Jennifer Lopez faced some major backlash with fans who were less than enthused that she was chosen to perform the Motown tribute at the 2019 Grammys. Some fans felt that she did not have a clear connection to the genre. Lopez spoke with Entertainment Tonight about how she felt, check it out below:   Lopez said, […]

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  Social media was already wondering was Jennifer Lopez was picked to lead the GRAMMYS Motown tribute when the announcement was made.  Motown fans thought since it was black history month that the GRAMMYS would pick someone African-American or with Motown influence. Get Breaking News & Exclusive Contest in Your Inbox:   And it was no […]

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Pioneering songwriter and producer Sylvia Moy has died in her home state of Michigan. Moy was the first woman to work as a producer for the legendary Motown Records and has been recognized for her talents behind the scene countless times. Her name might not be familiar to those outside the music industry, but her […]

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Sylvia Moy’s name might be familiar to those outside the music industry, but her creations have certainly lasted the test of time. Ms. Moy was…

Etterlene “Bunny” DeBarge is one of two sisters in the DeBarge family, known best for their romantic ballads of the 80’s and the massive pop…


According to the Associated Press, Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer whose hits include “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” and “Hold on to My Love,” died Monday in a Las Vegas hospital. He was 78. Philicia Ruffin and Jimmy Lee Ruffin Jr., the late singer’s children, confirmed Wednesday that Ruffin had died. There were no details […]

The legendary Michael Jackson was part of one of the most talked about moments in TV broadcast history. The Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever special…

Aretha Franklin is back, in good health and ready to rock and roll. After recovering from an undisclosed illness, The Queen of Soul returns to…


For nearly 50 years, Maxine Powell served as a mentor to Motown’s greatest hit music stars: The Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Diana…


Tom and the crew open the show talking about an array of topics including the lipstick on President Obama’s shirt, Tom’s jinx, the Indiana Pacers…

Celebrity News

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Bobby Rogers, a founding member of Motown group The Miracles and a songwriting collaborator with Smokey Robinson, died Sunday at his suburban Detroit home. He was 73. Motown Museum board member Allen Rawls said Rogers died about 6 a.m. in Southfield. Rogers had been ill for several years. Rogers formed the group […]

National News

Former Motown C.E.O.  Berry Gordy is searching for a child talent  between the ages of 8 and 11 that will play Michael Jackson. Gordy and producers behind a just confirmed Broadway production titled “Motown: The Musical” launched a nationwide video search recently. “I’m not looking for imitators,” says Gordy. “What I’m looking for is people that are smart […]