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In honor of Stevie Wonder birthday today (he is 69 years old), we’re looking back at the music legend’s career and life.

What is Stevie Wonder’s birthplace?

Saginaw, Mich. is Wonder’s birthplace.

Born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, he later moved to Detroit with his mother who gave him the name Stevland Morris.

What is Stevie Wonder’s Net Worth?

According to The Telegraph, Stevie Wonder’s personal fortune is valued at $110 million.

Stevie Wonder’s released his first album at age 11

At 11 years old, then Steveland Judkins Morris, signed a record deal with Motown, according to MLive.

Stevie Wonder performs at the CMA awards in 2013.
Stevie Wonder | Ethan Miller/Getty Images

He released his first album, “Little Stevie Wonder the 12 Year Old Genius,” on his birthday in May 1963. The live recorded album gave Wonder his first No. 1. song, “Fingertips Part 2.”

Is Stevie Wonder married?

Yes, Wonder is married to Tomeeka Robyn Bracy and has been since 2017. The “Superstition” singer has been married twice before.

First to Syreeta Wright with the marriage lasting for two years from 1970-1972. He and his second wife, Karen “Kai” Millard Morris, divorced in 2015 after 14 years of marriage.

Does Stevie Wonder have any kids?

Yes, the singer has nine children.

With Yolanda Simmons, Wonder had two children — a daughter, Aisha Morris, and a son, Keita Morris — after meeting each other in 1975. Melody McCulley and Wonder welcomed a son together in 1983 named Mumtaz Morris.

During his second marriage, Wonder fathered two boys. Kailand Morris, who sometimes performs with his father as a drummer, and a younger son, Mandla Kadjay Carl Stevland Morris, who Nelson Mandela reportedly named.

Stevie Wonder with sons, Kailand and Mandla, and daughter, Aisha Morris.
Stevie Wonder with sons, Kailand and Mandla, and daughter, Aisha Morris. | Gregory Pace/FilmMagic

Tomeeka Robyn Bracy, Wonder’s current wife, share two children together. They welcomed their second child, a girl named Nia, in Dec. 2014, according to the Daily Mail.

Wonder has two other children, a son Kwame Morris, and a daughter Sophia Morris, but not much is known about them. Their birth mother is unknown to the public.

How many Grammy awards has Stevie Wonder won?

Wonder has won a Grammy award 25 times throughout his illustrious music career and has been nominated a staggering 74 times. His album, Inversions, won him his first five Grammy awards in 1973.

Wonder won in the following categories:

  • Album Of The Year
  • Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male – “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life”
  • Best Rhythm & Blues Song – “Superstition”
  • Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male – “Superstition”
  • Best Engineered Recording – Non-classical – “Superstition”
Recording Academy Stevie Wonder Grammy Highlights | YouTube

Back on the Grammy stage the following year, Wonder took home another four Grammy awards for his album, Fulfillingness’ First Finale.

What are Stevie Wonder’s most famous songs?

Hits belonging to Stevie Wonder are many.

Some of his most popular songs include “Superstition,” “My Cherie Amour,” “Isn’t She Lovely,” “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours,” “I Just Called to Say I Love You,” “Part-Time Lover,” “Living for the City, “For Once In My Life,” “You Are the Sunshine of My Life,” “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing,” “Sir Duke,” “Ebony and Ivory,” “Boogie on Reggae Woman,” and “I Wish.”

How did Stevie Wonder become blind?

Because of his premature birth — he was born six weeks early — Wonder had an eye disorder called retinopathy of prematurity, which led to blindness. As an adult Wonder spoke about his blindness in interviews. Here’s a quote from a 2012 interview Wonder did with The Guardian.

“Do you know, it’s funny, but I never thought of being blind as a disadvantage, and I never thought of being black as a disadvantage. I am what I am. I love me! And I don’t mean that egotistically – I love that God has allowed me to take whatever it was that I had and to make something out of it.”