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Stevie Wonder earns Israel's prestigious Wolf Prize

 

February 19, 2021

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Singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder in 2015.

(JNS) - Legendary singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder was awarded Israel's prestigious Wolf Prize on Tuesday along with a group of laureates in the arts and sciences.

The "Superstition" singer received the award for "his tremendous contribution to music and society enriching the lives of entire generations of music lovers," according to a statement from Israeli President Reuven Rivlin's office.

Wonder, 70, is only the second black recipient to receive the Wolf Prize in the music field, following opera singer Jessye Norman. He shares the music award with Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth.

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