Motown founder Berry Gordy and its most famous singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson will be the first recipients of the Grammy Museum’s “Architects of Sound Award”. They will be honored at a November 11th gala hosted by “American Idol’s” Randy Jackson and featuring performances by Boys II Men and Kelly Rowland.

The museum’s executive director, Bob Santelli, says, “Their contributions to Motown have truly changed the landscape of American music.”