The Billboard Music Awards brought some soul to Sin City on Sunday. Alicia Keys joined her idol Stevie Wonder on stage for a medley of hits including “Higher Ground,” “Overjoyed,” and “Superstitious,” before presenting the Billboard Icon Award to him.
“He inspired me to reach for higher places on the piano and within myself,” said the R&B songstress. “Thank you for bringing our world so much wonder, thank you for bringing us so much joy, thank you for bringing us so much soul.”
Wonder, who recently turned 62, asked his duet partner to sing “Empire State of Mind” to him for his birthday and called for peace and love. “We can change the world by being as one,” he said.