Who is the best Motown artist?

Who is the best Motown artist?

Motown’s 7 most successful music artists, from Stevie Wonder to The Jackson 5

  • Smokey Robinson & the Miracles. AP.
  • Stevie Wonder. Spotify.
  • The Supremes. AP.
  • Marvin Gaye. AP.
  • The Temptations. AP.
  • The Four Tops. AP.
  • The Jackson 5. AP.

Who is the King of Motown?

Smokey Robinson
Known as the “King of Motown,” Smokey Robinson founded the R&B group The Miracles, which delivered 37 Top 40 hits for Motown Records.

How many #1 songs did Motown produce?

191 songs
More Stories by Billboard Motown will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a mammoth boxed set, “Motown: The Complete No. 1’s,” due Dec. 9. The 10-disc package features 191 songs, all of which have topped a chart in the United States or internationally.

Who is Effie White based on?

As much as Deena Jones, Beyoncé Knowles’ character in “Dreamgirls,” was modeled on Diana Ross, the film’s main character, Effie White, was based on Etta James, according to composer Henry Krieger.

Why did Mary Wells leave Motown?

Doctors diagnosed Wells with laryngeal cancer. Treatments for the disease ravaged her voice, forcing her to quit her music career. Since she had no health insurance, her illness wiped out her finances, forcing her to sell her home.

What are Your Top 5 Motown bands?

– Teena Marie (Gordy Records) – Mary Jane Girls (Gordy Records) – Carrie McDowell (Motown Records) – Brian McKnight (Motown Records) – MC Trouble (Motown Records) – Michael McDonald – Misa (Motown Records) – Debelah Morgan (Motown Records)

Who recommended the Jackson 5 to Motown?

The Motown torch passes to a new generation. The Jackson 5 were a peerless multi-media phenomenon, leading Berry Gordy’s kingdom into its second decade with a stunningly fresh sound and extraordinary stagecraft, paying homage to the past, illuminating the future.

Who took the Jackson 5 to Motown?

Motown Records was a dream for all soul singers across the country. It is rumored that Gladys Knight sent a tape of the Jackson 5 to Motown Records, but their tape was rejected and sent back. In July 1968, the band went to Detroit to set up a recorded Motown audition, which took place at Motown’s studio.