CBS and the Grammy Awards are celebrating 60 years of Berry Gordy’s Motown Records, the record label that launched the careers of singers including Smokey Robinson who’s co-hosting the event with stand-up comedian Cedric the Entertainer. Several Motown legends including Diana Ross of The Supremes will perform on stage. Seven female singers will share the stage to sing a “Women of Motown” medley. They are: Meghan Trainor, Fantasia, Chloe x Halle, Thelma Houston, Tori Kelly and Martha Reeves.
Meghan Trainor sings a fun “You Can’t Hurry Love” part, and Tori Kelly sings a sweet snippet of “Ain’t Nothin’ Like the Real Thing, Baby” but it’s Chloe x Halle Bailey who steal the show.
Watching the two young singing sisters from Atlanta, Georgia sing The Marvelettes debut single “Please Mr. Postman” (1961) is like stepping back in time. Chloe x Halle don’t (seem to) strain like the other singers to hit that Motown sound, it just oozes out of them. The two-hour special Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration airs Easter Sunday, April 21 at 8 pm.