Jenny from the Block claims that Black men from the iconic record label urged her to perform anyway.

In all fairness, Jennifer Lopez is a dynamic entertainer who we love to watch perform, but she’s not quite the act we want to see during a Motown tribute. J. Lo will hit the stage to honor the legendary label’s 60th anniversary and give a glimpse of what we can expect from the full “Motown […]

Plus, Trump blasts Muslim family who spoke about their slain soldier son at the DNC and Netflix to create Motown cartoon series produced by Smokey Robinson.

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 […]

In late 1961, Motown Records earned it’s first number one pop hit thanks to The Marvelettes’ song “Please Mr. Postman.”  The song featured the fiery lead vocals of a 16-year-old girl named Gladys Horton.  On January 26th, the lead singer of “Please Mr. Postman” died at the age of 65.

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.