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If you want to approach Macklemore as a human being and not a sanctimonious rap-Muppet bent on world domination via free love and cheap clothing, Complex’s recent cover story is a good place to start. The feature details how Ben Haggerty’s rapid rise to fame toppled him back into drug addiction and how learning he… More »

Steveland “Stevie Wonder” Morris is an indisputable icon of American music, but in many ways is best understood as a part of a separate tradition — that of the musical prodigy. Like Mozart, Mendelssohn, Earl Scruggs, and Alex Chilton before him, Wonder composed and performed songs as a young child that inextricably transformed the contemporary… More »

Every once in a while the entire music industry seemingly conspires to turn an aspiring pop star into an overnight sensation. Sometimes that consensus is regrettable, as you already kno-ow. But occasionally the monolithic promotional machine gets it right, and we end up seeing Tori Kelly’s name and face all over the place. Victoria Loren… More »

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MusiCares’ Lionel Richie Tribute Lines Up Stevie Wonder, Pharrell, Demi Lovato, Luke Bryan

Lionel Richie is the latest legacy artist to be honored with the MusiCares Person Of The Year award -- last year's was Bob Dylan --…
James Rettig | October 27, 2015 - 1:38 pm

Life Is Beautiful 2015 Brought Weezer, Duran Duran, Stevie Wonder & More To Downtown Vegas

Life Is Beautiful has the makings of a unique festival, the kind that would be tempting to choose over some of the usual suspects (e.g.,…
Ryan Leas | September 28, 2015 - 3:01 pm

Stevie Wonder Played Free Surprise Shows In Philadelphia, DC, & NYC Today

Stevie Wonder is embarking on the second leg of his Songs In The Key Of Life tour in the fall. As ABC News reports, to…
Peter Helman | August 17, 2015 - 11:36 pm

Drake Turned Down Mark Ronson’s Request To Collaborate

British producer Mark Ronson's new album Uptown Special is packed with collaborations, from the legendary Stevie Wonder to the bug-eyed flow of New Orleans rapper…
Caitlin White | June 12, 2015 - 10:42 am

Snoop Dogg – “California Roll” (Feat. Stevie Wonder & Pharrell) Video

Stevie Wonder has been recording a lot of collaborations lately, and it's gotten to the point where (not joking here) Jason Derulo just put him…
Tom Breihan | May 20, 2015 - 2:49 pm

Karen O, Miley Cyrus, Tom Morello Added To Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

A few more names have been added to this year's list of performers who will honor the new Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees.
James Rettig | April 8, 2015 - 6:22 pm

Watch Beyoncé Cover Stevie Wonder With Gary Clark Jr. & Ed Sheeran

Oh, what, you thought the Grammys were over? Well, they are. But the Grammy producers couldn't resist throwing some more musical prestige up on network…
Tom Breihan | February 17, 2015 - 9:32 am

Watch Beyoncé Cover “Fingertips” At Last Night’s Stevie Wonder Tribute Concert

Songs In The Key Of Life, the Grammys' tribute to Stevie Wonder, won't air for another week, but it was filmed last night at the…
Chris DeVille | February 11, 2015 - 12:47 pm

Grammys 2015: Performances From Worst To Best

Hey, it’s over! We made it through! Sam Smith won everything! Iggy Azalea didn’t win anything! Beck busted through the wall like the Kool-Aid Man!
Tom Breihan | February 9, 2015 - 1:01 pm

Stevie Wonder Is Producing An Underground Railroad Miniseries

According to Deadline, NBC has just given the greenlight to a Stevie Wonder-produced miniseries about the Underground Railroad called Freedom Run. The series is based…
James Rettig | January 19, 2015 - 6:13 pm

Chris Martin, Janelle Monáe, Willie Nelson To Play Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life Tribute Concert

Next month, CBS will air Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life, a tribute to the legendary musician that was put together by the…
James Rettig | January 14, 2015 - 1:27 pm

Watch Pharrell, Lorde, Elton John, Dave Grohl, One Direction, & Many More Cover The Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows” For BBC Music

The BBC describes its new initiative BBC Music as "an ambitious wave of new programmes, innovative partnerships and ground-breaking music initiatives that amount to the…
Chris DeVille | October 7, 2014 - 4:52 pm

Watch Arcade Fire Cover Stevie Wonder’s “Uptight (Everything’s Alright)” In Detroit

Arcade Fire have made a habit in these early days of their massive Reflektor tour to cover a different classic at each show. First there…
Miles Bowe | March 12, 2014 - 10:24 am

Grammys 2014: GIFs & Videos

The Grammys aren't about Grammys -- the vast majority of them aren't even given out during the televised ceremony. (UPDATE: Here's who won, though.) No,…
Stereogum | January 26, 2014 - 8:56 pm

The Week In Pop: Stereogum’s New Weekly Pop Column

Welcome to The Week In Pop, Stereogum's new weekly pop column. I'll be here every Thursday with a look at mainstream pop music via essays,…
Chris DeVille | January 9, 2014 - 2:03 pm

Daft Punk To Perform With Stevie Wonder At The Grammys

We reported in December that Daft Punk were planning a performance at this year's Grammy Awards telecast, the duo's first TV performance since they backed…
Tom Breihan | January 6, 2014 - 9:23 am

Hangout 2013 Sunday: Stevie Wonder, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Best Coast, & More

You don't throw a music festival on the beach and neglect to invite Best Coast. Gulf Shores isn't what Bethany Cosentino had in mind when…
Chris DeVille | May 20, 2013 - 12:32 pm
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