From Motown to White House, Stevie Wonder's on top
Stevie Wonder at the age of 13 was the youngest recording artist to have achieved a number one single with “Fingertips, Part 2” and subsequently the first to simultaneously reach number one on Billboard's Hot 100, R&B Singles and Album Charts.
While his songs are unequivocally classic and his influence timeless, equally laudable are his humanitarian efforts, philanthropic leadership and generosity of spirit. He has received numerous accolades including awards from the President's Committee on Employment of Handicapped People, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the Children's Diabetes Foundation and the American Association of People with Disabilities. Since 1996, Stevie's Annual House Full of Toys Benefit Concert has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of toys, computers, games and educational aids to children, families and organizations in need.
In 1983, Stevie spearheaded the realization of “Martin Luther King Day” as a national holiday. His participation in the 1985 “We Are The World” fundraiser for hunger in Africa was a music industry milestone while his involvement to put an end to apartheid in South Africa is legendary. He is the youngest recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors, is a Commander of France's National Order of Arts and Letters and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the NAACP Hall of Fame and the Apollo Theatre Hall of Fame.
As a live performance tour de force, Stevie continues to astound audiences around the world, and this September he's coming to us.