Wednesday, August 08, 2007


He's an icon, an indisputable musical genius, and an extraordinarily influential figure. Now the wonder that is Stevie Wonder can be heard on his first single-CD collection to feature only #1 hits. The 20-selection "Stevie Wonder Number 1's" (Motown/UMe), released August 21, 2007, leads the latest group of albums in the new platinum-selling "Number 1's" series from UMe (see below), all of which are available only in earth friendly and fully recyclable eco-paks. "Stevie Wonder Number 1's," his most up-to-date career-spanning single disc, brings together more than 40 years of classic as well as contemporary #1's, from 1963 to 2005, each track digitally remastered.

His first chart-topper, "Fingertips Part 2" (#1 R&B/#1 Pop), led to two other #1's from the '60s -- "Uptight (Everything's Alright)" (#1 R&B) and "I Was Made To Love Her" (#1 R&B). The '70s kicked off with his first self-produced #1, "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" (#1 R&B), and continued with a slew of songs from immortal ballads to monster jams that helped define the decade: "Superstition" (#1 R&B/#1 Pop), "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life" (#1 Pop/#1 Adult Contemporary), "Higher Ground" (#1 R&B), "Living For The City" (#1 R&B), "You Haven't Done Nothing" (#1 R&B/#1 Pop), "Boogie On Reggae Woman" (#1 R&B), "I Wish" (#1 R&B/#1 Pop), "Sir Duke" (#1 R&B/#1 Pop) and "Send One Your Love" (#1 Adult Contemporary). The '80s brought "Master Blaster (Jammin')" (#1 R&B), "That Girl" (#1 R&B), "I Just Called To Say I Love You" (#1 R&B/#1 Pop/#1 Adult Contemporary), "Part-Time Lover" (the first single ever to be #1 R&B/#1 Pop/#1 Adult Contemporary/#1 Dance), "Overjoyed" (#1 Adult Contemporary) and "Skeletons" (1 R&B). "Stevie Wonder Number 1's" wraps up with "So What The Fuss" (#1 Urban Adult Contemporary) from his most recent album, 2005's "A Time To Love."

"Stevie Wonder Number 1's" is the latest addition to the "Number 1's" brand which launched in April 2007. Following on August 28 will be "Number 1's" for R&B and Pop superstars the Jackson 5 (including hits from The Jacksons and Michael Jackson) and Kool & The Gang; country greats Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty; and genre collections covering Classic Rock (The Who, Rod Stewart, Doobie Brothers, Elton John, Guess Who, etc.), Modern Rock (INXS, Hole, Alien Ant Farm, Smash Mouth, etc.), Hard Rock (Poison, Whitesnake, Deep Purple, Scorpions, etc.) and Classic Disco (Village People, Irene Cara, Edwin Starr, etc.).

August 23 San Diego, CA - Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay
August 25 Lake Tahoe, NV - Harvey's Lake Tahoe Outdoor Amphitheatre
August 26 Concord, CA - Sleep Train Pavilion At Concord
August 28 Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl
August 30 Troutdale, OR - McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater
August 31 Woodinville, WA - Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
September 4 Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery
September 5 Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
September 10 Chicago, IL - Charter One Pavilion @ Northerly Isl.
September 12 Rochester Hills, MI - Meadow Brook Music Festival
September 14 Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheatre
September 16 Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Pavilion
September 18 New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
September 20 Boston, MA - Bank Of America Pavilion

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