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Stevie Wonder paid tribute to the late Dick Clark at Sunday evening's American Music Awards.
According to Rolling Stone, Wonder sang three songs to honor the man that changed the course of television.
He tells Rolling Stone, "Truly honored to have been asked, because that spirit I knew and saw on television was his real spirit in real life. Meeting him as a person was wonderful." Adding, “He brought musicians, artists and songwriters of all the various genres together, and we perform in the spirit of music."
Ryan Secrest, Usher and Will.i.am were also on hand to pay tribute to the legend who died at the age of 82 in April, The Associated Press reports.
Seacrest spoke of the evening's program, saying it brought together exactly what Clark would want, the bringing together of some of the most popular artists and "let the music speak for itself."
Wonder sent his own message to the crowd to honor Clark before playing the songs, saying, “I remember his friendship and his kindness. I remember his love for music and his love for people…I challenge you, you as communicators, leaders, politicians, spiritual leaders: Put your love first like we musicians put our music first... Then we can be jamming until the break of dawn."