Jamie Foxx And Friends Celebrate Motown at White House


John Legend, Jamie Foxx and Nick Jonas - Photo: Roger L. Wollenberg-Pool/Getty Images

Now THIS is how you get your classy, grown-and-sexy on…

Jamie Foxx, John Legend and others performing at the White House for the President and First Lady!

The White House reverberated like a long-ago basement sound studio in Detroit as the likes of John Legend, Seal, Jamie Foxx, Nick Jonas and Sheryl Crow channeled their inner Motown before Michelle and Barack Obama.

Musical pioneers Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder joined in for the celebration of all things Motown.

Obama on Thursday called Motown’s music “the soundtrack of the civil rights era,” and credited the pioneering record label’s tight lyrics, catchy melodies and deep soul with helping to “blur the line between music that was considered either black or white.”

Legend delivered a soulful rendition of “Heard It Through the Grapevine” that left Foxx, who also served as the program’s host, to joke that nowadays the story was more likely to be “heard it through my Twitter.”

source: Billboard

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