News

Berry Gordy to get Lifetime Achievement Award at Ebony gala

Berry Gordy to get Lifetime Achievement Award at Ebony gala

GORDY TO BE HONORED: Legendary producer Barry Gordy will be honored by Ebony magazine. Photo: Associated Press

The Jacksons are set to salute music mogul Berry Gordy by performing in his honor at an upcoming gala for Ebony magazine.

The Motown Records founder will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the publication’s annual Power 100 celebration in New York next month and Michael Jackson’s brothers will hit the stage to pay tribute.

Gordy famously signed the band, then fronted by a young Michael and known as The Jackson 5, to the legendary label in 1968, giving them their first big break in the music industry.

The cast of Broadway’s Motown The Musical, which tells Gordy’s life story, will also perform at the event.

Other honorees who made the Power 100 list, which ranks the biggest players in the black community, include: Scandal star Kerry Washington, director Lee Daniels, actor Michael B. Jordan, musician-turned-activist Harry Belafonte and U.S. President Barack Obama, who has been named Powerbroker of the Year.

Nick Cannon will host the Power 100 ceremony at the Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall on Nov. 4.

Recent Headlines

in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Spooky ‘Shining’ inspired IKEA commercial

Fresh
17-overlay2

You'll never aimlessly wander the floors of IKEA the same way again.

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Oct. 24

jamesbrown

A look back on some of the Hollywood headlines that made history.

in Entertainment

‘Jersey Shore’ star heading to trial on tax evasion

sorrentino

Reality TV star Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino pleaded not guilty to federal tax fraud charges.

in Viral Videos

WATCH: Justin Bieber’s boxing lessons

25-overlay3

The pop star is reportedly taking boxing lessons from Floyd Mayweather ... and Conan O'Brien has the footage.

in Viral Videos

The most epic safety video ever made

23-overlay2

New Zealand knows why you want to visit, and they're playing along.