Some well-known Motown artists include Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, The Temptations, The Supremes, and The Jackson 5. Motown is a prolific record label, and hundreds of artists have been associated with Motown Records since its founding.
Motown Records is an American record company founded by Berry Gordy, Jr. on Jan. 12, 1959. Motown Records played a significant role in integrating African American music and culture into pop music. Though the word "Motown" officially refers to the record label, the word has also come to identify the type of music produced by the company in the 1960s and 1970s. Motown artists combine traditional elements of blues and soul music with modern pop music.