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Detroit Native Stevie Wonder Earns Honorary Doctorate From Wayne State University

Stevie Wonder has yet another accomplishment to celebrate, having received an honorary degree from Wayne State University this past Saturday (May 7). The Detroit Free Press reports that Wonder, born Stevland Hardaway Morris, received his doctor of humane letters from the WSU Board of Governors just two miles shy of Motown’s Hitsville, U.S.A. — the place responsible for the hits by the renowned musician that the world knows and loves today. “Even though I’ve been in this profession for a few minutes, it is not impossible for me to feel a little shy about now,” said the “Isn’t She Lovely” crooner.

Shanique Yates

May 9, 2022

Motown Records Names Ethiopia Habtemariam as Chairman & CEO

Ethiopia Habtemariam has elevated to new heights at Motown! In an announcement today (March 1), Universal Music Group named Habtemariam chairman & CEO of Motown. Since 2014, she has served as the label’s president and will now report directly to UMG Chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge. Under Habtemariam’s leadership, Motown remains committed to its traditions of artist development and partnerships with creative and entrepreneurial entities which include Atlanta-based Quality Control Music (QC). The partnership with QC has created hits from Migos, Lil Yachty, City Girls, and more and the label is well on its way to becoming one of the leading hip-hop and R&B music and entertainment companies. “Motown is such an important voice, and just as when it was founded by Berry Gordy, its impact continues to be felt around the world,” said Grainge in a statement. “Motown’s resurgence and powerful partnership under Ethiopia’s leadership has advanced the label’s legacy as home to some of today’s...

Shanique Yates

Mar 1, 2021