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 Sports, Viral Videos

Marshawn Lynch doesn’t want to get fined

23-overlay5

The Seattle Seahawks running back has a goal for Media Day.

in Viral Videos

School announces snow day with ‘Let It Go’ parody

22-overlay5

Who needs robocalls when you can declare school closures through song?

in Entertainment

Benedict Cumberbatch apologizes for ‘colored’ remark

Benedict Cumberbatch attends a special screening of "The Imitation Game" at the DGA Theater on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, in Los Angeles.

Benedict Cumberbatch is "devastated" after realizing he caused offense during a chat about diversity on Tavis Smiley's late-night show.

in Sports, Viral Videos

Marshawn Lynch holds an “awesomer” press conference

23-overlay4

"You don't feel in beast mode. It feels you."

in Music

Ne-Yo’s new album inspired by fans

Ne-Yo

The singer says he used stories from fans as inspiration for his sixth studio release, "Non-Fiction."