Stevie Wonder Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


23rd January 2017

Fact: Soul music icon Stevie Wonder stunned a young pianist in California over the weekend when he joined him for a rendition of his hit Superstition. The singer heard Grayson Erhard performing the tune in the lobby of the Anaheim Marriott as he arrived for the National Association of Music Merchant's (NAMM) 2017 convention, and when the youngster confessed he didn't know the words to the second verse, Stevie walked up to him and whispered them in his ear.


8th November 2016

Quote: "If you had an emergency situation and needed to go to the hospital, and you had to get there right away, would you want me driving your car? Exactly, because I’m not an experienced driver, right? So my belief is that Hillary is an experienced person of the government, and she has spent 30 years with a commitment. Not to mention that her parents taught her in a kinder way, to have respect and love for all people. That’s the person I want to govern, to be the leader of this nation." Stevie Wonder will be voting for Hillary Clinton on Tuesday (08Nov16).


23rd June 2016

Fact: Stevie Wonder has been added to the Prince tribute at the upcoming BET Awards. He will join Sheila E., D'Angelo, The Roots and Janelle Monae to honour the late music icon at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday (26Jun16).


18th June 2015

Quote: "We were having dinner at the White House, and I leaned over and was like, 'Stevie, so, um, I got this song with a harmonica on it. Would you want to play the harmonica on this song?' And he was like, 'Of course, man, we're family!' I was like, 'Cool.' So I was like, this is going well... let's continue the conversation - 'Would you want to sing on the song too?' He was like 'Well, let's put it like this - if I hear that song on the radio and I'm not on it, I'm gonna whoop your a**!'" Jason Derulo reveals soul superstar Stevie Wonder didn't take much convincing to join him on his new track Broke.


19th May 2015

Fact: Stevie Wonder, Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar and Duran Duran will headline the third annual Life Is Beautiful festival in downtown Las Vegas in September (15).


15th February 2015

Fact: Stevie Wonder's upcoming Songs In The Key Of Life - An All-Star Grammy Salute Tv special will be broadcast with video description, making it accessible to blind and visually impaired audiences. Video description is the insertion of audio narrated descriptions of a television programme's key visual elements into natural pauses in the program's dialogue, which makes video programming more accessible to individuals who, like Wonder, are blind or visually impaired. The star-studded show, featuring musical tributes to Wonder from Beyonce, Annie Lennox, Lady Gaga and Ed Sheeran, among others, will air on Tv in America on Monday (16Feb15).


11th September 2014

Fact: Soul legend Stevie Wonder is hitting the road to perform his hit 1976 album Songs In The Key Of Life in its entirety. His 11-city tour will begin in New York on 6 November (14). Wonder performed the album in full at his 18th annual House Full of Toys holiday benefit concert in Los Angeles last year (13).


4th August 2014

Fact: Jessica Alba, Lea Michele, Stevie Wonder, Zachary Quinto, Ellen Pompeo and pregnant Kelly Rowland were among the stars in the audience for the second night of Jay Z and Beyonce's On The Run tour stop at Los Angeles' Rose Bowl on Sunday (03Aug14). The hip-hop supercouple also delighted fans at the same venue on Saturday (02Aug14).


24th December 2013

Fact: Soul legend Bobby Womack is set to collaborate with fellow musicians Snoop Dogg, Rod Stewart and Stevie Wonder on his next album. The new record, which has not yet been named, will be the star's 28th studio album.


30th October 2013

Fact: Legendary singer Stevie Wonder plans to release two albums of new music next year (14) and is currently working on a third. The records will be the first records released since 2005's A Time to Love.


18th April 2013

Quote: "His star power comes from the fact that he sounds like he's having fun." Stevie Wonder is a big fan of Justin Timberlake's music.


11th January 2013

Fact: Stevie Wonder, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, Usher and Fun. have been added to the line-up to perform for U.S. President Barack Obama at the Kids' Inaugural Concert on 19 January (13). The event comes days before Beyonce and Kelly Clarkson sing for the leader at the official inauguration ceremony on 21 January (13), which marks his second term in office.


15th November 2012

Fact: Stevie Wonder will perform a tribute to late music and Tv mogul DICk Clark at the 40th American Music Awards on Sunday (18Nov12). Clark, who died in April (12), created the prizegiving.


26th October 2012

Fact: Stevie Wonder has written a new support song for U.S. leader President Barack Obama as he prepares for next month's (Nov12) election. Wonder's new tune, Keep Moving Forward, also encourages fans to vote.


9th July 2012

Quote: "I cried my eyes out. I had never met anyone like that." The Wanted star Nathan Sykes was overwhelmed as he met Stevie Wonder.


