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Smokey Robinson

Smokey Robinson, born William “Smokey” Robinson Jr. on February 19, 1940, in Detroit, Michigan, is an iconic American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former record executive who has played a pivotal role in the development of Motown music. As the lead singer of The Miracles, Robinson gained fame with hits like “Shop Around,” “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,” “The Tracks of My Tears,” and “Tears of a Clown.” Known for his smooth tenor voice and poetic songwriting, Robinson’s work with The Miracles helped define the Motown sound and earned him a place as one of the most influential figures in R&B and soul music.

In addition to his success with The Miracles, Smokey Robinson has had a prolific solo career, producing hits such as “Cruisin’,” “Being with You,” and “Just to See Her.” He has written and produced numerous songs for other Motown artists, including Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, and Mary Wells. Robinson’s contributions to music have earned him numerous accolades, including the Grammy Living Legend Award and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Beyond his musical achievements, Robinson has also served as a vice president of Motown Records, playing a crucial role in the label’s success. His enduring legacy and impact on the music industry continue to inspire artists and fans worldwide.