Stevie Wonder To Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

24 November 2014, 09:44 | Updated: 24 November 2014, 09:46

Stevie Wonder

Later today, Motown favourite Stevie Wonder will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama.

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the US’s highest civilian honour, presented to individuals who have made incredible contributions to the security or national interests of the US, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavours.

Wonder will receive his award at the White House on November 24th, alongside eighteen other individuals.

President Obama said, "I look forward to presenting these nineteen bold, inspiring Americans with our Nation’s highest civilian honour. From activists who fought for change to artists who explored the furthest reaches of our imagination; from scientists who kept America on the cutting edge to public servants who help write new chapters in our American story, these citizens have made extraordinary contributions to our country and the world."

Watch Stevie Wonder performing live below, singing his classics 'Isn't She Lovely' and 'Sunshine Of My Life':