The Temptations released their first Motown album, Meet The Temptations, in 1964. In 2018 – 54 years later – they released their latest UMe album, All The Time. For nearly six decades, The Temptations have reigned as one of popular music’s most beloved and successful groups worldwide, lauded by Billboard in 2017 as the Number One R&B Artist of All Time. They rose to the top of the charts with 16 Number One R&B albums and 43 Top Ten R&B hit songs across four decades, including 14 Number One singles. Their hits “My Girl,” “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg,” and “Get Ready” are timeless, iconic classics, while the group’s later forays into funk and psychedelia, including “Cloud Nine” and “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone,” are just as influential. The group is one of Rolling Stone’s ‘100 Greatest Artists of All Time,’ and MOJO celebrated The Temptations with a 2017 feature, saying “the music now sounds more mind-blowing than ever.”
The Temptations were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999, and into the Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame in 2013, the same year they were honored with the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award®. Winner of four GRAMMY Awards, they received Motown’s first-ever GRAMMY in 1969 for “Cloud Nine.” A two-part, scripted miniseries on the group, broadcast by NBC in 1998, was a ratings smash and won an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or Movie. The electrifying Temptations musical, Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of The Temptations, opens on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre on March 21, 2019.
The Temptations are: Otis Williams, Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Larry Braggs, and Willie Greene.