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Stevie Wonder honored with Detroit street in his name

Associated Press logo Associated Press 12/22/2016
Motown legend Stevie Wonder walks down Milwaukee Street, a portion of which will soon be renamed Stevie Wonder Avenue, with Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones, far left, and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, far right, during a ceremony in Detroit on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. (The Detroit News/ Daniel Mears/Detroit News via AP) © The Associated Press Motown legend Stevie Wonder walks down Milwaukee Street, a portion of which will soon be renamed Stevie Wonder Avenue, with Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones, far left, and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, far right, during a ceremony in Detroit on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. (The Detroit News/ Daniel Mears/Detroit News via AP)
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DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit roadway has been renamed for Motown legend Stevie Wonder.

Motown legend Stevie Wonder unveils the new street sign "Stevie Wonder Ave." along with Motown Museum chairwoman Robin Terry, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, City Council President Brenda Jones and Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence. during a ceremony in Detroit, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. A portion of Milwaukee Street was renamed Stevie Wonder Ave. (Daniel Mears/Detroit News via AP) © The Associated Press Motown legend Stevie Wonder unveils the new street sign "Stevie Wonder Ave." along with Motown Museum chairwoman Robin Terry, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, City Council President Brenda Jones and Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence. during a ceremony in Detroit, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. A portion of Milwaukee Street was renamed Stevie Wonder Ave. (Daniel Mears/Detroit News via AP)

The award-winning singer and songwriter attended a Wednesday ceremony to honor him, alongside hundreds of people including Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and U.S. Rep. John Conyers. Applause broke out when the sign for "Stevie Wonder Ave" was unveiled along Milwaukee Avenue, two blocks from the site of Wonder's first home in the city.

Motown legend Stevie Wonder, center left, unveils the new street sign "Stevie Wonder Avenue," a portion of Milwaukee Street, along with Motown Museum chairwoman Robin Terry, far left, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, third right, City Council President Brenda Jones, second right, and Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence, far right, during a ceremony in Detroit on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. (Daniel Mears/Detroit News via AP) © The Associated Press Motown legend Stevie Wonder, center left, unveils the new street sign "Stevie Wonder Avenue," a portion of Milwaukee Street, along with Motown Museum chairwoman Robin Terry, far left, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, third right, City Council President Brenda Jones, second right, and Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence, far right, during a ceremony in Detroit on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. (Daniel Mears/Detroit News via AP)

Wonder moved to Detroit as a child and signed with Motown Records as a boy. He said many wonderful things happened in his life because of Motown.

The artist has been awarded more than two dozen Grammy Awards during his career.

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