Stevie Wonder was the First Black Artist to Win a GRAMMY for “Album of the Year”

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Released in 1973, "Innervisions" carries some of the most iconic tunes created by the great Stevie Wonder. Not only does the album include songs like "Don't You Worry Bout a Thing" and "Higher Ground," it made history by making Stevie Wonder the first Black artist to win a GRAMMY Award for Album Of The Year. 
At the 16th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, Wonder's singly "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life" was nominated both for Record of the Year and Song of the Year and even won Best Pop Vocal Performance in the Male category. But it was Wonder's "Innervisions" album that won the day as it was the very first album by a Black artist to win a GRAMMY award.

Of course, this wouldn't be the last time Wonder would be bringing home a GRAMMY. One year later in 1975, Wonder won his second Album of the Year award for his album, "Fulfillingness' First Finale."

According to Insider, once Wonder won the same award for the third time in 1977 for his album "Songs in the Key of Life," he became one of only four artists in history to win this award so many times. The other three artists in this club are Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon, and Taylor Swift.