The two sang "Higher Ground" together with Wonder behind the keyboard and Stapleton on guitar. The singers swapped verses and shared the time-tested chorus during a fiery performance that sent a crowd of peers and admirers howling from the first note onward.
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The performance came as part of a Motown medley that included "The Way You Do The Things You Do," and "The Tears of a Clown" alongside sharp-dressed icon Smokey Robinson.
Together, Wonder and Stapleton have 32 Grammy Award wins — 25 for the former and eight for the latter; Wonder returns to the Grammy stage during a busy weekend that also included surprising Robinson and Motown architect Berry Gordy at the MusicCares Persons of the Year gala Friday evening.
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