Motown Records founder Berry Gordy to receive Kennedy Center honor

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Motown Records founder Berry Gordy will be one of five honorees honored for his lifetime artistic achievements at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Dec. 5, 2021. Gordy created the blueprint for Black artists and executives to become financially successful and built a musical empire that still resonates to this day. […]

The 34th annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Music Awards brought out the stars

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) celebrated its 34th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards in Los Angeles, CA on June 20, 2019. The event recognized special honorees and the songwriters and publishers of the most-performed ASCAP songs of the past year on the R&B/hip-hop, rap and gospel chats. Several well-known artists […]

Cardi B becomes 1st female rapper to receive this award

Cardi B insists she has “worked [her] a– off” to be a success. Her hard work continues to pay off as she became the first female rapper to be named Songwriter of the Year at the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The “Please Me” hitmaker was handed the prestigious accolade at a ceremony in […]

Detroit vocalist Pete Moore of The Miracles dies at 78

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Warren “Pete” Moore has died at the age of 78. The late-singer was a member of The Miracles with Smokey Robinson, Claudette Robinson and Robert “Bobby” Rogers. He also co-wrote hits such as “The Tracks of My Tears”, “The Tears Of A Clown” and “Ooo Baby Baby” for the group. Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr. […]

Berry Gordy’s Motown mansion and memorabilia up for auction

Arguably one of the most important elements in Detroit’s worldwide acclaim is the success of Motown Records and the legendary and iconic artists and music the city produced. This weekend, Cynthia Reeves is offering people around the world a once-in-a-lifetime chance to own a piece of that history with the auctioning of the estate of Berry Gordy […]

Songwriters Hall of Fame honors Jay Z, Babyface and Berry Gordy

The Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony was held on Thursday, June 15 at New York’s Marriott Hotel. One of the evening highlights was Shawn “Jay Z” Carter who canceled his appearance at the last minute amid rumors that his wife Beyoncé was in labor earlier this week. When the announcement was made in February that he’d […]

Bobby Brown’s new group, Paul Campbell, making organic R&B

Veteran “Bad Boy of R&B,” Bobby Brown has delivered a string of chart-topping hit singles, as both a member of his supergroup New Edition, as well as on his own as a revered soloist. His latest contribution is Paul Campbell, comprised of singers Tim Campbell and Terrill Paul, an act that Brown recently unleashed through […]

‘Motown the Musical’ singing its way through Atlanta this weekend only

If you and your mate or your girlfriends are in search of a way to have fun in the final days of summer, you must check out Motown: The Musical at the Fabulous FOX Theatre in downtown Atlanta. It tells the story of how Berry Gordy’s Motown Records changed the game for Black artists. Introducing artists […]

Historic 'Motown 25' special to rebroadcast for the 1st time on PBS

Many people know of Michael Jackson’s legendary moonwalk dance, but not many people know he debuted it during Motown’s historic TV special “Motown 25: Yesterday · Today · Forever”, which originally aired on May 16, 1983. Fans new and old will get to relive the magic moment and groundbreaking night as Public Broadcasting Service has just […]

Patrice Covington of ‘Motown The Musical’ talks stage and song

(Photo credit: Dirty Sugar Photography) (Hair/Make-up credit: Camille Thompson) Having graced stages in countries such as Germany, Japan, France, Turkey and The Bahamas, actress and singer Patrice Covington has literally been around the world while fulfilling her wildest dreams. The Chesapeake, Virginia, native has been seen internationally belting tunes with all-star Broadway casts of such smash hit […]

‘Motown The Musical’ opens in Chicago

Last night, Chicago’s media and music lovers alike turned out in droves for the opening of the highly touted Broadway In Chicago production, Motown The Musical at the Oriental Theatre. The night began with a red carpet featuring Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown legend Smokey Robinson, producers of the show Kevin McCollum and Doug Morris, […]

BET Honors 2014 honorees

BET Honors 2014 hosted by Wayne Brady will air Feb 24th at 8pm. Take a peak at who BET will be honoring. –Joi Pearson Above, Ice Cube  is being honored for his contribution to the Entertainment Industry.

Red carpet BET Honors 2014

The BET Honors 2014 red carpet was star studded last night at The Warner Theater in Washington DC. Jennifer Hudson, above, wore a short white dress with her black short haircut. Check out Ice Cube, Berry Gordy and others who rocked on the red carpet with Rolling Out. –Joi Pearson Source: Joi Pearson Photography

Ludacris, Janelle Monae and more at BET Honors in Washington DC

Janelle Monae performed last night with her band at BET Honors in Washington DC at the Warner Theater. Above, she poses with a fan who ‘had the pleasure of meeting this beauty!’ Discover who else we caught posting photos on Instagram in the gallery. –Joi Pearson Source: Instagram

Anna Gordy, ex wife of Marvin Gaye, passes away

Anna Gordy Gaye, sister of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, and ex-wife of the late superstar singer Marvin Gaye has died at the age of 92. Anna Gordy passed away early Saturday morning in her home surrounded by son Marvin Gaye III and other family members. Though she is widely known for her marriage to Marvin, […]

Veterans Day: Celebrities you didn’t know served in the military

The nation pauses today to pay homage to the men and women who serve and have served in the U.S. military whose sacrifice enables us to maintain and enjoy the freedoms we often take for granted. But you would be very surprised at some of the people who actually contributed to this continued effort, what […]