BALTIMORE, Md. (WJZ)–Stevie Wonder is the guest of honor tonight at an all-star Grammy salute: “Songs in the Key of Life.”

Mary Bubala has more on the tribute that airs tonight on WJZ.

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25-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder takes the stage in a surprise performance during Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life – An All-Star Grammy Salute. An impressive superstar cast of 19 artists salute the music icon’s career with songs from his stellar songbook.

“You know all these great phenomenal singers who are here tonight and a they are honoring the king of all that makes our blood go – that’s that good music of Stevie Wonder,” said Pharrell Williams.

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“Listening to the different artists performing the singers doing their thing it was like an audio Christmas,” said Stevie Wonder.

“Just such an honor to be singing for him today I remember when I saw him in person I almost had a heart attack it was at the kids choice awards and I was sitting near him and I was like oh my god that’s Stevie Wonder and now hear we are today, just so exciting.”

The all-star lineup for the historic event featured performances from great artists like Ed Sheeran, Tony Bennett, Beyoncé, Janelle Monáe, Jennifer Hudson, Annie Lennox, and Lady Gaga.

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Two time Grammy award winner LL Cool J host the very special tribute to Stevie Wonder and you can see all the amazing performances tonight right here on WJZ at 9:00 p.m.