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Top 10 Facts - Stevie Wonder
12.08.2015
Fact #1

Stevland Hardaway Morris (born May 13, 1950, as Stevland Hardaway ludkins), known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an

Fact #2

A child prodigy, he became one of the most creative and loved musical performers of the late 20th century.

Fact #3

Wonder signed with Motown's Tamla label at the age of 11 and has continued to perform and record for Motown as of the early 2010s. He has been blind since shortly after birth.

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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

Fact #5

Wonder is also noted for his work as an activist for political causes, including his 1980 campaign to make Martin Luther King

Fact #6

In 2009, Wonder was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace.

Fact #7

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.

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Wonder has been given a range of awards for his music, and for his civil rights work, including induction into the Songwriters and the Rock and Roll halls of fame; gaining a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Civil Rights Museum, being named one of the United Nations Messengers of Peace, and earning a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2014.

Fact #9

In May 2006, Wonder's mother Lula Mae Hardaway died in Los Angeles, at the age of 76. During his September 8, 2008 UK concert in Birmingham, he spoke of his decision to begin touring again following his loss: "l want to take all the pain that I feel and celebrate and turn it around."

Fact #10

Wonder was introduced to Transcendental Meditation through his marriage to Syreeta Wright. Consistent with that spiritualvision,

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