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Martha Rose Reeves is an R&B and pop singer and former politician, born on 18th July 1941 in Eufaula, Alabama, USA. She is probably best known for being the lead singer of the girl group “Martha and the Vandellas”, who made numerous hit singles such as “Nowhere to Run”, “Come and Get These Memories”, “Jimmy Mack”, “Heat Wave” and “Dancing In The Street”. In the period from 2005 to 2009, she served as a council woman for the city of Detroit, Michigan.

Have you ever wondered how rich Martha Reeves is? According to sources, it has been estimated that in early 2017 Martha Reeves’ net worth is over $5 million, acquired mainly through a long and successful music career, which dates from the late ‘50s. Apart from her music career, Martha has made a notable career as a politician, which significantly increased her net worth. Since she is still active in the entertainment industry, her net worth continues to grow.

Martha Reeves Net Worth $5 Million

Although born in Alabama, Martha grew up in Detroit, the third of eleven children. As her family was very active in singing in the church choir, Reeves was raised on gospel music and looked up to singers such as Della Reese and Lena Horne. During her education in Northeastern High School, she had a vocal coach who worked with other talented musicians of the time too, such as Mary Wilson, Bobby Rogers and Florence Ballard. She soon became interested in doo-wop and R&B music, and joined a pop vocal group called “The Fascinations” in 1959, but left before they rose to fame. Martha’s friend, Gloria Williams of “The Del-Phis” group, hired Reeves to join the band in 1960, however, during this period, Reeves had to take up various jobs to make a living, and additionally sang jazz and blues standards in nighttime hours. This was how Motown A&R director Mickey Stevenson noticed her and invited her to an audition, so in the early ‘60s, Martha signed with Motown Records and her group was soon chosen to sing backup on Marvin Gaye’s song “Stubborn Kinda Fellow”, which became an instant hit single. Renamed to “Martha and the Vandellas”, they recorded their first own single in 1964 called “I’ll Have to Let Him Go”. Their second single “Come and Get These Memories” reached no.5 on the R&B chart and the third single, “(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave)”, climbed to no.4 on the Hot 100 chart and no.1 on the R&B singles chart, for which the band received a Grammy Award Nomination. Soon followed other hits including “Quicksand”, “Dancing in the Street”, “Nowhere to Run”, “My Baby Loves Me” and “Jimmy Mack”, which all achieved enormous success on the charts, and added to her net worth.

However, as the years went by and the pressure of fame rose, Reeves became addicted to prescription drugs, and by 1969 their collaboration with Motown Records started to come apart. The group disbanded in 1972, and Martha started building her solo career. Although she released seven solo albums, she never reached the level of former popularity enjoyed by the band. Reeves also wrote and released an autobiography “Dancing in The Street, (Confessions of a Motown Diva)”, in 1994 and a year later she was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Apart from her music career, Martha also served as an elected member of the City Council of the City of Detroit from 2005 to 2009. She is a board member of Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

When it comes to her personal life, Reeves has been married twice and has a son, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Theory of Everything 2014 performer: "Love Is Like a Heat Wave"
Motown: The Early Years 2005 TV Movie documentary performer: "Dancing in the Street", " Love Is Like a Heat Wave", "Jimmy Mack", "Nowhere to Run"
Frequency 2000 performer: " Love Is Like A Heatwave"
Thelma & Louise 1991 performer: "Wild Night"
Fairy Tales 1978 performer: "You'll Feel the Magic in Me"
Saturday Night Live 1975 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Willie Dynamite 1974 performer: "Keep On Movin' On"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fairy Tales 1978 Aunt La Voh

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon 2011 Documentary with thanks to

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Thank Your Lucky Stars 1964 TV Series Herself
Allee Willis Loves Detroit 2015 Documentary filming Herself
Unsung 2013 TV Series documentary Herself
Soul Power! 2013 TV Series documentary Herself, vocalist, Martha & the Vandellas
My Brother Marvin 2012 Documentary Herself
Re:Generation 2011 Documentary
VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul 2011 TV Movie Herself - Performer
Requiem for Detroit? 2010 TV Movie documentary Herself - Motown Star and Detroit City Councilwoman
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: I'll Take You There 2009 Video Herself
Loose Women 2009 TV Series Herself
Queens of British Pop 2009 TV Series Herself
Legends 2009 TV Series documentary Herself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Smokey Robinson 2008 TV Movie Herself (pre-taped message)
Be My Baby: The Girl Group Story 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2006 TV Series Herself
Motown: The Early Years 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music 2005 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Motown 45 2004 TV Special Herself (segment "deleted")
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2004 TV Series Herself
E! True Hollywood Story 1998-2003 TV Series documentary Herself
A City on Fire: The Story of the '68 Detroit Tigers 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself (Martha and the Vandellas 1962-1972)
V Graham Norton 2002 TV Series Herself
Standing in the Shadows of Motown 2002 Documentary Herself
Hollywood Squares 2002 TV Series Herself
100 Greatest Dance Songs of Rock & Roll 2000 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Definitely Dusty 1999 TV Movie documentary Herself
Band of Gold: The Invictus Story 1999 TV Movie documentary Herself
Super Bowl XXXII 1998 TV Movie Herself - Halftime Performer
Rock & Roll 1995 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Motorworld 1995 TV Series documentary Herself
The Original Leads of the Temptations 1992 Video documentary Herself
Legendary Ladies of Rock & Roll 1988 TV Special Herself
Dancin' in the Street 1987 Video documentary Herself
Àngel Casas Show 1987 TV Series Herself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1986 TV Series Herself
Brown Sugar 1986 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Motown Returns to the Apollo 1985 TV Special Herself
Super Night of Rock 'n' Roll 1984 TV Movie Herself
Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever 1983 TV Movie documentary Herself
Good Old Days 1977 TV Movie Herself
Sha Na Na 1977 TV Series Themselves
The Midnight Special 1976 TV Series Herself
Musikladen 1976 TV Series
Saturday Night Live 1975 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
In Concert 1975 TV Series Herself
Soul Train 1971-1974 TV Series documentary Guests / Herself
Rock Concert 1974 TV Series Herself
Get It Together 1970 TV Series Herself
The Mike Douglas Show 1968 TV Series Herself
Soul 1968 TV Movie Herself
Operation: Entertainment 1968 TV Series Themselves
The Joey Bishop Show 1967 TV Series Herself
Dream Girl of '67 1967 TV Series Herself - Fashion Hostess
Where the Action Is 1966 TV Series Herself - Martha and The Vandellas
Ready, Steady, Go! 1964-1966 TV Series Herself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1965 TV Series Herself - Singer
It's What's Happening, Baby! 1965 TV Movie Herself (as Martha Reeves and the Vandellas)
Hullabaloo 1965 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration 2002 TV Movie Herself
The Temptations 1998 TV Movie
Motown 40: The Music Is Forever 1998 TV Movie documentary Herself

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