Gorillaz are an English virtual band created in 1998 by musician Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett. The band consists of four animated members: 2-D (lead vocals, keyboards), Murdoc Niccals (bass guitar), Noodle (guitar, keyboards), and Russel Hobbs (drums and percussion). These members are fictional and are not personas of any "real life" musicians involved in the project.[1] Their fictional universe is explored through the band's music videos, as well as a number of other short cartoons. In reality, Albarn is the only permanent musical contributor, and the music is often a collaboration between various musicians.

With Gorillaz, Albarn departed from the distinct Britpop of his established band Blur and explored influences from a wide range of sources including hip hop, electronic music, and world music through an "eccentrically postmodern" approach.[2] The band's 2001 debut album Gorillaz sold over seven million copies.[3] It was nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2001, but the nomination was later withdrawn at the band's request.[4] Their second studio album Demon Days (2005) went six times platinum in the UK[5] and double platinum in the US.[6][7][8] Demon Days has sold over 8 million copies worldwide.[9] The band has won other awards, including one Grammy Award, two MTV Video Music Awards, an NME Award and three MTV Europe Music Awards.[10]

The band's third studio album, Plastic Beach, was released in March 2010. An album called The Fall was released in December 2010 as a free download for fan club members, then in April 2011 as a physical release. After a five-year hiatus, Gorillaz announced their fourth studio album Humanz,[11] which was released on 28 April 2017. Nominated for ten Brit Awards, Gorillaz won the award for Best British Group at the 2018 Brit Awards.[12][13]



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How old is Shaun Ryder, what are the Happy Mondays singer’s hits, what Gorillaz track is he on and why is he on 100 Years Younger?
  –  March 6, 2018
SHAUN Ryder is a British singer who rocketed to fame with alternative rock group Happy Mondays. As well as enjoying collaborations with chart-topping bands like Gorillaz, he's also cemented his roots in reality television with stints in Celebrity Big ...
Dua Lipa, Gorillaz, & More Stars Coming To Sziget 2018
  –  February 21, 2018
She’s joined by the collaborative art-music project by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, Gorillaz. After returning from hiatus with the star-studded Humanz album, the legendary virtual rock group are returning to the festival eight years after their first ...
How old is Shaun Ryder, what are the Happy Mondays singer’s hits, what Gorillaz track is he on and why is he on 100 Years Younger?
  –  March 6, 2018
Unfortunately the band's follow-up album, Stupid Stupid Stupid ... Shaun also enjoyed monumental chart success when he lent his vocals to Gorillaz hit Dare in 2005. In 2010 Ryder became an unlikely national treasure when he was runner-up to Stacey Solomon ...
Kali Uchis: Young singer who's gone from grocery store to Gorillaz
  –  February 23, 2018
"I had Garage Band on my Apple computer and I just started ... she bumped into the drummer from Gorillaz. “I was at my friend's house in LA, and this guy was there, he was like 'I'm the drummer for the Gorillaz'. I was like sure you are, totally blowing ...
Here's the support acts for Gorillaz gig at Malahide Castle
  –  February 23, 2018
The Humanz Tour in Dublin will see Murdoc Niccals, Noodle, Russel Hobbs and 2D joined on stage by the Gorillaz live band – Damon Albarn, Gabriel Wallace, Mike Smith, Jesse Hackett, Jeff Wootton, Karl Vanden Bossche and Seye Adelekan. De La Soul ...
Gorillaz have announced the support acts for their Malahide Castle gig this June
  –  February 23, 2018
Fresh from their BRIT Award win, Gorillaz will play Dublin's Malahide Castle on Saturday, June 9th and as is their usual manner, Damon Albarn and co. will have several support acts in tow. The three acts that will be joining the cartoon band at Malahide ...
Little Simz and DRAM on the joy of working with Gorillaz – and what they’re up to next
  –  February 22, 2018
Before they took to the BRIT Awards stage with Damon Albarn for Gorillaz‘ powerful political speech, we caught up with Little Simz and DRAM to discuss working with the animated band and what they’re both up to next. Watch our video interview above.

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