Whether as a songwriter for himself, The Miracles, or for others, Smokey Robinson perfected the art of expression, penning countless classics for Motown.
One of the great careers in soul music was launched on Smokey's 18th birthday with an answer record.
Founded by Berry Gordy in 1971, the relaunched Black Forum label will reissue six historic spoken word albums by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Langston Hughes, Elaine Brown and more.
The young singer who recorded 'Money (That's What I Want)' went on, with Norman Whitfield, to co-write many of the most indelible songs in Motown history.
Alongside his fellow Funk Brothers, Jamerson helped weave the very fabric of Tamla Motown’s imposing and infectious sound.
Co-penned by Berry Gordy and Marv Johnson, ‘Come To Me’ became Motown’s first single, paving the way for the label’s world domination.
Charles Edwin Hatcher, born on January 21, 1942 in Nashville, is affectionately remembered by everyone who ever heard or met him as Edwin Starr.
On the final Hot 100 of the 1960s, the trio scored the last of their 12 pop No.1s in less than five and a half years with 'Someday We'll Be Together.'
Late in 1960, the first female star produced by the still-emerging company was making her R&B chart debut with 'Bye Bye Baby.'
Never shy of a little chutzpah, Motown announced that the soon-to-be-solo Diana had discovered the label's new quintet herself.
The checkered story of 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine' included Gladys and the group's R&B No.1 version, before Marvin took ownership of the song.
The Holland-Dozier-Holland magic started working again with the group's third smash in a row.
The founder of Motown Records was born in the city he helped make synonymous with soulfulness, Detroit, on November 28, 1929.
With some of its icons still making hits, and a new breed of R&B star rising through the ranks, Motown continued to dominate the charts in the 80s and 90s.
'Motown Chartbusters Volume 4' was not only another collection of big hits from the label, it became the latest No.1 in the series itself.