"Superstition" singer Stevie Wonder has won 9 AMAs since the ceremony's 1973 inception
Stevie Wonder will honor fellow musical icon Dick Clark, who died in April at 82, at the 40th Annual American Music Awards on Sunday, Dick Clark Productions — which produces the show — said Wednesday.
Clark created the American Music Awards in 1973. Wonder took home an award for Favorite Soul/R&B Single for "Superstition" that year, and has since won nine American Music Awards.
Clark protege Ryan Seacrest, who will introduce the tribute, called the performance "fitting."
"I am honored to be a part of the AMAs tribute to Dick Clark. He was a mentor, friend and a wonderful advocate for popular music, helping make it one of the cornerstones of American culture. We miss him dearly," Seacrest said. "He gave hundreds of stars their national TV debut. So, it's only fitting that one of music's legends, Stevie Wonder, will play at Sunday's tribute. It will be a great show."
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