The Supremes Biography
The Supremes, known for You Keep Me Hangin’ On, were formed in 1959 with original band members Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson, Diana Ross, and Betty McGlown. Barbara Martin replaced McGlown in 1960. The lineup changed with Lynda Laurence, Scherrie Payne, and Susaye Greene during the mid -70s.
The Supremes released their first studio album, Meet the Supremes, in 1962. They have released 29 albums between 1962 and 1976.
Where Did Our Love Go released on August 31th, 1964 and is their second studio album. The album has charted on the Billboard for 89 weeks. It is the greatest achievement of a band of women up to that time. Where Did Our Love Go has sold 1,000,000 copies. This album is also the band’s most successful album.
Between 1962 and 1976 they have released 29 studio albums. The band has sold over 100,000,000 copies worldwide as of 2019. Where Did Our Love Go released in 1964 was their most successful album and it has sold a million copies.
They have been nominated twice for the Grammy Hall of Fame but never won.
They had nineteen albums in the Top 40, (Meet the Supremes, Supremes a Go-Go, Supremes Sing Motown, Supremes Sing Rodgers and Hart, Greatest Hits-Supremes, Live at the Talk of the Town, Reflections, Diana Ross and the Supremes Join the Temptations, Love Child, T.C.B, Together, Cream of the Crop, Greatest Hits Vol 2, Magnificent Seven, Touch, 20 Golden Greats, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Love Supreme, 40 Golden Motown Greats , and the No 1’s).
The album Meet the Supremes peaked at No. 13 and it charted for 6 weeks.
The album Supremes a Go Go peaked at No. 15 and it charted for 21 weeks.
The album Supremes Sing Motown peaked at No. 15 and it charted for 16 weeks.
The album Supremes Sing Rodgers and Hart peaked at No.25 and it charted for 7 weeks.
The album Greatest Hits-Supremes peaked at No. 1 and it charted for 69 weeks.
The album Live at the Talk of the Town peaked at No. 6 and it charted for 18 weeks.
The album Reflections peaked at No. 30 and it charted for 2 weeks.
The album Diana Ross and the Supremes Join the Temptations peaked at No. 1 and it charted for 15 weeks.
The album Love Child peaked at No. 13 and it charted for 3 weeks.
The album T.C.B peaked at No. 11 and it charted for 12 weeks.
The album Together peaked at No. 28 and it charted for 4 weeks.
The album Cream of the Crop peaked at No. 34 and charted for 4 weeks.
The album Greatest Hits Vol 2 peaked at No. 29 and it charted for 4 weeks.
The album Magnificent peaked at No.6 and it charted for 11 weeks.
The album Touch peaked at No. 40 and it charted for a week.
The album 20 Golden Greats- Diana Ross and the Supremes peaked at No. 1 and it charted for 35 weeks.
The album Love Supreme peaked at No. 10 and it charted for 9 weeks.
The album 40 Golden Motown Greats peaked at No. 35 and it charted for 6 weeks.
The album the No 1’s peaked at No. 15 and it charted for 15 weeks.
Their latest studio release, as of 1976, was Mary, Scherrie, & Susaye. The band disbanded 9 months after the album was released.
Diana Ross is the first lead singer of the band the Supremes. Jean Terrell replaced Diana Ross as the lead singer of the band in 1970.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is This Supremes Were A Female Singing Group ?
The Supremes were an American female singing group that rose to prominence in the 1960s with their string of hit singles, most notably “Where Did Our Love Go”, “Baby Love”, and “Come See About Me”. The group signed with Motown Records in 1961 and released their first album, Meet the Supremes, in December 1962. The album peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 chart and includes the singles “I Want a Guy”, “Your Heart Belongs to Me”, and “Come See About Me”.
How Many Singers Were In The Supremes Singing Group?
The Supremes were a singing group made up of three singers: Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, and Florence Ballard. The group was one of the most successful musical acts of the 1960s, selling over 100 million records worldwide. They are also one of the most successful Motown groups of all time, with 12 number-one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.
How Many Of The Supremes Are Still Alive?
The Supremes were a Motown girl group that achieved massive success in the 1960s. They consisted of Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, and Florence Ballard. Sadly, only one member of the group is still alive today. Mary Wilson is the sole surviving member of The Supremes. Florence Ballard passed away in the early 2000s.
Is Dreamgirls The Story Of The Supremes?
Yes, Dreamgirls is the story of The Supremes. It follows the rise of the group from their humble beginnings as a Detroit-based R&B trio to their eventual superstardom during the 1960s. The film chronicles the personal and professional struggles that the group members faced during their time together, as well as their eventual disbandment. Although Dreamgirls is fictionalized, it is based on real events and people, including The Supremes themselves. The film was a critical and commercial success upon its release, and it received several Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture.