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The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential music band in history. Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several musical styles, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways. In 1963, their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania"; as the group's music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, the band were integral to pop music's evolution into an art form and to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s.

The Beatles built their reputation playing clubs in Liverpool and Hamburg over a three-year period from 1960, with Stuart Sutcliffe initially serving as bass player. The core trio of Lennon, McCartney and Harrison, together since 1958, went through a succession of drummers, including Pete Best, before asking Starr to join them in 1962. Manager Brian Epstein moulded them into a professional act, and producer George Martin guided and developed their recordings, greatly expanding the group's popularity in the United Kingdom after their first hit, "Love Me Do", in late 1962. They acquired the nickname "the Fab Four" as Beatlemania grew in Britain over the next year, and by early 1964 became international stars, leading the "British Invasion" of the United States pop market. From 1965 onwards, the Beatles produced increasingly innovative recordings, including the albums Rubber Soul (1965), Revolver (1966), Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), The Beatles (also known as the "White Album", 1968) and Abbey Road (1969). After their break-up in 1970, they each enjoyed success as solo artists. Lennon was shot and killed in December 1980, and Harrison died of lung cancer in November 2001. McCartney and Starr remain musically active.

The Beatles are the best-selling band in history, with estimated sales of over 800 million physical and digital albums worldwide. They have had more number-one albums on the British charts and sold more singles in the UK than any other act. They are also the best-selling music artists in the United States, with 178 million certified units. In 2008, the group topped Billboard magazine's list of the all-time most successful artists; as of 2017, they hold the record for most number-one hits on the Hot 100 chart with twenty. They have received seven Grammy Awards, an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score and fifteen Ivor Novello Awards. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, and all four main members were inducted individually from 1994 to 2015. They were also collectively included in Time magazine's compilation of the twentieth century's 100 most influential people.

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Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
The Capitol Albums, Volume 1 Sampler The Beatles 1
The Real Ultimate Christmas Album The Beatles 1
The US Singles Collection The Beatles 1
The World's Best: A Collection of Beatles Rarities (New Master Edition) The Beatles 1
White Album Sessions, Volume 1 The Beatles 1
White Album Sessions, Volume 2 The Beatles 1
White Album Sessions, Volume 2 The Beatles 1
Words of Love The Beatles 1
Yesterday The Beatles 1

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Historical Star Club Tapes The Beatles 1
2013 Live at the BBC: The Collection The Beatles 1

Album + Compilation + Soundtrack + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Yellow Submarine Songtrack The Beatles 4 7

