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The following are some of the Awards and Recognitions bestowed on Stevie Wonder as a result of his artistic and philanthropic works.

Year Award Award Body
1969 US Distinguished Service Award US Government
1974 Presidential Award National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers
1983 Induction Song Writers Hall of Fame
1984 Founders Award ASCAP
1985 Artist of the Decade National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers
1985 Best Original Song (I Just Called to Say I Love You) Academy Award - Oscar
1985 Best Original Song - Motion Picture (I Just Called to Say I Love You) Golden Globe
1986 W.C. Handy Award for "Outstanding Humanitarian Efforts" Black Gold Awards
1987 Honorary Doctorate in Music (Mus.D) Brown University
1989 Induction Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
1990 Honorary Global Founders “Don’t Drive Drunk” Award Recording Artists Against Drunk Driving
1994 Star Unveiled Hollywood Walk of Fame
1996 Lifetime Achievement Award National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences
1998 Ambassador of Peace Award United Nations
1999 Polar Music prize The Royal Swedish Academy of Music
1999 MusiCares Person of the Year GRAMMY Awards committee
1999 Kennedy Center Honor Kennedy Center
2000 Lifetime Achievement Award Rhythm & Blues Foundation Pioneer Awards
2001 Lifetime Achievement Award Ivor Novello Awards (UK)
2002 Lifetime Achievement Award Songwriters Hall Of Fame
2003 Walk of Fame Honor BET Honors
2004 Artistic Achievement award T.J. Martell Foundation
2004 Lifetime Achievement 2004 Billboard Century Award
2005 Lifetime Achievement Award City of Detroit
2006 Michigan Walk of Fame Michigan State
2006 National Artistic Achievement Award A Capitol Fourth
2006 Maria Fisher Founder's Award for Public Service Thelonius Monk Institute
2006 Lifetime Achievement Freedom Award Civil Rights Museum
2006 Legends in Songwriting Award Clive Davis Award
2007 American Troubadour Award ASCAP
2007 Living Legend Award American Society of Young Musicians
2007 Lifetime Achievement Award National Civil Rights Museum
2007 Hope of Los Angeles Award City of Los Angeles
2008 Hall of Fame Award National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People
2008 Gershwin Prize Library of Congress
2009 Spirit Award Montreal Jazz Festival
2009 UN Messenger of Peace United Nations
2010 Living Legend Award California's African American Museum
2010 AAPD Image Award The American Association of People with Disabilities
2010 Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres France's Arts & Literature Award
2010 Honorary Doctorate The Oberlin College
2011 Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree Tulane University
2011 Hall of Fame Induction The Apollo Theater
2012 Musical Arts Award BET Honors
2012 Icon Award Billboard
2013 Service to America Leadership Award National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF)
2013 Distinguished Individual Award The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF)
2013 Music Makes One Global Ambassador Award Mnet Asian Music Awards
2014 Epitome of Soul Award The Consortium Mmt (Memphis Music Town)
2014 ASCAP Centennial Award American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
2014 The President's Medal of Freedom Bestowed by an act of U.S. Congress — The highest civilian award of the United States
2017 Honorary Degree Yale University
2022 Honorary Doctorate Wayne State University
2022 Icon Award NAACP Legal Defense Fund


To date Stevie Wonder has won a total of 25 Grammy awards, including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Year Category Awarded For
1973 Best Rhythm & Blues Song Superstition
1973 Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male Superstition
1973 Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male You are the Sunshine of My Life
1973 Album of the Year Innervisions
1973 Best Producer Innervisions
1974 Best Rhythm & Blues Song Living for the City
1974 Best Male R&B Vocal Performance Boogie On Reggae Woman
1974 Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Fulfillingness' First Finale
1974 Album of the Year Fulfillingness' First Finale
1974 Best Producer Fulfillingness' First Finale
1976 Best Male R&B Vocal Performance I Wish
1976 Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Songs in the Key of Life
1976 Best Producer Songs in the Key of Life
1976 Album of the Year Songs in the Key of Life
1985 Best Male R&B Vocal Performance In Square Circle
1986 Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
(awarded to Dionne Warwick, Elton John, Gladys Knight and Wonder
That's What Friends Are For
1995 Best Rhythm & Blues Song For Your Love
1995 Best Male R&B Vocal Performance For Your Love
1996 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award General
1998 Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s)
(awarded to Herbie Hancock, Robert Sadin, and Wonder)
St. Louis Blues
1998 Best Male R&B Vocal Performance St. Louis Blues
2002 Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
(awarded to Take 6 and Wonder)
Love's in Need of Love Today
2005 Best Male Pop Vocal Performance From the Bottom of My Heart
2005 Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
(awarded to Beyoncé and Wonder)
So Amazing
2006 Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
(awarded to Tony Bennett and Wonder)
For Once In My Life