Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band formed in London in 1967. Fleetwood Mac was founded by guitarists and vocalists Peter Green and Jeremy Spencer and drummer Mick Fleetwood. Bob Brunning was hired as a temporary bass guitarist before John McVie joined the line-up in time for their eponymous debut album. Danny Kirwan joined as a third guitarist and vocalist in 1968. Keyboardist and vocalist Christine Perfect, who contributed as a session musician starting with the band's second album, married McVie and joined Fleetwood Mac as a full member in 1970, becoming known as Christine McVie.

Primarily a British blues band in their early years, Fleetwood Mac achieved a UK number one with "Albatross", and had other hits such as the singles "Oh Well", "Man of the World", and "The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)". Green, Spencer and Kirwan all left in succession during the early 1970s, replaced by guitarist and vocalist Bob Welch, guitarist Bob Weston and vocalist Dave Walker. By 1974, Welch, Weston and Walker had all either departed or been dismissed, leaving the band without a male vocalist or a guitarist. In late 1974, while Fleetwood was scouting studios in Los Angeles, he heard the American folk-rock duo Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. He asked Buckingham to be their new guitarist and vocalist with Buckingham agreeing on the condition that Nicks could also join as vocalist.

The addition of Buckingham and Nicks gave the band a more pop rock sound and their 1975 album Fleetwood Mac reached No. 1 in the United States. Rumours (1977) produced four U.S. Top 10 singles and remained at number one on the American albums chart for 31 weeks. It also reached the top spot in countries around the world and won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1978. Rumours has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums in history. Although each member of the band went through a breakup (John and Christine McVie, Buckingham and Nicks, and Fleetwood and his wife Jenny Boyd) while recording the album, they continued to write and record together.

The lineup remained stable through three more studio albums, but by the late 1980s began to disintegrate. After Buckingham and Nicks left, they were replaced by a number of other guitarists and vocalists. A 1993 one-off performance for the first inauguration of President Bill Clinton reunited Fleetwood, Nicks and Buckingham, and John and Christine McVie for the first time in six years. A full reunion occurred four years later, and Fleetwood Mac released their fourth U.S. No. 1 album, The Dance (1997), a live compilation of their hits, also marking the 20th anniversary of Rumours. Christine McVie left in 1998, but continued to work with the band in a session capacity. They continued as a four-piece, releasing their most recent studio album, Say You Will, in 2003. Christine McVie rejoined in 2014. In 2018, Buckingham was fired and replaced by Mike Campbell, formerly of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Neil Finn of Split Enz and Crowded House. Christine McVie died in 2022.

Fleetwood Mac have sold more than 120 million records worldwide, making them one of the world's best-selling bands. In 1979, the group were honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1998, the band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. In 2018, the band received the MusiCares Person of the Year award from The Recording Academy in recognition of their artistic achievement in the music industry and dedication to philanthropy.

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1968Peter Green’s Fleetwood MacFleetwood Mac415
1968Mr. WonderfulFleetwood Mac47
1969The Biggest Thing Since ColossusOtis Spann with Fleetwood Mac3
1969Then Play OnFleetwood Mac4.516
1970Kiln HouseFleetwood Mac410
1971Future GamesFleetwood Mac3.7511
1972Bare TreesFleetwood Mac3.7511
1973Mystery to MeFleetwood Mac3.6511
1973PenguinFleetwood Mac3.658
1974Heroes Are Hard to FindFleetwood Mac3.658
1975Fleetwood Mac (“The White Album”)Fleetwood Mac437
1977RumoursFleetwood Mac4.4568
1979TuskFleetwood Mac4.623
1982MirageFleetwood Mac4.427
1987Tango in the NightFleetwood Mac4.7524
1990Behind the MaskFleetwood Mac411
1995TimeFleetwood Mac44
2003Say You WillFleetwood Mac4.510

