Born Stevland Hardaway Judkins in Michigan, Stevie began playing music at a very young age, teaching himself how to play various instruments and singing with his church choir. By eleven, he had already signed a deal with Motown Records' Tamla Records.
At the age of thirteen, Wonder became the youngest recording artist to reach the top spot on the Billboard Charts in 1966, with "Fingertips, Pt. 2".
To date, Wonder has received 25 Grammy Awards, and has used his music as a vehicle for social change. His song "Happy Birthday" was actually a call to make Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday into a public holiday - which 40th US President Ronald Reagan signed into law in 1983.