Last night a grateful Barack and a stunning Michelle welcomed music legend Stevie Wonder to the White House to award him the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The president made it clear that awarding the prize to Stevie was not strictly business. He said: "I think it’s fair to say that had I not been a Stevie Wonder fan, Michelle might not have dated me. We might not have married."
In fact, Barack and Michelle chose "You and I" by Stevie Wonder as their wedding song. Michelle pointed out that Stevie is doing a good job wooing the younger Obamas, too. The first lady said: "He recently performed with the Jonas Brothers, thrilling a new generation of young girls, including our own."
You can watch the award ceremony, and Stevie's performance from last night, tonight on PBS at 8 p.m. (EST). The Gershwin Prize goes to an artist whose career reflects lifetime achievement in promoting song as a vehicle of musical expression and cultural understanding. Thank you Stevie for sharing your talents with the world and bringing the loving first couple together years ago!