Smokey Robinson, legendary GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter will be honored at the Novo by Microsoft (formerly Club Nokia) in Los Angeles on May 19.
Actress and director Angela Bassett will present the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award to Robinson in recognition of his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund as well as his commitment to helping others with the addiction recovery process.
Performers include GRAMMY nominees the Backstreet Boys, Tamar Braxton, Andra Day, El DeBarge, and Kem, and multiple GRAMMY winners Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Cee Lo Green. Robinson will give a closing performance with his touring band. Actor and comedian Cedric The Entertainer will host the event.
Noted entertainment attorney and MusiCares Honorary Board Chair John Branca; celebrated producer, songwriter and founder of Motown Records Berry Gordy; President/CEO of The Recording Academy and MusiCares Neil Portnow; and MusiCares Chair Bill Silva will be in attendance.