Syreeta Wright

po_Wright-SyreetaSyreeta Wright (August 3, 1946 – July 6, 2004), who recorded professionally under the single name Syreeta, was a Grammy-nominated American singer-songwriter, best known for her work with ex-husband Stevie Wonder and Billy Preston.

Syreeta was married three times during her life. Her first marriage, to longtime collaborator Stevie Wonder, lasted eighteen months between 1970 and 1972, while a marriage to bassist Curtis Robertson Jr was also short lived. Wright briefly lived in Ethiopia in the mid-1970s where she worked as a transcendental meditation teacher. The stay in Ethiopia inspired her third album, One to One. Wright, a native of Pittsburgh and Detroit, briefly lived in South Carolina and then in New York while still married to Wonder. She eventually settled in Los Angeles where she lived for the rest of her life. Born and raised a Baptist, she eventually converted to Islam following her third marriage.