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Smokey Robinson

Smokey Robinson

The American R&B group, The Miracles originally started as Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. They had this longer title from 1965 to 1972 before calling themselves The Miracles. The group formed in Detroit, Michigan and was the first group under the Motown Records Company to be really successful. Their single, "Shop Around"went on to sell more than a million records. The group became the sensation of the 1960s. The popularity of their music also showcased the songwriting and record producing talent of Smokey Robinson, the original founding member of the group. He was also the lead singer of the group.

The group sang for a period of almost 19 years. Among those were 50 hits that covered a number of music genres like soul, disco, doo wop, and R&B. And 26 reached the top 10 of the Billboard charts from R&B singles. Four of those songs also reached the #1 spot in the R&B charts. Two of theirs, reached "The Tears of a Clown" produced in 1970 and "Love Machine" produced in 1975 reached the top spot. The Miracles were called the "soul supergroup". They were inducted multiple times in the Grammy Hall of Fame. They were also inducted into the Doo-Wop Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. The band also has their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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