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Date Of Birth:
February 19, 1940 (82)
Birth Place:
Detroit, MI, USA
Bio:
William "Smokey" Robinson Jr. is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actor and former record executive director. Robinson was the founder and front man of the Motown vocal group the Miracles, for which he was also chief songwriter and producer. He led the group from its 1955 origins as ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: February 19, 1940 (82)

Birth Place: Detroit, MI, USA

Bio:
William "Smokey" Robinson Jr. is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actor and former record executive director. Robinson was the founder and front man of the Motown vocal group the Miracles, for which he was also chief songwriter and producer. He led the group from its 1955 origins as ... (read complete bio)

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Smokey Robinson Biography

William "Smokey" Robinson Jr. is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actor and former record executive director. Robinson was the founder and front man of the Motown vocal group the Miracles, for which he was also chief songwriter and producer. He led the group from its 1955 origins as "the Five Chimes" until 1972, when he announced his 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. After the sale of Motown Records in 1988, Robinson left the company in 1990.

Robinson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and was awarded the 2016 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for his lifetime contributions to popular music. In 2022, he was inducted into the Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame.




Smokey Robinson News

King Center & Brevard Music Group Announces R N R - Richard Elliot & Rick Braun This  Photo King Center & Brevard Music Group Announces R N R - Richard Elliot & Rick Braun This April
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 28, 2022

The King Center for the Performing Arts along with Brevard Music Group / Regalitos Foundation announces a new show coming to the King Center! ‚ÄúR n R ‚Äď Richard Elliot and Rick Braun‚ÄĚ performing LIVE at the King Center on Saturday April 1 at 7:30 PM.¬† Tickets on sale this Friday!

TMZ Announces MERRY ELFIN' CHRISTMAS 2022 Recap Special Photo TMZ Announces MERRY ELFIN' CHRISTMAS 2022 Recap Special
by Michael Major - Nov 22, 2022

Join Post Malone, Henry Winkler, Giada De Laurentiis, Kenya Moore, Smokey Robinson, Kenny G and Camille Vasquez on the all-new special TMZ’s Merry Elfin’ Christmas as they give their takes on the biggest stories that kept everyone talking in 2022. Watch a new video promo of the new special now!

Photos: Inside The American Music Awards With Wayne Brady, Taylor Swift & More Photo Photos: Inside The American Music Awards With Wayne Brady, Taylor Swift & More
by Michael Major - Nov 21, 2022

Hosted by Wayne Brady, the thrilling evening filled with world premiere performances and pop culture moments aired live on ABC from the Microsoft Theater at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. Check out photos of Taylor Swift, P!NK, Wayne Brady, Sabrina Carpenter, GAYLE, Dove Cameron, Cardi B, Lion Richie, Smokey Robinson, and more.

Taylor Swift, Dove Cameron & More Take Home American Music Awards - Full List of Winn Photo Taylor Swift, Dove Cameron & More Take Home American Music Awards - Full List of Winners!
by Michael Major - Nov 21, 2022

The year’s hottest night in music represents top achievements in music determined by the fans, for the fans. Hosted by Wayne Brady, the thrilling evening filled with world premiere performances and pop culture moments aired live on ABC from the Microsoft Theater at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. Check out the full list of winners now!

Sabrina Carpenter, Sheryl Lee Ralph & More to Present at AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS Photo Sabrina Carpenter, Sheryl Lee Ralph & More to Present at AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS
by Michael Major - Nov 18, 2022

Presenters include Dan & Shay, Dustin Lynch, Ellie Goulding, Jessie James Decker, Jimmie Allen, Karrueche Tran, Kelly Rowland, Kim Petras, Liza Koshy, Latto, Meghan Trainor, Melissa Etheridge, Niecy Nash-Betts, Roselyn Sanchez, Sabrina Carpenter, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Smokey Robinson and more.

GMCLA Announces Shanice As Guest Artist For A MOTOWN HOLIDAY At The Alex Theatre Photo GMCLA Announces Shanice As Guest Artist For A MOTOWN HOLIDAY At The Alex Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2022

Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles has announced R&B and pop artist Shanice as Guest Artist for A Motown Holiday, which kicks off GMCLA’s Season 44.

Leslie Odom, Jr. to Star in LET FREEDOM RING CELEBRATION at the Kennedy Center Photo Leslie Odom, Jr. to Star in LET FREEDOM RING CELEBRATION at the Kennedy Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 17, 2022

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Georgetown University will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a free, ticketed musical tribute, the Let Freedom Ring Celebration. The annual program, part of the Center’s Millennium Stage free daily performance series, features Leslie Odom, Jr.

Cyndi Lauper to Perform And Present At The 65th GRAMMY Award Nominations Livestream Photo Cyndi Lauper to Perform And Present At The 65th GRAMMY Award Nominations Livestream
by Michael Major - Nov 14, 2022

They join previously announced presenters including past GRAMMY Award nominee Jimmie Allen, 'CBS Mornings' anchors Nate Burleson and Gayle King, past GRAMMY Award nominee and five-time Latin GRAMMY Award winner Luis Fonsi, GRAMMY Award winner and Recording Academy¬ģ Los Angeles Chapter President Ledisi, GRAMMY Award Winner Olivia Rodrigo, and more.

Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at Golden Gate Theater Photo Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at Golden Gate Theater, San Francisco
by Linda Hodges - Nov 13, 2022

What did our critic think of AIN’T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at Golden Gate Theater, SF?

