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February 17, 2015

Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life-An All-Star GRAMMY Salute: Recap

Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life — An All-Star GRAMMY Salute” aired February 16 on CBS after being taped last week.

The auditorium was filled and the audience was entertained by compelling tribute performances to the legendary Stevie Wonder by Beyoncé, Pharrell Williams, Annie Lennox, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, John Legend, Ed Sheeran, Ne-Yo, Andrea Bocelli, Gary Clark Jr., Janelle Monae and India.Arie.

Some of many highlight performances were: A cover of “Higher Ground” by Beyoncé, Gary Clark Jr., and Ed Sheeran. Wonder’s “Fingertips” and “Jammin” were other tracks that Beyoncé put her stamp on. Ariana Grande and Babyface gave a falsetto’d rendition of “Signed, Sealed, Delivered.”

Paul McCartney of the Beatles also participated in the celebration. He delivered a video message to Wonder, reflecting on their relationship over the years and his early memories of the singer-songwriter.

The night would not have been complete if the legend himself did not grace the stage! Wonder closed the show performing some of his own hits such as “You Are the Sunshine of My Life,” “Ribbon in the Sky,” “Contusion,” and “Superstition.”

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E'Vonne Gipson
E'Vonne Gipson is a senior Mass Communication major at Grambling State University. She is a General Reporter for her school's newspaper "The Gramblinite" and also writes and post local news and announcements in the Communications Office for the university. Gipson is a member of The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. After graduating Gipson’s ultimate goal is to help talented people achieve their goals by gaining exposure through her writing/media and encouragement.




 
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