Record Labels Motown Records Complete Artist Roster

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List of Motown Records artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This Motown Records roster includes both past and present artists. Popular Motown Records bands and artists are all listed here with information such as what genre the bands fall under and what albums they're known for. If you're looking for any of these Motown Records band's full discographies then click on their name and you can find them here on Ranker. The artists and bands on this list might be pop, rap, rock, electronic or any other genre, but what they all have in common is that they were signed by Motown Records.

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702 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
702 Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop 702, named after the area code of their hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada, was an American platinum-selling trio. Originally a quartet, the group became a trio, which includes sisters Irish, and ...more

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98 Degrees is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
98 Degrees Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music 98 Degrees is an American pop and R&B boy band consisting of four vocalists: brothers Nick and Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre, and Jeff Timmons. The group was formed by Timmons in Los Angeles, ...more

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A2V is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
A2V Soul music, Contemporary R&B, Hip hop soul

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Al Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Al Cleveland Al Cleveland was an American songwriter for the Motown label. Among his most popular co-compositions are 1967's "I Second That Emotion" and 1969's "Baby, Baby Don't Cry" ...more

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Al Green is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Al Green Smooth soul, Rhythm and blues, Soul music Albert "Al" Greene, often known as The Reverend Al Green, is an American singer best known for recording a series of soul hit singles in the early 1970s, including "Tired of Being ...more

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Amos Milburn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Amos Milburn Jump blues, Boogie-woogie, Rhythm and blues Joseph Amos Milburn, Jr. was an American rhythm and blues singer and pianist, popular during the 1940s and 1950s. He was born and died in Houston, Texas. One commentator noted, "Milburn ...more

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Andrew Logan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Andrew Logan Andrew Logan is an American performer, songwriter, and director.

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Angela Clemmons is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Angela Clemmons

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Anita Pointer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Anita Pointer Pop music, Rock music, Dance music Anita Marie Pointer is an American singer-songwriter and a member of The Pointer Sisters.

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Anna Gordy Gaye is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Anna Gordy Gaye Rhythm and blues, Soul music Anna Ruby Gaye was an American businesswoman, composer and songwriter. An elder sister of Motown founder Berry Gordy, she became a record executive in the mid-to-late 1950s distributing records ...more

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Another Bad Creation is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Another Bad Creation Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B Another Bad Creation were an American hip hop and new jack swing group from Atlanta, Georgia.

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Apollo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Apollo Disco, Rhythm and blues, Soul music Apollo was an American R&B/disco group that recorded for Motown in the late 1970s. They are best known as the band of future music executives Benny Medina and Kerry Gordy.

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Arthur
Arthur "T-Boy" Ross Arthur Ross was an American singer and songwriter most notable for his collaborations with Leon Ware. He was the younger brother of legendary entertainer Diana Ross.

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Ashford & Simpson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Ashford & Simpson Disco, Pop music, Rhythm and blues Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson were a husband-and-wife songwriting-production team and recording artists. Ashford was born in Fairfield, South Carolina, and Simpson in the Bronx, New York. ...more

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AZ is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
AZ Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop Anthony Cruz, better known by his stage name AZ, is an American rapper. Born in Brooklyn, NY. He is known for being a longtime and frequent rhyme partner of Nas, and also a member of hip-hop ...more

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B5 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
BriaTimmons added B5 Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B B5, previously known as TNT Boyz and Audio, was a R&B music group originating from St. Petersburg, Florida which later relocated to Atlanta, Georgia. The group consisted of five brothers, ...more

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Barbara Martin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Barbara Martin Pop music, Rhythm and blues Barbara Diane Martin Richardson is an African-American singer; better known for being one of the original members of Motown singing group The Supremes. After The Primettes dropped Betty McGlown ...more

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Barbara McNair is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Barbara McNair Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Jazz Barbara McNair was an American singer and actress. Born Barbara Jean McNair in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Racine, Wisconsin, McNair studied music at the American Conservatory of Music in ...more

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Barbara Randolph is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Barbara Randolph Barbara Randolph, also known as Barbara Ann Sanders, was an African American singer and actress who recorded for Motown Records in the 1960s. She was born in Detroit, Michigan, and was adopted ...more

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Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Barcelona Rock music, Emo, Indie rock Barcelona is a band from Seattle, Washington. The band's sound is harmonious and piano-based with elements of rock. Formed in 2005, the band cites U2, Coldplay, Copeland, Death Cab for Cutie and ...more

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Barrett Strong is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Barrett Strong Rhythm and blues, Soul music Barrett Strong is an American singer and songwriter. Strong was the first artist to record a hit for Motown, although he is best known for his work as a songwriter, particularly in association ...more

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BeBe Winans is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
BeBe Winans Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rhythm and blues Benjamin "BeBe" Winans is a gospel and R&B singer. He is a member of the noted Winans family, most members of which are also gospel artists.

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Benny Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Benny Benjamin Rhythm and blues, Jazz William "Benny" Benjamin, nicknamed Papa Zita, was an American musician, most notable as the primary drummer for the Motown studio band known as The Funk Brothers. He was a native of ...more

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Berry Gordy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Berry Gordy Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues Berry Gordy, Jr. is an American record producer, and songwriter. He is best known as the founder of the Motown record label, as well as its many subsidiaries.

