Oasis (English rock band (1991–2009))

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Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991. Developed from an earlier group, the Rain, the band originally consisted of Liam Gallagher (vocals, tambourine), Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs (guitar), Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan (bass guitar), and Tony McCarroll (drums). Upon returning to Manchester, Liam's older brother, Noel Gallagher (lead guitar, vocals) was asked to join as a fifth member, which formed the band's core and settled line-up. During the course of their existence, they have undergone various line-up changes.

Oasis signed to independent record label Creation Records in 1993 and released their record-setting debut album Definitely Maybe (1994). The following year the band recorded (What's the Story) Morning Glory? (1995) with drummer Alan White, in the midst of a chart rivalry with Britpop peers Blur. Along with Suede, Pulp, Blur and others, Oasis came to be regarded as one of the major bands of the Britpop movement. In many respects, they eclipsed their peers in terms of commercial success and their influence on British culture. (What's the Story) Morning Glory? went on to sell 22 million copies worldwide and the Gallagher brothers were featured regularly in tabloid newspapers for their sibling disputes and wild lifestyles. In 1996, Oasis performed two nights at Knebworth for an audience of 125,000 each night, which were at the time the largest outdoor concerts in UK history. 2.5 million people applied for tickets,which remains this day the highest demand for a show in British history. In 1997, Oasis released their third album, Be Here Now (1997), and although it was the fastest-selling album in UK chart history, and went on to sell 8 million copies, the album's popularity tapered off quickly.

McGuigan and Arthurs left Oasis in 1999 as the band released Standing on the Shoulder of Giants (2000). After their departures, they were replaced by former Heavy Stereo guitarist/frontman Gem Archer and former Ride guitarist/frontman Andy Bell. Their fifth studio album Heathen Chemistry was released in 2002. In 2004, White left the band, leaving them as a four-piece, with the addition of the Who drummer Zak Starkey as an unofficial recording and touring fifth member. They found renewed success and popularity with Don't Believe the Truth (2005). Following the recording of the band's seventh album Dig Out Your Soul in May 2008, Starkey, who had been made an official member during the recording sessions, departed the band. Chris Sharrock was recruited as a touring member, and Oasis did their last tour as a collective band. During the tour the brothers' increasingly deteriorating relationship ultimately led to Noel Gallagher announcing in August 2009, after a backstage altercation with Liam before a festival appearance, that he would be leaving the band. The band, comprising the remaining members of Oasis and led by Liam Gallagher, decided to continue working together under the name Beady Eye until breaking up in 2014, while Noel went on to form his solo project Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.

