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Stevland Hardaway Morris (born May 13, 1950, as Stevland Hardaway Judkins),<ref name="blindfaith">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, he became one of the most creative and loved musical performers of the late 20th century.<ref name="introtoStevie">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> Wonder signed with Motown's Tamla label at the age of 11<ref name="introtoStevie" /> and has continued to perform and record for Motown as of the early 2010s. He has been blind since shortly after birth.<ref name="incubator" />

Among Wonder's works are singles such as "Superstition", "Sir Duke", "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" and "I Just Called to Say I Love You"; and albums such as Talking Book, Innervisions and Songs in the Key of Life.<ref name="introtoStevie" /> He has recorded more than 30 U.S. top ten hits and received 25 Grammy Awards, the most ever awarded to a male solo artist, and has sold over 100 million albums and singles, making him one of the top 60 best-selling music artists.<ref name=reuters/> Wonder is also noted for his work as an activist for political causes, including his 1980 campaign to make Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday a holiday in the United States.<ref name="MLKStevie">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> In 2009, Wonder was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace.<ref name="un.org">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> In 2013, Billboard magazine released a list of the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists to celebrate the US singles chart's 55th anniversary, with Wonder at number six.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


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Stevland Hardaway Morris (born May 13, 1950, as Stevland Hardaway Judkins),<ref name="blindfaith">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, he became one of the most creative and loved musical performers of the late 20th century.<ref name="introtoStevie">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> Wonder signed with Motown's Tamla label at the age of 11<ref name="introtoStevie" /> and has continued to perform and record for Motown as of the early 2010s. He has been blind since shortly after birth.<ref name="incubator" />

Among Wonder's works are singles such as "Superstition", "Sir Duke", "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" and "I Just Called to Say I Love You"; and albums such as Talking Book, Innervisions and Songs in the Key of Life.<ref name="introtoStevie" /> He has recorded more than 30 U.S. top ten hits and received 25 Grammy Awards, the most ever awarded to a male solo artist, and has sold over 100 million albums and singles, making him one of the top 60 best-selling music artists.<ref name=reuters/> Wonder is also noted for his work as an activist for political causes, including his 1980 campaign to make Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday a holiday in the United States.<ref name="MLKStevie">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> In 2009, Wonder was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace.<ref name="un.org">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> In 2013, Billboard magazine released a list of the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists to celebrate the US singles chart's 55th anniversary, with Wonder at number six.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


Stevie Wonder sections
Intro  Early life  Music career  Legacy  Personal life  Discography  Awards and recognition  See also  References  External links  

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