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  • Atypical
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    Chris
    Martin, Janelle Monáe, Ed Sheeran to Salute Stevie Wonder

    Willie Nelson and Usher also among first performers
    announced for “Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life—An All-Star GRAMMY
    Salute,” airing Feb. 16 on CBS.

    January 14, 2015 6:00 am PST

    GRAMMY.com

    Current GRAMMY nominees Chris Martin of Coldplay, Ed
    Sheeran and Usher, GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Janelle Monáe, and
    seven-time GRAMMY winner Willie Nelson are the first performers announced for
    “Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life—An All-Star GRAMMY Salute.”

    The primetime special, presented by The Recording
    Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS, will pay homage to Wonder’s iconic
    career with performances celebrating his incomparable songbook. The two-hour
    special takes place at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Tuesday, Feb. 10 and will be
    broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network on
    Monday, Feb. 16 from 9–11 p.m. ET/PT. Additional performers and presenters will
    be announced shortly.

    “Stevie Wonder is an absolute legend and I am so
    honored to be a part of this very special night,” said Sheeran, who is
    nominated for three GRAMMY Awards this year, including Album of the Year for X.

    A 25-time GRAMMY winner, Wonder is the only artist to
    have received Album of the Year honors for three out of four consecutive years
    with Innervisions (1973), Fulfillingness’ First Finale (1974), and
    the seminal Songs in the Key of Life (1976).

    Tickets are on sale now at AXS.com. For ticketing
    information, including VIP ticket packages and group sales, call 877.234.8425
    or email tickets@aegworldwide.com.

    “Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of LifeAn All Star
    GRAMMY Salute” is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC. Ken Ehrlich is
    the executive producer.

    http://www.grammy.com/news/chris-martin-janelle-mon-e-ed-sheeran-to-salute-stevie-wonder

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    Atypical
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    Beyonce, Gaga pay tribute to Stevie Wonder
    Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY 8:16 a.m. EST February 11, 2015



     
    LOS ANGELES—Stevie Wonder’s beloved catalogue is tougher to master than you’d think.

    Just ask Andrea Bocelli,
    who was one of many stars who popped up at the Nokia Theater on Tuesday
    night to pay tribute to Wonder in a two-hour special taped for CBS.

    With Wonder in the front row surrounded by family, Bocelli took the stage to sing I Just Called to Say I Love You. “I thought it was a very simple song when I decided to sing (it),” he said afterward. “Jesusit’s so difficult!”

    Beyoncé opened the Grammy salute, and hit a high note jamming with Ed Sheeran on Master Blaster. Lady Gaga, clad in a short silver caftan, sang a rousing rendition of I Wish, while Tony Bennett put a tender, jazzy spin on For Once in My Life.

    “Nobody writes and sings love songs like Stevie Wonder. Nobody,” said John Legend, before launching into I Believe (When I Fall In Love), followed by a duet from Ariana Grande and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds on Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours.

    LL Cool J
    hosted the evening, and warned attendees inside Nokia that “it’s not a
    live show. So if we want to do something over, we’ll do it over.”

    Curious what you won’t see on the broadcast? Jennifer Hudson had to redo her intro when her microphone stopped working. India Arie, Jill Scott, and Janelle Monáe blew the roof off with their gorgeous take on As, but had to re-tape the ending. And Monáe got so into the performance her hat fell clear off her head.

    Other performers and presenters included Tyler Perry, Pharrell (still in his Grammys bellboy attire, minus the hat), Ryan Tedder, Maya Rudolph, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, The Band Perry, and Gladys Knight.

    Wonder took the stage at the close of the show. After delivering a show-stopping set of hits from Superstition to You Are the Sunshine of My Life, he had one message for his cheering audience: “Find a way of committing yourself to love.”

    Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life—An All-Star GRAMMY Salute airs Feb. 16 at 9 pm. ET/PT on CBS.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2015/02/11/inside-stevie-wonder-grammy-salute/23220415/

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    Atypical
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    Great special so far!

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    Cordell Martin
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    I loved the special some of my favorite performances were:

    Beyonce/Gary Clark Jr/ Ed Sheeran
    Lady Gaga
    Ne-Yo & Aisha Morris (Stevie’s Daughter)
    Jill Scott, India. Arie & Janelle Monae
    Jennifer Hudson
    The Band Perry

    and of course the man of the hour: STEVIE WONDER!!!!!
     

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    babypook
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    I’m sorry I missed this. I’m a huge fan of Stevie Wonder.

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