She became the first female artist on a new label called Motown.
She stayed with Motown for five years.
While in Motown, she recorded "My Guy," which earned millions of dollars and became the first No. 1 record for the label.
She had 10 top-40 records as a single act and two top-20 records as part of a duet with Marvin Gaye.
Some of her hits include: "The One Who Really Loves You," "You Beat Me to the Punch," and "Two Lovers."
She was the first female artist on Motown to have Smokey Robinson as her writer and producer.
She was admired by The Beatles and other artists.
Larynx cancer made her unable to continue her successful singing career.
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