As special guest reporter TJ Jackson meets five Grammy Award winning legends for a Grammy Legends series of the American celebrity TV show The Insider on CBS.
Legend #1: Phil Collins
Original Airdate: 4 February, 2016 – CBS
TJ meets Phil Collins who is best known as the drummer and lead singer of the band Genesis and as a solo artist. He sold over 100 million albums worldwide both as solo artists and separately as principal members of a band and has won 7 Grammy Awards.
Legend #2: Aretha Franklin
Original Airdate: 5 February, 2016 – CBS
TJ catches up with the Jackson Family friend and indisputable Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. AS one of the most-charted female vocalists of all time became the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has won 18 Grammy Awards.
Legend #3: Gloria Estefan
Original Airdate: 8 February, 2016 – CBS
TJ talks to Latin icon Gloria Estefan, the most successful ever crossover performer in Latin music who opened the door for artists celebrating their Latin heritage. A Broadway musical is based on her live, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and she has won 7 Grammy Awards.
Legend #4: Smokey Robinson
Original Airdate: 11 February, 2016 – CBS
TJ sits down with Smokey Robinson who is known as founding member of the Miracles, an amazing solo artist and King of Motown. He represents over 6 decades of music, in which he has written more than 4,000 songs and won countless awards including the “Grammy Living Legend”.
Legend #5: Dionne Warwick
Original Airdate: 12 February, 2016 – CBS
TJ meets Dionne Warwick who has won five Grammy Awards. Growing up in a gospel-music family, music always played an important role in her life. Thanks to her timeless songs and over five decades of music-making, Dionne Warwick became one of the most-charted female vocalist of all time.
Photos Courtesey of TJ Jackson and Brad Bessey