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Terry Crews and Jimmy Fallon perform shirtless duet on 'Tonight Show'

Terry Crews and Jimmy Fallon perform shirtless duet on 'Tonight Show'

NEW YORK, May 20 (UPI) --Jimmy Fallon and Terry Crews went shirtless for the first ever nip sync rendition of "Ebony and Ivory" on "The Tonight Show" Monday night.
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Dave Grohl, Lauryn Hill, Arctic Monkeys cover the Beatles

Dave Grohl, Lauryn Hill, Arctic Monkeys cover the Beatles

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The music industry paid tribute to an all-time great this weekend, celebrating the anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in the United States, 50 years ago.
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Dave Grohl to reunite with NIN, QotSA for Grammys

Dave Grohl to reunite with NIN, QotSA for Grammys

Jan. 22 (UPI) -- This year's Grammy Awards is going out with a bang.
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Beyonce, Wonder grace Michelle Obama's 50th birthday bash

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. first lady Michelle Obama's 50th birthday party was an A-list affair with Beyonce and Stevie Wonder providing the musical vibe, guests said Sunday.
Metallica to play the Apollo Theater in New York

Metallica to play the Apollo Theater in New York

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The heavy metal band Metallica says it will play the iconic Apollo Theater in New York next month.
Stevie Wonder says he is boycotting Florida over stand-your-ground law

Stevie Wonder says he is boycotting Florida over stand-your-ground law

ORLANDO, Fla., July 17 (UPI) -- Singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder says he plans to skip Florida and any other state with similar stand-your-ground legislation when he goes on concert tours.

Black Caucus preparing legislation to address racial profiling

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- Congressional Black Caucus members are preparing racial-profiling legislation in response to the fatal shooting of an unarmed black Florida teen, aides say.
Stevie Wonder to perform show in Marrakesh

Stevie Wonder to perform show in Marrakesh

MARRAKESH, Morocco, June 27 (UPI) -- U.S. pop singer Stevie Wonder will perform a concert in Marrakesh, Morocco, Friday to thank negotiators at a United Nations-backed forum for helping the blind.
Carole King to be presented with Gershwin Prize Tuesday

Carole King to be presented with Gershwin Prize Tuesday

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- James Taylor will headline a concert at the White House next week, when the Library of Congress honors Carole King with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

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Lauryn Hill thanks supporters

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J., May 12 (UPI) -- U.S. musician Lauryn Hill took to the Internet to thank the people who have supported her throughout her legal troubles.

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Former 'ER' actor Mekhi Phifer marries Reshelet Barnes

Former 'ER' actor Mekhi Phifer marries Reshelet Barnes

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 1 (UPI) -- Actor Mekhi Phifer has married his longtime girlfriend Reshelet Barnes on an outdoor terrace at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., E! News reported.

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Keys, Hudson, Paisley and Soundgarden perform at inaugural balls

Keys, Hudson, Paisley and Soundgarden perform at inaugural balls

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Fun., Stevie Wonder and Soundgarden were among the recording artists who performed at the inaugural balls in Washington.
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Stevie Wonder makes remarks during at the White House where United States President Barack Obama hosted a special event in honor of musician Stevie Wonder's receipt of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Wednesday, February 25, 2009. (UPI Photo/Ron Sachs/Pool)
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Stevland Hardaway Morris (previously Judkins; born May 13, 1950), known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and activist. Blind since shortly after birth, Wonder signed with Motown Records' Tamla label at the age of eleven, and continues to perform and record for Motown to this day.

Among Wonder's best known works are singles such as "Superstition", "Sir Duke", "I Wish" and "I Just Called to Say I Love You". Well known albums also include Talking Book, Innervisions and Songs in the Key of Life. He has recorded more than thirty U.S. top ten hits and received twenty-two Grammy Awards, the most ever awarded to a male solo artist. Wonder is also noted for his work as an activist for political causes, including his 1980 campaign to make Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday a holiday in the United States. In 2009, Wonder was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace. In 2008, Billboard magazine released a list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists to celebrate the US singles chart's fiftieth anniversary, with Wonder at number five.

Stevie Wonder was born in Saginaw, Michigan in 1950, the third of six children to Calvin Judkins and Lula Mae Hardaway. Owing to his being born six weeks premature, the blood vessels at the back of his eyes had not yet reached the front and their aborted growth caused the retinas to detach. The medical term for this condition is retinopathy of prematurity, or ROP, and while it may have been exacerbated by the oxygen pumped into his incubator, this was not the primary cause of his blindness.

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