They set the mold for female r&b and pop vocal groups.
Founded as The Primettes in 1959, The Supremes lived up to their name by becoming one of the most successful American vocal groups of all time. They were the prime example of a sophisticated look and sound that Berry Gordy pushed for Motown acts.
Florence Ballard, Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, Cindy Birdsong
Signed by Motown in 1961, it took a while for the Supremes to connect with the public. They began to be known around the Motown offices as the "no-hit Supremes." They went on to have 12 number one songs and three number albums.
Equally sensual and poetic, a singer-songwriter unrivaled.
Leader of The Miracles, songwriter, and Motown pioneer.
His name says it all. He is indeed a wonder.
Impeccable harmonies and fine-tuned stage choreography.
The sound of young America masterminded by Berry Gordy.
Combines rhythm & blues and gospel music styles.
Soul gets high.
Rock loses the roll but gains amplitude and attitude.