Biography

Stevie Wonder (Stevland Hardaway Judkins) was born on 13 May 1950 in Saginaw, Michigan. Since infancy, he was blind, yet thank to his mother treating him like a normal child, Stevie learned early how to solve troubles independently despite his severe disability. The boy gained his initial musical experience as a member of the church choir. After signing his first professional contract with Motown Records, the young artist went under the name Little Stevie Wonder. In a while, he shortened this pseudonym, yet never parted with his once acquired fame. The singer made his first hit when he was thirteen. The song was called Fingertips (Pt. 2) and becoming the American hit number one it proclaimed the emergence of a new star. In the sixties, Wonder topped the charts with a number of songs including the legendary Uptight (Everything’s Alright), and the cover of Bob Dylan’s Blowin’ in the Wind. A brilliant performer, Stevie appeared an excellent author writing songs both for himself and other artists.

In the seventies, Wonder continued surprising and stunning the audience with his compositions. It was the period when he recorded the smashing songs My Cherie Amour, and Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours). The latter rose to fame as performed by the artist’s backup band Wonderlove. The outfit included Syreeta Wright, whom Wonder married and divorced eighteen years later. In 1971, the long-term cooperation between Stevie and Motown came to en end due to unsolvable organizational and creative disputes. Nevertheless, in a year, it was resumed after the company had made concessions. In March 1972, the artist released Music of My Mind, deemed by many as one of the singer’s best efforts to date. This release opened the golden era in Wonder’s career characterized by the issue of a streak of five magnificent albums. 1972 saw Stevie produce Talking Book with the acclaimed single Superstition. It was followed by Innervisions (1973), probably the best work in the singer’s entire discography. This record was the first one to bring Stevie Grammy. Shortly after, the singer suffered a car accident resulted in brief coma and permanent loss of smell. Immediately after the recovery in 1974, Wonder produced another album of the year, Fulfillingness’ First Finale. This title was inherited by his next effort, Songs in the Key of Life (1976). Only then, the artist took a break to accumulate material for his new records.

Wonder returned to the limelight in 1980 with Hotter than July. In two years, he added Original Musiquarium to his collection. In the eighties, Stevie remained a big figure in the showbiz, and yet his studio activity started to slow down. In the nineties, he recorded only two albums, and in the new millennium his discography has got bigger by just one new studio work, A Time to Love (2005). Stevie Wonder’s contribution to the world music legacy is imaginable. Nine of his songs became hits number one. The singer has set an absolute record by winning twenty one Grammies. A great number of his other awards include Oscar for the Best Song I Just Called to Say I Love You. His albums have sold over a hundred million albums worldwide. A wonderful vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Stevie Wonder gained his absolutely deserved place in The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2007 the musician released the album Number 1's, which includes such hits as Just Called To Say I Love You and So What The Fuss.

Studio Albums

Stevie Wonder, A Time to Love mp3A Time to Love
Wonder is still a singular talent, quite possibly the hardest person to dislike in all of popular music. A Time To Love sound is somehow timeless, yet very much of the moment. It will remind people what R&B used to be, what it should and can be
2005
  • Contemporary R&B
  • Funk
  • Pop Soul
  • Soul
Stevie Wonder, Music of My Mind mp3Music of My Mind
2000
  • Funk
  • Soul
Stevie Wonder, UpTight (Everything?s Alright) mp3UpTight (Everything?s Alright)
1998
  • Contemporary R&B
  • Funk
  • Jazz Fusion
  • Latin Soul
  • Latin Soul
  • Pop
  • Pop Reggae
  • Pop Soul
  • Smooth Soul
  • Soul
Stevie Wonder, Best Ballads mp3Best Ballads
1997
  • Boy Band
  • Pop
Stevie Wonder, Conversation Peace mp3Conversation Peace
1995
  • Adult Contemporary
  • Contemporary R&B
  • Funk
  • Pop Soul
  • Soul
  • Synth Pop
Stevie Wonder, Songs in the Key of Life mp3Songs in the Key of Life
1992
  • Contemporary R&B
  • Funk
  • Smooth Soul
  • Soul
Stevie Wonder, Characters mp3Characters
1987
  • Funk
  • Pop Soul
  • Soul
Stevie Wonder, The Woman in Red mp3The Woman in Red
1984
  • Contemporary R&B
  • Funk
  • Jazz Fusion
  • Pop
  • Pop Reggae
  • Pop Soul
  • Smooth Soul
  • Soul
Stevie Wonder, Hotter Than July mp3Hotter Than July
1980
  • Disco
  • Funk
  • Pop Reggae
  • Pop Soul
  • Soul
Stevie Wonder, Fulfillingness' First Finale mp3Fulfillingness' First Finale
1974
  • Funk
  • Psychedelic Soul
  • Soul
Stevie Wonder, Innervisions mp3Innervisions
1973
  • Funk
  • Psychedelic Soul
  • Smooth Soul
  • Soul
Stevie Wonder, Talking Book mp3Talking Book
1972
  • Funk
  • Pop Soul
  • Soul
Stevie Wonder, Signed, Sealed & Delivered mp3Signed, Sealed & Delivered
1970
  • Funk
  • Pop Soul
  • Soul
Stevie Wonder, My Cherie Amour mp3My Cherie Amour
1969
  • Easy Listening
  • Pop
  • Pop Soul
  • Soul
Stevie Wonder, eivets rednow mp3eivets rednow
1968
  • Easy Listening
  • Jazz
  • Smooth Soul
  • Soul
Stevie Wonder, Down to Earth mp3Down to Earth
1966
  • Pop Soul
  • Soul
Stevie Wonder, With a Song in My Heart mp3With a Song in My Heart
1963
  • Pop Soul
  • Soul

Compilation albums

Stevie Wonder, Number Ones mp3Number Ones
2007
  • Funk
  • Pop Soul
  • Smooth Soul
  • Soul
Stevie Wonder, Motown Legends: Stevie Wonder mp3Motown Legends: Stevie Wonder
1994
  • Contemporary R&B
  • Funk
  • Jazz Fusion
  • Latin Soul
  • Latin Soul
  • Pop
  • Pop Reggae
  • Pop Soul
  • Smooth Soul
  • Soul

Lives

Stevie Wonder, Natural Wonder mp3Natural Wonder
1995
  • Pop
  • Soul