Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Stevie Wonder Honours

A Profound Person
" He is the best example of what a human being can be."
(Herbie Hancock)
"Stevie Wonder is one of the most prolific songwriters of this millenium and many milleniums to come."
(Smokey Robinson)
"You are a great influence on us musicians who eat humble pie in your path."
(Elton John)
"You are my inspiration, you are my musical guru, and you are the greatest songwriter of all time.
"I would not be what I am if it were not for Stevie Wonder."
(Brian Mcknight)
"Stevie Wonder has to be the greatest drummer of our time."
(Eric Clapton)

Stevie Wonder Timeline

  • 1950 - 13 May Stevie is born.
  • 1954 - Steve receives his first instrument a 6-hole Harmonica.
  • 1963 - Fingertips single reached #1 on Billboard Pop Charts.
  • 1968 - Graduated with honours from the Michigan School for the Blind. Stevie releases four albums: Someday At Christmas, Greatest Hits, Eivets Rednow, For Once In My Life.
  • 1969 - Received the Distinguished Service Award from President Nixon
    My Cherie Amour album peaked #3 R&B 34 Pop.
  • 1970 - Marriage to Syreeta. Produced & Arranged the album Signed, Sealed, Delivered, #7R&B, 25Pop.
  • 1973 - August 6th car accident puts Stevie in Coma for 10 days. Innervisions album release.
  • 1979 - Secret Life of Plants is released peaking at #4 on Pop and R&B charts.
  • 1980 - Hotter Than July released peaking at #1 R&B #3 pop and #2 UK. Stevie embarks on campaign to make Martin Luther King's birthday a National Holiday in the US..
  • 1987 - Release of Characters album peaking at #1 R&B and #17 Pop.
  • 1989 - Inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • 1991 - Release of Jungle Fever Motion Picture Soundtrack charting at #1 R&B, 24 Pop..
  • 1998 - Writes a song and performs at Pavrotti's War Child charity concert.
  • 1999 - Boxset At The Close Of A Century released. Received 2 Grammys for work on Hancock's album. Received the Polar Music Prize in Sweden and honoured by the Kennedy Center.
  • 2001 - Stevie performs at Detroit's 300th anniversary celebration. Receives Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • 2006 - Stevie's mother Lula Mae Hardaway passes away age 74. Honoured with the National Artistic Achievement Award .
  • 2007 - Honoured at the 4th Annual Alfred Mann Foundation Gala..
  • 2008 - Received The NAACP Hall of Fame Award.

Stevie Wonder Latest News

  • Stevie gave an hour long concert last night at a fund raising event in Greenwich, London that helped raise £25 million for children in need around the world.
  • Stevie performed in London today at the Hard Rock Cafe where he announced a European Tour commencing September 9th in Birmingham and concluding September 28th in Paris. See Tour page for details.
  • Happy 58th birthday to Stevie on Tuesday May 13th.
  • Stevie has announced the following additional concert dates:

( June 19 Mohegan Sun, Ucansville, CT - June 21 Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, NJ July 01 Fiddler's Green, Englewood, CO - July 04 Reno Event Center, Reno, Nevada - July 05 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, California - July 11 Auburn's White River Amphitheatre on Seattle - July 12 GM Place, Vancouver )

  • Stevie will be playing in New York - on 18 June - New York, Jones Beach
  • Stevie will perform at the Taste of Chicago on June 28. The event will be held from June 27 to July 6 at Grant Park
  • Stevie along with Paul McCartney, Queen, Bono and Will Smith are expected to perform in Hyde Park, Central London, to mark the 90th birthday of Nelson Mandela on June 27th.
  • Stevie will perform at the Milwaukee Summerfest on Thursday June 26 at the Marcus Amphitheater. Stevie and Aretha Franklin will receive special honours tonight (Feb 14) at the 39th NAACP Image Awards (8 p.m., Fox, TV-PG)

Stevie Wonder A Greatest Hits Collection

  • Part-Time Lover
  • Send One Your Love
  • I Just Called to Say I Love You
  • All I Do full track
  • Superstition
  • Sir Duke full
  • That Girl full
  • For Your Love
  • My Cherie Amour
  • I Was Made to Love Her
  • I Wish
  • You Will Know
  • Do I Do

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

A Time To Love : Tracklist

  1. If Your Love Cannot Be Moved (feat. Kim Burrell)
  2. Sweetest Somebody I Know
  3. Moon Blue
  4. From the Bottom of My Heart
  5. Please Don't Hurt My Baby
  6. How Will I Know (feat. Aisha Morris)
  7. My Love Is on Fire
  8. Passionate Raindrops
  9. Tell Your Heart I Love You (feat. Bonnie Raitt)
  10. True Love
  11. Shelter From the Rain
  12. So What the Fuss (feat. Prince & En Vogue)
  13. Can't Imagine Love Without You
  14. Positivity (feat. Aisha Morris)
  15. A Time to Love (feat. India.Arie & Paul McCartney)

Stevie Wonder Music Awards

  • 2000 - ASCAP Award for Wild Wild West (1999)
  • 1997 -ASCAP Award for Dangerous (1995)
  • 1992 - ASCAP Award for Jungle Fever (1991)
  • 1985 - Oscar Award for The woman in Red (1984)
  • 1985 - Golden Globe Award for The Woman in Red (1984)
  • 2000 - Razzie Award Awared for Wild Wild West (1999)

