logo
  Instagram/vanessawilliamsofficial
Instagram/vanessawilliamsofficial

Mariah Carey, Diana Ross and Other Stars Pay Tributes to Stevie Wonder on His 70th Birthday

Olawale Ogunjimi
May 14, 2020
11:12 A.M.
Share this pen
FacebookFacebookTwitterTwitterLinkedInLinkedInEmailEmail

Music legend Stevie Wonder celebrated his 70th birthday earlier this week. While several of his celebrity friends couldn't be with him, they showered him with a lot of love on his special day.

Advertisement

There's no doubt that Stevie has had an iconic career. From his soothing voice to his skills on the piano, the music legend has been an inspiration to many. Through his career, Stevie has garnered multiple hits and accolades, including a staggering 25 Grammy Awards.

Kai Millard Morris, Kailand Morris, Stevie Wonder and Mandla Morris arrive at Kailand's 16th birthday party at Belasco Theatre on September 9, 2017. | Photo: Getty Images

Kai Millard Morris, Kailand Morris, Stevie Wonder and Mandla Morris arrive at Kailand's 16th birthday party at Belasco Theatre on September 9, 2017. | Photo: Getty Images

Advertisement

When a legend of his stature celebrates such a birthday, the tributes and greetings are sure to flood in. First amongst the celebrity tributes was Stephanie Mills, the famous singer and Broadway actress.

Advertisement

The "Dorothy" actress posted a picture of herself and Stevie in a warm embrace on Instagram yesterday. In part, Stephanie expressed her love for Stevie and everything he has done for the industry. She added:

"We must celebrate our hero's and shero's because we are losing our legends day and night. I love you Steven Morris Wonder. I lay in your arms in total peace. #HappyBirthday???"

Advertisement

Diana Ross also got in on the tributes, sharing a throwback video of herself and Stevie working in the studio. The video showed Diana and Stevie working on the iconic track, "We Are The World." In her captions, she said, "I Love You Always."

Instead of throwing a lavish party, Stevie celebrated his birthday via an Instagram jam session.

Advertisement

Of course, any celebration that Stevie is involved in will be a blast. The hitmaker has churned several classic tunes, including "I Just Called to Say I Love You" and "Signed, Sealed, Delivered."

Some of those songs have played defining roles in shaping the careers of many. Pointing out his influence, Mariah Carey said in her tribute:

"The Genius that is Stevie Wonder. We LOVE and appreciate you forever. Thank you for the soundtrack to my life. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ #steviewonder @swfamily24"

Advertisement

Sadly, unlike his wedding ceremony, he wouldn't be able to gather all his friends and family for a celebration. However, Stevie didn't let the lockdown get to him. Instead of throwing a lavish party, he celebrated his birthday via an Instagram jam session.

The session began on Wednesday night and will run for 24 hours. It will involve several celebrity DJs, including DJ D-Nice, Questlove, and DJTara, and Giles Peterson. All of them will take shifts, churning out some of Stevie's best tunes for a full day.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Minnie Riperton Took Last Breath in Her Husband's Arms at 31 — Inside Their Interracial Marriage

April 26, 2022

Billy Joel Is Happily Married to 4th Wife Who Is 33 Years His Junior & the Mom of His Youngest Kids

March 08, 2022

Bruno Mars Had to Live In a Zoo After Parents’ Divorce – He Slept in 1 Bed With His Dad & Brother

April 05, 2022

Meet Charlie Day's Stunning Wife — He Won the Chance to Talk to Her by Arm-Wrestling a Friend

January 27, 2022