2012 Awards Season
Mon, 21 May 2012 15:20:24 GMT | By Kevin Ritchie
Billboard Music Awards 2012: Best & worst moments

Best Acceptance Speech: Stevie Wonder

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After performing his hits 'Higher Ground' and 'Overjoyed' with Alicia Keys, Billboard Icon honouree Stevie Wonder (shown in file photo) kept it real during his acceptance speech by offering words of wisdom rather than a list of endless thank-yous. The funk legend called for all seven billion people on the planet to 'be as one.' 'Alicia, let's keep it real. This is my time, the whole nation is watching and I'm looking good, too,' he said. 'We're in place in life where we have to commit ourselves to one thing and that is to love. I truly believe that love will ultimately rule over hate and peace over war.'