Stevie Wonder is blowing out 61 candles today. The legendary singer received an early birthday gift yesterday when he was awarded an honorary degree at Tulane University.

The singer also offered the students a gift of his own when he performed his hit “You are the Sunshine of My Life.” University spokesman Michael Strecker says the audience received an “unexpected treat,” referring to Wonder’s surprise performance for the 2,300 students and their families in attendance.

What a wonderful treat, indeed! Thanks, Stevie, for blessing the world with your musical gift, and we hope you have a wonderful birthday!