Smokey Robinson Net Worth 2020, Bio, Wiki, Height, Weight, Awards, and Instagram
Smokey Robinson Net Worth 2020 – Smokey Robinson is a legendary singer, songwriter, and record producer whose contributions to music has led him to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 and the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame in 2016.
Robinson made a name for himself as part of The Miracles before going on to become a music executive at Motown Records.
Smokey was born William Robinson Jr. to Flossie and William Robinson Sr. on February 19, 1940, in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. His parents are of mixed black and French ancestry.
His family wasn’t rich yet his parents supported the various pursuits of their son who was not only an above-average student but also was athletically gifted. He studied at Northern High School where he first began to demonstrate his musical talent.
He later enrolled at a college to study electrical engineering but dropped out after two months to pursue a career in music.
He formed a doo-wop group named the Five Chimes with his childhood friend Ronald White and classmate Pete Moore. In 1957, they changed the group’s name to The Matadors.
Bobby Rogers joined the group in the same year. Soon, Bobby’s cousin, Claudette, was brought in and in 1958, guitarist Marv Tarplin was added. They began performing at various venues in Detroit, later changing their name to The Miracles.
He attended Northern High School.
Career and Awards
While in high school he formed a doo-wop group named the Five Chimes. Robinson was the first artist to be signed to the legendary Motown Records as the founder and front man of the group The Miracles.
He was the chief songwriter and producer for the group which he led from 1955 (when it was The Five Chimes) until 1972 when he retired to become Motown’s Vice President.
As a part of The Miracles, Robinson had 26 top forty hits between 1960 and 1970, including several top ten hits such as “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me”, “Mickey’s Monkey“, “I Second That Emotion”, “Baby Baby Don’t Cry,” and the group’s only number-one hit during their Robinson years, “Tears of a Clown”.
Smokey Robinson’s career has spanned over 50 years. He has won multiple music awards and artistic honors including being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1987, and in 1989 being inducted to the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.
In 2016 he was awarded the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize. Robinson released 23 solo studio albums with Being with You in 1981 and One Heartbeat in 1987 both reaching #1 on the R&B chart.
Robinson had #1 hits as a solo artists with the singles “Baby That’s Backatcha”, “Being with You”, and “Just to See Her”.
With The Miracles he released multiple albums with the first Going to a Go-Go reaching #1 on the US R&B chart in 1965. Robinson also plays guitar and piano in addition to singing.
Height and Weight
|179 cm (5 ft 10.5 in)|
|82 kg (181 lb)|
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Smokey Robinson has a net worth of $100 million dollars.