Since 2009 the couple have been living separately.
In his divorce papers, he agreed to pay financial support for his estranged wife and their children
Wonder takes to center on stage and performed his song "Fragile" with Sting, asked the crowd to wonder what their definition of, as they wrapped up the number, "How do you follow that?"
The charity celebration held at New York City's Beacon Theater, benefited the Robin Hood Foundation--an anti-poverty organization.
Other performances included Mary J. Blige, Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen and Will.I.Am.
Joked Springsteen of his friend: "I've known Sting for about 25 years. But our friendship is a little unusual, because every time I read about Sting in a magazine, I don't recognize him. I've read, 'Sting can make love for 29 hours.' I wonder why he never mentioned that to me."
Wonder said on stage, "I want you all to give a hand to someone that you know whose health is very bad at this time.... His company took the challenge in making his technology accessible to everyone".
"In the spirit of caring and moving the world forward: Steve Jobs. Because there's nothing on the iPhone or the iPad that you can do that I can't do. As a matter of fact, I can be talking to you, you can be looking at me, and I can be doing whatever I need to do and you don't even know what I'm doing. Yeah!"
Harry E. Johnson, Sr., president and CEO of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation said Wonder's contribution to the event is invaluable:
"We deeply appreciate the support of Stevie . . . who believe[s] in and portray[s] Dr. King's universal messages of democracy, hope, justice, and love."
The dedication ceremony will also feature likes by President Barack Obama, Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson and Jamie Foxx.
The 48th anniversary will come on March on Washington, where King gave his momentous "I Have a Dream" speech.
The monument, a 30-foot granite likeness of the civil rights leader, has been in the works for 15 years; its design and construction tally $120 million.
Speaking at the gala in his honour, the blind icon says, "It's a moment to cherish and remember, relishing in the memories of the times that I've been at the Apollo, as well as this night, the great people that came out to support me being here. It's a great thing to be one of those people in the Hall of Fame for the Apollo."
Now Wonder 61 years old, said, "I remember the first time I came to the Apollo I was so nervous playing the bongos. Would you believe it? I dropped the bongos."
Motown's Berry Gordy onstage scare was scolded for Wonder, said Wonder, who responded, "Yeah, but I sang the song real good."The music features a number of cherished memories were awarded Monday by the theater, where he kicked her out and award-winning career was one of.
Syreeta Wright was a first wife of Wonder, who died from complications resulting from breast cancer.
Michelle Cole, communications coordinator for the foundation in the fight against cancer help appreciated surprise.
"Stevie Wonder has actively pursued numerous philanthropic endeavors throughout his illustrious career. Stevie Wonder's past efforts embody the true spirit of hope."
Wonder himself had praised the Chief for the basis.
"Cancer has touched someone in all of our lives. It is my hope that, by continuing to raise awareness and research funds through events like this, we can play a role in helping the MMRF bring patients new treatments that will extend their lives."
Lance Armstrong, Sharon Osbourne, Diana Krall and Cindy Crawford are the previous recipients for the awards.