Naughty Boy planning star-studded Motown covers album

Naughty Boy is planning to make a Motown covers album with stars including Justin Timberlake and Robbie Williams.

The producer and musician has become obsessed with 1960s soul music and wants to pay tribute to the artists who made their name with the famous Detroit, Michigan record label.

The 32-year-old, real name Shahid Khan, is determined to sign up some of his popstar pals to record the album with him.

"It's about introducing Motown to a new generation," he tells Britain's Daily Star newspaper. "Justin Timberlake is a big Motown fan so we are in talks to do something with him. I want to do one with Robbie Williams, I've had a chat with him about it - he's a fun guy."

As a teaser the producer released a version of The Jackson 5's Dancing Machine he recorded with British singer Laura Mvula.

And he has other tracks ready for the album, which is due out next year (18).

"I've done Signed Sealed Delivered with Ella Eyre and I want to do a Spanish Motown song," he reveals.

Naughty, who has worked with Ed Sheeran and Beyonce, came up with the idea for the album while watching Motown: The Musical, the hit stage show based around the songs released by the iconic record label, with its founder Berry Gordy and artist Smokey Robinson.

"I went to see the Motown Musical with Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson," he explains. "I'm not from that generation so I wanted to understand Motown more, the struggle they faced to get black music played on radio, the music was bringing people together."

The new Motown album will be his first record since 2013's Hotel Cabana, which featured collaborations with Sam Smith, Emeli Sande, Ed and Wiz Khalifa.