65th Annual Grammy Awards: Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson Rock The Stage...Together

New R&B/Soul group WanMor and Country superstar Chris Stapleton also joined in on the fun.

Two Motown legends took to the stage during the 65th Annual Grammy Awards and the performance had everyone standing and rocking on their feet.

It has been a few years since we’ve seen Stevie Wonder, sitting effortlessly at his keyboard, but to also witness Smokey Robinson on the same stage, will be cemented in Grammy history forever. Singing a medley of Motown hits including "The Way You Do The Things You Do" and "The Tears of a Clown,” Wonder and Robinson sounded like they first did back in the early days of Motown. 

Stevie Wonder performing on stage at the Grammy Awards with R&B group WanMor.

The two were joined by Country singer/songwriter and eight-time Grammy winner Chris Stapleton who brought the slick twang of his guitar to the stage. And in a moment where legends  meet new school artists, R&B vocal group WanMor (all teenage sons of R&B great Wanya Morris from Boyz II Men) took the stage with Wonder for a rousing version of The Temptations hit, “The Way You Do the Things You Do.”

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The performance was in celebration of  Robinson and Motown founder Berry Gordy who were both recognized on Friday, (Feb. 4)  at the MusicCares Persons of the Year gala.

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: (L-R) Smokey Robinson, Berry Gordy, and Stevie Wonder attend Motown 60: A GRAMMY Celebration at Microsoft Theater on February 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
(L-R) Smokey Robinson, Berry Gordy, and Stevie Wonder

Wonder ended the special performance  with his 1973 hit "Higher Ground.”

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