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Stevie Wonder Slated To Release New Album A Time To Love on May 3rd

Monday March 7, 7:00 am ET

First Single ''So What The Fuss'' Goes To Radio Stations Early March

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 7, 2005--"So What the Fuss," Stevie Wonder's new single will hit radio stations in early March, the initial release from his much anticipated new album, A Time To Love, which is scheduled to be in stores on May 3rd.

"A Time To Love is a statement within itself," Wonder has said of the new disc. "There's been a time for war, a time to imprison, a time to hurt and break down. More than ever we need a time to love."

Sylvia Rhone, President of Motown/Executive Vice President of Universal Records, hails Wonder's album as both a watershed moment for the artist, and for the music industry as a whole. "It's a vital album by an indispensable artist at the height of his creative powers," stated Ms. Rhone. "Each song stands as a vibrant entry point to the cultural and musical pulse that Stevie has had his finger on for more than 40 years."

Stevie Wonder has remained one of the truly essential artists of our lifetime. Winner of 22 Grammy awards, as well as an Academy Award, creator of more than 25 #1 Pop and R&B hits, with more than 70 million records sold, the youngest-ever Kennedy Center honouree and recipient of hundreds of awards -including the 2004 Billboard Century Award - the Michigan native emerged as the definitive artist of Motown's golden era to become one of the most prolific singer/songwriters in music history. Cited by a new generation of urban and hip hop artists as one of today's seminal musical and cultural influences, Wonder is also recognized for putting a human face on countless social issues. A tireless champion for political and social justice, Wonder was the pre-eminent force behind the Martin Luther King holiday and USA For Africa, as well as helping to raise awareness about the AIDS epidemic and the scourge of Apartheid in South Africa. A leading voice in the fight against world hunger, Wonder also put his highly personal touch to his own causes here at home, including his annual House Full Of Toys Benefit Concert.