The GRAMMY Museum has announced they will honor Motown founder Berry Gordy and multi-Grammy Award winner Smokey Robinson with the first-ever ‘Architects Of Sound Award’ on November 11, at a Motown themed gala, hosted by Randy Jackson.
The event will be held at Club Nokia at L.A. LIVE, and will also help celebrate the museum’s five-year anniversary.
Boyz II Men and Kelly Rowland are the first artists announced to perform at Gala Tribute Concert, with proceeds benefiting museum programs.
In recognition of their unparalleled contributions to the Motown genre, Gordy will receive the Architect of Sound: Vision Award and Robinson will receive the Architect of Sound: Artist Award. Selected by the Museum and its Board of Directors, the Architect of Sound Awards are dedicated to honoring those who are catalysts in changing the musical legacy of America, and who helped shape the sound of a specific genre.
“We are honored to celebrate both Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson as the first-ever recipients of the Architects of Sound Awards,” said Bob Santelli, executive director of the Museum. “Their contributions to Motown have truly changed the landscape of American music. We are grateful to these extraordinary industry leaders who will be helping us celebrate not only our first gala, but also our upcoming five-year anniversary of The GRAMMY Museum.”