John Legend paid tribute to one of his favorite artists, Stevie Wonder, and expressed his adoration for him in a heartfelt message in honor of his 70th birthday.
"Happy 70th birthday to the greatest solo artist of all time. We love you, Stevie!"
In the photo, both Stevie and Legend were dressed in all-black ensembles while shaking each other's hands as they posed for the camera.
One fan joined Legend in sending Wonder well wishes, and said, "Happy Birthday Stevie! True Legend!!" Another fan shared their admiration for both artists and gushed, "amen to you both. Who are #legends." Another person also shared their appreciation of their musical talent.
Wonder was born in Saginaw, Michigan. He discovered his passion for music at an early age, and at 12-years-old he performed at Harlem's Apollo Theater for his music debut.
With a record-breaking 25 Grammy Awards under his belt, Wonder has performed with other great artists, including Smokey Robinson, Bill Withers. In 1982 he co-wrote the classic "Ebony and Ivory" with the Beatles, Paul McCartney.
According to the New York Post, Wonder revealed in a previous interview that he hoped his music would shine a positive light on the world and encourage people to spread the same message.
In 2018, he helped Legend spread his holiday message when he featured on the singer's first Christmas album titled "A Legendary Christmas." He played his harmonica on the song, "What Christmas Means to Me."
Legend is following Wonder's vision of spreading positivity with the release of his latest single, "Bigger Love." In an interview with PEOPLE, he revealed:
"I just hope it gives people a moment to feel good. Hopefully it can give people a bit of a lift and bring some light to these dark times."
The song is featured on Legend's upcoming album, which is to be released in June. He said that the vision behind the video is to spread the message of "love, hope, and resilience" amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The visual for the song features people from around, which he noted shows the purpose of the song in that he hopes the song will help people to connect during these difficult times.
April 04, 2020