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Stevie Wonder confirms first new albums in eight years

Stevie Wonder confirms first new albums in eight years

Stevie Wonder has confirmed his plans to release two new albums in 2014, and is working on a third, reports AP.

The albums are titled When The World Began, a collaboration with producer David Foster, and Ten Billion Hearts.

He also plans to fulfil a promise he made to his mother Lula, who died in 2006, to record a gospel album in her memory.

When The World Began will include reworked versions of several of Wonder's hits played with a symphony orchestra.

Meanwhile, Wonder is due to play his 1976 album Songs In The Key Of Life in its entirety on December 21 at his annual Los Angeles charity concert.

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