Stevie Wonder Will Be The Hollywood Christmas Parade's Grand Marshal

by Zach Seemayer 10:43 PM PDT, October 01, 2014
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Legendary musician Stevie Wonder is going to be bringing a little extra sparkle to your holiday season!

The 22-time Grammy Award-winner has been selected to serve as the Grand Marshal of the 83rd Hollywood Annual Christmas Parade.

The Parade, which is presented by The City Of Los Angeles and the media company Associated Television International, will kick off with a star-studded concert before taking to the streets.

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The cherished traditional event is hosted, this year, by actors Dean Cain and Erik Estrada and TV personalities Laura McKenzie and Motel Williams.

In a statement released by Wonder, the singer said, "I am deeply honored to be serving as Grand Marshal of the Hollywood Christmas Parade, as 2014 is a historic one in the annuals of American history, and represents the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a landmark piece of legislation in the United States guaranteeing all citizens equal protection of the laws under the Fourteenth Amendment. It is my privilege to give back and to be a part of an American tradition like the Hollywood Christmas Parade."

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The Parade, which will be raising funds and support for the Marine Toys For Tots Foundation, begins on Sunday, November 30 at 6pm in Hollywood, California.

And, as always, the super special guest in the man in the red suit, Santa Claus himself.

Wonder recently made news for singing a tribute at the memorial service for Robin Williams. However, he isn't the only Grammy winner to be make headlines this week. Tony Bennett just set a new record for being the oldest living performer to release a No. 1 album, and last week Barbra Streisand set a different Billboard record herself. Streisand is the only performer to have a no. 1 album in each of the last 6 decades. Check out the video below to see how her style has changed just as much as her music during her career.