28th February 2012

Quote: "It was something we had planned before it happened, so we were basically waiting. That was like our nod and homage to when Stevie did it for his baby, Asia. And we weren't trying to make the same song at all, it was like we wanted to capture a moment in time to commemorate the birth of his baby. " Music producer Pharrell Williams took inspiration from Stevie Wonder's Isn't She Lovely when creating Jay Z's hit Glory, which features the rapper's newborn daughter Blue Ivy.


27th January 2012

Fact: Bono, Lady GaGa, Stevie Wonder and the Black Eyed Peas were among the stars who filmed special video messages wishing U.S. comedienne Ellen DeGeneres a happy birthday for her anniversary show on Thursday (26Jan11). Pop pal Pink had a very special message for the chat show host - she introduced her to seven-month-old baby Willow.


24th January 2012

Fact: Eric Clapton and Stevie Wonder make appearances on Paul MCCartney's new album, Kisses on the Bottom.


13th May 2011

Tweet: "Happy birthday Stevie Wonder. You are the absolute greatest." Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine sends birthday wishes to Stevie Wonder, who turns 61 on Friday (13May11).


11th January 2011

Fact: Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Queen Latifah, and Motown founder Berry Gordy were among those who gathered to honour singer Teena Marie at a private memorial service at California's Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Monday (10Jan11). The singer died on 27 December (10) of natural causes.


1st December 2010

Quote: "We went to the Playboy mansion in Chicago. And at that time, stupid me, I took my girlfriend so... How much trouble could I really get into?" Stevie Wonder insists he was extremely well-behaved when he visited the Playboy mansion with the Rolling Stones in the 1970s.


30th June 2010

Quote: "If someone had asked me to duet with Amy at Glastonbury, I would have done." Stevie Wonder admits he's disappointed he was not asked to sing with Amy Winehouse at the British music festival this weekend (26-27Jun10).


28th June 2010

Fact: Amy Winehouse turned out to watch Stevie Wonder perform at the Hard Rock Calling music festival in London's Hyde Park on Saturday night (26Jun10), standing in the VIP area at the side of the stage during the soul legend's set.


2nd June 2010

Fact: Stevie Wonder visited late pal Michael Jackson's tomb over the weekend (29-30May10) at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California. The singer was at the cemetery to pay his respects to his mother, who died four years ago (06).


24th April 2010

Fact: Stevie Wonder, Sting, Usher and Beyonce are among the acts whose tunes feature on U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama's iPod playlist.


12th February 2010

Fact: Soul legend Stevie Wonder has been confirmed to close England's Glastonbury Festival this summer (10). Irish rockers U2 will headline the opening night on 25 June (10), while British rockers Muse will be the big draw on 26 June (10), before Wonder brings the annual event to an end on 27 June (10).


18th September 2009

Fact: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame bosses have lined-up an all-star list of honourees including Bruce Springsteen, U2, Stevie Wonder, Metallica and Aretha Franklin to perform at the organisation's 25th anniversary concert in New York next month (Oct09).


18th July 2009

Fact: Model-turned-singer CARLA BRUNI-SARKOZY's New York concert on Saturday (18Jul09) in which she'll mark the 91st birthday of Nelson Mandela, will be her first since becoming France's first lady in February 2008. The Italian-born songstress will join an all-star line-up, including Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys, as they celebrate the former South African president and his legacy at Radio City Music Hall.


9th July 2009

Quote: "It was beautiful, it was poignant, it was sad, it was funny. It just had so many moments and it was wonderful to see the people who really knew him like Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie... and everyone just really celebrating the great entertainer that he was. (He was) a great human being." Queen Latifah on speaking at Michael Jackson's memorial service on Tuesday (07Jul09), where she gave a touching public tribute to the King of Pop.


7th July 2009

Quote: "This was a moment that I wished that I didn't live to see coming, but as much as I can say that you mean it, I do know that God is good... As much as we may feel... we need Michael here with us, God must have needed him far more." Stevie Wonder pays tribute to Michael Jackson at the King of Pop's Los Angeles memorial service on Tuesday (07Jul09). The soul great performed Never Dreamed You’d Leave in Summer from his 1971 album Where I’m Coming From as a tribute.


7th July 2009

Quote: "This was a moment that I wished that I didn't live to see coming, but as much as I can say that you mean it, I do know that God is good... As much as we may feel... we need Michael here with us, God must have needed him far more." Stevie Wonder pays tribute to Michael Jackson at the King of Pop's Los Angeles memorial service on Tuesday (07Jul09). The soul great performed Never Dreamed You’d Leave in Summer from his 1971 album Where I’m Coming From as a tribute.


