Ribbon in the Sky

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"Ribbon in the Sky"
Single by Stevie Wonder
from the album Original Musiquarium
B-side "Secret Life of Plants"
"Black Orchid"
Released June 13, 1982
Format 7", 12"
Recorded October 1981
Genre R&B, Soul, Jazz
Length 5:50
Label Tamla
Songwriter(s) Stevie Wonder
Producer(s) Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder singles chronology
"Ebony and Ivory"
(1982)
"Ribbon in the Sky"
(1982)
"Used To Be"
(1982)
"Ebony and Ivory"
(1982)
"Ribbon in the Sky"
(1982)
"Used To Be"
(1982)

"Ribbon in the Sky" is a hit 1982 R&B single released by Tamla/Motown star and American singer Stevie Wonder. The ballad was first featured on the greatest hits album, Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium I, and charted at #54 pop and #10 R&B when it was released. In February 1983, Wonder was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 25th Grammy Awards. Wonder performed a version of the song at Whitney Houston's funeral on February 18, 2012.

Cover versions[edit]

It has been covered by Intro, Boyz II Men, 2 Men 4 Soul and Ivete Sangalo,[1] as well as being sampled by Will Smith and featured in Diana Ross's Central Park Concert. The intro is also sampled in Jamal's "Keep it Real".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-04-09. Retrieved 2010-04-06. 

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