Smokey Robinson is set to headline a special concert later tonight at the White House. The concert is intended to be a tribute to the music of Motown and will feature a number of other notable celebrities and musicians performing Motown inspired hits.
Smokey Robinson will be joined by cast members from Fox’s hit television series Glee, in addition to Natasha Bedingfield, Sheryl Crow, Jamie Foxx, Gloriana, Nick Jonas, Ledisi, John Legend, Seal, and Jordin Sparks.
The Motown concert is part of the White House’s Black History Month celebrations that began in 2009 under the direction of First Lady Michelle Obama.
About Smokey Robinson (Source: Wikipedia)
William "Smokey" Robinson, Jr. (born February 19, 1940) is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, record producer, and former record executive. Robinson is one of the primary figures associated with Motown, second only to the company's founder, Berry Gordy. Robinson's consistent commercial success and creative contributions to the label have earned him the title "King of Motown."
As an original member of Motown Records' first vocal group The Miracles and as a solo artist, Robinson delivered thirty-seven Top 40 hits for Motown between 1960 and 1987. He also served as the company's vice president from 1961 to 1988.