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