Stevie Wonder was so impressed with John Legend when the duo performed together for the first time at the BET Awards on Tuesday (28JUN05) he wants to record with the soulful newcomer.

The soul legend was stunned when Legend suggested the two of them pray together before their performance, and immediately made plans to team up with the sensation on a new album project.

Wonder says, "The prayer session was so important because he understands where it all comes from - to say a prayer to the Almighty for us to do the best we can and to spread a message of love to inspire someone or many is great.

"Not only is his name Legend but he's legendary. He will write some great music. You will hear from this man for a long, long, long time."

30/06/2005 03:40