It was a total celebrity takeover last night at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live to honor musical genius Stevie Wonder. Peep pics of Jill Scott, Janelle Monae, India Arie, John Legend, Jennifer Hudson and a slew of other YBF celebs hitting the stage inside…
Last night, music icon Stevie Wonder was honored by a slew of celebs and the Grammys in a two-hour special as they performed many of his classic hits as a tribute to his musical legacy.
Songs In The Key of Life is one of Stevie’s best-selling and most critically acclaimed albums of his career, where he won the GRAMMY for the coveted Album of the Year award in 1977.
The musical genius was joined on stage last night by his good friend Gladys Knight as the YBF stars reflected on his renowned legacy. Stevie also took the stage to perform “Superstitious” and “You Are the Sunshine of My Life”, like only he could.
Opening the show, Beyonce walked down the aisle to the stage performing Stevie’s hit “Fingertips,” his first hit single on Motown. Soon after, she was joined on stage by British star Ed Sheeran to belt out “Master Blaster” and “Higher Ground”. Peep all of her performance pics and videos HERE in our previous post.
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Bey also caught up with the Empress of Soul Gladys Knight in the audience.
Three soulful sisters Jill Scott, Janelle Monae and India Arie hit the stage to perform the classic hit “As”. LOVES.
And Janelle kept it funky busting a few moves.
Looking chic in all black, Jennifer Hudson blessed the stage with her powerful vocals. By the way, the “Walk It Out” singer will be making her Broadway debut soon as Shug Avery in The Color Purple.
Stevie Wonder’s daughter Aisha was joined on stage by Ne-Yo to sing a tribute to her father. A performance of “Isn’t She Lovely”. The song holds a special place in her heart since Stevie wrote and dedicated the song to her after she was born. Aww….
Grammy Award winning singer John Legend crooned some soulful tunes as he provided the melody behind a piano.
Pharrell, who recently nabbed three Grammy Awards at this year’s ceremony, and OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder sang “Don’t Worry ‘Bout a Thing”.
Babyface and Ariana Grande serenaded the audience with “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours”.
LL Cool J took the stage to speak highly of the legendary singer.
Annie star Jamie Foxx was also spoke a few words.
Tyler Perry was on hand to present the coming acts.
“Wiggle” singer Jason Derulo also said a few words about the beloved singer.
And former “Saturday Night Live” comedian Maya Rudolph gave a speech.
Catch the two-hour tribute special when it airs on CBS February 16th. We are SO there.