Marvin Gaye

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Legal name: Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr.

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Marvin Gaye (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984), born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr., was an American singer-songwriter and musician.

Gaye helped to shape the sound of Motown Records in the 1960s with a string of hits, including "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" and "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", and duet recordings with Mary Wells 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 its production company.

Gaye's later recordings influenced several 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 the Midnight Love album.

He was fatally shot by his father, Marvin Gay, Sr. on April 1, 1984, at their house at 2101 South Gramercy Place (34° 2'16.15"N, 118°18'49.27"W) in Western Heights in the West Adams district of Los Angeles. Since his death, Gaye has been posthumously honored by many institutions, including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1961 The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye 1
1963 That Stubborn Kinda' Fellow Marvin Gaye 2
1964 Together Marvin Gaye & Mary Wells 1
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 8
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 4.4 16
1972 Trouble Man Marvin Gaye 1
1973 Let's Get It On Marvin Gaye 5 10
1973 Diana & Marvin Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye 5 2
1976 I Want You Marvin Gaye 6
1978 Here, My Dear Marvin Gaye 5
1981 In Our Lifetime Marvin Gaye 4
1982 Midnight Love Marvin Gaye 4 7
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
1990 Trouble Man / M.P.G. Marvin Gaye 1
1991 Hello Broadway Marvin Gaye 2
1994 When I'm Alone I Cry 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 Rating Releases
1970 Marvin Gaye Super Hits Compilation Marvin Gaye 2
1976 Marvin Gaye's Greatest Hits Compilation Marvin Gaye 2
1982 Night Life Compilation Marvin Gaye 1
1983 Compact Command Performances: 15 Greatest Hits Compilation Marvin Gaye 3
1983 Greatest Hits Compilation Marvin Gaye 1
1985 Motown Legends Compilation Marvin Gaye 1
1986 Anthology Compilation Marvin Gaye 1
1986 Compact Command Performances: 20 Greatest Hits Compilation Marvin Gaye 1
1988 18 Greatest Hits Compilation Marvin Gaye 1
1990 The Marvin Gaye Collection Compilation Marvin Gaye 2
1990 Collection Gold Compilation Marvin Gaye 1
1990 Soul Collection Compilation Marvin Gaye 1
1991 Every Great Motown Hit of Marvin Gaye Compilation Marvin Gaye 2
1992 Motown's Greatest Hits Compilation Marvin Gaye 2
1993 Distant Lover Compilation Marvin Gaye 2
1994 The Very Best of Marvin Gaye (EU edition) Compilation Marvin Gaye 2

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