Songwriters Hall of Fame will Honor Motown Founder, Berry Gordy

Famed Motown founder will receive the Pioneer Award at this year's ceremony

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Motown founder Berry Gordy will add another accolade to his list of accomplishments.

It was announced by the Songwriters Hall of Fame that Gordy will be receiving the Pioneer Award at its 44th annual induction ceremony, to be held June 13 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York.

The award was established last year to honor people who have “been a major influence on generations of songwriters.”

The legend is responsible for the careers of Diana Ross and the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five, to name a few.

This week, “Motown: The Musical,” debuted this week as a tribute to Gordy’s life.

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