Marvin Gaye

Remember When Leon Ware Was the MVP of R&B?

Singer, songwriter, and producer Leon Ware, who passed away last night at the age of 77, sustained a decades-long career full of great and influential music--for…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 24, 2017

Video: BJ the Chicago Kid – “Uncle Marvin”

BJ the Chicago Kid has given "Uncle Marvin," his tribute to Marvin Gaye, the video treatment. The singer doesn't use Gaye's likeness in the clip and…
Brian Josephs / December 13, 2016

New Music: BJ the Chicago Kid – “Uncle Marvin” ft. Marvin Gaye

BJ the Chicago Kid, who got a Best R&B Performance Grammy nomination for "Turnin’ Me Up," has delivered a Marvin Gaye tribute in the form…
Brian Josephs / December 8, 2016

Jamie Foxx Is Producing a Limited Series About Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye's life story is getting the TV treatment. Entertainer Jamie Foxx is producing a new limited series on the legendary soulman, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Brian Josephs / November 30, 2016

Video: Anderson .Paak – “Come Down”

For fans of new West Coast hip-hop and R&B music of all varieties, Anderson .Paak's prolific year has been a godsend. He's recently been enjoying…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 31, 2016

Q&A: Discussing the Ed Sheeran Lawsuit With ‘Let’s Get It On’ Heir Kathryn Griffin-Townsend

Earlier this week, news broke that the heirs of late soul songwriter Ed Townsend had officially taken legal action against British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran. The…
Andrew Unterberger / August 12, 2016

Listen to ‘Songs for Survival,’ Jay Z’s Playlist About Social Injustice

After sharing "Spiritual," an original protest song addressing police violence against African-Americans, Jay Z has returned to TIDAL with a curated playlist of activist music…
Anna Gaca / July 10, 2016

Songwriters Hall of Fame Welcomes Elvis Costello, Tom Petty, and Marvin Gaye

Elvis Costello, Tom Petty, and Marvin Gaye are among the 2016 inductees to the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards of Chic and Chip…
Anna Gaca / March 2, 2016

Watch Pharrell’s Heated ‘Blurred Lines’ Lawsuit Deposition

Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke released "Blurred Lines" more than two years ago, but due to a lawsuit brought against the musicians by Marvin Gaye's…
Brennan Carley / October 24, 2015

‘Blurred Lines’ Isn’t Even the Biggest Marvin Gaye Ripoff This Decade

Update: Indeed, the heirs of late "Let's Get It On" co-writer Ed Townsend are filing a lawsuit against Ed Sheeran, citing "Thinking Out Loud" as stealing…
Andrew Unterberger / March 11, 2015

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Copied Marvin Gaye for ‘Blurred Lines,’ Jury Says

A jury determined on Tuesday that Pharrell and Robin Thicke did, in fact, copy Marvin Gaye's 1977 hit "Got To Give It Up" when they…
James Grebey / March 10, 2015

Robin Thicke Reportedly Testified With a Piano Medley in ‘Blurred Lines’ Case

In an attempt to prove that "Blurred Lines" was not improperly derived from Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give it Up," Robin Thicke reportedly took the…
Rachel Brodsky / February 26, 2015

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Lose First Battle in Fight Against Marvin Gaye’s Family

The fight between Robin Thicke and Pharrell and Marvin Gaye's family continues, as a U.S. District Judge denied the pair's motion for a summary judgment in…
James Grebey / October 30, 2014

Marvin Gaye’s 1964 Passport Discovered in Record Bought at Garage Sale

An avid Motown memorabilia collector from Detroit made the find of a lifetime after buying some records at a garage sale. Appearing on the February…
Dan Reilly / February 4, 2014

Marvin Gaye’s Oldest Son Sues Robin Thicke Over ‘Brazen Copying’

Marvin Gaye III is finally suing Robin Thicke over "Blurred Lines." As the Hollywood Reporter points out, after months of staying more or less quiet…
Kyle McGovern / November 27, 2013
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