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The Supremes

The Supremes were an American female singing group and the premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s. Founded as the Primettes in Detroit, Michigan, in 1959, the Supremes were the most commercially successful of Motown's acts and are, to date, America's most successful vocal group with 12 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100. Most of these hits were written and produced by Motown's main songwriting and production team, Holland–Dozier–Holland. At their peak in the mid-1960s, the Supremes rivaled the Beatles in worldwide popularity, and it is said that their success ma ...read more

The Supremes were an American female singing group and the premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s. Founded as the Primettes in Detroit, Michigan, in 1959, the Supremes were the most commercially successful of Motown's acts and are, to date, America's most successful vocal group with 12 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100. Most of these hits were written and produced by Motown's main songwriting and production team, Holland–Dozier–Holland. At their peak in the mid-1960s, the Supremes rivaled the Beatles in worldwide popularity, and it is said that their success made it possible for future African American R&B and soul musicians to find mainstream success.

Founding members Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson, Diana Ross, and Betty McGlown, all from the Brewster-Douglass public housing project in Detroit, formed the Primettes as the sister act to the Primes (with Paul Williams and Eddie Kendricks, who went on to form the Temptations). Barbara Martin replaced McGlown in 1960, and the group signed with Motown the following year as the Supremes. Martin left the act in early 1962, and Ross, Ballard, and Wilson carried on as a trio.

During the mid-1960s, the Supremes achieved mainstream success with Ross as lead singer. In 1967, Motown president Berry Gordy renamed the group Diana Ross & the Supremes, and replaced Ballard with Cindy Birdsong. Ross left to pursue a solo career in 1970 and was replaced by Jean Terrell, at which point the group's name reverted to the Supremes. After 1972, the lineup changed more frequently; Lynda Laurence, Scherrie Payne, and Susaye Greene all became members of the group during the mid-1970s. The Supremes disbanded in 1977 after 18 years.

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Similar Bands: Diana Ross, The Temptations, Martha and the Vandellas, Gladys Knight and the Pips, The Ronettes

LPs
Cream Of The Crop
1969

2.5
1 Votes
Together (with The Temptations)
1969

2.3
2 Votes
Let The Sunshine In
1969

2.8
2 Votes
TCB (With The Temptations)
1968

4
1 Votes
Love Child
1968

4.3
3 Votes
Join The Temptations
1968

3.5
3 Votes
Sing And Peform Funny Girl
1968

2.5
1 Votes
Reflections
1968

2.3
3 Votes
The Supremes Sing Rodgers & Hart
1967

3.7
3 Votes
The Supremes Sing Holland-Dozier-Holland
1967

3.4
4 Votes
The Supremes A' Go-Go
1966

3.5
7 Votes
I Hear a Symphony
1966

2.8
3 Votes
Merry Christmas
1965

2.5
2 Votes
More Hits by The Supremes
1965

4.2
5 Votes
We Remember Sam Cooke
1965

3.5
1 Votes
The Supremes Sing Country, Western & Pop
1965

2.3
2 Votes
A Bit Of Liverpool
1964

2.3
2 Votes
Where Did Our Love Go
1964

3.8
15 Votes
Meet The Supremes
1962

2.5
1 Votes
Live Albums
'Live' At London's Talk Of The Town
1968

2.8
2 Votes
The Supremes At The Copa
1965

2.3
2 Votes
Compilations
The No.1s
2003

5
2 Votes
The Ultimate Collection
1997

4
13 Votes

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