Originally called the Primettes, the Supremes were the most commercially
successful Motown act and still hold the record for America’s most successful
vocal group. The group began performing together in 1959. On this day in 1966, the
Supremes became the first all-female group to have a No. 1 selling album with The
Supremes A ‘Go-Go. Together, they had 12 number one singles on the Billboard
Hot 100. In 1970, Diana Ross left the group to pursue a solo career, but the
Supremes continued on until 1977 ending a 18-year run.