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Wednesday
Nov142012

Stevie Wonder Performing Tribute to Dick Clark at Sunday's American Music Awards

UN Photo/JC McIlwaineStevie Wonder will perform a tribute to Dick Clark on the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards, set to air Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.  Clark, who passed away in April, created the American Music Awards in 1973.

An 11-time American Music Awards winner, Wonder received his first two honors at the inaugural telecast of the AMA ceremony.  His song "Superstition" was named the Favorite Soul/R&B Single, and Stevie himself was named Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist.  In 1982, Wonder went on to receive an Award of Merit, an honor that also has been extended to icons including Elvis Presley, Paul McCartney, The Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, Michael Jackson, Neil Diamond and James Brown.

Previously announced performers at this year's American Music Awards show include Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Ke$ha, Linkin Park, Nicki Minaj, No Doubt, Taylor Swift and Usher.