Motown’s most dangerous star of the early 1980s was on fire in the summer of 1983, and so were his label.
The 'Show Boat' tune became one of the master organist's dozen appearances on the 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.
Everyone knows the heavy-hitting classics, but Motown’s output was so good there are tons of overlooked 70s albums you need to know.
Having helped birth soul music in the 60s, Motown helped it mature in the 70s, creating classic albums and asking some of the biggest questions of the era.
Too often remembered for its clichés, 80s music actually has far more to offer than many remember – and it's cooler than you think.
The best Paul McCartney collaborations reveal an artist always willing to push himself, finding new ways of expression with a diverse range of musicians.
Mixing hip-hop with R&B, New Jack Swing dominated the US charts between 1989 and 1993, and its innovations have left an indelible influence on modern music.
Success came quite late to the New Yorker born Hugh Cregg III.
Since The Beatles revolutionary ‘Sgt Pepper’ album, each subsequent decade had its own “Pepper” moment. See which ones defined each decade.
When the album was released on 17 June 1983, little did their millions of fans know it would be their last studio LP.
With ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’, Rihanna liberated herself from a predictable pop career and transformed into the fierce icon we know today.
The best Janet Jackson songs cover classic R&B, late-night slow-jams and subversive pop, marking the singer out as a pioneering female musician.
Motown’s great songwriters were the foundations of the Great American Soulbook, an imaginary, but nonetheless awe-inspiring collection of songs written in the name of soul. But it did not come easy.
“I know and believe in the power of music to bring people together for the betterment of mankind," producer Quincy Jones later said of the all-star charity single.