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Saturday, April 15 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Higher Ground: A Keynote Interview and Award Presentation with Stevie Wonder

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Since the age of 12, when he scored his first #1 hit, “Fingertips,” as a child prodigy, Stevie Wonder has created a phenomenal life in music. From his pioneering Motown era in the ‘60s to his ambitious, socially-conscious music of the ‘70s to his chart-topping success in the ‘80s and beyond, Wonder has written one monumental song after another: “Superstition,” “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours,” “Isn’t She Lovely,” “Sir Duke,” “You Are the Sunshine of My Life,” “My Cherie Amour,” “Higher Ground,” “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing,” “For Once In My Life,” “Living for the City,” “I Just Called to Say I Love You,” “Master Blaster (Jammin’)” and so many more. He has recorded more than 30 US top ten hits, received 25 Grammy Awards and sold more than 100 million records worldwide. His talents as a singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist are legendary, inspiring music creators for decades. By combining those gifts with his mission as an activist, philanthropist and humanitarian, he has made a profound social impact on the lives of millions of people around the world. Don’t miss this opportunity to get unprecedented insight into the mind and spirit of a true musical genius. At this session, ASCAP President Paul Williams will present Wonder with the inaugural ASCAP Key of Life Award, honoring him for his incredible musical legacy. In the future, the award will be presented to songwriters and composers who best exemplify Wonder’s legacy through their commitment to the art form he has elevated through his talent, dedication and unparalleled heart.

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Janelle Monáe

Wondaland Arts Society/Bad Boy Records/Atlantic, Singer, Songwriter, Performer, Producer, Actress
"Janelle Monáe (Wondaland Arts Society/Bad Boy Records/Atlantic) – Janelle Monáe is a Multi-Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, performer, producer, singer and CoverGirl spokesperson known for her unique style and groundbreaking sound. Immersed in the performing arts at a young age, she founded her record label the Wondaland Arts Society releasing the EP "Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase)." In 2010... Read More →
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Paul Williams

President, ASCAP
Paul Williams is one of the most beloved and respected music creators in the world. An Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe-winning Hall of Fame songwriter, his songs, from “We’ve Only Just Begun” and “Rainy Days and Mondays” to “An Old Fashioned Love Song” and “The Rainbow Connection,&rdquo... Read More →
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Stevie Wonder

Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Producer
American singer, songwriter, musician, and producer, Stevie Wonder is one of the most celebrated and prominent figures in popular music who, at the age of 13, was the youngest recording artist to have achieved a #1 single with “Fingertips, Part 2”, and subsequently the first to simultaneously reach #1 on Billboard's Hot 100... Read More →

Saturday April 15, 2017 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Dolby Ballroom 1-2-3 5th Floor

Attendees (355)