American funk soul band of the 1970s and 1980s.

They formed as freshmen in Tuskegee University, Alabama, in 1968.
They signed to Motown in 1972, starting with a support stint in The Jackson 5 tour.
They started recording in 1969 in a career that lasted to early 90's.
They have sold in total over 75 million records.
Their peak years commercially were in the late 70's with ballads like "Easy", "Still" and "Three Times a Lady" that defined the style of Lionel Richie's solo career as well.
They are known for the dance funk numbers like "Machine Gun", "Brick House", "The Bump", "Fancy Dancer", and "Too Hot Ta Trot".
Their best work is produced by their permanent producer James Anthony Carmichael.
In 1978 they made a brief appearance in the disco movie "Thank God It's Friday".
When Lionel Richie left for a solo career, Heatwave's J.D. Nicholas replaced him.
Their first Grammy award came in 1985 with their Marvin Gaye tribute "Nightshift".
In 1982, Thomas McClary left the band and was replaced by Sheldon Reynolds.
In 1983 Skyler Jett replaced Lionel Richie for their world tour.


M6-798S1 Commodores - Machine Gun album art Commodores Machine Gun (Album) Motown M6-798S1 US 1974 Sell This Version
M6-820S1 Commodores - Caught In The Act album art Commodores Caught In The Act (Album) Motown M6-820S1 US 1975 Sell This Version
M5-178V1 Commodores - Movin' On album art Commodores Movin' On (Album) Motown, Motown M5-178V1 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
M6-867 Commodores - Hot On The Tracks album art Commodores Hot On The Tracks (Album) Motown M6-867 Brazil 1976 Sell This Version
M9-894NC Commodores - Live! album art Commodores Live! (Album) Motown M9-894NC US 1977 Sell This Version
STML 12057, OC 062-98 871 Commodores - Commodores album art Commodores Commodores (Album) Motown STML 12057, OC 062-98 871 UK 1977 Sell This Version
M7-902R1 Commodores - Natural High album art Commodores Natural High (Album) Motown M7-902R1 South Korea 1978 Sell This Version
M8-9261 Commodores - Midnight Magic album art Commodores Midnight Magic (Album) Motown M8-9261 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
M8-939M1 Commodores - Heroes album art Commodores Heroes (Album) Motown M8-939M1 US 1980 Sell This Version
M8 955 KC Commodores - In The Pocket album art Commodores In The Pocket (Album) Motown M8 955 KC US 1981 Sell This Version
OST 782 Commodores - On Stage Tonight album art Commodores On Stage Tonight(3xLP, Promo) CBS Productions OST 782 US 1982 Sell This Version
QS-5047 Commodores - Uprising album art Commodores Uprising (Album, Comp) Intermedia Records QS-5047 US 1983 Sell This Version
STMA 8039 Commodores - Commodores 13 album art Commodores Commodores 13 (Album) Motown STMA 8039 UK 1983 Sell This Version
MOW 73 Commodores - Nightshift album art Commodores Nightshift (Album) Motown MOW 73 Mexico 1985 Sell This Version
30547-L, 30.547 Commodores - United album art Commodores United (Album, Maxi) Polydor 30547-L, 30.547 Venezuela 1986 Sell This Version
835 369-4 Commodores - Rock Solid album art Commodores Rock Solid (Album) Polydor 835 369-4 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
PCCY-00384 Commodores - Commodores Christmas album art Commodores Commodores Christmas (Album) Commodores Records And Entertainment, Commodores Records And Entertainment PCCY-00384 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
PCCY-00366 Commodores - XX No Tricks album art Commodores XX No Tricks (Album) Canyon International PCCY-00366 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
040-2 Commodores Live!(2xCD) Sound Barrier 040-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
FL-2689 Commodores Movin' On(LP) First Record FL-2689 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

584273 Commodores - Keep On Dancing / Rise Up album art The Commodores* Keep On Dancing / Rise Up (Single, EP) Atlantic 584273 UK 1969 Sell This Version
MW 5009F Commodores - The Zoo (The Human Zoo) album art The Commodores* The Zoo (The Human Zoo) (Single) MoWest MW 5009F US 1972 Sell This Version
M 1268F A Commodores - Are You Happy album art The Commodores* Are You Happy (Single) Motown M 1268F A US 1973 Sell This Version
MW 5038F A Commodores - Don't You Be Worried / Determination album art The Commodores* Don't You Be Worried / Determination (Single) MoWest MW 5038F A US 1972 Sell This Version
1 C 006-96 049, 1C 006-96 049 Commodores - Rapid Fire album art Commodores Rapid Fire (Single) Tamla Motown, Tamla Motown, EMI Electrola, EMI Electrola 1 C 006-96 049, 1C 006-96 049 Germany 1974 Sell This Version