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Beyonce reveals this music legend contributed to ‘Jolene’

Beyoncé’s album “Cowboy Carter” consists of contributions from big names like Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson.

But she recently revealed that a Motown legend also lent her talents to the project.

On Monday evening, the singer was presented with the Innovator Award by Stevie Wonder at the iHeart Radio Music Awards in Los Angeles.

“Thank you so much Stevie, I love you. I love you and I honor you. “I want to thank you for paving the way for all of us,” she gushed about the honor. “I am honored to receive this recognition from you, Stevie Wonder. If anyone asks me if there’s anyone I can listen to for the rest of my life, it’s you. So thank you, God bless you.”

Beyonce (left) accepts the Innovator Award as host Stevie Wonder looks on during the iHeartRadio Music Awards at the Dolby Theater on April 1, 2024 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Wonder then returned the kind words.

“I want to thank you for motivating the world to be a better place,” he said.

The superstar then revealed Wonder’s contribution to her album.

“Thank you so much for playing harmonica on ‘Jolene,'” she revealed.

Queen Bey’s latest project features a cover of the Dolly Parton classic, but with a heavy twist.

“Cowboy Carter” was released on March 29 and has broken streaming records.

Spotify revealed that the album was the most streamed album in a single day so far this year.

Amazon Music said the project is the biggest album debut on the platform “with the most global first-day streams of any of her albums and the most first-day streams for a country album by a female artist.”

Queen Bey opened up that the country-inspired album was created after an experience where she didn’t “feel welcome,” explaining, “It was very clear that I wasn’t.”

Many will remember this Backlash the singer received when she performed her song “Daddy Lessons” with The Chicks, formerly known as the Dixie Chicks, at the Country Music Awards in 2016.

On Monday night, the “16 Carriages” singer subtly revealed that becoming an innovator means turning lemons into “lemonade.”

“Innovation starts with a dream, and the road to realizing that dream can be very bumpy. “Being an innovator means doing what everyone thinks is impossible,” she said. “Being an innovator often means being criticized, which often tests mental strength. Being an innovator means relying on faith and trusting that God will catch you and guide you.”

She continued her speech by calling out those in the industry who seem to box artists into one genre.

“To every record label, every radio station, every awards show: I hope we are more open to the joy and liberation that comes from enjoying art without preconceptions. I would like to dedicate this award to all innovators who have dedicated their lives and art to creating change. Thank you for your sacrifice, your powerful powers and your fearless spirit.”

From then on, she recognized and thanked other innovators who paved the way for her.

“Thank you to Rosetta Tharpe, Miss Tracy Chapman, Linda Martell, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Andre 3000, Tina Turner and Michael Jackson – and so many more who defied every label given to them. Thank you for making your dream come true for all of us to follow.”

Last but not least, she thanked her team at Parkwood Entertainment, her own company, as well as her husband Jay-Z and their three children.

“You all work so hard and I thank you from the bottom of my heart,” she gushed about her team. “(Thank you to) my husband, my rock, my best friend, I love you. (Thank you to) my three beautiful children who continue to be my inspiration and greatest blessing.”

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