One of the greatest musicians of all time was born Stevland Hardaway Judkins 62 years ago today. Because of Stevie Wonder I don’t sing “Happy Birthday” any other way than his.
In honor of Mr. Wonderful being such a legendary singer, songwriter and producer, he is this year’s recipient of the Billboard Icon Award. The honor will be presented at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, which airs live May 20 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET. (source)
Madonna, Rihanna, Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, Jay Z, Christina Aguilera, Sting, Mary J Blige, Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake and of course Wyclef Jean were among a long list of celebrities that sang an inspirational song for the benefit of Haiti.
I have two gripes. Although I usually like Rihanna’s style I thought she could’ve been dressed more appropriate for this occasion. Lets put on some clothes shall we and not look like you about to crack the whip on your new boy toy.
Beyonce was fully dressed but I think the word halo and the song halo have two different messages. Although it was performed nicely, I don’t think that just because she added “Haiti I can feel your halo” makes it make any sense. She did the same thing when MJ died, MJ I can feel your halo. Maybe the Destiny’s Child “Stand up for Love” would’ve been better for Haiti. I guess she meant well.
Wyclef Jean’s performance
Jay Z, Bono, and Rhianna performance
Beyonce performs Halo