Motown

Wanda Young of Motown Group The Marvelettes Has Died

Wanda Young was part of Motown girl group The Marvelettes, known for their 1961 No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit… Read More

December 21, 2021

The Making of Stevie Wonder’s Magnum Opus ‘Songs in the Key of Life’

On September 28, 1976, Stevie Wonder's masterpiece Songs in the Key of Life was released. We spoke with members of… Read More

September 28, 2021

Ethiopia Habtemariam Will Lead Motown Records Into New Territory With New Role

Ethiopia Habtemariam has served as the president of Motown Records since 2014, she now reports to Universal Chairman and CEO… Read More

March 1, 2021

How Stevie Wonder Overcame a Near Death Experience to Make ‘Fulfillingness’ First Finale’

In celebration of Stevie Wonder's 70th birthday, we spoke with two of Fulfillingness’ First Finale's most important collaborators, producer Robert Margouleff… Read More

May 13, 2020

After 60 Years in Music, Legendary Motown Chairman Berry Gordy Announces Retirement

The Motown mogul announced his retirement during the label's 60th-anniversary program at Detroit's Orchestra Hall. Motown chairman Berry Gordy has… Read More

September 24, 2019

Stevie Wonder Producer Malcolm Cecil Breaks Down the Making of ‘Music of My Mind’ — the Album that Launched the “Classic Period” [Interview]

In an effort to delve into Stevie Wonder's music-making process on Music of My Mind, we spoke with one of… Read More

September 4, 2019

Watch The First Trailer for Showtime’s ‘Hitsville: The Making of Motown’ Documentary

Featuring rare archival footage and interviews with the iconic roster. Earlier this year, Showtime announced the acquisition of the new… Read More

July 20, 2019

The Massive Stevie Wonder Mural in Detroit is Finally Complete

Detroit honors a hometown legend. On May 13, 2019 — Stevie Wonder's 69th birthday — London-based artist Richard Wilson started… Read More

July 10, 2019

Showtime Picks Up Berry Gordy-Produced Motown Doc ‘Hitsville’

Celebrating the iconic label's 60th-anniversary. A new Motown documentary is headed to Showtime this fall. Announced via Variety this morning, Hitsville: The… Read More

May 19, 2019

Stream Marvin Gaye’s Lost 1972 Album ‘You’re The Man’

Listen to a lost classic. Marvin Gaye's lost 1972 album You're the Man has been released by Motown Records, days before what… Read More

March 29, 2019

Watch Jennifer Lopez Power Through a Motown Tribute at the Grammys

https://twitter.com/TODAYshow/status/1094805562037059585 Beautiful gowns. Jennifer Lopez hit the stage at this year's Grammys for a Motown tribute performance. WATCH: Travis Scott Brought James… Read More

February 10, 2019

Jennifer Lopez to Perform a Motown Tribute at 2019 Grammys

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Jennifer Lopez (@jlo) on Sep 13, 2018 at 7:37pm… Read More

February 5, 2019

Motown Liberates a Mountain of Rarities on New ‘Unreleased 1968’ Compilation

Featuring 88 previously unheard gems from the Detroit hit-factory. Motown has released a titanic collection of formerly shelved cuts from… Read More

December 26, 2018

Jamie Foxx-Produced Marvin Gaye Series Receives Blessings From Estate and Berry Gordy

"This project will be a powerful and definitive telling of Marvin Gaye's life story" Many have tried, but absolutely no… Read More

November 30, 2016

Detroit’s Motown Museum Announces $50 Million Expansion

Artist rendering of the planned Motown Museum expansion, courtesy of the Motown Museum The Motown Museum in Detroit is getting… Read More

October 19, 2016

Smokey Robinson Will Produce An Animated Motown Series For Kids On Netflix

Nearly 60 years after its founding Motown is an institution sight unseen. The Detroit-based label once served as the hub for r&b… Read More

August 3, 2016