Marvin Gaye was a talented and creative American singer, songwriter and musician. His career was tragically cut short when his father fatally shot him at their home in Los Angeles, California. He was 44 years old.
Gaye has a string of popular hits in the 1960s such as “How Sweet It Is (To be Loved by You)” and “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”. His recordings, later on, made an impact on the R&B style of music. In 1982 he came out with a Grammy Award-winning hit “Sexual Healing”. After his death, he posthumously received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
His popularity earned him two nicknames Prince of Soul and Prince of Motown. His first million-selling album was What’s Going On which included the singles “Mercy Mercy Me” and “Inner City Blues’.
In 1973 Gaye came out with another album Let’s Get It On which stayed on the charts for two years and went on to sell more than three million copies.