Most Talented Motown Artists

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The Top Ten

1 Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter, and musician, and is regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time.
2 The Temptations The Temptations The Temptations are an American vocal group notable for their success with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s.
3 The Four Tops

Lead singer Levi Stubbs never wanted to go for a solo career, but he may be the greatest singer of all time.

4 Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder Stevland Hardaway Morris, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.

A genius, plays any and every instrument, sings in a way that moves you and writes some of the best songs you will ever hear. A true one off for sure!

5 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.
6 Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
7 The Supremes The Supremes The Supremes were an American female singing group and the premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s.
8 Otis Redding Otis Redding Otis Ray Redding, Jr. was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, arranger, and talent scout.
9 James Brown James Brown James Joseph Brown was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader. A progenitor of funk music and a major figure of 20th century popular music and dance, he is often referred to as the "Godfather of Soul".
10 Ray Charles Ray Charles Ray Charles Robinson, professionally known as Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer.

The Contenders

11 The Shirelles The Shirelles The Shirelles were an American girl group notable for their rhythm and blues, doo-wop and soul music and gaining popularity in the early 1960s.
12 Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 - August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter and pianist. She began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was minister.
13 Gladys Knight and the Pips Gladys Knight and the Pips Gladys Maria Knight, known as the "Empress of Soul", is an American singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman, humanitarian and author.
14 Diana Ross Diana Ross Diana Ernestine Earle Ross is an American singer, actress, and record producer. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Ross rose to fame as the lead singer of the vocal group the Supremes.
15 Al Green Al Green Albert Leornes Greene, often known as The Reverend Al Green, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer, best known for recording a series of soul hit singles in the early 1970s.
16 Martha And The Vandellas
17 Isley Brothers
18 Rick James Rick James

Saved Motown in the late 70s and carried them to the mid 80s with his music and writing for other Motown artists.

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