Monday, February 7, 2011

Stevie Wonder Inducted into Hall of Fame

Announced today, the multi-talented American singer/songwriter, Stevie Wonder will be inducted into New York City Institution's Hall of Fame. Well known for such hit singles as "Isn't She Lovely" and "Superstition," Mr Wonder will be enlisted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame this June.

Blind since birth, Steveland was signed to Motown Records by the age of eleven. By 1962, at the age of 12, Stevie performed at the famous Apollo Theatre. Steveland Judkins received his show name because of his ability to play multiple instruments including the piano, drums, bass guitar and harmonica. At the beginning of his career, he was known as the "wonder child" or "little Stevie Wonder." Stevie has had ten #1 hits on the pop charts; as well as twenty #1 hits on the R&B charts. He's won an astonishing 22 Grammy awards over the length of his career.

Other honorees of the Apollo Hall of Fame award include James Brown and Patti LaBelle. The June celebration will include a concert and award ceremony.

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