Stevie Wonder

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Stevland Judkins
  • Birth Place: Saginaw, MI
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/13/1950, Taurus
  • Profession: Singer; songwriter; musician
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Stevie Wonder Fast Facts:
  • Was born prematurely and placed in an incubator; received too much oxygen, resulting in his blindness. 
  • Nicknamed Little Stevie Wonder because of his skills in songwriting and playing various instruments when he was only 9 years old.
  • Signed his first record contract with Motown Records at the age of 12. Reached No. 1 on the R&B and Billboard Hot 100 charts with the single "Fingertips Part 2."
  • Was involved in a near-fatal car crash in 1973 that left him in a coma for a week. After the accident, vowed to use his talents to spotlight political and social issues.  
  • Assisted in the 1980s campaign to make Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a federal holiday.
  • Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 and into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.
  • Received an American Music Award of Merit in 1982 and was honored by the Kennedy Center in 1999. 
  • Performed at the opening ceremonies for the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, Greece.
  • Stevie Wonder Relationships:
  • Aisha Wonder - Daughter
  • Calvin Judkins - Father
  • Kailand Morris - Son
  • Milton Hardaway - Brother
  • Mumtaz Morris - Son
  • Karen 'Kai' Millard Morris - Wife (separated)
  • Renee Hardaway - Sister
  • Calvin Hardaway - Brother
  • Larry Hardaway - Brother
  • Melody McCulley - Ex-significant Other
  • Keita Morris - Daughter
  • Kwame Morris - Son
  • Syreeta Wright - Ex-wife
  • Yolanda Simmons - Ex-significant Other
  • Lula Mae Hardaway - Mother
  • Timothy Hardaway - Brother
  • Mandla Kadjaly Carl Stevland Morris - Son
  • Stevie Wonder Awards:
  • 1974 Grammy: Best Male R&B Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 1974 Grammy: Album of the Year - Winner
  • 1984 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Winner
  • 1973 Grammy: Album of the Year - Winner
  • 1998 Grammy: Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) - Winner
  • 1974 Grammy: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 1995 Grammy: Best Male R&B Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 1974 Grammy: Best R&B Song - Winner
  • 2005 Grammy: Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals - Winner
  • 2005 Grammy: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 1976 Grammy: Producer of the Year, Non-Classical - Winner
  • 1995 Grammy: Best R&B Song - Winner
  • 1986 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 1985 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1976 Grammy: Album of the Year - Winner
  • 1984 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Original Song Written for a Film - Nominee
  • 2006 Grammy: Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals - Winner
  • 2002 Grammy: Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals - Winner
  • 1973 Grammy: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 1976 Grammy: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 1973 Grammy: Best Male R&B Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 1976 Grammy: Best Male R&B Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 1985 Grammy: Best Male R&B Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 1998 Grammy: Best Male R&B Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 1986 Grammy: Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal - Winner
  • 1986 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Performer in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1973 Grammy: Best R&B Song - Winner
  • 1986 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee

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