Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame

R&B HOF Detroit, MI

2016 Ceremony

Society Confidential: R&B Hall of Fame Music Awards

rbhof-001Chuck Bennett The Detroit News 6:53 p.m. EDT August 25, 2016 Rocking at the R&B Hall of Fame Music Awards There was so much to take in at the R&B Hall of Fame Music Awards on Sunday night at the Ford Performing Arts Theater in Dearborn. Here are some tidbits: ■This year’s honorees included Prince, Bobby Brown, Smokey Robinson, Bettye LaVette, Rena Scott, Dionne Warwick and Cathy Hughes from Radio One. ■ The program was hosted by Mary Wilson of the Supremes, who was fiercely elegant and beautiful, changing clothes twice during the program from a stunning off-the-shoulder red gown to Read More...

  • Induction Guidelines

    The Official R&B Music Blues Hall of Fame Guidelines for Induction The Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame Museum Mission Statement and Purpose •Document the history of Rhythm & Bues, Jazz, Blues, Soul, Gosple music. •Enhance and celebrate the existing Rhythm & Blues music environment. •To honor those who have made significant contributions to Rhythm & Blues music. Inductee Criteria To

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  • Rhythm & Blues

    Rhythm and blues, often abbreviated to R&B and RnB, is a genre of popular African-American music that originated in the 1940’s. The term was originally used by record companies to describe recordings marketed predominantly to urban African Americans, at a time when “urbane, rocking, jazz based music with a heavy, insistent beat” was becoming more popular.

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  • Rhythm & Blues

    Rhythm and blues, often abbreviated to R&B and RnB, is a genre of popular African-American music that originated in the 1940’s. The term was originally used by record companies to describe recordings marketed predominantly to urban African Americans, at a time when “urbane, rocking, jazz based music with a heavy, insistent beat” was becoming more popular.

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