Stevie Wonder is often hailed as a “musical genius“, he is one of the best-selling musicians of all time, with sales of over 100 million records worldwide. A virtual one-man band, his use of synthesizers and further electronic musical instruments during the 1970s reshaped the conventions of R&B.
He also helped drive the genre into the album era, crafting his LPs as cohesive, consistent socially conscious statements with complex compositions. Wonder has been credited as a pioneer and influence to musicians of various genres including rhythm and blues, pop, soul, gospel, funk, and jazz.
Although Blowin‘ in the Wind” is a song written by Bob Dylan in 1962. and released as a single and included on his album The Freewheelin’, Stevie Wonder’s version also carried its weight in popularity.