The Temptations, often referred to as American Music Royalty, are world-renowned superstars of entertainment, revered for their phenomenal catalog of music and prolific career. The group will be celebrating their 60th Anniversary beginning in June 2021 through June 2022. To mark this milestone, the Temptations are releasing a brand-new album with new, original songs, plus they are planning to tour both in the U.S, dates to be determined, and in the UK, fall of 2021. Dr. Otis Williams, the sole surviving member of the original, classic lineup of the Temptations, will turn 80 years old on October 30th of 2021.
Ranked #1 in Billboard magazine’s most recent list of the Greatest R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of All Time, the Temptations also appear in the magazine’s 125th Anniversary list of the 125 Greatest of All Time Artists. In addition, Rolling Stone magazine named the group among the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. In September of 2020, the editors of Rolling Stone magazine commented that the Temptations are “Indisputably the greatest black vocal group of the Modern Era…,” and listed the group’s Anthology album among the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The Anthology album has appeared in all three of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums’ lists.
The Temptations’ heritage, influence and contributions to, not only American culture and African American communities but also to the global music landscape are monumental. The influence that the Temptations had on mainstream and global artists, such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and others, is undeniable.
The group’s popularity is ever-increasing and they are one of the most iconic, bestselling brands in the entertainment world today. While the group has evolved over the years, Dr. Otis Williams has continued to lead the group and carry the torch forward for the next generation of Temptations’ fans.