Some of the best Motown recording artists, according to Madame Noire, were Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, The Supremes and Diana Ross. Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, the Commodores and the Jackson 5 were also among the best Motown artists.
Smokey Robinson and Gladys Knight and the Pips were two more popular Motown artists from the early years of the record company.
Motown Records has existed since 1959. While many of its most popular and iconic artists made their music in the early years of the company, Motown still exists, as of 2015. Some of the best recent artists have been Boyz II Men, Erykah Badu, 702 and Ne-Yo, according to Madame Noire.