Tag: motown

Jennifer Lopez’s Motown Tribute at the Grammys Gentrified the Genre

Jennifer Lopez (l) and Smokey Robinson perform at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards ceremony.Photo: Emma McIntyre (Getty Images for The Recording Academy) During Black History Month 2019, the Recording Academy decided to gentrify Motown by having Jennifer “Don’t Be Fooled By the Rocks that I Got” Lopez do a tribute […]

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In a New Interview, Smokey Robinson Says He Regrets Not Recording With Friend Aretha Franklin

Smokey Robinson (L); Aretha Franklin (R) backstage at Chene Park on July 8, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan.Photo: Monica Morgan (Getty Images) They knew each other almost all their lives, but in the many decades that Smokey Robinson and Aretha Franklin shared a friendship and mutual admiration, they never made it […]

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