The former member of the Miracles and solo artist, Robinson will release an album with 11 of his hits on Aug. 19. This time around though, the songs are recorded as duets with the voices of John Legend, Steven Tyler, Cee Lo Green, James Taylor and Mary J. Blige.
“Smokey Robinson first came into my life when I was a teenager collecting soul records,” John said. “I never thought when I was collecting those records that one day I might even perform with him on stage or make a duet with him. That’s something you don’t even dream of when you’re that young. He had the most amazing voice. His lyrics always struck me.”