The Drop: The Temptations

Straight off the release of All The Time, their first new album in eight years, the GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to welcome legendary group The Temptations to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate performance and conversation hosted by Bob Santelli. For nearly 60 years, The Temptations have reigned as one of popular music’s most beloved and successful groups worldwide, lauded by Billboard in 2017 as the Number One R&B Artist of All Time. The Temptations rose to the top of the charts with 16 Number One R&B albums and 43 Top Ten R&B hit songs across four decades, including 14 Number One singles. Their hits "My Girl," "Ain't Too Proud To Beg," and "Get Ready" are timeless, iconic classics, while the group’s later forays into funk and psychedelia, including “Cloud Nine” and "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone," are just as influential. Their new album, All The Time (UMe), features inspired renditions of songs by Sam Smith, Bruno Mars, John Mayer, Maxwell, Ed Sheeran, Michael Jackson, and The Weeknd, and also includes three new, original Temptations songs. Produced and arranged by Dave Darling, All The Time soars with The Temptations’ strongest lineup in 20 years, led by founding member Otis Williams. The Associated Press has awarded the album an A grade, saying “Some covers might even be better than the originals… you can’t beat The Temptations. It’s the way they do the things they do.” The Temptations are: Otis Williams, Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Larry Braggs, and Willie Greene.