Smokey Robinson

Smokey Robinson

 

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William "Smokey" Robinson Jr. (born February 19, 1940) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former record executive. Robinson was the founder and front man of the Motown vocal group the Miracles, for which he also served as the group's chief songwriter and producer. Robinson led the group from its 1955 origins as the Five Chimes until 1972 when he announced a retirement from the group to focus on his role as Motown's vice president.

However, Robinson returned to the music industry as a solo artist the following year. Following the sale of Motown Records in 1988, Robinson left the company in 1990. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. Robinson was awarded the 2016 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for his lifetime contributions to popular music.[1][2]

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The Temptations
 
The Miracles
 
Cruisin'
 
"Cruisin'" is a 1979 single written, produced, and recorded by Smokey Robinson for Motown Records' Tamla label.
The Temptations
 
The Temptations is a four-hour television miniseries broadcast in two-hour halves on NBC, based upon the history of one of Motown's longest-lived acts, The Temptations.

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Popular Albums32

Album Appearances & References36

Popular Songs10

Song Appearances & References34

Musical Groups3

Films1

Collaborators & Influencers24

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Personal & Professional Relationships1

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Awards & Nominations4

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Upcoming Concerts3

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Smokey Robinson Signs With APA (EXCLUSIVE)
  –  December 1, 2017
Smokey Robinson, the legendary singer, songwriter, Motown record producer and executive, has signed with talent agency APA for representation across all services worldwide. Robinson, born William Robinson, Jr., began his musical career as the lead singer ...
R&B Icon Smokey Robinson To Perform On Mt. Rushmore Float
  –  November 16, 2017
R&B singer Smokey Robinson will be featured on a parade float promoting South Dakota during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The state's Department of Tourism said the "Mount Rushmore's American Pride" float has appeared in eight straight years during ...
Singer-Songwriter Smokey Robinson
  –  November 15, 2017
Announcer: And by contributions to your PBS station from viewers like you. Tavis: Always pleased to welcome William “Smoky” Robinson to this program. He is one of the best loved voices and one of the prolific songwriters in all of music history.
Smokey Robinson Signs With APA (EXCLUSIVE)
  –  December 1, 2017
Smokey Robinson, the legendary singer, songwriter, Motown record producer and executive, has signed with talent agency APA for representation across all services worldwide. Robinson, born William Robinson, Jr., began his musical career as the lead singer ...
Singer-Songwriter Smokey Robinson
  –  November 15, 2017
Announcer: And by contributions to your PBS station from viewers like you. Tavis: Always pleased to welcome William “Smoky” Robinson to this program. He is one of the best loved voices and one of the prolific songwriters in all of music history.
Smokey Robinson, Chaka Khan and more to perform at 2018 Jazz in the Gardens Music Fest
  –  January 25, 2018
Smokey Robinson and Chaka Khan are among the stars who will be performing at the 13th annual Jazz in the Gardens Music Fest, taking place Saturday, March 17, and Sunday, March 18, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Robinson and Khan both will ...
Smokey Robinson Signs With APA (EXCLUSIVE)
  –  December 1, 2017
Smokey Robinson, the legendary singer ... and currently serves as executive music producer on the new Motown-themed original animated children’s series, “Melodia,” for Netflix. In 2006, Robinson was awarded the Kennedy Center Honor for his lifetime ...

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