Smokey Robinson Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


1st February 2017

Quote: "I love Bruno Mars. Bruno Mars is probably, in my eyesight, the most talented of the young men who are out there... He is outstanding. Bruno Mars is multi-faceted; he plays the drums, he plays the piano, he plays the guitar, he dances, he sings. He's just an awesome talent." Soul legend Smokey Robinson is a big fan of Bruno Mars.


18th June 2015

Fact: Soul legend Smokey Robinson will be honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the 15th annual BET Awards later this month (28Jun15).


9th February 2015

Quote: "I've talked to Cissy and she's distraught and I understand that, because Whit, three years ago this night, and now here's her granddaughter in the same, almost exact situation, it's rough." Music icon Smokey Robinson's heart goes out to Whitney Houston's mother Cissy as the veteran gospel singer faces losing her granddaughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, three years after the superstar's drowning death on the eve of the Grammy Awards in 2012. Brown has been in a medically-induced coma since she was found face down and unconscious in a bathtub at the Georgia home she shares with her partner Nick Gordon on 31 January (15).


28th March 2013

Fact: Veteran singer Smokey Robinson is working on a duets album. The star will be re-working his hits with a number of famous collaborators, but is refusing to divulge the names of those involved. The record is due for release in the autumn (13).


26th April 2012

Quote: "They actually change colour. I think it has something to do with the weather." Soul man Smokey Robinson on his famous eyes.


21st September 2011

Quote: "You are getting ready to attack the heroin of sports." Soul legend Smokey Robinson on his advice for wannabe golfers. The singer boasts a 10 handicap.


20th September 2011

Quote: "At one point in my life I had a serious crush on her. She has always been beautiful." Smokey Robinson on Motown labelmate Diana Ross.


11th January 2011

Fact: Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Queen Latifah, and Motown founder Berry Gordy were among those who gathered to honour singer Teena Marie at a private memorial service at California's Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Monday (10Jan11). The singer died on 27 December (10) of natural causes.


16th December 2010

Fact: Smokey Robinson's actor nephew ERIC WEST is engaged to wed R&B singer Shontelle.


11th May 2010

Fact: Soul legends Smokey Robinson and James Brown and R&B and jazz great Ella Fitzgerald are to be among the first stars to be inducted into the Apollo Theater's Walk of Fame in New York. The trio will be joined alongside Little Richard, Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight as part of the fabled venue's 75 anniversary celebrations.


14th January 2010

Quote: "At the Grammy nominations show, I was walking offstage and there Smokey Robinson was. He made comments about (BLACKsummers'night) and I couldn't believe that someone with this incredible legacy was aware of what I did. Powerful." Soul star Maxwell was starstruck after being complimented by the veteran music icon at the Grammy Award nominations last month (Dec09). The CD is nominated in six categories at the 2010 Grammy Awards.


3rd December 2009

Quote: "Don't worry Taylor, Kanye West is not here." Soul legend Smokey Robinson pokes fun at the rapper's stage protest at the MTV Video Music Awards during Taylor Swift's acceptance speech when naming the country star among the nominees for a Record of The Year Grammy Awards at the Grammy Nominations Concert in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (02Dec09).


13th October 2009

Fact: Pop star Justin Timberlake kicked off a charity golf tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday (11Oct09) to raise money for charity. Kenny G, Smokey Robinson, and Alice Cooper will also compete in the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open.


7th July 2009

Quote: "I am glad that I live in this era with the greatest entertainer of all times... The world will never ever forget Michael Jackson. I love you my brother." Smokey Robinson pays tribute to MICHAEL JACKSON at the King of Pop's Los Angeles memorial.


7th July 2009

Quote: "I am glad that I live in this era with the greatest entertainer of all times... The world will never ever forget Michael Jackson. I love you my brother." Smokey Robinson pays tribute to MICHAEL JACKSON at the King of Pop's Los Angeles memorial.


14th April 2009

Fact: Singer Linda Ronstadt and R&B legend Smokey Robinson will be awarded honorary degrees from the Berklee College of Music at a commencement ceremony in Boston, Massachusetts on 09 May (09).


5th October 2006

Fact: R+B legend Smokey Robinson will guest star as himself on US soap opera Days Of Our Lives on 14-15 November (06).


9th September 2005

Fact: <p>Smokey Robinson and Toni Braxton have joined the all-star SAVING OURSELVES Hurricane Katrina telethon, which will air on US cable network BET tonight (09SEP05). </p>


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