Stevie Wonder

Music mogul Berry Gordy accepts his award at the 48th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Gala at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, in New York.
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September 23, 2019 - 10:43 am
The Motown mogul who launched the careers of numerous stars like Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross and Michael Jackson has announced his retirement.
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Stevie Wonder says he will be receiving a kidney transplant this fall. The 69-year-old music legend made the announcement to concertgoers in England on Saturday, July 6, 2019.
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July 06, 2019 - 9:18 pm
LONDON (AP) — Stevie Wonder surprised concertgoers in London Saturday night by announcing that he will take a break from performing so that he can receive a kidney transplant this fall. The 69-year-old music legend made the announcement after performing "Superstition" at the end of a packed British...
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In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, the Rev. Jasper Williams, Jr., delivers the eulogy during the funeral service for Aretha Franklin at Greater Grace Temple, in Detroit.
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September 04, 2018 - 7:26 am
By David Bauder, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The late Aretha Franklin's family said Monday that it found an Atlanta pastor's eulogy delivered at the Queen of Soul's funeral last week to be offensive and distasteful. The eulogist, the Rev. Jasper Williams Jr., was criticized for a political...
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Ariana Grande, left, laughs with Bishop Charles H. Ellis during the funeral service for Aretha Franklin at Greater Grace Temple, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Detroit. Franklin died Aug. 16, 2018 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76.
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August 31, 2018 - 4:40 pm
By Jeff Karoub, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — An all-star lineup of mourners filled a Detroit church with prayers and songs Friday for Aretha Franklin's funeral, honoring her not just as the Queen of Soul but also as a lifelong friend, family member, churchgoer and activist. Guests at the Greater...
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Ariana Grande performs at 'One Love Manchester' benefit concert.
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August 29, 2018 - 8:21 am
By Lisa Respers France, CNN (CNN) -- Ariana Grande has been added to the list of superstar singers set to perform at Aretha Franklin's funeral Friday, Franklin's publicist has confirmed to CNN. Grande's emotional tribute performance of "Natural Woman" on "The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon"...
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From left: Lyndon Baines Jones, Torrey Nettles, Carlton Lewis III, Troy Smith and Ira Tucker, Jr. of the Dixie Hummingbirds. Not pictured: Roy Smith
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Cherri Gregg
August 27, 2018 - 7:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With energetic performances, coordinated suits and dancing, the Dixie Hummingbirds have used gospel music to wow audiences for 90 years. Founded in South Carolina in 1928, the Dixie Hummingbirds called Philadelphia home in the 1940s. The legendary gospel group...
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Aretha Franklin Funeral
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August 24, 2018 - 9:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An all-star lineup that includes Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Shirley Caesar and many more will perform at Aretha Franklin's funeral next week. The Queen of Soul's service will be held in Detroit on Aug. 31. Also slated to perform are Ron Isley, Chaka Khan,...
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This combination photo shows Faith Hill at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 2, 2017, left, and Jennifer Hudson at the Brit Awards 2018 in London on Feb. 21, 2018.
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August 23, 2018 - 3:26 pm
NEW YORK — An all-star lineup that includes Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Shirley Caesar and many more will perform at Aretha Franklin's funeral next week. Franklin's service will be held in Detroit on Aug. 31. Also slated to perform are Ron Isley, Chaka Khan, Yolanda Adams...
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Stevie Wonder
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May 11, 2018 - 7:21 pm
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Stevie Wonder discussed politics, talked pop culture and poked fun at his eyesight — sometimes all at once — between playing his hits at a tiny West Hollywood club in preparation for a series of shows. "So Donald!" Wonder yelled at one point during a set at the...
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