Smokey Robinson

Smokey Robinson

About Smokey Robinson

Smokey Robinson

Smokey Robinson

February 19, 1940

Place of Birth    :   Detroit, Michigan, USA
Also Known As    :   Smokey Robinson & The Miracles , Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, William 'Smokey' Robinson
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William "Smokey" Robinson Jr. is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former record executive. Robinson was the founder and frontman of the Motown vocal group the Miracles, for which he was also chief songwriter and producer. Robinson led the group from its 1955 origins as "the Five Chimes" until 1972, when he announced a retirement from the group to focus on his role as Motown's vice president. However, Robinson returned to the music industry as a solo artist the following year. Following the sale of Motown Records in 1988, Robinson left the company in 1990. Robinson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, and was awarded the 2016 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for his lifetime contributions to popular music.