GORILLAZ Biography - Fictional, Iconical & Mythological characters


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Gorillaz is a virtual band formed in 1998 by Damon Albarn of Britpop band Blur,     
and Jamie Hewlett, co-creator of the comic book Tank Girl. The band is composed     
of four animated band members: 2D, Murdoc, Noodle and Russel. The band's music       
is a collaboration between various musicians with Albarn being the only             
permanent member. Their style is broadly alternative rock, but with a large         
number of other influences including hip hop, electronica, dub and pop.             
The band's first album, 2001's Gorillaz, sold over seven million copies and         
earned them an entry in the Guinness Book of Records as the Most Successful         
Virtual Band. It was nominated for the Mercury Prize 2001, but the nomination       
was later withdrawn at the band's request. Their second studio album, Demon         
Days, was released in 2005 and included the hit singles "Feel Good Inc.", "DARE",   
"Dirty Harry" and "Kids With Guns / El MaƱana". Demon Days went five times         
platinum in the UK, double platinum in the United States and earned five             
Grammy Award nominations for 2006 and won one of them in the Best Pop               
Collaboration with Vocals category. Gorillaz have also released three               
compilation albums. The latest, D-Sides, was awarded the title Album of the         
Month by Mixmag in December 2007.