From singing in Motown’s biggest girl group to earning Oscar nods and becoming a fashion icon, Diana Ross set the template for future stars to follow.
Rightfully known as the queen Supreme, the best Diana Ross songs reveal just how much the Motown icon achieved when she stepped out as a solo artist.
From The Supremes to Martha & The Vandellas and beyond, the best Motown girl groups defined a strain of soul music that keeps us dancing in the street.
Girl groups go all the way back to the birth of pop, and their long and honourable dedication to delighting the ears deserves far more recognition than it gets.
For every anthem and romantic ballad, female artists have also asserted their independence through empowering lyrics, challenging the constraints of gender stereotypes, bad relationships or the music industry itself.
The propulsive, tension-filled number came flying off the pens of Holland, Dozier and Holland and into the Motown studio.
The life of the founder member of the Supremes was filled all too briefly with adulation before it was cut short so sadly.
In the way its music was presented and the universal themes its artists sang of, Motown broke racial barriers to move everyone, no matter their skin colour.
On 20 February 1965, the new single by the Motown queens entered the Hot 100. Within five weeks, it was their next chart-topper.
If you’re suffering from heartbreak, trying to get next to someone, or dreaming about the unattainable, the best Motown love songs will suit your mood.
On 30 January 1965, the soul chart made its comeback in the pages of Billboard, and Motown ruled the roost.
On 14 January 1970 in Las Vegas, Diana Ross appeared in concert as a member of the Supremes for the final time.
It was the friendliest of pop contests: Motown royalty against Liverpool superstars, and both of them won.
In the golden era of the Temptations, Kendricks' light, acrobatic voice was the perfect foil for the gritty tones of the equally brilliant David Ruffin.
The new hub offers 'Classic Christmas', 'Motown Christmas' and 'Modern Pop Christmas playlists, with a wealth of choice.