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HindustanTimes Fri,22 Aug 2014

Stevie Wonder plans 2 albums next year

AP  Los Angeles, October 30, 2013
First Published: 15:42 IST(30/10/2013) | Last Updated: 16:28 IST(30/10/2013)

Stevie Wonder plans to release two albums next year, including some newly written songs, and he's working on a third.

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The 63-year-old performer said in an interview that his first albums in eight years would be, When the World Began and Ten Billion Hearts. Wonder, who filed for divorce last year, said the new music was inspired by family, change, growth, heartbreaks.

He is also hoping to fulfill a promise to his mother Lula, who died in 2006, by recording a gospel album in her memory.

First, though, Wonder will celebrate one of his most acclaimed albums. He'll perform, Songs in the Key of Life, in its entirety for the first time December 21.

The Los Angeles concert will benefit his House Full of Toys charity.

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