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Bettye LaVette is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Bettye LaVette Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music Bettye LaVette is an American soul singer-songwriter who made her first record at sixteen, but achieved only intermittent fame until 2005, with her album I've Got My Own Hell to Raise. Her ...more

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Billy Griffin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Billy Griffin Disco, Pop music, Rhythm and blues William L. "Billy" Griffin is an American singer and songwriter. He is best known for replacing Smokey Robinson as lead singer of The Miracles in 1972.

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Billy Preston is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Billy Preston Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music William Everett "Billy" Preston was an American musician whose work included R&B, rock, soul, funk and gospel. A virtuoso keyboardist, particularly on Hammond organ, Preston was ...more

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Blaze is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Blaze Electronic music, House music, Garage house Blaze is a house-music group formed in 1984 in New Jersey, USA.

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Blinky is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Blinky Rhythm and blues, Soul music Sondra "Blinky" Williams is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter.

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Bloodstone is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Bloodstone Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music Bloodstone is an American R&B, soul, and funk group, most popular in the 1970s and early 1980s. The band charted thirteen songs between 1973 and 1984.

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Blu Cantrell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Blu Cantrell Pop music, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B Blu Cantrell is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter. Cantrell rose to fame in 2001, with the release of her debut single, "Hit 'Em Up Style", which peaked at number two on ...more

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Bob Babbitt is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Bob Babbitt Bob Babbitt was a Hungarian-American bassist, most famous for his work as a member of Motown Records' studio band, the Funk Brothers, from 1966–1972, as well as his tenure as part of MFSB for ...more

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Bobby Darin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Bobby Darin Rock music, Swing music, Folk music Bobby Darin was an American singer, songwriter, and actor of film and television. He performed in a range of music genres, including pop, rock'n'roll, folk, and country. He started as a ...more

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Bobby Debarge is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Bobby Debarge Rhythm and blues, Soul music Robert Louis "Bobby" DeBarge, Jr. was an American musician and the lead singer of the popular 1970s Motown R&B group Switch and was noted for his impressive falsetto vocals. Later ...more

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Bobby King is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Bobby King Bobby King is an American gospel-style, R&B and soul singer. He formed a singing duo with Terry Evans in the early 1970s. Since 1973, King has sung on most Ry Cooder albums. He was also the ...more

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Bobby Nunn is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Bobby Nunn Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Funk Bobby Nunn is an American R&B producer, songwriter and vocalist, best known for his Top 15 US Billboard R&B chart hit single, "She's Just A Groupie."

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Bobby Smith is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Bobby Smith Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music Robert "Bobby" Smith was an American R&B singer, the principal lead singer of the classic Motown/Philly group, The Spinners, also known as the Detroit Spinners or the Motown ...more

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Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers Rhythm and blues, Soul music Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers were a soul band from Vancouver, British Columbia. Briefly signed to Motown Records in the late 1960s, they had one top 30 hit single, "Does Your Mama Know ...more

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Bonnie Pointer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Bonnie Pointer Disco, Rhythm and blues, Soul music Patricia Eva "Bonnie" Pointer is an American R&B and disco singer, most notable for being the next-to-youngest member of the 1970s and 1980s family music group, The Pointer ...more

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Boyz II Men is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Boyz II Men Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B Boyz II Men is an American R&B vocal group, best known for emotional ballads and a cappella harmonies. Formerly a quartet featuring Michael McCary, they are currently a trio composed of ...more

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Brenda Holloway is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Brenda Holloway Soul music Brenda Holloway is an American singer and songwriter, who was a recording artist for Motown Records during the 1960s. Her best-known recordings are the soul hits, "Every Little Bit ...more

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Brian Holland is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Brian Holland Brian Holland is an American songwriter and record producer, best known as a member of Holland–Dozier–Holland, the songwriting and production team that was responsible for much of the Motown ...more

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Brian McKnight is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Brian McKnight Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Quiet storm Brian McKnight is an American R&B singer-songwriter, arranger, producer and musician. He is a multi-instrumentalist who plays eight instruments including piano, guitar, bass guitar, ...more

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Brownmark is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Brownmark Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Funk Mark Brown, better known by the stage name Brown Mark, also styled Brownmark and BrownMark, is an American musician, bassist and record producer.

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Bruce Willis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Bruce Willis Motown Sound Walter Bruce Willis is an American actor, producer and singer. His career began on the Off-Broadway stage and then in television in the 1980s, most notably as David Addison in Moonlighting. He ...more

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Bunny Debarge is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Bunny Debarge Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Gospel music Etterlene "Bunny" DeBarge is an American soul singer-songwriter, best known as the lone female sibling of the Motown family group DeBarge. She is also best known as the lead vocalist ...more

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Carolyn Crawford is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Carolyn Crawford Carolyn Crawford is a Republican politician from Pass Christian, Mississippi, currently a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives from the 121st district. She was first elected in ...more

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Carrie McDowell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Carrie McDowell

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Charlene is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Charlene Pop music, Traditional pop music, Country Charlene Marilynn D'Angelo Oliver is an American R&B singer best known as Charlene. She is known mainly for her 1982 popular song "I've Never Been to Me", and is considered a

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Chico DeBarge is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Motown Records Complete Artist Roster
Chico DeBarge Pop music, Neo soul, Rhythm and blues Jonathan Arthur "Chico" DeBarge is an American R&B singer and a younger brother of the members of the Motown family act DeBarge. Unlike the rest of his DeBarge siblings, Chico is ...more