Motown prodigy who broke the record for Grammy Awards held by a solo artist (22), and released over 30 top ten hits during his career.
He suffered from retinopathy of prematurity, which caused his retinas to detach, and became blind; he signed with Motown Records when he was eleven.
He released the hit song, "fingertips (Pt. 2),"
when he was 13, and his album, Songs in the Key of Life, was ranked 56 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the top 500 albums of all time.
He got married to Syreeta on September 14, 1970, and after their divorce in March 1972, he married Kai Millard Morris on September 1, 2001.
He played harmonica alongside Barbra Streisand on her song, "Can't Help Loving That Man," which appeared on "The Broadway Album."
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