The GRAMMY Museum’s Architects of Sound: Motown


Motown founder Berry Gordy and Grammy winner Smokey Robinson were honored with the Grammy Museum’s first-ever Architects of Sound Awards sponsored by Los Angeles magazine on November 11. Proceeds from the inaugural Grammy Museum benefit gala dinner and concert will provide essential support for the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live, an educational and interactive museum dedicated to engaging children and adults in the power of music through dynamic exhibits, educational programs, live performances, and more. The event was hosted by music industry veteran and television personality Randy Jackson and featured tribute performances from Kelly Rowland, Michael Bolton, Boyz II Men, and more.

    • Page 1GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli and President/CEO of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow with the honorees (Mike Windle, Courtesy of the GRAMMY Museum)

    • Page 1Kelly Rowland and Michael Bolton (Maury Phillips, Courtesy of the GRAMMY Museum)

    • Page 1Host Randy Jackson and Smokey Robinson as Smokey accepts the Architects of Sound Artist Award  (Maury Phillips, Courtesy of the GRAMMY Museum


    • Page 1Architects of Sound Award recipients applaud during a performance by Boyz II Men  (Maury Phillips, Courtesy of the GRAMMY Museum)