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Smokey Robinson        

Grammy-Winning Artist

Smokey Robinson is one of the most beloved and influential figures in the history of popular music. On November 1st, 2010, Robinson released his highly anticipated new album entitled Now and Then. The 12-song CD features six live versions of his well-known classics, including "Going to a Go-Go," "I Second That Emotion," and "The Tracks of My Tears." The other six songs are from his 2009 release Time Flies When You're Having Fun. On his 2009 CD, Carlos Santana, Joss Stone, and India Arie make special guest appearances while famed artist Shepard Fairey designed the cover art.

After more than 50 years in the music business, Robinson has logged 37 Top 40 hits during his career and has received numerous awards including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, a Grammy Award for "Best R&B Performance, Male" and the Soul Train Music Award for Career Achievement. He has been inducted to the Songwriter Hall of Fame and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and has also received the prestigious Rhythm & Soul Heritage Award from ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers) during the 22nd Annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. Boston's Berklee College of Music bestowed an honorary degree on Robinson in May 2009 and in the same month the Ivor Novello Awards presented him with the UK International Special Achievement Award. He is also a recipient of a doctorate of music degree from Howard University.

Robinson has been inducted to the Hollywood Walk of Fame both as a solo artist and with his group, The Miracles. He received a Kennedy Center honor in 2006 and is the sterling pen and satin voice behind such mega hits as "Shop Around," "You've Really Got a Hold on Me," "Tears of a Clown," and "Cruisin'," among many others.

And those are just some of the hits that Smokey himself sang; Marvin Gaye ("Ain't That Peculiar," "I'll Be Doggone"), The Temptations ("My Girl," "The Way You Do the Things You Do"), The Four Tops ("Still Water (Love)"), Mary Wells ("You Beat Me to the Punch," "My Guy"), The Marvelettes ("Don't Mess With Bill," "The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game"), Brenda Holloway ("When I'm Gone"), and other Motown greats propelled an abundance of sparkling Robinson compositions up the charts. To this day, radio stations, jukeboxes, iPods, movie soundtracks, and the absentminded humming of myriad music fans are alight with Smokey Robinson's melodies.

Speech Topics

Passion for Music & Passion for Life

The Poetic Sensitivity, Intelligence & Talent of Smokey Robinson


Words is Smokey Robinson's one man show featuring poems he has written over the years, but never previously presented in public. He recently debuted this show in Los Angeles and the following HITS MAGAZINE review accurately describes this very compelling and entertaining evening as he effectively weaves the thread of his poetry with the fabric of his personal and professional career.


Smokey Robinson To Be Honored At Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Gala
Grammy Award-Winning singers Smokey Robinson and CeeLo Green, along with NBC’s America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon will join the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) at its Annual Fall Gala on Saturday, October 29, 2016 in Old Greenwich, Connecticut...
MusiCares MAP Fund To Honor Smokey Robinson At Star-Studded Concert
Robinson will receive the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award in recognition of his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund as well as his commitment to helping others with the addiction recovery process. All proceeds will benefit the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment regardless of their financial situation. Performers include GRAMMY-nominated artists El DeBarge and Kem, and multi-GRAMMY winners Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Cee Lo Green. Backstreet Boys and Tamar Braxton will also perform. Robinson will give a closing performance with his touring band. Actor and comedian Cedric the Entertainer will host the event. Additional performers will be announced shortly.
Smokey Robinson -- I Want Justin Bieber to Cover ALL My Songs ...
Smokey Robinson, one of the most legendary singer/songwriters in the history of music, wants Justin Bieber to cover not just one, or 2 ... but ALL of the songs ...
Smokey Robinson Returns to the Apollo Theater in Fine Form: Live ...
Although he's a member of the soul canon, Smokey Robinson is often treated as a a light counterweight to Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, or James Brown.
Smokey Robinson and Barry Gordy To Recieve Architects Of Sound Award

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