There are many things, people, and organizations that can bring out inspiration. Sometimes an inspirational person can bring more attention to a cause or vice versa. Sometimes a story can be inspirational. A person that achieves success despite a disability, can inspire people to achieve.
Stevie Wonder is a musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, multi/instrumentalist, political activist, and humanitarian. Many of you may be familiar with his work, however unaware that he was a child prodigy and was signed by a record company by the time he was 11 years old. His collaborations are distinctive and well-known as well.
Stevie Wonder was born Stevland Hardaway Judkins in 1950 in Saginaw, Michigan. He was born premature and soon completely lost his sight. He had five siblings. When he was four his parents split up and he moved to Detroit with his siblings and mother. Morris became his legal surname.
In 1961, he signed with Motown’s Tamla label after singing with Ronnie White of the Miracles. Music and tours commenced. More music and his classic period followed in the 1970s. The 1980s are known as his commercial period. 1991 marked another change in his career. Work, success, and accolades have continued for Stevie Wonder.
Today, he is known as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, as well as, for his music. He has earned 30 US top ten hits and 25 Grammy Awards. He has sold over 100 million records worldwide. He has over two dozen albums.
Awards and and accolades have been given to him. Stevie Wonder has been a prominent figure in music and society. Be inspired! Have a bright day!