Smokey Robinson to be honored with a national pop music prize. Smokey was instrumental in shaping the Motown sound. He is this year’s recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. He has writing credits on more than 4,000 songs, many going to No.1. He will accept the prize in Washington in November. In a statement issued by the Library of Congress he said, “It gives me such joy and gratitude to be included among the past recipients of this most prestigious songwriting award.”
Smokey Robinson won his first Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance in 1988 for the song “Just to See Her” from the album One Heartbeat. Here is the video for that song.