Smokey Robinson founded The Miracles while still in high school.
The group was Berry Gordy’s first vocal group, and “Shop
Around” became Motown’s first No.1 hit. Robinson continued to
pen hits for the Miracles including “You’ve Really Got a Hold on
Me,” “Ooo Baby Baby,” “The Tracks of My Tears,” “Going to a
Go-Go,” “More Love,” “Tears of a Clown”, and “I Second That
Emotion.” Robinson became VP of Motown Records serving as
in-house producer, talent scout, and songwriter. He wrote and
produced hits for other Motown greats including:“The Way You
Do the Things You Do,” “My Girl,” “Get Ready,” and “My Guy”.
He has received the Grammy Living Legend Award, NARAS
Lifetime Achievement Award, Honorary Doctorate from Howard
University, the National Medal of Arts Award, and the Kennedy
Center Honors. He has also been inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll
Hall of Fame and the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame.