Usher performs with Stevie Wonder at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles February 8, 2015.
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Usher previewed CBS’ upcoming nationally-televised Stevie Wonder special by performing a Songs in the Key of Life classic.
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For the Grammy crowd, Usher covered “If It’s Magic” from Stevie’s 1976 opus. His rendition stayed true to the original, with his own vocals and some elegant, minimal harp-playing providing the only backing. Watch until the send to see Wonder himself pop out to greet Usher.
Wonder, a 25-time Grammy winner, is the subject of a two-hour tribute show set for Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Feb. 10, with artists like Usher, Janelle Monáe, Chris Martin, Willie Nelson, and Ed Sheeran covering the classics. The show will air Feb. 16 from 9 to 11 p.m. (ET) on CBS.