There has been a shake up in the world of the record business. The Island Def Jam Music Group is being dissolved into three separate labels and the head of the IDJ Music Group, Barry Weiss, has steeped down from his position as chairman and CEO of IDJ and the Universal Motown Republic Group. It […]

Soul music has lost another member. Singer Bobby Rogers, who was a member of the hit Motown group Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, died Sunday morning in his Southfield, Michigan home. Along with Robinson, Claudette Rogers, Pete Moore, and Ronnie White, Bobby Rogers started Smokey Robinson & the Miracles in 1956. They had a string […]

One American “idol” may have just made history at Carnegie Hall, but plenty more are about to celebrate history at the world famous venue. Just days after Jay-Z performed on back-to-back nights for charity, “American Idol” Music Director Ray Chew will be holding “A Tribute To The Music of Motown” tonight, February 9th, 2012 at […]

Whenever people reflect on 90s R&B, two names always enter the conversation. Boyz II Men and Jodeci were the two biggest male quartets in the game for the better part of a decade. The styles of singing and dress were contrasting, but the end result was the same. Jodeci and Boyz II Men each found […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare)525 Bryant Street, NW, Washington, DC 20059 When: April 2, 1939 What: Born Marvin Pentz Gay, Marvin Gaye would become a Motown legend, the standard against which all R&B crooners are inevitably compared. «  PREVIOUS NEXT  » In celebration of Black Music Month, TheUrbanDaily’s “It’s All Black Music” presents 100 […]

After a rocky, three-year stint with Sony/RED, Queens rapper Consequence has recently signed with Motown Records.