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The Supremes: Diana Ross (right), Mary Wilson (center), Florence Ballard (left) performing "My World Is Empty Without You" on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1966.

Source: Wikipedia

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 their success made it possible for future African American R&B and soul musicians to find mainstream success.

Fact file

  • Also known as: The Primettes; Diana Ross & the Supremes
  • Origin: Detroit, Michigan, United States
  • Genres: Rhythm and blues, doo-wop, soul, pop, disco
  • Years active: 1959–1977
  • Labels: Lu Pine (Primettes), Motown (Supremes)
  • Associated acts: The Temptations
  • Past members: Diana Ross Mary Wilson Florence Ballard Betty McGlown Barbara Martin Cindy Birdsong Jean Terrell Lynda Laurence Scherrie Payne Susaye Greene

Read more about The Supremes at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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