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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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