Straight No Chaser has received a generous gift from music icon Stevie Wonder, who licensed his classic record, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” to the a cappella group for a funky, harmonious duet, that should certainly impress. The track will appear on the 10-member group’s upcoming fourth studio album, Under The Influence, due May 7 via Atlantic Records.
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In celebration of the 67th anniversary of the United Nations, a special concert starring Stevie Wonder will be airing on Centric TV this Saturday at 9 PM ET, and will also premiere on BET, Sunday, March 3rd at 11 AM ET.
The star-studded concert took place on October 24, 2012 in the General Assembly Hall at United Nations Headquarters in New York City. The televised celebration will feature performances by Janelle Monae, Estelle, Sting, Wyclef Jean and more, along with duets by headliner and music legend Stevie Wonder.
PJ Morton made a big splash when he dropped his brand new single “Only One,” featuring Stevie Wonder a few weeks ago. In this new clip the singer/musician talks about the making of song, which is the lead track of his upcoming album New Orleans, due out May 14. The song will hit digital retailers on February 19, if you haven’t heard it yet, listen here.
Congrats to PJ Morton! The emerging singer/songwriter/musician impressed us last year with his debut EP, ‘Following My First Mind.’ With his first release of the new year he does more than that, taking it to another level! PJ lands an unbelievably rare feature from the legendary Stevie Wonder on his new song “Only One.” Over heavy drums, the New Orleans native belts out his devotion to his sweetheart. Stevie assists on the harmonica, taking the song to another place musically, amazing.
“Stevie is my biggest influence,” he told Billboard of the collaboration. “Out of anybody, Stevie’s really the one that I studied the most growing up in music, so we literally tried everything to get him on the song. Someone who’s been working with him for years, a fan of my music, just really singlehandedly got him into the studio, recorded the song, and emailed it to me,” he said. “It’s really a bucket list dream for me. It’s a dream come true.” PJ is prepping the release of his debut album, “New Orleans,” due May 14 via Young Money.
This joint is the one! Take a listen below…
Earlier this year, we featured emerging talent, Ahsan, with his cover of “Who’s Loving You.” This week the young singer posted a new video cover performing Stevie Wonder’s classic “Ribbon In The Sky,” but turns out it wasn’t just a regular video cover for him, as the legend himself surprised young Ahsan and offered the play the keys for him. Amazing! Check it out!
The 2012 Soul Train Awards aired Sunday night on BET and Centric. The celebration of soul was filmed November 8 in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood, and honored today’s best and brightest in R&B and Soul music. Miguel took home the award for ‘Best Male R&B Artist,’ Elle Varner won ‘Best New Artist,’ Tyrese won ‘Song of the Year’ for “Stay,” although it was not aired Frank Ocean actually won ‘Album of the Year’ for ‘channel, ORANGE‘, John Legend took home the ‘Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award’ for “Tonight (Best You Ever Had)” and newcomer Leah Labelle won the ‘Centric Award.’
If you missed the show, catch all the performances below…
The 2012 Soul Train Awards were held earlier this month in Las Vegas, we showed you the photos, now take a sneak peek at of some of the performances before the show airs on Sunday, November 25, at 9 pm ET on both BET and Centric.
Elle Varner performed “Refill,” Fantasia covered Aretha Franklin’s “Don’t Play That Song (You Lied),” and Stevie Wonder closed the show with a celebratory performance.
Music icon and eleven-time American Music Award-winner Stevie Wonder, will perform a tribute to the late Dick Clark who created the ‘American Music Awards’ in 1973. Anytime Stevie Wonder hits the stage it is always a treat.
Be sure to tune in to this year’s show on Sunday, November 18, live from the NOKIA Theater in L.A. on ABC.