Beyoncé and Ed Sheeran pay tribute to Stevie Wonder

Beyoncé was joined on stage by Ed Sheeran and Gary Clark Jr. in a 9-minute medley honouring Stevie Wonder.

The 9-minute medley included Fingertips Master Blaster (Jammin') and Higher Ground

Recording artists Ed Sheeran, left, and Beyoncé perform onstage during Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life - An All-Star Grammy Salute at the Nokia Theatre L.A. on Feb. 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The show aired Monday night on CBS. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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.

Can't see the video? Watch it here

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

Legendary recording artist Stevie Wonder brought the house down performing some of his greatest hits. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)
Stevie Wonder, the guest of honour and 25-Grammy award winner, brought the audience to their feet when he took to the stage to perform a string of his greatest hits. 

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


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