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"Ribbon in the Sky" is a hit 1982 R&B single released by Tamla/Motown star and American singer Stevie Wonder. The ballad was first featured on the 1982 greatest hits album, Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium I, and charted at #54 pop and #10 R&B when it was released. [1]

"Ribbon in the Sky"
Ribbon in the Sky - Stevie Wonder.jpg
Single by Stevie Wonder
from the album Original Musiquarium
B-side
  • "Secret Life of Plants"
  • "Black Orchid"
ReleasedJune 13, 1982
Format7", 12"
RecordedOctober 1981
GenreR&B, soul, jazz, soul jazz, smooth soul
Length5:50
LabelTamla
Songwriter(s)Stevie Wonder
Producer(s)Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder singles chronology
"Ebony and Ivory"
(1982)
"Ribbon in the Sky"
(1982)
"Used To Be"
(1982)

In February 1983, Wonder was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 25th Grammy Awards. Wonder performed a version of the song at Whitney Houston's funeral on February 18, 2012.

Cover versionsEdit

It has been covered by Dennis Brown, Intro, Boyz II Men, 2 Men 4 Soul, Lloydie Crucial and Ivete Sangalo,[2] as well as being sampled by Will Smith and featured in Diana Ross's 1983 Central Park Concert (released 2012). The intro is also sampled in Jamal's "Keep it Real".

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 636.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-04-09. Retrieved 2010-04-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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