Motown

Famed director and screenwriter Wes Craven passed away. Craven died at his home after a long bout with brain cancer. He was 76-years-old.

  According to CNN.com Former Temptations member Richard Street has died, his widow told CNN Entertainment on Wednesday. The 70-year-old soul and R&B singer died early Wednesday…

Best known by the stage name Eddie Kendricks was an American singer/songwriter noted for his distinctive falsetto singing style and as a co-founding member of the Motown singing group The Temptations. Kendricks was one of the legendary group’s lead singers from 1960 until 1971. His was the lead voice on such famous songs as “The […]

There’s been lots of Michael Jackson chatter in light of the re-release of Bad commemorating its 25th anniversary, and in a new Q&A with the…

Nick Ashford, one-half of the legendary Motown songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson, has died at age 70. His former publicist told the Associated Press that the singer and songwriter died in a New York City hospital on Monday. He had undergone radiation treatment for throat cancer. Ashford & Simpson were known for their hit “Solid” […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) The Hitsville Museum 2648 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48208 When: April 14, 1960 What: Originally founded by Berry Gordy, Jr., “Hitsville” became one of the first black-owned record labels. With its iconic artists and songwriters like Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, The Supremes and The Jackson 5, […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare)5750 Wilshire Blvd #300 Los Angeles, CA 90036 When: 1971 What: The House of Hits closes its Detroit home for good, moving its creative headquarters to Hollywood. «  PREVIOUS NEXT  » In celebration of Black Music Month, TheUrbanDaily’s “It’s All Black Music” presents 100 Rewarding Black Music Moments, sponsored by […]

soul (Middle English, from Old English sawol) – 1. the animating and vital principle in human beings, credited with the faculties of thought, actions and emotion and often conceived as an immaterial entity. 2. a sense of ethnic pride among African-Americans, expressed in areas such as language, social customs, religion and music.

Kelly has a new management team in place as well, and in her new contract, she's allowed to exert full control over her albums and career.