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Stevie Wonder Leaves Motown After 60-Years

Stevie Wonder’s 60-year run with Motown is coming to an end. Motown is the record label that shaped generations of music and helped break some of the most iconic names in entertainment history. Stevie Wonder is from a class of Motown artists like Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and Diana Ross. Stevie first signed to Motown in 1961 at only 11-years old. The reason for Stevie's departure? He’s ready to start his own thing. Stevie Wonder will be launching his own record label.

"Even though I have left Motown, I never leave Motown," Wonder said. "That's Detroit. So I'm sure that we can figure out how we can do some things at Motown." Motown is the label that brought us Stevie’s entire catalogue of hits. From “superstition” to “Isn’t She Lovely”, Stevie Wonder has won 25 Grammy awards for his contributions to music.

Stevie held a press conference Tuesday, announcing that he would be launching his own imprint ‘So What the Fuss Records’, it will be marketed and distributed by Republic Records, which is part of Universal Music Group.

The 79-year old musician definitely has his finger on what’s hot in today’s music, his recent release "Can't Put It in The Hands of Fate" features Rapsody, Cordae, Chika and Busta Rhymes. He will be donating the proceeds of his music to Feeding America.

Wonder told fans that he is feeling the best he’s ever felt. Revealing that he received a kidney transplant. “I was blessed with a new kidney, I feel great. My voice feels great.” Stevie told fans. Joking that he felt 30-years younger, and younger than his daughter.

Here’s to continued success, happiness and good health to the music industry’s most influential artists.

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