Wonder

Wonder

[wuhn-der]
Wonder, Stevie, 1950-, American singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist, b. Saginaw, Mich., as Steveland Hardaway Judkins (changed to Steveland Hardaway Morris, 1961). Blind from birth, he played the piano at seven and the drums and harmonica at nine, and as a boy sang in a church choir. He was discovered in 1961, signed by Motown Records, and made his debut (1962) as "Little Stevie Wonder." He had his first number-one hit, "Fingertips (Part 2)" in 1963. A prodigiously talented musician and songwriter and a superb arranger and producer, Wonder was a pioneer in the use of synthesizers. His music fuses pop, rock, rhythm and blues, and soul with such other genres as gospel, jazz, and reggae. Among his hits are "My Cherie Amour" (1969), "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" (1970), "Superstition" (1972), "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" (1973), "Living for the City" (1973), and "I Just Called to Say I Love You" (1984, Academy Award). He alos has cowritten, collaborated, and recorded with many of the major pop stars of his era.

See biographies by J. Swenson (1986), M. E. Horn (1996), and M. Beyer (2002); J. E. Perone< The Sound of Stevie Wonder: His Words and Music (2006).

h-wonder is a composer and arranger born in Japan. He first debuted in 1995 under his birth name, .

In June 1998, he stopped being a solo artist and changed his name to h-wonder and became a composer. One of his notable collaborations is with Maaya Sakamoto and BoA.

Discography

Singles

Albums

Collaborations

  • ON/OFF - Arranger
    • ふたつの鼓動と赤い罪 Futatsu no Kodou to Akai Tsumi - Opening for ヴァンパイア騎士 Vampire Knight
  • Maaya Sakamoto - Composer and arranger
  • BoA - Composer and arranger for some songs
    • - Arranger
  • Notes: This song is the ending theme for the anime series InuYasha.
    • - Arranger
    • Quincy - Arranger
    • KEY OF HEART - Composer and arranger
    • Beautiful Flowers - Arranger
  • MAX - Arranger
    • Spring rain
  • Kōmi Hirose - Arranger
    • Velvet
    • The Shining Story
    • sayonara
  • Folder5 - Composer and arranger for some songs
    • FAKE - Composer and arranger
    • Magical Eyes-mochi2wondermix - Arranger

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