Oasis have had eight UK number-one singles and eight UK number-one albums. They have won seventeen NME Awards, nine Q Awards, four MTV Europe Music Awards and six Brit Awards, including one in 2007 for Outstanding Contribution to Music and one for the Best Album of the Last 30 Years–for (What's the Story) Morning Glory?–as voted by BBC Radio 2 listeners; (What's the Story) Morning Glory? is also the fifth best-selling album in UK chart history. They have been nominated for three Grammy Awards. As of 2009, Oasis have sold over 70 million records worldwide. The band were listed in the Guinness World Records book in 2010 for "Longest Top 10 UK Chart Run by a Group" after an unprecedented run of 22 top 10 hits in the UK. The band also holds the Guinness World Record for being the most successful act in the UK between the years 1995 and 2005, spending 765 weeks in the top 75 singles and albums charts.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Later, Volume 1: Brit Beat Various Artists 1
1996 The Number One Acoustic Rock Album Various Artists 1
1996 Huge Hits 1996 Various Artists 1
1996 MTV Fresh 2 Various Artists 2
1996 The Best… Album in the World… Ever! (Oasis, Chemical Brothers, Ash) Various Artists 1
1996 Hits ’96 International Various Artists 1
1996 Hits 97 Various Artists 1
1996 Shine 7 Various Artists 1
1996 De Afrekening, Volume 12 Various Artists 1
1996 This Year’s Love (Will Last Forever) Various Artists 1
1996 The Dog’s …! Various Artists 1
1996 Sampler Rock Sound, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
1996 Enjoy Ray Cokes Various Artists 1
1996 Fetenhits: The Real Classics, the 2nd Various Artists 1
1996 40 Jahre Disco: 70’s Disco Various Artists 2
1996 Absolute Gold Various Artists 1
1996 All Together Now - Beatles Songs by Superstars Various Artists 1
1996 Alternative World Various Artists 1
1996 Alternator Various Artists 1
1996 Best of Rock Line Various Artists 1
1996 Britpop, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1996 Charts pur, Volume 5 Various Artists 1
1996 Festivalbar 96 Various Artists 1
1996 Greatest Hits ’96, Volume One Various Artists 1
1996 Hit Explosion: ’96, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
1996 Hit Machine 12 Various Artists 1
1996 Hit Machine 13 Various Artists 1
1996 Hit Machine 14 Various Artists 1
1996 Hit Machine 15 Various Artists 1
1996 Hit Zone Various Artists 1
1996 Hitbox, volume 9 Various Artists 1
1996 Just the Best, Vol. 7 Various Artists 1
1996 Knuffelrock 5 Various Artists 1
1996 Knuffelrock 8 Various Artists 1
1996 Les Inrockuptibles présentent : Le Best of 1995 Various Artists 1
1996 Love & Devotion Various Artists 1
1996 Mädchen Hit Frühling '96 Various Artists 1
1996 Max 2: Best Hits in the World Various Artists 1
1996 Mercury Music Prize: Albums of the Year 1996 Various Artists 1
1996 Most Wanted Music 1 Various Artists 1
1996 Mr Music Hits No 2 Various Artists 1
1996 Platin: Das Album der Megastars Various Artists 1
1996 Pure Rock Various Artists 1
1996 Radio City Hits 10 Various Artists 1
1996 Reservoir Rock, Volume II Various Artists 1
1996 Rock Ballads 5 Various Artists 1
1996 Rockin' Stockin Various Artists 1
1996 Ronny’s Pop Show 27 Various Artists 1
1996 Smash Various Artists 1
1996 Smash Hits '96 Various Artists 1
1996 The Best Footie Anthems in the World… Ever! Various Artists 1
1996 The Best of the Nineties ...So Far Various Artists 1
1996 The Chart Show Rock Album Various Artists 1
1996 The Greatest Hits of 96 Various Artists 1
1996 This Is Not America Various Artists 1
1996 Top 96: Die besten Hits des Jahres Various Artists 1
1996 Untitled 3 Various Artists 1
1996 VIVA Interaktiv: Die Wunsch-Hit CD Various Artists 1
1996 What's Up 4 Various Artists 1
1997 The Best... In the World... Ever! Volume 5 Various Artists 1
1997 ECHO 1997: Deutscher Schallplattenpreis Various Artists 1
1997 Réservoir Rock, Volume III Various Artists 1
1997 Shine 8 Various Artists 1
1997 Fresh Hits 1997 Various Artists 1
1997 Bravo Hits 18 Various Artists 2
1997 Promo Only: Mainstream Radio, September 1997 Various Artists 1
1997 Shine 9 Various Artists 1
1997 Kuschelrock 11 Various Artists 3
1997 Just the Best, Vol. 13 Various Artists 1
1997 Sampler Rock Sound, Volume 12 Various Artists 1
1997 Indie 2000, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1997 The Best Anthems… Ever! Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1997 Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten, Volume 13: Das Fan-Fun-Album Various Artists 1
1997 De Afrekening, Volume 14 Various Artists 1
1997 The Greatest Hits of 1997 Various Artists 1
1997 Top 97: Die besten Hits des Jahres Various Artists 1
1997 Now That’s What I Call Music! 38 (UK) Various Artists 2 1
1997 The Best Rock Ballads in the World… Ever! Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1997 Shine: Best of 97 Various Artists 1
1997 Absolute Music 26 Various Artists 3 1
1997 Big Hits Various Artists 1
1997 Brit Awards 97 Various Artists 2
1997 CMJ 500 Various Artists 1
1997 Crush Various Artists 1
1997 Exclusiv: Die Welt der Stars, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1997 Het Beste uit de Top 100 Allertijden - Editie '97: Long Versions Various Artists 1
1997 Hit Machine 18 Various Artists 1
1997 Hits Xmas Various Artists 1
1997 Innovation Various Artists 1
1997 Knuffelrock 9 Various Artists 1
1997 Les Inrockuptibles : 10 ans/100 chansons Various Artists 1
1997 McMusic 1 Various Artists 1
1997 Most Wanted Music Vol. 2 Various Artists 1
1997 Most Wanted Rock 3 Various Artists 1
1997 Pop Mania Various Artists 1
1997 Smash Hits 98 Various Artists 1
1997 Sound Check 5 Various Artists 1
1997 Studio Brussel: 't Gaat vooruit '97 Various Artists 1
1998 Q: Presents the Best of the Best 97 Various Artists 4 1
1998 MTV 120 Minutes Live Various Artists 2

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