Marvin Gaye

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Legal name: Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr.

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Marvin Gaye (/ɡ/; born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.; April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. Gaye helped to shape the sound of Motown in the 1960s, first as an in-house session player and later as a solo artist with a string of hits, including "Ain't That Peculiar", "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" and "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", and duet recordings with Mary Wells, Kim Weston, Diana Ross and Tammi Terrell, later earning the titles "Prince of Motown" and "Prince of Soul."

During the 1970s, he recorded the concept albums What's Going On and Let's Get It On and became one of the first artists in Motown to break away from the reins of their production company.

Gaye's later recordings influenced several contemporary R&B subgenres, such as quiet storm and neo-soul. Following a period in Europe as a tax exile in the early 1980s, Gaye released the 1982 Grammy Award-winning hit "Sexual Healing" and its parent album Midnight Love.

On April 1, 1984, Gaye's father, Marvin Gay Sr., fatally shot him at their house in the West Adams district of Los Angeles. Since his death, many institutions have posthumously bestowed Gaye with awards and other honors—including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1961 The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye 1
1963 That Stubborn Kinda' Fellow Marvin Gaye 2
1964 When I'm Alone I Cry Marvin Gaye 2
1964 Together Marvin Gaye & Mary Wells 2
1964 Hello Broadway Marvin Gaye 3
1965 A Tribute to the Great Nat King Cole Marvin Gaye 2
1965 How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You Marvin Gaye 2
1966 Moods of Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye 3
1966 Take Two Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston 2
1967 United Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell 2
1968 I Heard It Through the Grapevine Marvin Gaye 9
1968 You're All I Need Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell 2
1969 Marvin Gaye and His Girls Marvin Gaye 2
1969 Easy Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell 1
1969 M.P.G. Marvin Gaye 1
1970 That's the Way Love Is Marvin Gaye 1
1971 What’s Going On Marvin Gaye 4.5 22
1973 Let's Get It On Marvin Gaye 5 13
1973 Diana & Marvin Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye 5 3
1976 I Want You Marvin Gaye 7
1978 Here, My Dear Marvin Gaye 5
1979 Love Man Marvin Gaye 1
1981 In Our Lifetime Marvin Gaye 4
1982 Midnight Love Marvin Gaye 4 6
1985 Dream of a Lifetime Marvin Gaye 2
1985 Romantically Yours Marvin Gaye 1
1986 I Heard It Through the Grapevine / I Want You Marvin Gaye 4 1
1986 What's Going On / Let's Get It On Marvin Gaye 1
1989 Love Songs Marvin Gaye 1
1990 Trouble Man / M.P.G. Marvin Gaye 1
1997 Vulnerable Marvin Gaye 2
1998 Midnight Love & The Sexual Healing Sessions (2-in-1) Marvin Gaye 3
2001 That Stubborn Kinda Fellow / How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You Marvin Gaye 1
2001 M.P.G. / That's the Way Love Is Marvin Gaye 1
United / You're All I Need Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1969 Greatest Hits Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell 2
1970 Marvin Gaye Super Hits Marvin Gaye 2
1976 Marvin Gaye's Greatest Hits Marvin Gaye 4
1982 Night Life Marvin Gaye 1
1983 Compact Command Performances: 15 Greatest Hits Marvin Gaye 3
1983 Greatest Hits Marvin Gaye 1
1985 Motown Legends Marvin Gaye 1
1986 Anthology Marvin Gaye 1
1986 Compact Command Performances: 20 Greatest Hits Marvin Gaye 1
1988 18 Greatest Hits Marvin Gaye 1
1988 A Musical Testament 1964–1984 Marvin Gaye 1
1989 Mr. Hitch Hike Marvin Gaye 1
1990 The Marvin Gaye Collection Marvin Gaye 2
1990 Collection Gold Marvin Gaye 1
1990 Soul Collection Marvin Gaye 1
1991 Every Great Motown Hit of Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye 2
1992 Motown's Greatest Hits Marvin Gaye 2
1993 Distant Lover Marvin Gaye 2
1994 The Very Best of Marvin Gaye (EU edition) Marvin Gaye 2
1994 Love Starved Heart Marvin Gaye 3
1994 Motown Legends: Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye 1
1994 The Norman Whitfield Sessions Marvin Gaye 1
1995 Anthology Marvin Gaye 2
1995 Inner City Blues: The Music of Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye 2
1995 The Best of Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye 1
1995 The Master 1961-1984 Marvin Gaye 1
1996 Early Classics: Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye 1
1997 Forever Yours Marvin Gaye 2
1997 I Heard It Through the Grapevine Marvin Gaye 2
1999 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Marvin Gaye, Volume 1: The '60s Marvin Gaye 4
1999 The Sexual Healer Marvin Gaye 1
2000 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Marvin Gaye, Volume 2: The '70s Marvin Gaye 4
2000 The Love Songs Marvin Gaye 1
2000 The Universal Masters Collection: Classic Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye 1
2000 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell 2
2000 I Heard It Through the Grapevine Marvin Gaye 1
2000 Super Hits Marvin Gaye 1
2001 Together / Take Two Marvin Gaye 1
2001 The Very Best of Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye 5
2001 The Complete Duets Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell 1
2001 What's Happening Brother Marvin Gaye 1
2002 Barry White & Marvin Gaye Barry White & Marvin Gaye 1
2002 Les Légendes de La Soul Barry White / Marvin Gaye 1
2003 The Marvin Gaye Collection Marvin Gaye 2
2003 The Ultimate Collection Marvin Gaye 3
2003 Love Songs Marvin Gaye 1
2004 Got to Give It Up: The Funk Collection Marvin Gaye 1
2005 Collections Marvin Gaye 1
2006 Soul Legends Marvin Gaye 1
2006 Can I Get a Witness Marvin Gaye 1
2006 Sanctified Lady Marvin Gaye 1
2006 Soul Legends Marvin Gaye 1
2006 The Love Collection Marvin Gaye 1
2007 Number 1's Marvin Gaye 1
2007 50 Marvin Gaye 1
2007 Greatest Hits Marvin Gaye 1
2007 His Greatest Hits Marvin Gaye 1
2007 Les 50 Plus Belles Chansons Marvin Gaye 1
2007 Let's Get It On: His Greatest Hits in Concert Marvin Gaye 2
2008 Playlist Plus Marvin Gaye 1
2008 The Complete Collection Marvin Gaye 1
2008 Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye 1
2008 A Motown Legend Marvin Gaye 1
2009 Songbook Marvin Gaye 1
2009 Then & Now Marvin Gaye 2

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