Courtesy of WXYZStevie Wonder was in his hometown of Detroit today to celebrate the renaming of street in his honor. According to ABC TV affiliate WXYZ, a stretch of Milwaukee Avenue was rechristened Stevie Wonder Avenue today at a ceremony attended by the Motown legend, as well as Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Michigan Congressman John Conyers.

During the event, a new street sign was unveiled at the corner of Woodward Avenue and Milwaukee Avenue. In addition, Duggan presented the legendary singer with a key to the city.

“Many things that have happened in my lifetime, I never imagined those things would happen,” said Wonder during the ceremony. “Obviously, God knew and so I’m just very thankful.” He added, “Detroit is all in everything I’ve done.”

In a video posted on the Detroit News’ website, Stevie is seen entertaining the crowd by singing, “Now you can walk down Stevie Wonder Avenue/ Yes, you can walk down Stevie Wonder Avenue,” to the tune of his 1976 hit “I Wish.”

The event also included speeches from Duggan and Conyers, while artwork inspired by Wonder and created by the Henry Ford Academy, a local high school, was put on displayed.

Wonder was born in Saginaw, Michigan, but moved to Detroit as a child. He grew up not far from where his avenue is located.

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