Wyclef Jean, , Raphael Saadiq, Paul Schaffer, and Chick Corea for Apollo Theater Stevie Wonder Gala
(Sunshine Sachs) The Apollo Theater have announced the complete lineup for its sixth Annual Spring Gala Benefit Concert honoring Stevie Wonder, who will be inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame.
Wyclef Jean, Yolanda Adams, Melanie Fiona, Raphael Saadiq, Paul Schaffer, and Chick Corea, as well as other surprise guests, will perform during this special evening dedicated to Mr. Wonder's legacy as an artist and philanthropist. The program will be hosted by celebrated comedian and former host of Showtime at the Apollo, Sinbad.
"I am proud to be hosting this outstanding evening honoring two 'Wonders of the World': the great Stevie Wonder and the legendary Apollo Theater," said Sinbad. "In many ways, hosting this event is like going full circle in my career. There isn't a person in my time up to now that didn't want to be Stevie Wonder. Getting to meet and hang with Stevie over the years—as well as hosting Showtime at the Apollo for two years—were milestones in my life."
Stevie Wonder joins other iconic performers in the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame—musicians, artists, and entertainers whose path to fame included the Apollo—including Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones, Patti LaBelle, Smokey Robinson, James Brown, Gladys Knight, Little Richard, and Ella Fitzgerald. Each Apollo Legends Hall of Fame inductee is honored with a plaque on the Apollo Walk of Fame, installed under the Theater's iconic marquee on 125th Street in Harlem.