One of America’s most innovative and multi-talented musicians was born on May 13, 1950: the songwriter and performer Stevie Wonder.
Recently honored at the White House for a lifetime of musical achievement, this keyboardist and singer has reached legendary status for his ability to write soul and R&B classics of immense harmonic and melodic depth.
He has won 22 Grammy awards. In addition to his songwriting genius and inimitable tenor voice, Wonder is also known for having campaigned to make Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday a national holiday.
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