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America is a British-American rock band formed in London in 1970 by Dewey Bunnell, Dan Peek, and Gerry Beckley. The trio met as sons of US Air Force personnel stationed in London, where they began performing live.

Achieving significant popularity in the 1970s, the trio was famous for their close vocal harmonies and light acoustic folk rock sound. The band released a string of hit albums and singles, many of which found airplay on pop/soft rock stations.

The band came together shortly after the members' graduation from high school, and a record deal with Warner Bros. Records followed. Their debut 1971 album, America, included the transatlantic hits "A Horse with No Name" and "I Need You"; Homecoming (1972) included the single "Ventura Highway"; and Hat Trick (1973), a modest success on the charts which fared poorly in sales, included one minor hit song "Muskrat Love". 1974's Holiday featured the hits "Tin Man" and "Lonely People"; and 1975's Hearts generated the number one single "Sister Golden Hair" alongside "Daisy Jane." History: America's Greatest Hits, a compilation of hit singles, was released the same year and was certified multi-platinum in the United States and Australia. Peek left the group in 1977, and their commercial fortunes declined, despite a brief return to the top in 1982 with the single "You Can Do Magic".

The group continues to record material and tour with regularity. Their 2007 album Here & Now was a collaboration with a new generation of musicians who credited the band as an influence. America won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist and were nominated for Best Pop Vocal Group at the 15th Annual Grammy Awards in 1973. The group has been inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Freeway: 20 Classic Driving Tracks Various Artists 1
1996 Goodnight Saigon Various Artists 1
1996 Munich City Nights, Volume 40 Various Artists 1
1996 Pop-Hits der 80er Various Artists 1
1996 Schmuse Rock Various Artists 1
1997 Mellow Rock Hits of the 70's: Ventura Highway Various Artists 1
1997 Rock the Planet: Easy Rockin' '70s Various Artists 1
1997 A Time to Remember: 1982 Various Artists 2
1997 The Power of Rock Various Artists 1
1997 B.T. Tour de France CD Various Artists 1
1997 Classic Rock: 1971-1973 Various Artists 1
1997 De Pre Historie 1972, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1997 Het Beste uit de Top 100 Allertijden - Editie '97: Long Versions Various Artists 1
1997 Les Voix en or, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
1997 Now the Music: The Live Experience Various Artists 1
1997 Open Top Cars: Beyond City Limits Various Artists 1
1997 Open Top Cars: New Frontiers Various Artists 1
1997 Rock Super Stars, Volume 3 Various Artists 4 1
1997 Schmusenacht Various Artists 2
1997 Ten From Then Various Artists 1
1997 The Number One Acoustic Rock Album Various Artists 1
1997 The Power of Love: 1981–1983 Various Artists 1
1997 Touched by Love Various Artists 1
1998 The Number One’s: Classic Rock Various Artists 4 1
1998 Have a Nice Decade: The ’70s Pop Culture Box Various Artists 1
1998 King Biscuit: Best of the Best - 25 Years of Rock Various Artists 1
1998 American Pie: Great Tales and Sagas in Song Various Artists 1
1998 Audiophile Top-CD Various Artists 1
1998 BNN Goldies: Internationale Hits der 70er Various Artists 1
1998 Classic Rock Superstars Various Artists 1
1998 Classic Rock: 1970-1974 Various Artists 1
1998 Herzschmerz The Real Sad Songs Various Artists 1
1998 Reborn to Run: The 35th Anniversary of Mustang Various Artists 1
1998 Rock On 1974: Seasons in the Sun Various Artists 2
1998 Slow Motion Special Edition Various Artists 1
1998 The Power of Love Soft Rock Classics - 1971-1979 Various Artists 1
1999 The Greatest Hits of the 70's, Volume 7 Various Artists 1
1999 Audio’s Audiophile, Volume 8: Acoustic Magic Various Artists 1
1999 100% Modern Love Songs Various Artists 1
1999 1970s Rock, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
1999 Honored, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1999 Las 101 mejores canciones del planeta Tierra Various Artists 1
1999 Le concert du siècle Various Artists 1
1999 Legends of Rock - Rockabilly Superstars Various Artists 1
1999 Simply the Best 70s Hits Various Artists 1
1999 Singers and Songwriters: 1974-1975 Various Artists 1
1999 Superstars of Rock, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1999 The Power of Love: 1977–1981 Various Artists 1
2000 Good Morning Vietnam Various Artists 1
2000 Entertainment Weekly: The Greatest Hits 1972 Various Artists 1
2000 The Ultimate Singer/Songwriter Collection Various Artists 2
2000 20 Christmas Stars II Various Artists 1
2000 70's Soft Rock Various Artists 2
2000 Best of Super Stars, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2000 Casey Kasem Presents America's Top 10 Through the Years: The 70s Various Artists 1
2000 House of Style: 80's Faves Various Artists 1
2000 Las 101 mejores baladas del universo Various Artists 1
2000 Platinum 70's Rock Various Artists 1
2000 Radio Days Various Artists 1
2000 Singers and Songwriters: 1972-1973 Various Artists 2
2000 Singers and Songwriters: 1980-1982 Various Artists 1
2000 Singers and Songwriters: Early '70s Various Artists 2
2000 Smooth 70's Various Artists 1
2000 The All Time Greatest Pop Hits of the Last 3 Decades Various Artists 1
2000 The Power of Love: In a Mellow Mood Various Artists 1
2001 Produced by George Martin: 50 Years in Recording Various Artists 1
2001 AOR Light Mellow: Toshiba EMI Edition Various Artists 1
2001 The Ultimate Christmas Album, Volume 6 Various Artists 2
2001 Top 40 Hitdossier 1971-1972 Various Artists 1
2001 Once Upon a Song Various Artists 2
2001 100 % Disco Time Various Artists 1
2001 AM Gold: Smash Hits of the '70s Various Artists 1
2001 Dick Clark's #1's: 50s to 70s "When AM Radio Was King", Volume 5 Various Artists 1
2001 Greatest Love Songs Various Artists 1
2001 I Need You Various Artists 1
2001 Michael Juul Sørensens 80'er favoritter Various Artists 1
2001 Milestones: 32 Great Rock Classics Various Artists 2
2001 Platinum: The Best Hits Selection Various Artists 1
2001 Rhino Instant Party: More ’70s Rockadelic Various Artists 1
2001 Road Trips Various Artists 1
2001 Singers & Songwriters, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2001 Singers and Songwriters: 1970-1974 Various Artists 1
2001 Singers and Songwriters: 1975-1979 Various Artists 1
2001 Singers and Songwriters: Mid-'70s Various Artists 1
2001 Singers and Songwriters: The '70s Various Artists 1
2001 Sounds of the 70s Various Artists 1
2001 Top 40 Hitdossier 1975-1976 Various Artists 1
2002 Songs 2: Best of Westcoast Various Artists 1
2002 BCN's Greatest Hits Various Artists 1
2002 Best of Hardrock, Vol. 2 Various Artists 1
2002 Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Vol. 4 Various Artists 1
2002 Et vaskeekte popalbum fra Herreavdelingen Various Artists 1
2002 Greatest Hits of the 80s, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2002 Movie-Classics Various Artists 1
2002 One Shot Easy, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2002 Simply the Best 70s Various Artists 1
2002 Singers and Songwriters 1970 -1972 Various Artists 1
2002 Singers and Songwriters: 1973-1975 Various Artists 1
2003 Club System 27 Various Artists 1
2003 Folk Heroes Various Artists 1

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