Stevie Wonder has become a father for the ninth time.

The 64-year-old singer and his girlfriend Tomeeka Robyn Bracy - who gave birth to his eighth child last year - have welcomed daughter Nia into the world, his spokesperson has confirmed to Us Weekly magazine.

No further details are available about the new arrival.

The 'Superstition' hitmaker recently laughed off reports Tomeeka was expecting triplets, but confirmed they were expecting a girl and had already chosen her name.

He said: ''I got, how many, 22 kids? t's not true. The truth is we're going to have a wonderful daughter, born in December, [and her] name is going to be Nia, which is 'purpose'.''

Stevie's spokesperson confirmed her name means purpose, which is ''one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa.''

It was previously claimed Stevie thinks he is a better father now he is older.

The legendary crooner - who has been married twice and has children with five different women - is said to have told friends he hasn't always been available for his kids when they needed him, but as he has grown older, he has developed closer bonds with his brood, who range in age from one to 39 years old.

A source said: ''Aisha [his oldest] enjoys her dad quite a bit, they get together and eat and joke.

''He's been helping [his son] Mumtaz with some of Mumtaz's music and he always talks about how talented his son is.

''He knows that being a father is a full-time job and now that he's a little older, he feels like he's up to the task and he doesn't want to let any of them down.''