Album + Compilation

1969The Pious Bird of Good OmenFleetwood Mac10
1969English RoseFleetwood Mac54
1971Greatest Hits (1971)Fleetwood Mac5
1971Black Magic WomanFleetwood Mac33
1971The Original Fleetwood MacFleetwood Mac10
1972The Best of Fleetwood MacFleetwood Mac1
1975Vintage YearsFleetwood Mac3
19762 Originals of Fleetwood MacFleetwood Mac1
1977Albatross (split compilation released in 1977)Fleetwood Mac and Christine Perfect2
1978Man of the WorldFleetwood Mac1
1979Fleetwood MacFleetwood Mac1
1981Fleetwood Mac / RumoursFleetwood Mac1
1987The CollectionFleetwood Mac52
1988Greatest HitsFleetwood Mac4.313
1988The Early YearsFleetwood Mac1
1988The Best of the Original Fleetwood MacFleetwood Mac3
1990Collection GoldFleetwood Mac3
1990Looking Back OnFleetwood Mac1
1990The Hits of Fleetwood MacFleetwood Mac2
1991Like It This WayFleetwood Mac1
1991The Blues YearsFleetwood Mac1
199225 Years: The ChainFleetwood Mac4.56
1992Selections From 25 Years: The ChainFleetwood Mac3
1993The Blues YearsFleetwood Mac2
1995Fleetwood Mac in ChicagoFleetwood Mac1
1996The Best of Fleetwood MacFleetwood Mac3
1998The Vaudeville Years: 1968 to 1970Fleetwood Mac1
1998Albatross (1998 German compilation on Sony)Fleetwood Mac1
1999The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions: 1967–1969Fleetwood Mac2
2000Alone With the BluesPeter Green & the original Fleetwood Mac1
2000The Best of Fleetwood MacFleetwood Mac1
2001Show‐Biz Blues: 1968 to 1970, Volume 2Fleetwood Mac1
2001Bleeding HeartFleetwood Mac1
2001Fleetwood Mac & Peter GreenFleetwood Mac & Peter Green3
2002Jumping at Shadows: The Blues YearsPeter Green / Fleetwood Mac3
2002The Very Best of Fleetwood MacFleetwood Mac412
2002The Best of Peter Green’s Fleetwood MacFleetwood Mac42
2003Green ShadowsFleetwood Mac1
2003Madison BluesFleetwood Mac2
2004Black Magic WomanFleetwood Mac1
2005Men of the World: The Early YearsFleetwood Mac2
2005Retro GoldFleetwood Mac & Peter Green1
2005TrilogyFleetwood Mac1
2007Vintage MacFleetwood Mac1
2007The Essential Fleetwood MacFleetwood Mac1
2008The Early YearsFleetwood Mac1
2009Black Magic Woman: The Best of Fleetwood MacFleetwood Mac2
2010Original Album ClassicsFleetwood Mac51
2010CollectionFleetwood Mac31
2011Black Magic: The Best of the Early YearsFleetwood Mac1
2012Original Album SeriesFleetwood Mac51
2013Opus CollectionFleetwood Mac1
2015Alone With the BluesPeter Green and the original Fleetwood Mac1
2017Alternate MirageFleetwood Mac1
201850 Years: Don’t StopFleetwood Mac9
2018Rattlesnake ShakeFleetwood Mac2
2018Greatest Hits 1974–1987Fleetwood Mac1
2019Transmission ImpossibleFleetwood Mac1
2020Fleetwood Mac: 1969 to 1974Fleetwood Mac51
2022The Alternate CollectionFleetwood Mac1
The Very BestFleetwood Mac1

Album + Compilation + Live

1991Greatest Hits LiveFleetwood Mac2
1995Live at the BBCFleetwood Mac4
1999The Boston BoxFleetwood Mac3
2006Fleetwood MacFleetwood Mac1
2010Crazy About the BluesFleetwood Mac2
2017Love That Burns: The Blues YearsFleetwood Mac1
2019Before the Beginning: 1968–1970 Live & Demo SessionsFleetwood Mac4
2023The Shape I’m In (live 1972)Fleetwood Mac1

Album + Live

1969Blues Jam in Chicago, Volume TwoFleetwood Mac3
1969Blues Jam in Chicago, Volume OneFleetwood Mac3
1969Blues Jam at Chess (Fleetwood Mac in Chicago, Blues Jam in Chicago)Fleetwood Mac, Otis Spann, Willie Dixon, Shakey Horton, J.T. Brown, Guitar Buddy, Honeyboy Edwards, S.P. Leary38
1980LiveFleetwood Mac9
1980Fleetwood Mac LiveFleetwood Mac2
1984Live in BostonFleetwood Mac4
1987LiveFleetwood Mac1
1988Oh Well: Greatest Hits LiveFleetwood Mac2
1989The Blues CollectionFleetwood Mac1
1992Live in London ’68Fleetwood Mac5
1992Live at The MarqueeFleetwood Mac1
1992The Early YearsFleetwood Mac1
1994Madison Blues LiveFleetwood Mac1

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