Today, Stevie Wonder releases his eighteenth album titled ‘Songs in the Key of Life’. The album is a double LP with a four-song bonus EP. The album became among the best-selling and most critically acclaimed albums of Wonder’s career. In 2005, it was ranked number 57 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In the same year it was preserved into the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress, which called it “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
The album is certified Diamond (10 million units or more sold) in the US, Platinum (1 million or more sold) in the UK, 2x Platinum (2 million or more sold) in Canada.
On February 19, 1977, Wonder was nominated for seven Grammy Awards. Wonder won four out of seven nominations: Album of the Year, Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Producer of the Year.