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"As lead vocalist of The Temptations, three-time Grammy winner Dennis Edwards helped define Detroit soul in the late 1960s as the music of Motown acts was becoming more socially aware. During his tenure with the legendary quintet, Edwards contributed to hit tracks including 'I Can't Get Next to You' and 'Run Away Child, Running Wild'. He earned three Grammy Awards with The Temptations — Best Rhythm and Blues Performance by a Duo or Group for 'Cloud Nine' for 1968, and Best R&B Instrumental Performance and Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group, or Chorus for 'Papa Was a Rollin' Stone' for 1972. The Temptations were also honored with the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award for 2013. Edwards will forever be remembered as one of Motown's most celebrated vocalists. He will be dearly missed, and our thoughts go out to his family and friends during this difficult time."