In Saginaw, Michigan state (USA). Stevland Hardaway Judkins was born on May 13th, 1950, who was later known as Stevie Wonder. Stevie Wonder has a music that globalizes several music genres such as, Soul, Funk, Motown, R&B among others. He has a net worth of $110 million.
He was born prematurely. Almost a month and a half what he was expected from his parents, which cause that the retinas of his eyes did not develop correctly. As a result, he was born blind.
Stevie Wonder’s parents were Calvin Judkins and Lula Mae Hardaway, who had five more children. They separated, and his mother moved to Detroit where she recover her maiden last name. Morris.
Since he was 4 years old, Steve started to be interested in music. Started to learn how to play different instruments such as, the piano, the harmonica, the drums, the bass, among others. He also registered on the church choir, where he developed a good voice to sing.
In the 60s, Stevie Wonder married Syreeta Wright who collaborated with him in several songs, although the marriage did not last much, their friendship continues until Syreeta died in 2006.
Soon after they divorced, he married again with Yolanda Simmons. The couple had two daughters Aisha Zakiya and Keita Sawandi. At the beginning of the 70s, Steve met Johanan Vigoda, a brilliant lawyer who could get him a contract with a good record label.
In 1973, he suffered a car accident, which made him remain in coma for a while. Apart from that, he lost the smell sense. Sooner after the accident, he continued with his professional career as a singer. He released several singles, and he could get 14 Grammy Awards.
During the 80s, Stevie Wonder’s singles came back to become vindicated. Something that it can be seen in his single “Master Blaster” in which he asked expressly that Martin Luther King’s date of birth should be a national holiday. During that decade, he featured with other musicians such Michael Jackson, or Paul McCartney. At the end of that decade, he was exalted to Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame.
During the 90s, Steve focused in charity work. He made the decision to retire from making shows, and going on tours. In the mid-90s he received an honorific Grammy for his “musical career”. His music was chosen once again for another film. This time, a Disney film called “Mulan” where he sang along with Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti.
The 21st century.
During the decade of 2000, the singer enters a depressive era, due to some of his friends, relatives and companions’ deaths.At the end of the first decade of the new millennium, the RIAA announced the Stevie Wonder has sold a total number of his album “Songs in the Key of Life”. The Rolling Stone Magazine consider him as one of the top-ten best artist of all time.