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Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye


Famous as :

Pop, soul and R&B singer

Birth Name :

Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr.

Birth Date :

May 02, 1939

Birth Place :

Washington, D.C., USA

Spouse :

Anna Gordy (1964-1976), Janis Hunter (1977-1981)

Claim to fame :

Album "What's Going On" (1971)

Latest News

Marvin Gaye's Family Wants Record Labels and T.I. to Be Punished Too

March 19, 2015 02:53:48 GMT

The family of isn't satisfied with the money awarded to them last week in the "Blurred Lines" case. They're now going after Universal Music, Interscope Records and Star Trak Entertainment which distributed the song as well as T.I., who appears alongside and .

Jermaine Dupri Weighs in on 'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit, Says Ciara Rips Off His Songs

March 15, 2015 20:13:51 GMT

shares his thoughts on "Blurred Lines" lawsuit that pitted and against 's family. He believes the 2013 hit single does sound similar to Gaye's "Got to Give It Up".

Pharrell's 'Happy' May Be a Rip-Off of Another Marvin Gaye Song, Late Singer's Family Claims

March 14, 2015 02:13:38 GMT

It looks like "Blurred Lines" isn't the only track that's inspired by 's music. Just days after a judge awarded them $7.4M, agreeing that "Blurred Lines" copied "Got to Give It Up", the late singer's family admits that the Grammy-winning producer's "Happy" does bear resemblance to Gaye's other song called "Ain't That Peculiar".

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams to Appeal 'Blurred Lines' Verdict

March 12, 2015 19:34:18 GMT

and are fighting the verdict that favored 's family in the "Blurred Lines" copyright infringement case. Their lawyer Howard E. King confirms they will bring the case back to court to seek appeal for the ruling.

Pharrell Denies 'Blurred Lines' Copied Marvin Gaye's Song

March 05, 2015 07:44:04 GMT

denied he copied 's song. The produces told a jury on Wednesday, March 4 that he was trying to evoke the feel of the late singer' music but did not copy his work when he created the 2013 hit "Blurred Lines" for .

Marvin Gaye's Ex-Wife Anna Gordy Gaye Dies at 92

February 01, 2014 04:18:51 GMT

Anna Gordy Gaye, the sister of Motown founder Berry Gordy and the former wife of , has passed away. She was 92. Anna died at her home in Los Angeles from natural causes on Friday, January 31.

Marvin Gaye's Family Sues Robin Thicke Over 'Blurred Lines'

October 31, 2013 03:52:40 GMT

Earlier this year, , and filed a pre-emptive lawsuit against 's estate to protect their mega hit, "Blurred Lines". They decided to do so after the Gayes claimed that the chart-topping song was a rip-off of the late singer's 1977 track called "Got to Give It Up".

Pharrell Williams: 'Blurred Lines' Doesn't Copy Marvin Gaye's Song

September 14, 2013 03:21:09 GMT

has spoken out about the legal battle with 's estate over 's "Blurred Lines". The singer/producer has denied that the hit song, which he co-created with Thicke and , bears similarities to Gaye's 1977 song called "Got to Give It Up".

Marvin Gaye's Family Rejects Six-Figure Sum From Robin Thicke

August 24, 2013 06:35:03 GMT

Following 's filing of a pre-emptive lawsuit last week to protect "Blurred Lines" from potential copyright infringement claims, 's family has come out to reveal that they had turned down a six-figure payout that the artist's team made to prevent them from making such claims. The payout was offered after Gaye's children Frankie Christian, Marvin III and Nona Marvisa accused Thicke and his co-writers and Clifford Harris Jr. of plagiarizing their late father's song "Got to Give It Up".

Marvin Gaye's Son Is 'Not Happy' With Robin Thicke's Lawsuit Over 'Blurred Lines'

August 23, 2013 02:13:53 GMT

Last week, made headline when preemptively suing 's family in order to protect his and -assisted hit single, "Blurred Lines". Now, Gaye's son has reacted to the news and hinted at the possibility of responding with legal action of his own.

