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 and tambourine), Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs (guitar), Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan (bass guitar), and Tony McCarroll (drums, percussion). They were later joined by Liam's older brother Noel Gallagher (lead guitar and vocals) as a fifth member, becoming the band's settled line-up until April 1995.

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, and in many respects, eclipsed their peers in terms of commercial success and their influence on British culture, with What's the Story? going on to sell 22 million copies worldwide and the Gallagher brothers being 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, at the time the largest outdoor concerts in UK history (2.5 million people applied for tickets, to 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, the album's popularity tapered off quickly, but not before selling 8 million copies.

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 drummer Alan White left the band leaving them as a four-piece with addition of the Who drummer Zak Starkey as recording and touring unofficial fifth member and 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, after being made official member during sessions, Starkey departed the band and with Chris Sharrock as touring member, 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 that he would be leaving the band after a backstage altercation with Liam before a festival appearance. 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.

As well as singing in Mancunian accents and references to British culture in their lyrics, Oasis were influenced by British guitar bands from the past. They have had eight UK number-one singles and eight UK number-one albums, and 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 as voted by BBC Radio 2 listeners; they have been nominated for three Grammy Awards. As of 2009 Oasis have sold over 85 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
1998 Pure Rock Ballads Various Artists 1
1998 The Best Footie Anthems in the World... Ever, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1998 Live 4 Ever Various Artists 1
1998 The All Time Greatest Rock Songs of the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s, Vol 2 Various Artists 2
1998 The Best 90's Album in the World... Ever! Various Artists 1
1998 The Best Rock Anthems in the World… Ever! Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1998 The All Time Greatest Rock Songs, Volume 1 Various Artists 3
1998 The Best of Shine Various Artists 1
1998 Max 5: Best Hits in the World '98 Various Artists 1
1998 Q: The Best Tracks From the Best Albums of 1998 Various Artists 1
1998 15 Jaar Studio Brussel Various Artists 1
1998 35º Festivalbar 98: Compilation blu Various Artists 1
1998 Brit Awards 98 Various Artists 2
1998 Careless Whisper, Vol. 4 Various Artists 1
1998 Connected Various Artists 1
1998 De Afrekening, Volume 15 Various Artists 1
1998 Drop Dead Gorgeous Various Artists 1
1998 Drop Dead Gorgeous, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1998 Het Beste uit de Top 100 Allertijden Editie '98 Various Artists 2
1998 Love in Blue Various Artists 1
1998 Most Wanted Music 6 Various Artists 1
1998 MTV Fresh 4 Various Artists 1
1998 Q: 1998: Best: The Best Tracks From the Best Albums of 1998 Various Artists 1
1998 Rock the Dock Various Artists 1
1998 Simply the Best Love Songs 2 Various Artists 1
1998 The Big Issue 5th Anniversary CD Various Artists 1
1998 The Box Hits 98 Various Artists 1
1998 The Boys Are Back in Town Various Artists 1
1998 To The Edge and Back Various Artists 1
1999 21st Century Rock Various Artists 1
1999 Uncut: Unconditionally Guaranteed, Volume 4: May 1999 Various Artists 1
1999 VISIONS: The 75th Anniversary Compilation Various Artists 1
1999 The INCredible Sound of Jo Whiley Various Artists 1
1999 No Boundaries: A Benefit for the Kosovar Refugees Various Artists 8
1999 Now That’s What I Call Music! 1994: The Millennium Series (Millennium) Various Artists 1
1999 Now That’s What I Call Music! 1995: The Millennium Series (Millennium) Various Artists 1
1999 NME: Priceless Creation Various Artists 1
1999 De Afrekening, Volume 17 Various Artists 1
1999 Uncut: Unconditionally Guaranteed, Volume 9 Various Artists 1
1999 Now That’s What I Call Music! 1996: The Millennium Series (Millennium) Various Artists 1
1999 Now That’s What I Call Music! 1997: The Millennium Series (Millennium) Various Artists 1
1999 Now That’s What I Call Music! 1998: The Millennium Series (Millennium) Various Artists 1
1999 Rock: The Train Kept A Rollin’ Various Artists 1
1999 Melody Maker Presents The Sound City Sessions Various Artists 1
1999 Music of the Millennium Various Artists 1
1999 Platin, Volume 6 Various Artists 1
1999 De Afrekening, Volume 20(00): The Lost Tracks Various Artists 1
1999 abRocken! Die Internationale Various Artists 1
1999 Barney Simon Mix: 1980-2000 Various Artists 1
1999 De Mix (Vol.2) Various Artists 1
1999 MTV Alternative Nation 2 Various Artists 1
1999 Simply the Best 90s Hits Various Artists 1
1999 The Best Rock Album in the World… Ever! Various Artists 1
1999 Top 90's Various Artists 1
1999 Was het nu 70 of 80 of 90? Various Artists 1
2000 Best of Rock: The Ultimate Collection Various Artists 1
2000 The Bands Who Various Artists 1
2000 New Hits 2000 Various Artists 1
2000 Top of the Pops 2 Various Artists 1
2000 Top of the Pops: The Best of 2000, Volume One Various Artists 1
2000 CMJ New Music Monthly, Volume 79: March 2000 Various Artists 1
2000 Crossing All Over! Volume 11 Various Artists 1
2000 Platin, Volume 8 Various Artists 1
2000 Reloaded Various Artists 1
2000 Absolute Music 33 Various Artists 2.5 2
2000 We Are the Champions Various Artists 1
2000 TV 2000 Various Artists 1
2000 Now! T.W.I.C.M. Collection (1983-2000) Various Artists 1
2000 De Afrekening, Volume 21 Various Artists 1
2000 Top of the Pops 2000, Volume Two Various Artists 1
2000 Cigarettes & Alcohol: 40 Modern Anthems Various Artists 2
2000 Pepsi Chart Hits, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2000 Q: Essential Chill Out Various Artists 1
2000 Crossing All Over! Volume 12 Various Artists 1
2000 RTL Hits Various Artists 1
2000 Jamie Oliver's Cookin': Music to Cook By Various Artists 2
2000 Q Awards: The Album Various Artists 1
2000 Platin: The Very Best Of Various Artists 1
2000 Music of the Millennium 2 Various Artists 1
2000 De Afrekening, Volume 23 Various Artists 1
2000 Music of the Millennium Various Artists 2
2000 Q: The Best Tracks From the Best Albums of 2000 Various Artists 1
2000 Select: Revolutions 03 Various Artists 1
2000 37º Festivalbar 2000: Compilation blu Various Artists 1
2000 Alternative Times, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
2000 Biggest Hits of the Decade Various Artists 1
2000 Creation Records: International Guardians of Rock ’n’ Roll 1983–1999 Various Artists 2
2000 De Afrekening, Volume 22 Various Artists 1
2000 Donna's Top 2000, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2000 Epidemic 2000 Various Artists 1
2000 Las mejores canciones de cine vol. 2 Various Artists 1
2000 Loaded: Disco Machine Gun Various Artists 1
2000 Most Wanted Hits 4 Various Artists 1
2000 Platin, Volume 9 Various Artists 1
2000 Simply the Best Various Artists 1
2000 Skyvin' Various Artists 1
2000 Studio Brussel: Klas X Various Artists 1
2000 The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2000 The All Time Greatest Rock Songs, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2000 TMF Rockzone 3 Various Artists 1

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