Top Ten U.S. and UK Albums

  • 1963: Recorded Live: The 12 Year Old Genius (U.S. #1)
  • 1972: Talking Book (U.S. #3)
  • 1973: Innervisions (U.S. #4, UK #8)
  • 1974: Fulfillingness' First Finale (U.S. #1, UK #5)
  • 1976: Songs in the Key of Life (U.S. #1, UK #2)
  • 1979: Journey through the Secret Life of Plants Soundtrack (U.S. #4, UK #8)
  • 1980: Hotter than July (U.S. #3, UK #2)
  • 1982: Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium (U.S. #4, UK #8)
  • 1984: The Woman in Red Soundtrack (U.S. #4, UK #2)
  • 1985: In Square Circle (U.S. #5, UK #5)
  • 1995: Conversation Peace (UK #8)
  • 2005: A Time to Love (U.S. #5)

Stevie Wonder - A time To Love

About Stevie Wonder

When one is called upon to define musical genius, few would have any difficulty associating Stevie Wonders' creativity with the term. His ability to "see" the world's ugly inhabitants as well as the world's beautifulness and then transcribing what he has "seen" is nothing short of genius.
Brought to Motown at the age of eleven, Stevie Wonder was born blind, but with a special gift – the gift of songwriting, piano playing, and an uncanny vocal rhythm. His awards are too numerous to count, but include twenty-one Grammy Awards and an Oscar Award.
Stevie Wonder had forthright parents who brought him up as any of their other children. He would have to fend for himself and make it in the world. His parents quickly caught on to their son’s musical ambitions and allowed him to perform on Sundays during church services. Even when he was brought up in Detroit, Michigan, his parents made sure that all their children led as balanced a childhood as possible – whether it be in school, sports, or music.

Throughout the seventies and eighties, Stevie continued winning awards and releasing hit songs. He even opened for The Rolling Stones in their tour across America in 1972. He won three Grammy Awards and an Album of the Year award for his release of Innervisions. He then recorded I Just Called to Say I Love You, which topped both American and European charts. Even to this day, Stevie Wonder continues to release albums, most notably A Time to Love in 2005.

Stevie Wonder Support Obama by his Music

LONDON (AP) - Stevie Wonder hasn't been shy about his support for Barack Obama's candidacy for president. So you can imagine that he was a pretty happy fella when word got to him in London that the Illinois senator had gone over the top in the delegate count for the Democratic nomination.
He played a private performance at the Hard Rock Cafe, but his expressions of support for Obama were anything but private when he sat down for an interview with The Associated Press.
He said he believes Obama is the kind of person who can enhance America's image around the world. Wonder says the world wants to see a U.S. that is truly united and that nominating, and in his case, hopefully electing a black president, will be the kind of change the world longs to see.

From: The Associated Press

Stevie Wonder - Photo Gallery

Stevie Wonder - O2 Arena, London

One of contemporary music's most iconic stars, the legendary Stevie Wonder, announced that he is hitting the road for the first time in more than a decade throughout Europe. Stevie's London date will be at The O2 on the Greenwich Peninsula on Thursday September 11th 2008.Tickets go on sale on 13 June.
How to Get There:
By Tube - Day & night
The Jubilee Line to North Greenwich for The O2 (Zone 2).
Canary Wharf in 5 minutesLondon Bridge or Stratford in 10 minutesWaterloo in 15 minutesBond Street in 20 minutes
The Jubilee line is the only Underground route that connects with all others - so not only can London residents reach us with no hassle, National Rail passengers from all over the UK can too. The walk from North Greenwich underground station to The O2 is approximately 200m.
By bus
North Greenwich for The O2 is a major travel interchange with 7 bus routes and a frequency of up to almost a bus a minute.
The O2 ShuttleLate night express buses from The O2 to Central London after special events. See The O2 Shuttle site for more information and to book tickets.
By car
The M25 (London orbital), the A2/A20 (from the South East) and the M11 (from the North) all offer good access and The O2 is clearly signposted. We have 2,000 parking spaces which can be pre-booked on event nights and we offer services including special VIP drop off points.
Plan your route to The O2 with the AA planner. Simply, click on the AA image below and follow instructions - The O2 postcode is SE10 0DX
Find out more about car parking

Stevie Wonder Tickets On Sale!

The 57-year-old, will start the tour from Birmingham on 8th September that he announced during a showcase in London on 5th July. The tickets of Stevie Wonder are on sale now. You can find a lot of tickets agents websites where you can easily buy 100% cheap Stevie Wonder tickets. This is a great chance for the fans of Stevie Wonder to see him because he has announced his tour after a long decade. Tickets for the concerts will go on sale from 9am BST on June 13. The list of Tickets Agent are as follows:

Monday, 9 June 2008

Stevie Wonder Announced European Tour

Stevie Wonder has announced his European tour in London during a showcase on 5th June 2008.
After his announcement, it was confirmed that the star will play his first European tour in over a decade this year. There are 12 dates that he has announced for his european tour.

The dates of Stevie Wonder are as follows:

  1. Birmingham NIA (September 8)

  2. Manchester MEN (9)

  3. London O2 Arena (11)

  4. Rotterdam Ahoy (14)

  5. Aalborg Gigantium (17)

  6. Stockholm Globe (19)

  7. Hamar Vikingskipet (20)

  8. Cologne Arena (22)

  9. Mannheim Sap Arena (23)

  10. Munich Olympiahalle (25)

  11. Milan Datchforum (26)

  12. Paris Bercy (28)