Beyoncé and Ed Sheeran pay tribute to Stevie Wonder
The 9-minute medley included Fingertips Master Blaster (Jammin') and Higher Ground
Stevie Wonder was celebrated by some of music's biggest stars Monday night in a special broadcast honouring the legendary 64-year-old singer-songwriter.
The CBS broadcast, Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life —recorded the day before the 2015 Grammys—featured stellar performances from big name acts such as Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga and Annie Lennox.
But it was a 9-minute medley from Beyoncé featuring Ed Sheeran and Gary Clark Jr. that really brought the house down.
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Wearing a eye-catching black and gold mini-dress, Beyoncé launched into the tribute with a rocking rendition of Wonder's 1963 hit Fingertips. Ed Sheeran funked it up, joining the Queen Bey for a reggae-flavoured version of Master Blaster (Jammin') before Gary Clark Jr. joined the mix for a dazzling performance of Higher Ground.
Guest of honour
Other performers included:
- John Legend
- Andrea Bocelli
- Babyface & Ariana Grande
- The Band Perry
- India.Arie, Janelle Monáe & Jill Scott
- Pharrell Williams & Ryan Tedder
- Jennifer Hudson
- Aisha Morris & Ne-Yo
- The Sky
Watch the 9-minute medley in the video link above.
With files from The Associated Press