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

The culture-shifting sensation that was Motown music began in January 1959, when Berry Gordy Jr. founded Tamla Records in Detroit, Michigan. 

After Gordy incorporated the name “Motown Records” in 1960, the label and its subsidiaries would usher in the careers of a number of legendary artists, including Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and Diana Ross, along with decades of soul and R&B classics.

From its first major hit with Smokey Robinson & the Miracles’ “Shop Around”

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