Ms. Mary Wilson
Motown: The Sound of Young America • 50m
The GRAMMY Museum welcomed Ms. Mary Wilson, a founding member of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers the Supremes, on June 24, 2015. Ms. Wilson co-founded what became one of the most successful American singing groups of the ’60s with original members Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, originally calling themselves the Primettes. Beginning in 1964, the group recorded 12 No. 1 hits for Motown Records. In 1965, at the height of the British Invasion, the group set a record for the most consecutive No. 1 hits by an American group when “Come See About Me,” “Back in My Arms Again,” “Baby Love,” “Stop! In The Name Of Love” and “Where Did Our Love Go?” topped the Billboard singles chart. The latter two earned induction into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame. Ms. Wilson is a best-selling author, motivational speaker, businesswoman, former U.S. Cultural Ambassador, the recipient of an Associate Degree from New York University in 2001, and an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Paine College in Augusta, Georgia. In March 2015 Billboard named the Supremes the Top Girl Group of All Time.
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