Smokey Robinson is one legendary singer, record producer, and songwriter who has a significant contribution to the music industry. Due to his efforts and participation in the music, he has inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame in the years 2012 and 2016, respectively. Before going to become a music executive at the Motown Records, Smokey made a name to be the part of The Miracles. Let’s find out how much is Smokey Robinson Net Worth!
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Early Life & Biography
Smokey Robinson was born on 19 February in Detroit, Michigan, US. He was taken to William Robinson Sr. and Flossie. His parents have mixed French and Black ancestry. During his childhood days, his family was not wealthy, but his parents always supported the pursuits of their son. Robinson was not the above-average student but also was a good athlete.
Robinson attended Northern High School, where he started to demonstrate his musical talent. After that, he enrolled at the college to pursue his studies in electrical engineering. But later, he dropped out the college after two months so that he can continue his career in music.
Along with his classmate Pete Moore and childhood friend Ronald White, he formed a doo-wop group named the Five Chimes. Later, they changed their group’s name to The Matadors in the year 1957.
Later in the same year, Bobby Rogers join their group. After that, Bobby’s cousin, Claudette, was added to the group as well as guitarist Marv Tarplin was also added in the group in 1958. The group started performing t various venues in Detroit that increase their reputation.
Smokey Robinson got married to Frances Gladney in May 2002. The couple has a home in Pittsburgh, and now they use it as the winery.
In 1959m, Smokey got married to his fellow member Claudette Rogers. The pair had two children together, a son named Berry Robinson and a daughter named Tamla Robinson. Robinson also has another son named Trey Robinson, who was born in 1984 during his marriage to Claudette. After that, the couple separated and got divorced in 1986.
Robinson is also notable for having the golden green eyes. He also practices Transcendental Meditation.
During school time, Robinson formed a doo-wop group that was named the Five Chimes. Smokey Robinson was the frontman and founder of the group The Miracles and also known as the first artist who signed to the legendary Motown Records.
Robinson was the chief songwriter as well as producer of the group until 1972 when he got retired to become the Motown’s Vice president. Robinson had 26 top forty hits as the part of The Miracles in between the years 1960 and 1970. The hit songs in the group include I Second That Emotion, You’ve Got a Hold on Me, Baby Baby Don’t Cry, and Mickey’s Monkey. Apart from this, ‘Tears of a Clown’ was the one hit song of the group during that time. His career has spanned over 50 years, and he made lots of achievements in the music field.
Awards & Achievements
In February 1983, Robinson was awarded The Hollywood Walk of Fame. Later, in 1987, he was inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. He was also awarded the Grammy Award in 1988. He was also awarded a medal at the National Medal of Arts, and Soul Train Music Awards. He was also awarded the Society of Singers Lifetime Achievement Award in the year 2011. In the year 2015, he also received a BET Lifetime Achievement Award.
Net Worth & Salary of Smokey Robinson
it is estimated that Smokey Robinson has a total net worth of around $120 million. He acquires this amount of money as a legendary singer, songwriter as well as record producer. He is also a member of a music band that helps him to increase his net worth effectively. Earnings from his records are as follows:
- Going to a Go-Go: $6,50,000
- Being with You: $6,50,000
- One Heartbeat: $6,50,000
William Smokey Robinson is an American songwriter, singer, and record producer. He is also a former record executive. Robinson was also known as the frontman and founder of the Motown vocal group named The Miracles. He has spent several years in the music industry and has set lots of achievements that build up his career in the music sector. He has lots of awards and honors on his name due to his amazing musical talent and skills. Robinson leads a great career in the music field and currently living a lavish and happy life.