Monday, February 11, 2013

Black Women in History: Girls Group Favorites, The Supremes

Well since we are past the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, just heard of the recent news of a TLC biopic in production, and witnessed the reunion of Destiny's Child at the 2013 Superbowl; lets talk about some of the iconic African American Girls groups. There are so many to choose from, but I promise that I will keep it short n' sweet and talk about their historical high notes. Some of these groups ruled for decades, others were short lived but earned their keep while they were on top.  This week I will be sharing my favorite African American Girl Groups of all time, the history makers. Let's start things off with my all time favorite Girls Group The Supremes.

One of the most iconic African American groups of all time, The Supremes, set the the precedence for girls groups that were to come. Originally a quartet, named The Primettes, were signed to Motown Records in 1961 under a new name The Supremes, after several member changes and finally completing high school upon the request of Barry Gordy. After several singles barely charting, The Supremes struck gold with "Where Did Our Love Go," originally rejected by The Marvalettes, which went #1 on the Pop and R&B charts. One of their next hit singles Baby Love, gained audiences worldwide, making them the first all girl group to reach number one in England. The Supremes had a total of 12 number one singles and were the first American Group to have five consecutive singles on the Billboard Hot 100 singles Chart. In my heart The Supremes will always be Mary, Diana, and Florence. May their legacies live on.
Peace and Love,

Najeema Iman, I AM Curly Locks

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