Smokey Robinson (born February 19, 1940) is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, record producer, and former record executive.
Smokey Robinson is one of the primary figures associated with Motown, second only to the company's founder, Berry Gordy.
Smokey Robinson's consistent commercial success and creative contributions to
the label have earned him the title "King of Motown."
As an original member of Motown Records' first vocal group The Miracles and as a solo artist, Smokey Robinson delivered many U.S. and U.K. Top 40 hits for Motown between 1960 and 1987.
Smokey Robinson also served as the company's vice president from 1961 to 1988.
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