Motown Records Star Barrett Strong Dead at 81

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Words by: Brandon Simmons Visit for more information Motown Records star Barrett Strong has passed away at the age of 81. Strong was Motown’s primary hitmaker and songwriter as the label transitioned through the 1960s. Born in West Point, Mississippi, Strong was one of the first acts to sign with the startup record label. […]

Offset Nabs Moneybagg Yo For New Single “Code”


As he navigates legal issues with his label, Migos’ Offset continues the growth of his solo career with the release of his highly-anticipated new single “Code” featuring Moneybagg Yo, accompanied by the music video, via Motown Records. Visit for more information MORE: Offset Sues Quality Control, Says Label Does Not Own His Solo Music […]

Diddy Reportedly Inks a Deal with Motown Records


Diddy is headed to Motown. The legendary Hip-Hop hitmaker is preparing a new album under the iconic Motown Records. According to theJasmineBRAND, Diddy is currently at work preparing the release. Visit for more information Although he is on Motown, Bad Boy Records is said to still exist. Diddy was noted to have Off The […]

Mary Wilson, Founder of The Supremes, Dead at 76


Founder of The Supremes, Mary Wilson, has passed away at the age of 76. Visit for more information Wilson’s publicist Jay Schwartz confirmed the death to the Associated Press, detailing she died in her Las Vegas, Nevada home on Monday night. There is currently no reported cause of death. Wilson along with Diana Ross, […]

Showtime Documentary Films Release Trailer For ‘Hitsville: The Making Of Motown’


On August 24th, Showtime documentary films will release Hitsville: The Making of Motown. Benjamin and Gabe Turner (Class of 92, I Am Bolt, One Direction: This Is Us) are the directors. Visit for more information The incredible story of the legendary Motown Records is told through new and exclusive interviews with the label’s visionary founder, […]

Stevie Wonder Announces He Needs A Kidney Transplant

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Motown legend Stevie Wonder stunned all those in attendance at his London show on Saturday night. He announced that he will take a hiatus from performing because he intends on receiving a kidney transplant in the Fall. Visit for more information The Motown music legend made the announcement right after performing his classic song […]

Legendary Musician Stevie Wonder Facing Health Challenges


Legendary musician Stevie Wonder is facing serious but manageable health problems, but he continues to perform and make music, sources close to the singer say. Visit for more information Reports have been coming out that the iconic Motown star is “doing better now than he was a couple of months ago,” one close friend […]

Big Boi to Play Motown Founder Berry Gordy in Upcoming TV One Film

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Continuing his rise in the acting world, Big Boi of Outkast is set to play Motown founder Berry Gordy in an upcoming television movie. Visit for more information The Speakerboxx rapper shared the exciting news on Instagram that filming had wrapped and completed his shooting scenes as he portrays the famed recording and film […]

Diana Ross Announces Her 2019 Tour Dates

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When Diana Ross said she was celebrating her 75th birthday all year long she meant it! The legendary Motown singer has announced a number of live performances just in case you missed her jaw-dropping birthday tribute at the 61st annual Grammy Awards. Visit for more information She will begin her tour tonight in Las […]

Remembering The Time: Michael Jackson Turns 60 Today

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Happy Birthday to The King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The late great Jackson would have turned 60 today. Jackson is undoubtedly known as the greatest entertainer of all time. Born in Gary, IN to Catherine and Joseph Jackson, Michael starred as the lead singer in the Jackson 5 with his four brothers. Despite his father’s […]

Diana Ross to Receive American Music Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Honor

Diana Ross to Receive American Music Awards' Lifetime Achievement Honor

Diana Ross is set to receive the American Music Awards’ Lifetime Achievement honor for her incredible career. Visit for more information “I have endless memories of all the years that I have appeared on the American Music Awards,” Ross stated in a press release. “It started with Dick Clark and The Caravan of Stars and American Bandstand. […]

Gaby Moreno Releases Bi-Lingual Album ‘Illusion’


Gaby Moreno has been anointed “Best New Artist” by the Latin Grammy’s, which has built the anticipation for her latest effort Illusion even more. Visit for more information The album was released yesterday (Friday, September 9) and has already hit number five on iTunes Latin Pop albums chart, but Moreno is a sophisticated song writer […]

Today in Black History: Happy Birthday Smokey Robinson


On this day in Black History Month, we celebrate the birth of one of music’s brightest stars. Motown living legend Smokey Robinson was born today [February 19] in 1940. Robinson is one of the most accomplished living musicians. He is renowned by some as America’s “greatest living poet.” His career spans over four decades and […]