Stevie Wonder to Be Honored in Grammy Award Tribute Concert, Past Honorees Include The Beatles
Legendary musician Stevie Wonder will be the focus of a televised Grammy tribute concert that will air one week after the 57th annual Grammy Awards in February.
Titled Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life, the tribute will feature what the Recording Academy has billed as "some of the biggest names in music today" performing his many hits and reflecting upon his legacy.
The special will be two hours long and taped two days after the Grammys in Los Angeles and will air on CBS Feb. 16 from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. The artists who will be featured in the tribute have yet to be announced, but it is to be expected that the show will include many performers and presenters who will appear at the awards show. Last year, the Grammys honored The Beatles in The Beatles: The Night that Changed America, with performances from The Eurythmics, Alicia Keys and John Legend.
The Recording Academy has honored the singer 25 times over the course of his career, including Producer of the Year in 1976 and multiple Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best Pop Vocal Performance awards. Wonder is also the only artist to have received the Album of the Year trophy in three out of four consecutive years, for Innervisions (1973), Fullingness' First Finale (1974) and Songs in the Key of Life (1976). Alison Kraus (27) and Quincy Jones (27) are the only two performers to win more Grammys than Wonder in the pop world.
Wonder is currently on tour, performing music from his 1976 album Songs in the Key of Life in its entirety. The record won the Grammy for Album of the Year at the 19th Grammy Awards.
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