With all the recent talk surrounding artists selling their music catalogs, we highlighted 10 who made off big by raking in millions.

Honorees for the 2022 Black Music and Entertainment Walk of Fame are looking just as elite as the class of 2021, with this year including legends like Smokey Robinson, Berry Gordy, late entertainers Cicely Tyson and Ray Charles, plus a handful of others.


Motown legend Smokey Robinson has revealed that he spent nearly two weeks in the hospital battling COVID-19 late last year. 


NEW YORK (AP) — Drama over fairness and inclusion at the Grammy Awards carried over to music’s big night Sunday as newcomers and mainstays in the industry supported Sean “Diddy” Combs and his powerful speech putting the Recording Academy on a clock to fix the nomination process when it comes to rap and R&B in […]

Tom Joyner and Smokey Robinson have known each other for so long that neither of them can remember the first time they met. Robinson says he and Joyner have been talking “forever and ever and ever.” Robinson can’t believe Joyner is really retiring and can’t see him not working. But, Joyner will still be running […]

Little Known Black History Facts

Smokey Robinson began his career in the ‘50s while in high school, later becoming a part of one of Motown Record’s first recording acts. Today is the talented singer, songwriter, and producer’s birthday. William Robinson was born February 19, 1940 in Detroit, Mich. His first group, then known as the Matadors, began making noise around […]

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Smokey Robinson is still not through lettin’ folks know he’s not happy with the Jennifer Lopez haters who don’t believe she should’ve been part of the Motown tribute/salute at the Grammys on Sunday. The bottom line is that Smokey believes people who think there’s something wrong with a Hispanic woman showcasing Motown completely misses the point. He reminds […]


Black Twitter wasted no time expressing their rage over the Grammys Motown tribute featuring Jennifer Lopez. Many questioned why The Academy of the Recording Arts didn’t call on a legendary urban/R&B artist to represent the historic label. As we previously reported, Motown OG Smokey Robinson came to Lopez’s defense prior to her hitting the Grammys stage on Sunday night. […]


LOS ANGELES (AP) — The late Aretha Franklin’s songs were so impactful that some of music’s bests from Alicia Keys to Celine Dion took the stage Sunday to relive the Queen of Soul’s biggest hits in a taped tribute concert. Every rendition of Franklin’s songs from “Respect” to “I Say a Little Prayer” brought audience […]

The headline reads right, singer and musician Stevie Wonder has joined Twitter as of April 4, 2018, and he didn’t disappoint. CNN reports that Wonder paid respects to Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his death. Posted a little after 8 p.m., the tweet when up around the same time Dr. King’s death was […]