26th June 2009

Quote: "(He was) one of the great singers. A genius, like Ray Charles; like Stevie Wonder. In later years, I didn't see him that much and when I did see him, his behaviour was very strange to me. And so I didn't relate to that person as well. I didn't really understand him." Cher on the passing of her old friend - tragic superstar Michael Jackson.


9th February 2009

Quote: "Isn't it great to see the Jonas Brothers and Stevie Wonder back together?" Blink-182 star MARK HOPPUS pokes fun at the Grammy Awards' oddest performance collaboration.


9th February 2009

Quote: "Isn't it great to see the Jonas Brothers and Stevie Wonder back together?" Blink-182 star MARK HOPPUS pokes fun at the Grammy Awards' oddest performance collaboration.


5th December 2008

Fact: Stevie Wonder's wife KAI MORRIS is among the favourites to design the dress Barack Obama's wife MICHELLE will wear when the couple officially become America's First Couple at January's (09) inauguration ceremony.


28th August 2008

Quote: "Stevie Wonder, Prince, Michael Jackson...whenever I see them, I get so nervous I don't know what to say. When I met Michael, I got so excited I was jumping up and down. Happy Birthday!" Singer Beyonce Knowles wishes King of Pop MICHAEL JACKSON happy returns on the eve of his 50th.


6th June 2008

Quote: "She reminds me of a young Etta James. I can hear all the influences in her voice. I think she's talented." Stevie Wonder is a huge Amy Winehouse fan.


22nd November 2007

Fact: Hollywood veteran Joan Collins wore a 16-year-old outfit to watch Stevie Wonder's first performance in Britain for two years at London department store Selfridge's.


20th November 2007

Quote: "New York, just like I pictured it." Stevie Wonder jokes ahead of his concert at New York's Madison Square Garden on Saturday (17Nov07).


19th October 2007

Fact: Eighties hit WE BUILT THIS CITY by STARSHIP has been voted the worst song of all time by U.S. magazine Blender. ACHY BREAKY HEART by Billy Ray Cyrus was second, while Sir Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder came in third with duet EBONY AND IVORY.


10th September 2007

Fact: Talk show host Oprah Winfrey enlisted the help of pal Stevie Wonder at a gala fundraiser for presidential candidate Barack Obama on Saturday (08Sep07). Wonder performed his biggest hits to the guests.


7th February 2007

Fact: Punk icon Patti Smith's new covers album will include her version of Stevie Wonder'S PASTIME PARADISE and Tears For Fears' EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD.


4th December 2006

Fact: Stevie Wonder has stepped in to present Tony Bennett with the Century Award at tonight's (04DEC06) Billboard Awards in Las Vegas after ailing Celine Dion was forced to pull out of the show.


9th August 2006

Fact: Model-turned-R+B sensation Cassie has a tattoo tribute to Stevie Wonder on her butt - the words 'Made From Love' from his ISN'T SHE LOVELY hit.


9th February 2006

Fact: <p>Soul great Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys led the Grammy Awards audience in an a cappella rendition of his HIGHER GROUND hit at the beginning of last night's (08FEB06) prize giving ceremony as a tribute to late civil rights activist Coretta Scott King. </p>


9th February 2006

Quote: <p>"Doesn't she look beautiful. Look at that. You look wonderful. Let me take my glasses off." Blind soul star Stevie Wonder just knew his Grammy Awards date Alicia Keys looked good. </p>


9th February 2006

Fact: <p>Soul great Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys led the Grammy Awards audience in an a cappella rendition of his HIGHER GROUND hit at the beginning of last night's (08FEB06) prizegiving ceremony as a tribute to late civil rights activist Coretta Scott King. </p>


9th February 2006

Quote: <p>"Doesn't she look beautiful. Look at that. You look wonderful. Let me take my glasses off." Blind soul star Stevie Wonder just knew his Grammy Awards date Alicia Keys looked good. </p>


7th December 2005

Fact: <p>Stevie Wonder will add a little soul to the proceedings at the Super Bowl in February (06) - he'll perform during the pre-game show at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. THE Rolling Stones will perform at half-time during the big game. </p>


5th December 2005

Quote: <p>"Human beings always have to have things to complain about. Blind people can be just as prejudiced, but it's not based on what they see, it's based on what they've been told." Motown singer Stevie Wonder comments on how the blind develop prejudice. </p>


3rd December 2005

Quote: <p>"The two advantages I had at birth were to be born wise and into poverty." Soul legend Stevie Wonder compares himself to icon Ray Charles. </p>


15th November 2005

Fact: <p>Stevie Wonder's wife KAI MILER has designed the bridesmaid dresses for Christina Aguilera's and fiance Jordan Bratman's wedding. </p>


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