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Motown's first successful female vocal group, the Marvelettes are most notable for recording the companies first US #1 pop hit, "Please Mr. Postman", and for setting the precedent for later Motown girl groups such as Martha and the Vandellas and The Supremes. During their eight-year run on the Billboard charts, the group scored nineteen top forty American R singles and ten top forty American pop singles.
Martha and the Vandellas were an American vocal group who found fame in the 1960s with a string of hit singles on Motown's Gordy label. They became well known for hits such as "Heatwave", "Dancing In The Street", "Nowhere To Run", "Quicksand", "I'm Ready For Love", "Honey Chile", "Jimmy Mack" and "Bless You".