White House to honour Stevie Wonder with concert later this month

February 15th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI  

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London, February 15 (ANI): The White House is all set to honour legendary American singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder with a concert later this month.
A spokesperson for US President Barack Obama has revealed that a Library of Congress Award will be conferred on the singer on February 25.
The gig will go out on the PBS network the next day as part of its Performance at the White House series, reports the BBC.
It may be significant to note here that Wonder performed at the Democratic National Convention in Denver on the night Obama accepted his party”’’s nomination.
More than 70 million albums of Wonder have been sold ever since he was signed by Motown Records, at the age of 11.
He even won an Oscar in 1985 for his best known song I Just Called To Say I Love You.
He was honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the Grammys in 1996, and inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two years later.
In 2005, he released his first album in 10 years titled A Time to Love, which debuted at number five on the US album charts.
The album has sold 469,000 copies to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
In 2007 he embarked on his first tour of the US in 10 years, and followed that with a number of sell-out gigs across Europe in 2008. (ANI)

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