Ray Charles was a pioneer in soul music. Known as “The Genius,” his talent could not be contained to one genre. Blinded at age seven, this hindrance did not stop Ray Charles from being one of the greats.
Jamie Foxx was praised for his performance. He received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a BET Award, a Black Reel Award, and an NAACP Image Award amongst others. The film garnered countless more awards. It is available here.