viernes, 13 de mayo de 2016

Stevie Wnonder cumple 66 años

Stevland Hardaway Morris, conocido artísticamente como Stevie Wonder (de nacimiento Stevland Hardaway Judkins, Saginaw, Míchigan, 13 de mayo de 1950), es un cantante, compositor, productor discográfico y activista social estadounidense. Wonder ha grabado más de 30 éxitos de ventas, ha recibido 25 premios Grammy, entre ellos uno por logros en su vida, y ha sido incluido en el Salón de la Fama del Rock and Roll de los compositores famosos. Siendo ciego desde la infancia, Wonder se ha convertido en uno de los más exitosos y reconocidos artistas en la compañía discográfica Motown, con más de 100 millones de discos vendidos. Ha grabado diversos discos y sencillos que fueron aclamados por la crítica; también ha escrito y producido para otros artistas. Wonder toca diversos instrumentos como la batería, bajo, congas, y, más notablemente el piano, la armónica y el teclado. Los críticos refieren que la alta calidad y versatilidad de su trabajo indica todo el genio musical de Stevie.

Stevland Hardaway Morris (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins; May 13, 1950), known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, he became one of the most critically and commercially successful musical performers of the late 20th century. 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. Among Wonder's works are singles such as "Superstition", "Sir Duke", "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" and "I Just Called to Say I Love You"; and albums such as Talking Book, Innervisions and Songs in the Key of Life. 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 has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the top 60 best-selling music artists. Wonder is also noted for his work as an activist for political causes, including his 1980 campaign to make Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday a holiday in the United States. In 2009, Wonder was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace. 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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