'Blurred Lines' Composers Preemptively Sue Marvin Gaye's Family

August 17, 2013 02:22:42 GMT

, and are taking legal action in order to protect "Blurred Lines", which they composed together. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the trio are battling back the claims which suggest that their summer hit has too many similarities to 's "Got to Give It Up" and Funkadelic's "Sexy Ways".

Jesse L. Martin to Play Marvin Gaye, Replacing Lenny Kravitz in 'Sexual Healing'

March 05, 2013 07:12:02 GMT

who was linked to be in a canceled movie project about the music maestro years ago lands the role after all. He is tapped to star in "" which is directed by Julien Temple after the previous project never came to fruition.

Lenny Kravitz to Star as Motown Legend Marvin Gaye in a Biopic

November 27, 2012 04:30:58 GMT

After playing fashion expert Chinna in "", is set to portray a real life figure in his next film. The rocker-turned-actor has officially been cast as Motown legend in a biopic to be directed by Julien Temple, Deadline reports.

Robert Pattinson Made Up Royal Connection

April 22, 2011 18:22:00 GMT

The "" star, left his native U.K. and moved to the U.S. prior to landing the lead role in the hit vampire franchise, and admits he used his British charm to win over American acquaintances.

Jesse L. Martin Fears Marvin Gaye Biopic Is Not 'Meant to Be'

April 22, 2011 18:22:00 GMT

The former "" star, has been attached to "" since 2008, when he signed on to help "The Sopranos" bring the tragic singer's life story, adapted from Steven Turner's book "Trouble Man", to the big screen.

Catherine Zeta-Jones Scraps Broadway Performance After Falling Ill

May 21, 2010 02:44:28 GMT

was forced to cancel two performances of her Broadway show "A Little Night Music" earlier this week after falling ill. The actress is currently starring on the New York stage in the musical, but she scrapped both a matinee and evening show on Wednesday, May 19.

Lily Allen Lands Three Top Prizes at Ivor Novello

May 21, 2010 02:28:09 GMT

British singer has been crowned the queen of the prestigious Ivor Novello songwriting awards after winning three top prizes at the ceremony on Thursday, May 20. The "Smile" hitmaker was in "floods of tears" after picking up honors for best song musically and lyrically, as well as most performed work, both for her single "The Fear".

Bob Dylan's Song Tops Rolling Stones' Single in Greatest Songs List

May 20, 2010 10:00:46 GMT

's 1965 hit "Like a Rolling Stone" has topped a new list of the Greatest Songs of All Time. Rolling Stone magazine editors and contributors have spent months piecing together the ultimate top 500 list and Dylan's "Highway 61 Revisited" track has beaten out ' ("I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" to the number one spot.

Russell Brand Has Fascination About Prostitutes

May 18, 2010 06:27:16 GMT

has given wife-to-be a little more cause for concern as the couple plans its nuptials for the end of 2010 - he has revealed he'll always be fascinated by prostitutes. The highly-sexed British funnyman admits he has always enjoyed the company of hookers - ever since his father paid for him to experience a session with a prostitute in Hong Kong when he was 16.

Terrence Howard to Step In as Marvin Gaye

May 18, 2010 06:20:28 GMT

is in talks to portray tragic soul legend in moviemaker Cameron Crowe's biopic after rejected the role. The "I Am Legend "star pulled out of negotiations in April after months of discussions with Crowe, and the filmmaker was forced to start his search for a leading man all over again.

Will Smith Refuses to Play Marvin Gaye in Biopic

April 05, 2010 06:32:58 GMT

has turned down the lead role in moviemaker Cameron Crowe's new biopic. The actor spent months in negotiations to portray the legendary soul man, and now Crowe, who has been trying to get the project off the ground for four years, is without a leading man again.