It seems for Daft Punk’s second GRAMMY performance — their first being back in 2008 — they’re bringing along a few of their famous friends.
For the first time in his illustrious career, Stevie Wonder will perform his critically-acclaimed No.1 album ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ in its entirety for his 18th Annual House Full of Toys benefit concert.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Alicia Keys, Kings of Leon, John Mayer, Elvis Costello and Stevie Wonder were set to appear Saturday at the Global Citizen Festival concert in Central Park.
Say goodbye to the “My Heart Will Go On” Celine Dion you used to know and love, and say hello to a more EDM-influenced Celine.
Pretty much everything you love about Stevie Wonder is here: romantic songs and social commentary; soaring ballads and badass funk. It features Stevie as a one-man band and also shows him collaborating with others (including backing singer Lani Groves, bassist Willie Weeks, and guitarist Dean Parks). He croons sweetly, and he belts it out with righteous fury. He gets experimental with the then-new ARP synthesizer, but also he also plays beautiful piano. And let’s not forget his relentlessly funky drumming.
At a concert in Quebec City on Sunday (July 14), Wonder announced that he would no longer be performing in Florida until the controversial Stand Your Ground Law, which says a person may justifiably use force in self-defense if there is reasonable belief that they are being threatened, was “abolished.”
“These four headlining artists are willing to play for free because they believe this generation wants to see the end of extreme poverty,” said Hugh Evans, cofounder and CEO of Global Poverty Project.
“’Gospel Inspired By Lula’, [is] a gospel album I’m doing in tribute to my mother. I promised her I would do it. She always wanted me to do it before she passed away,” he said.
This week’s episode of Glee is a tribute to Stevie Wonder with the whole New Directions gang putting their own spin on some of the singer’s greatest hits.
For over five decades, legendary music producer Quincy Jones has lent his talents to some of the most notable songs and albums in history. To recognize his 80th birthday, Jones was honored by many of those he influenced in the first of four birthday celebrations taking place this summer.