Marvin Gaye: Black History Month Dedication

Deemed “The Prince of Motown” and “The Prince of Soul”, Marvin Gaye was one of many who shaped the sound and success of Motown in the 1960s, he reigned supreme becoming the company’s top-selling solo artist of that decade with a number of hits, including “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)”, “Ain’t That Peculiar”, “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” and his duet singles with singers such as Mary Wells and Tammi Terrell.

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Fashion Influence: artists such as Maxwell, Nas, Lenny Kravitz, Deangelo and Common adapted his early 1970s fashion style of wearing kufis and beanie skull caps and jean outfits which was also later appropriated by Eddie Murphy in his role as James “Thunder” Early in Dreamgirls.

-13 number one hits on Billboard charts
-Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
-Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
-No. 18 on the Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Artist of all Time List

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