The Marvelettes


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About The Marvelettes

The Marvelettes were an American singing girl group on the Motown label. Motown’s first successful female vocal group, the Marvelettes are most notable for recording the label’s 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&B singles and ten top forty American pop singles with three top ten pop singles and nine top ten R&B singles with one of which, “Please Mr. Postman” going to number one on both charts. Following the Supremes and Vandellas, they’re the third most accomplished all-female singing group in Motown’s roster and in the entire sixties. The final single from the Marvelettes’ Greatest Hits compilation was a Smokey Robinson composition and marked the beginning of a long partnership with the songwriter and lead of The Miracles – “Don’t Mess With Bill”, a spirited anthem about cheating, brought the group major success.