Smokey Robinson

Singer/Songwriter As the frontman of the Miracles in the 1960s, Smokey Robinson and his silky tenor played a large role in the early success of Motown Records.  The Miracles (later Smokey Robinson & the Miracles) entered the Top 40 charts 25 times in the '60s.  As a songwriter, Robinson logged hits for other Motown acts such as Mary Wells ("My Guy") and the Temptations ("My Girl").  In the '70s Robinson set out on a solo path and had hits with "Being with You" and "Cruisin'," which was covered by Neo-soul singer D'Angelo in the '90s.

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The Real: Smokey’s Still Got His Groove

Highlights: Smokey talks Motown and performing at the Apollo. (10/28/2015)

Smokey Robinson Wouldn't Mind a Justin Bieber Collaboration

The Biebs gets permission to remake Smokey's music.

Smokey Robinson to Receive Lifetime Achievement Honor at BET Awards 2015

And this year's recipient of the Humanitarian Award is radio legend Tom Joyner.

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R&B group shares lessons learned from Kickstarter campaign.

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Music industry heavy hitter strengthens battle to have 20,000 songs removed from video-sharing site.

Smokey Robinson: Nelly Is the Closest Thing to James Brown

The music legend on his new album and how the "Country Grammar" rapper reminds him of The Godfather of Soul.
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