Belfast Telegraph

Wonder to get Grammys tribute

Stevie Wonder will be the star of a tribute concert after the 2015 Grammy Awards.

Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life - An All-Star Grammy Salute will feature "some of the biggest names in music today" performing the Motown crooner's greatest hits, reported the Recording Academy on their website.

Performers for the special gig have yet to be revealed.

"Stevie Wonder is a beloved icon whose golden songbook remains one of America's and music's greatest treasures," said Neil Portnow, president and CEO of The Recording Academy.

"A 25-time Grammy winner and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, it's only fitting that Music's Biggest Night celebrates this legendary musical genius and pays tribute to his enduring music and legacy."

The show's executive producer Ken Ehrlich added: "Some of my most memorable television experiences have been with my friend Stevie, both on the Grammys and off, and to be able to celebrate him in a way that only the Grammy stage allows is a treat that I've looked forward to for a long time.

"He is truly deserving of the term that is often used about him - an American treasure - and the night of February 10 when we tape this show is going to be an amazing time."

The televised show, which will be filmed two days after the Grammy ceremony in Los Angeles on February 10, will air on screens on February 16.

Stevie, who has enjoyed chart success with songs like Superstition, Isn't She Lovely and I Just Called To Say I Love You, has been honoured 25 times over the course of his career, including being named producer of the year in 1976.

The 64-year-old musician is also the only artist to have received album of the year honours in three out of four consecutive years with Innervisions, Fulfillingness' First Finale, and the seminal Songs In The Key Of Life.


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