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UB40 are an English reggae and pop band, formed in December 1978 in Birmingham, England. The band has had more than 50 singles in the UK Singles Chart, and has also achieved considerable international success. They have been nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album four times, and in 1984 were nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Group. UB40 have sold over 70 million records worldwide. The ethnic make-up of the band's original line-up was diverse, with musicians of English, Irish, Jamaican, Scottish and Yemeni parentage.

Their hit singles include their debut "Food for Thought" and two Billboard Hot 100 number ones with "Red Red Wine" and "Can't Help Falling in Love". Both of these also topped the UK Singles Chart, as did the band's version of "I Got You Babe". Their two most successful albums, Labour of Love (1983) and Promises and Lies (1993), reached number one on the UK Albums Chart.

The band's line-up was stable for nearly 29 years, from March 1979 until January 2008, when frontman Ali Campbell left the band, followed shortly thereafter by keyboardist Mickey Virtue. Another member, Astro, remained with the band until November 2013, when he departed the original band to team up with Campbell and Virtue in a new version of UB40. In 2014, legal advice was sought by the original band (now consisting of remaining co-founding members drummer Jimmy Brown, guitarist Robin Campbell, bassist Earl Falconer, percussionist Norman Hassan, and saxophonist Brian Travers, along with new vocalist Duncan Campbell) against the group containing Campbell, Virtue, and Astro over usage of the band name, due to it being used by both parties.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Capital Gold: Eighties Legends Various Artists 1
2002 Les Plus Beaux Duos Various Artists 1
2002 I ♥ 2 Party 2003 Various Artists 1
2002 80’s Generation Various Artists 1
2002 1000% Golden Soundtrack Various Artists 1
2002 Best of Both Worlds: The Robert Palmer Anthology (1974-2001) Robert Palmer 1
2002 Greatest Hits of the 80's Various Artists 1
2002 No molestar Various Artists 1
2002 Reggae - Songs of Freedom Various Artists 1
2002 Sounds of the Eighties: Everything '80s Various Artists 1
2003 NRJ Music Awards 2003 Various Artists 2
2003 Legends Various Artists 1
2003 Absolute Reggae Classics Various Artists 3.5 1
2003 The Original 80s Album Various Artists 1
2003 One Step Beyond: 45 Classic Ska Hits Various Artists 1
2003 Bitter Sweet Love Songs Various Artists 1
2003 Now That’s What I Call Music! Decades: The Deluxe Edition Various Artists 1
2003 True Colours: The World in Union Various Artists 1
2003 50 Years of the Greatest Hit Singles: Platinum Collection Various Artists 1
2003 School Reunion: The 80's Various Artists 1
2003 Now That’s What I Call Music! 56 (UK) Various Artists 2 1
2003 I Love 2 Party 2004 Various Artists 1
2003 Absolument 90 : Les Plus Grands Tubes internationaux Various Artists 1
2003 Best Pub Jukebox Hits …Ever! Various Artists 1
2003 Il Volo a colazione Various Artists 1
2003 Nachtschicht, Volume 10 Various Artists 1
2003 Party Party Various Artists 1
2003 The Very Best of 1980s Various Artists 1
2003 The Very Best of 1980s 2 Various Artists 1
2003 Ultimate 80 Various Artists 1
2003 Ultimate New Wave Various Artists 1
2004 Love Is... The Album Various Artists 1
2004 I Luv Smash! Hits 2004 Various Artists 1
2004 #1s: 38 of the Greatest #1 Singles of All Time Various Artists 3
2004 38 of the Greatest #1 Singles of All Time Various Artists 1
2004 Black Is Beautiful, Volume 9: White Man's Soul Various Artists 1
2004 England: The Album Various Artists 1
2004 Greatest Hits of the 80s Various Artists 2
2004 Greatest Hits of the 90s Various Artists 2
2004 Die ultimative Chart Show: Lovesongs Various Artists 1
2004 Fetenhits: The Real Classics, Volume 5 Various Artists 1
2004 The Greatest 90s Album Various Artists 1
2004 Now That's What I Call Music Years Various Artists 1
2004 The Very Best of Legends Various Artists 1
2004 The World's Best Ever Beer Songs 2005 Various Artists 1
2004 The Best No. 1 Singles in the World… Ever! Various Artists 3 1
2004 The New Love Songs Collection Various Artists 1
2004 Forever Love Various Artists 1
2004 40 jaar top 40: 1985-1986 Various Artists 1
2004 100 Hits Mexico Various Artists 1
2004 100 Hits One Way Ticket Various Artists 1
2004 I Love Music 1980-1984: It's Electric Various Artists 2
2004 Smooching Classics From Hot School Nights Various Artists 1
2004 Ultimate 90 Various Artists 1
2004 Ultimate Pop Various Artists 1
2005 Reggae Love Songs 2 Various Artists 1
2005 Love Songs Various Artists 1
2005 School Reunion: The Smoochies Various Artists 1
2005 Best of Formel Eins: Die Kulthits, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2005 I Love Dad Various Artists 1
2005 Complete Eighties Various Artists 1
2005 Summer Party Hits: 20 Feelgood Sunshine Anthems Various Artists 1
2005 The Best Beer Drinking Album in the World... Ever! The Second Round Various Artists 1
2005 Eighties Obsession Various Artists 1
2005 De perfecte autoradio CD Various Artists 1
2005 Akwaba, the Very Best of Alpha Blondy Alpha Blondy 1
2005 Ö3 Greatest Hits 31 Various Artists 1
2005 Housework Songs Various Artists 2
2005 Capital Gold: Platinum Legends Various Artists 1
2005 Magic: The Album Various Artists 1
2005 The Very Best of Legends Various Artists 1
2005 Top Hits USA 12/2/05 T826 Various Artists 1
2005 Radio 2 Top 2000 Editie 2005 Various Artists 1
2005 Euro Dance Trip Various Artists 1
2005 100% Hits: Best Hits of the Decade 1990–2000 Various Artists 1
2005 Break Up Songs Various Artists 1
2005 Complete Nineties Various Artists 1
2005 Hitbreaker 4/2005 Various Artists 1
2005 Nachtschicht, Volume 18 Various Artists 1
2005 P4 Sommerminner Various Artists 1
2005 The Original 90's Album Various Artists 1
2006 Essential 80s Various Artists 1
2006 Best of the 80s Various Artists 1
2006 The Best of Absolute Music, Volume 2: 1991–1995 Various Artists 1
2006 Forever Neil Diamond Various Artists 1
2006 Feel Good Songs Various Artists 1
2006 Duets, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2006 Dylan Lullabies Various Artists 1
2006 Now That's What I Call No.1’s Various Artists 1
2006 The Very Best of School Reunion Various Artists 1
2006 80's Maximum Various Artists 1
2006 Absolute Very Best of the World's Best Ever Beer Songs, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2006 Classic Cuts Presents 80’s Night: The Ultimate DJ Collection Various Artists 2
2006 Cover 2 Cover 6 Various Artists 1
2006 Fantastic 80s Various Artists 1
2006 Jimmy Z prestens… 4PLAY: Anthems, Vol. 1 Jimmy Z 1
2006 Les 100 Plus Grands Tubes de l'été Various Artists 1
2006 Soundtrack to the Summer Various Artists 1
2006 The Greatest 80s Hits Collection Various Artists 1
2006 The No.1 DJ Collection: 80's, Volume 5 Various Artists 1

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