Olivia Rodrigo, John Legend & More to Announce GRAMMY Nominations Photo Olivia Rodrigo, John Legend & More to Announce GRAMMY Nominations
by Michael Major - Nov 10, 2022

Harvey Mason jr. will be joined by Jimmie Allen, 'CBS Mornings' anchors Nate Burleson and Gayle King, Luis Fonsi, Ledisi, EGOT winner John Legend, Machine Gun Kelly, GRAMMY winner and 2023 MusiCares¬ģ Persons of the Year honoree Smokey Robinson, and three-time GRAMMY winner Olivia Rodrigo will help reveal the 65th Annual GRAMMY Award nominees.

Smokey Robinson Videos

BWW Exclusive: COME FROM AWAY's J. Breckenridge Previews Track from New Album- MONOTO Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: COME FROM AWAY's J. Breckenridge Previews Track from New Album- MONOTONY

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 27, 2021

Tomorrow, May 28, RED CARD RECORDS releases a new album, Monotony, from J. BRECKENRIDGE, the singer/songwriter and recording artist persona of noted stage and screen performer Josh Breckenridge.

VIDEO: Kelly Clarkson Covers 'You've Really Got a Hold On Me' Videoplay
VIDEO: Kelly Clarkson Covers 'You've Really Got a Hold On Me'

by Stage Tube - May 4, 2021

In the latest Kellyoke, Kelly Clarkson and her band Y'all perform a Motown cover of 'You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me'' by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles.

Celebrating Black History Month: MOTOWN Raises the Volume on Broadway Videoplay
Celebrating Black History Month: MOTOWN Raises the Volume on Broadway

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 24, 2021

Watch below as the original company performs 'Stop! In the Name of Love,' 'I Want You Back,' 'Can I Close the Door,' 'Do You Love Me,' 'Get Ready' and 'Dancing In the Street' and click here for even more performances from Broadway in Bryant Park.

VIDEO: Smokey Robinson Shares Inside Stories on GOOD MORNING AMERICA Videoplay
VIDEO: Smokey Robinson Shares Inside Stories on GOOD MORNING AMERICA

by Stage Tube - Nov 20, 2020

The Motown icon talks about his Audible Original collection, spanning his 70-year career.

Broadway Rewind: MOTOWN Raises the Volume at Bryant Park in 2013 Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: MOTOWN Raises the Volume at Bryant Park in 2013

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 6, 2020

Today we flashback to 2013, when Motown first performed on the Bryant Park stage. Motown opened on April 14, 2013 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, where it played for 738 performances, and returned to Broadway in 2016. Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright and choreographed by Patricia Wilcox and Warren Adams, it starred Brandon Victor Dixon, Valisia Lekae, Bryan Terrell Clark, Charl Brown, and more.

VIDEO: Anderson .Paak & Smokey Robinson Perform 'Make It Better' on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE Videoplay
VIDEO: Anderson .Paak & Smokey Robinson Perform 'Make It Better' on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!

by Stage Tube - Oct 4, 2019

Anderson .Paak & Smokey Robinson perform Make It Better on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live.' Watch the clip below!

CMT CROSSROADS: SHERYL CROW & FRIENDS to Premiere September 27 Videoplay
CMT CROSSROADS: SHERYL CROW & FRIENDS to Premiere September 27

by Kaitlin Milligan - Sep 12, 2019

Nine-time GRAMMY¬ģ Award-winning artist,¬†Sheryl Crow, brings her¬†final¬†album¬†THREADS¬†¬†to¬†life as she invites her friends and collaborators¬†for an all-star television event.¬†a?oeCMT Crossroads: Sheryl Crow & Friendsa??¬†premieres¬†Friday, September 27 at 10PM ET/9PM CT. Joined by legendary artists¬†such¬†as¬†Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Joe Walsh, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie¬†Raitt, and female duo¬†Lucius, the one-hour special includes intimate performances and interviews filmed in a variety of eclectic and intimate settings.

VIDEO: James Corden Has a Soul Riff-Off with Smokey Robinson Videoplay
VIDEO: James Corden Has a Soul Riff-Off with Smokey Robinson

by Stage Tube - Aug 15, 2019

On Wednesday night's episode of The Late Late Show, host James Corden recaps his experience of seeing the upcoming documentary 'Hitsville: The Making of Motown,' he admits that although the film is great, he prefers the soulful hits of today's artists. But when the legend Smokey Robinson shows up to challenge that idea, the two settle the debate with an old fashioned riff-off, thanks to a little help from The Filharmonic.

VIDEO: Showtime Documentary Films Releases Trailer for HITSVILLE: THE MAKING OF MOTOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Showtime Documentary Films Releases Trailer for HITSVILLE: THE MAKING OF MOTOWN

by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2019

Showtime Documentary Films today announced it will premiere the new documentary HITSVILLE: THE MAKING OF MOTOWN from directors Benjamin and Gabe Turner (Class of 92, I Am Bolt, One Direction: This Is Us) on Saturday, August 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The remarkable story of the legendary Motown Records is told through new and exclusive interviews with the label's visionary founder, Berry Gordy, and many of its superstar artists and creative figures, as well as rare performances and behind-the-scenes footage unearthed from Motown's vaults and Gordy's personal archives. HITSVILLE: THE MAKING OF MOTOWN is the first documentary about the iconic label with Gordy's participation.

Video: The Doo Wop Project Comes To The Jersey Shore Videoplay
Video: The Doo Wop Project Comes To The Jersey Shore

by A.A. Cristi - Jun 20, 2019

Just a reminder that the Doo Wop Project will be performing at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park on Friday, June 28 at 7:00 PM. The group, which features stars from Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical, created a special musical invitation for the Jersey Shore. Check it our below!


Smokey Robinson Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Smokey Robinson been in?
Smokey Robinson has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Smokey Robinson been in?
Smokey Robinson has not appeared in the West End

How many shows has Smokey Robinson written?
Smokey Robinson has written 1 shows including Motown the Musical (Composer).