William “Smokey” Robinson, Jr. is an American R&B and pop singer songwriter, record producer, and former record executive with a net worth of $100 million dollars. Robinson was the founder and front man of the Motown vocal group The Miracles, that he additionally functioned as the group’s main songwriter and producer. Robinson headed the group from its 1955 sources as The Five Chimes until 1972 when he declared a retirement from the period to give attention to his job as Motown’s vice president. Nevertheless, Robinson returned to the music business as a solo artist the next year, after scoring Top 10 solo hits like “Cruisin'” (1979), “Being With You” (1981) and “Just to See Her” (1987). After the selling of Motown Records in 1988, Robinson left Motown in 1990. He was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
While in high school Smokey Robinson formed a doo wop group named the Five Chimes. Robinson was the very first artist to be signed to the legendary Motown Records as the creator and front man of the group The Miracles. Smokey Robinson’s career has spanned over 50 years. He’s won multiple music awards and arty honours including being inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1987, as well as in 1989 being inducted to the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.