On 12 November 1983, one of the many hits from the mega-platinum 'Can't Slow Down' album completed its climb to the top of the Billboard Hot 100.
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.
Lionel Richie and Duran Duran are also on the bill at the star-studded event due to run from June 30 to July 4 next year.
Four million sales in the US alone for his self-titled debut sent a very clear message that his fans wanted Lionel solo.
Motown’s most dangerous star of the early 1980s was on fire in the summer of 1983, and so were his label.
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's hit inspires our Motown duets playlist.
The three-hour special will feature more than 25 performances from past CMA Fests, including those by Darius Rucker, Carrie Underwood and Tim McGraw.
'Hot On The Tracks' became the group's first No. 1 soul LP and included 'Just To Be Close To You.'
Snow Patrol and Duran Duran, also previously scheduled as 2020 headliners, will again feature on next year’s bill.
The original movie musical will be based on Richie’s career-spanning songbook.
Lionel Richie, Brittany Howard, Lenny Kravitz, Black Pumas and many others were scheduled to perform at this year's event.
Other artists taking part include Vince Gill, Lady Antebellum, Jennifer Nettles, Rascal Flatts and Michael McDonald.
As their self-titled fifth album made its chart debut on 2 April 1977, the group were moving up fast.
His 'Islands In The Stream' duet with Dolly Parton is at No. 2, as Rogers places 12 titles on the survey.
From classic pop hits to infectious dancefloor anthems, the best prom songs will make it a night to remember.