Brenda Hollaway was Motown's first major west coast discovery. She was known for her sex appeal and the soul projection in her voice. Her voice was amazing; it was very bluesy, had vocal confidence and that throaty lounge soul that appealed to audiences everywhere. She was also a gifted songwriter.
Brenda's first major hit came in 1964, at the age of 18, in "Every Little Bit Hurts" and continued with minor hits until she, along with her sister, Berry Gordy, and Frank Wilson penned her biggest hit and best selling, "You've Made Me So Very Happy". What began as a session singer/songwriter/instrumentalist culminated into what promised to be a lucrative career.
Following the release of her only album on Motown, Brenda grew restless and sought more artistic independence. By 1968, Brenda had left Motown but still remains a cult classic from this golden era of music.