featured Stevie Wonder on vocals, bongos, harmonica, and drums.
  • Stevie Wonder sung many other songs in 1960s, which became very popular. Some of these are: "With a Child's Heart", "Uptight (Everything's Alright)"and "Blowin' in the Wind".
  • Stevie Wonder also worked in the songwriting department and composed songs for Motown.
  • Stevie Wonder also made a record on instrumental jazz and launched an album in 1968.
  • The tracks were mainly based on solos in harmonica. The album was entitled "Eivets Red now and this is the "Stevie Wonder" spelled backwards.
  • The album did not gain the expected popularity. It only takes the place of 66 on the US Pop charts
  • It became 11 on the US Adult Contemporary charts. It was again released in the form of CD in 1995, and became popular this time.
  • Another album, “A Time 2 Love” was released in 2005.
  • Stevie Wonder is father of seven children, from his two marriages and other relationships. In 1970, Stevie Wonder married Motown singer Syreeta Wright but they divorced in 1972. In 2001, Stevie Wonder again married fashion designer Kai MillaMorris.
  • Aisha Morris, who inspired his father Stevie to write the hit single "Isn't She Lovely”, is a fantastic singer.
  • Aisha has mostly accompanied Stevie Wonder on his song recordings.
  • Stevie Wonder is blessed with two sons from Kai Milla Morris.
  • The older is Kailand and the younger is named Mandla Kadjay Carl Stevie land Morris.
  • Many of Stevie Wonder's albums reached the Top Ten in the United States or the United Kingdom.

Some of those albums are : 

  • Recorded Live: The 12 Year Old Genius,
  • Talking Book Inner visions,
  • Fulfillingness' First Finale ,
  • Songs in the Key of Life,
  • Journey through the Secret Life of Plants Soundtrack
  • Hotter than July
  • Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium
  • The Woman in Red Soundtrack
  • In Square Circle
  • Conversation Peace
  • A Time to Love.

Some of the most talented musicians and singers who confessed being influenced by the singing of Stevie wonder include names like:

  • Gloria Estefan,
  • Alicia Keys
  • Michael Jackson
  • Jermaine Jackson
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Tori Amos
  • Kanye West
  • George Michael,
  • Nik Kershaw
  • Anthony Kiedis
  • Avia, Mariah Carey
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Sting, John Ondrasik
  • India.Arie
  • Kuhbumser
  • John Legend
  • Musiq Soulchild
  • Jason Kay (Jamiroquai)
  • Beyoncé Knowles
  • John Farnham
  • Jon Gibson
  • Aaliyah
  • Babyface
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Craig
  • Donell Jones and many others.
  • It is globally acknowledged by wonder’s fans that Stevie Wonder songs are quite difficult to sing.
  • Stevie Wonder is credited to bring synthesizers to the front position of popular music.
  • Stevie Wonder also developed many innovative sound and texture.

Awards for Stevie Wonder

  • Stevie Wonder was honored with 25 Grammy Awards in his career.
  • One of these was awarded for “lifetime achievement”.
  • Academy Award was won for Best Song
  • Stevie Wonder got the famous title for both the Songwriters halls of fame and Rock & Roll.
  • In 1977, he got the album of Stevie Wonder year award. For “Songs in the Key of Life”.
  • In 1999, Stevie Wonder was awarded for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.
  • Stevie Wonder was also awarded for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s) in the same year.
  • In 2006, Stevie Wonder got an award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.