- Music icon, Stevie Wonder, has been recognised for his contribution to music in Israel
- The music veteran was awarded the prestigious Wolf Prize in the country
- Austrian music composer, Olga Neuwirth, also bagged the same award as Wonder
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American music icon, Stevland Hardaway Morris popularly known as Stevie Wonder, has joined the list of renowned entertainers who have been honoured with one of Israel’s prestigious prizes.
According to reports by Associated Press, the singer-songwriter on Tuesday, February 9, was awarded the Wolf Prize alongside some other respectable names in the arts and sciences who were given the same recognition.
The same media reports that a statement from President Reuven Rivlin’s office noted that the American musician was recognised for “his tremendous contribution to music and society enriching lives of entire generations of music lovers.”
The award is usually given out by The Wolf Foundation; a state-owned entity, in recognition of talents who have promoted excellence in science and arts through their crafts.
Also sharing the award with Wonder is Austrian composer, Olga Neuwirth.
The recipients will be receiving the awards at their residence as opposed to getting them at a ceremony in Israel's parliament.
It was previously reported that thousands of dedicated fans and supporters of the music icon flooded social media in a mood of celebration as the respected musician clocked the age of 70 on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.
Many took to their pages with photos, videos of the award-winning music icon in celebration of Wonder's new age.
Also in the mood of marking the icon, a series of pictures and videos were compiled that captured his interesting journey in the music industry since his emergence.
Some of the images captured the legendary musician performing on stage while others showed Wonder with some of his friends in the industry.
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