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A remarkably gifted singer/songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who helped establish the Motown sound, STEVIE WONDER has influenced musicians from all genres and has inspired audiences of all generations. He began recording for Motown in 1962, at the age of eleven. By 1979, and age 30, he had amassed numerous number one hits, albums, and awards, and was an unparalleled creative, commercial, and critical success. In his nearly 40-year career, Mr. Wonder has earned 20 Grammy Awards and an Academy Award, sold upwards of 70 million records, ranks alongside The Beatles and Elvis Presley for having the most Top Ten records, was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, and received the Kennedy Center Honor in 1999. In 1996, he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. A dedicated activist and humanist as well, Stevie Wonder is known for his staunch support of social issues, including hunger, human rights, and the environment. He was also instrumental in the making of the National Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.