Album + Interview

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1964 Hear The Beatles Tell All The Beatles 3 5
The World’s First Beatles Shaped CD The Beatles 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1965 In Italy The Beatles 1
1977 The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl The Beatles 3.5 5
1977 1962 Live at Star Club in Hamburg The Beatles 3
1979 1st Live Recordings (Volume One) The Beatles 1
1979 1st Live Recordings (Volume Two) The Beatles 1
1987 Hamburg 1961 The Beatles feat. Tony Sheridan 1
1987 Live In Japan The Beatles 2
1988 1962 Live Recordings The Beatles 1
1988 Conquer America The Beatles 1
1988 Live in Paris 1965 The Beatles 2
1988 Stars of '63 The Beatles 1
1988 Ticket to Ride - Live! The Beatles 1
1989 Five Nights in a Judo Arena The Beatles 1
1989 From Us to You The Beatles 1
1989 High Voltage The Beatles 1
1989 Pop Go the Beatles The Beatles 1
1991 From Yesterday Forever The Beatles 1
1991 Live! At The Star-Club In Hamburg, Germany; 1962 (Vol. 1) The Beatles 1
1991 Live! At The Star-Club In Hamburg, Germany; 1962 (Vol. 2) The Beatles 1
1991 Rockin' at the Star-Club The Beatles 1
1992 Golden Age Vol. 2 The Beatles 1
1992 The "Let It Be" Rehearsals, Volume 1: The Complete Rooftop Concert The Beatles 1
1994 Live at the BBC The Beatles 3.75 8
1994 Chronology, Volume 1: From Me to You (1962-1963) The Beatles 1
1994 Chronology, Volume 2: She Loves You (1963) The Beatles 1
1994 Chronology, Volume 3: All My Loving (1963-1964) The Beatles 1
1994 Chronology, Volume 4: Yesterday (1965-1966) The Beatles 1
1994 Private Psychedelic Reel 1966-1968 The Beatles 1
1994 Shea! / Candlestick Park The Beatles 1
1994 The Beatles Vol. 3 The Classic Collection The Beatles 1
1995 Unplugged The Beatles 2
1996 The Complete Rooftop Concert The Beatles 2 1
1997 1964-65: The Complete Hollywood Bowl Concerts The Beatles 2
1997 It's Not too Bad The Beatles 1
1999 Last Night in Hamburg The Beatles 1
2000 Live at the Hollywood Bowl The Beatles 1
2002 First U.S. Concert The Beatles 1
2004 The Complete BBC Sessions: Upgraded for 2004 The Beatles 1
2004 Upgrades and Additions, Volume 2 The Beatles 1
2005 Last Licks Live: The Rooftop Concert The Beatles 1
2006 Live at the Hollywood Bowl...Again! The Beatles 1
2008 Before America: May 1963–January 1964 The Beatles 1
2008 Star Club The Beatles 1
2012 Live in Washington 1964 The Beatles 1
2013 On Air – Live at the BBC, Volume 2 The Beatles 3
2015 Concierto En Madrid 2 De Julio De 1965 The Beatles 5 1
1963-12-22: Empire Theatre, Liverpool, UK The Beatles 1
1964-06-17: Melbourne, Australia The Beatles 1
1964-09-03: Indiana State Fair, Indianapolis, IN, USA The Beatles 1
1965-08-21: Metropolitan Stadium, Minneapolis, MN, USA The Beatles 1
1966-07-02: Budokan Hall, Tokyo, Japan The Beatles 1
Australia 1964 The Beatles 1
Ed Sullivan Sep 16 1965 The Beatles 1
Hollywood Bowl Complete The Beatles 1
In Concert Addendum 1: 1957-1964 The Beatles 1
In Concert Addendum 2: 1965-1966 The Beatles 1
Les Beatles en Europe, plus: June–August 1965 The Beatles 1
Live at Shea Stadium The Beatles 1
Live at Star Club 1962, Volume 1 The Beatles 1
Live at the Star Club in Hamburg (December 1962, Germany) The Beatles 2
Live im Star-Club Hamburg, 1962 The Beatles 1
Live in Adelaide & Houston, Texas The Beatles 1
Live In Palais De Sports - Paris The Beatles 1
Nothing is Real The Beatles 1
Road Runner The Beatles 1
Sam Houston Coliseum (Aug 19, 1965) The Beatles 1
The Beatles Behind Closed Doors: Let It Be Sessions Outtakes The Beatles 1
The Beatles in Concert - Liverpool 63.12.07 Washington 64.02.11 The Beatles 1
The Complete BBC Sessions: Upgraded The Beatles 1
The Complete Ed Sullivan Shows The Beatles 1
The Lost Paris Tapes (Live at the Olympia Theatre January 1964) The Beatles 1
Twist and Shout The Beatles 1

Album + Mixtape/Street

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 8 Mile and Abbey: Eminem Meets the Beatles Eminem & The Beatles 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Men & Horses, Hoops & Garters The Beatles 1
2003 Let It Be… Naked The Beatles 3.75 8
2006 Love The Beatles 4 15
2009 Everyday Chemistry The Beatles 3 1
2012 Abbey Road Remix The Beatles 1
2017 Abbey Road (twenty20) The Beatles 1
Hate The Beatles 1
Meet The Threetles! The Beatles 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1964 A Hard Day's Night The Beatles 4.25 61
1965 Help! The Beatles 4.15 21
1967 Magical Mystery Tour The Beatles 4.55 18
1969 Yellow Submarine The Beatles 3.4 17
1994 The Beatles Collection, Volume 8: Yellow Submarine The Beatles 1

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