Stevie Wonder's Grammy Wins

by Nancy Hayden

The multi-talented Stevie Wonder is no stranger to the Grammys. Wonder began recording music for Berry Gordy on the Motown label in 1962. He was 12 years old. Since then, Stevie has enjoyed a long and storied career; he has taken home 22 Grammy awards (as of June 2011) for singing, songwriting and producing.

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1973

When it came to hit songs and Grammys, Stevie Wonder was a force to be reckoned with in the 1970s; he won a total of 12 awards. In 1973, he won a total of four Grammys for two separate albums. He won Best R&B; Song and Best Vocal Performance for "Superstition," as well as Best Pop Vocal for "You Are the Sunshine of My Life." Both songs were from the "Talking Book" album. "Innervisions" won Album of the Year in 1973.

1974

In 1974, Wonder released the album "Fulfillingness' First Finale." He won another four Grammys for the effort. He brought home Best R&B; Song for "Living for the City" and Best R&B; Vocal Performance for "Boogie On Reggae Woman." The album also won Best Pop Vocal Performance and Album of the Year awards.

1976

In 1976, Wonder won another four Grammy awards for the album "Songs in the Key of Life." Stevie was the Producer of the Year, and he won for Best Pop Vocal Performance. The record won Album of the Year, and his single "I Wish" won Best R&B; Vocal Performance.

1980s

Stevie was back at the Grammys in the 1980s. In 1985, he won the Best R&B; Vocal Performance Grammy for his album "In Square Circle." The following year, he won again for Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group for the song "That's What Friends Are For." He won along with Dionne Warwick, Elton John and Gladys Knight.

1990s

Stevie continued to explore and expand his musical interests in the 1990s. In 1995, his song "For Your Love" won two awards, for Best R&B; Song and Best R&B; Vocal Performance. In 1998, Wonder teamed up with Herbie Hancock for the song "St. Louis Blues." The two won a Grammy for Best Instrumental Arrangement, and Wonder won for Best R&B; Vocal Performance.

2000s

The 2000s were the decade of collaboration for Stevie Wonder. In 2002, he joined the group Take 6 to release the song "Love's In Need of Love Today." Together, they won a Grammy for Best R&B; Performance by a Duo or Group. In 2005, Wonder and Beyonce Knowles won Best R&B; Performance by a Duo or Group for "So Amazing." That same year, Stevie won Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "From the Bottom of My Heart." In 2006, he collaborated with Tony Bennett on "For Once in My Life." The two won for Best Pop Collaboration.

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