Gorillaz (virtual band)

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Gorillaz are an English virtual band created in 1998 by musician Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett, from London. The band primarily consists of four fictional members: 2-D (vocals, keyboards), Murdoc Niccals (bass guitar), Noodle (guitar, keyboards, vocals) and Russel Hobbs (drums). Their universe is presented in media such as music videos, interviews, comic strips and short cartoons. Gorillaz's music has featured collaborations with a wide range of featured artists, with Albarn as the only permanent musical contributor.

With Gorillaz, Albarn departed from the distinct Britpop sound of his band Blur, exploring a variety of musical styles including hip hop, electronic and world music. The band's 2001 debut album, Gorillaz, which features dub, Latin and punk influences, went triple platinum in the UK and double platinum in Europe, with sales driven by the success of the lead single, "Clint Eastwood". Their second studio album, Demon Days (2005), went six times platinum in the UK, double platinum in the US, and spawned the successful lead single "Feel Good Inc." The band's third album, Plastic Beach (2010), featured environmentalist themes, synth-pop elements and an expanded roster of featured artists. Their fourth album, The Fall, was recorded on the road during the Escape to Plastic Beach Tour and released on 25 December 2010.

In 2015, after over 10 years providing the voice of Russel, Remi Kabaka Jr. became a permanent music producer for the band. Their fifth album, Humanz (2017) was the band's first in seven years and featured a wide array of guest artists, while its follow-up, The Now Now (2018), focused musically on Albarn. In 2020, Gorillaz started the Song Machine project, a music-based web series with episodes that consisted of standalone singles and accompanying music videos featuring different guests, which culminated with their seventh studio album, Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez (2020). The band's eighth studio album, Cracker Island (2023), met generally positive reviews as a refinement of their usual style.

Gorillaz has presented itself live in a variety of different ways throughout its history, such as hiding the touring band from the audience's view in the early years of the project, projecting animated band members on stage via computer graphics and traditional live touring featuring a fully visible live band. They have won a Grammy Award, two MTV Video Music Awards, an NME Award and four MTV Europe Music Awards. They have also been nominated for 11 Brit Awards and won Best British Group at the 2018 Brit Awards. Gorillaz have sold over 35 million Equivalent Albums worldwide.

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2005Demon DaysGorillaz3.9521
2010Plastic BeachGorillaz3.7518
2010The FallGorillaz2.6510
2018The Now NowGorillaz3.059
2020Song Machine, Season One: Strange TimezGorillaz3.2510
2023Cracker IslandGorillaz2.511

Album + Compilation

2001G SidesGorillaz37
2011The Singles Collection 2001–2011Gorillaz3.510
2021G CollectionGorillaz1

Album + Live

2006Demon Days Live at the Manchester Opera HouseGorillaz2
2011Demon Days Live at the Manchester Opera House (Audio Release)Gorillaz1

Album + Remix

2002Laika Come HomeSpacemonkeyz vs. Gorillaz1.518

Album + DJ-mix

2017私 Noodle❗️Gorillaz1


2001Clint EastwoodGorillaz46
2001Rock the HouseGorillaz4
2001911Gorillaz / D12 feat. Terry Hall2
2002Tomorrow Comes Today (2002 single, "G" cover)Gorillaz2
2002Latin SimoneGorillaz1
2005Dirty HarryGorillaz10
2005Feel Good IncGorillaz310
2005Kids With GunsGorillaz1
2006El Manana / Kids With GunsGorillaz1
2006Kids With Guns / El MañanaGorillaz2
2006El MañanaGorillaz1
2006Samba at 13Gorillaz1
2010White FlagGorillaz1
2010On Melancholy HillGorillaz4
2010DoncamaticGorillaz feat. Daley43
2011911Gorillaz feat. D121
2011Revolving Doors / AmarilloGorillaz2
2011Rhinestone EyesGorillaz1
2012DoYaThingGorillaz feat. André 3000 & James Murphy43
2017AscensionGorillaz feat. Vince Staples1
2017AndromedaGorillaz feat. D.R.A.M.1
2017We Got the PowerGorillaz feat. Jehnny Beth1
2017Saturnz BarzGorillaz feat. Popcaan1
2017Let Me OutGorillaz feat. Mavis Staples & Pusha T1
2017The ApprenticeGorillaz1
2017Sleeping PowderGorillaz1
2017StrobeliteGorillaz feat. Peven Everett1
2017Garage PalaceGorillaz1
2018Lake ZurichGorillaz1
2018Fire FliesGorillaz1
2018HollywoodGorillaz featuring Snoop Dogg1
2020Song Machine Theme TuneGorillaz3
2020Song Machine: Momentary BlissGorillaz feat. slowthai and Slaves1
2020Song Machine: DésoléGorillaz feat. Fatoumata Diawara1
2020Song Machine: AriesGorillaz feat. Peter Hook and Georgia1
2020Song Machine: How Far?Gorillaz feat. Tony Allen & Skepta1
2020Song Machine: Pac-ManGorillaz feat. ScHoolboy Q1
2020Song Machine: Strange TimezGorillaz feat. Robert Smith1
2020Song Machine: The Pink PhantomGorillaz feat. Elton John and 6LACK1
2022Cracker IslandGorillaz feat. Thundercat1
2022New GoldGorillaz feat. Tame Impala and Bootie Brown1
2022Baby QueenGorillaz1
2022Skinny ApeGorillaz1
2023Silent RunningGorillaz & Ade Omotayo1

Single + Remix

2000Slow Country (Curtis Lynch Jnr. mix)Gorillaz1
2002Lil’ Dub Chefin’Spacemonkeyz vs. Gorillaz5
2017Ascension (Nic Fanciulli remix)Gorillaz feat. Vince Staples1
2017Andromeda (Bonobo remix)Gorillaz feat. D.R.A.M.51
2017Saturnz Barz (Banx & Ranx remix)Gorillaz feat. Popcaan1
2017We Got the Power (Claptone Remix)Gorillaz feat. Jehnny Beth1
2017Andromeda (ZHU remix)Gorillaz feat. D.R.A.M.1
2017Andromeda (Purple Disco Machine remix)Gorillaz feat. D.R.A.M.1
2017Let Me Out (Banx & Ranx remix)Gorillaz feat. Mavis Staples & Pusha T1
2017Saturnz Barz (Baauer remix)Gorillaz feat. Popcaan1
2017Strobelite (Kaytranada remix)Gorillaz feat. Peven Everett1
2017Saturnz Barz (Cadenza remix)Gorillaz feat. Popcaan, Assassin, Mad Cobra, Teddy Bruckshot & Killa P1
2017Busted and Blue (Yotto remix)Gorillaz1
2017Andromeda (D.R.A.M. Special)Gorillaz1
2018Humility (remixes)Gorillaz feat. George Benson1
2018Tranz (Poté remix)Gorillaz2
2020The Machine Is On!! A Song Machine Mix by NoodleGorillaz1
2020Song Machine Made by 2D From GorillazGorillaz1
2020Russel Hobbs Presents a Flamin' Hot Song Machine MixGorillaz1
2020Mud’z Massive Machine MixGorillaz1
2020Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez (Gorillaz 20 mix)Gorillaz1
2021Gorillaz (Gorillaz 20 mix)Gorillaz1
2021Humanz (Gorillaz 20 mix)Gorillaz1
2021Demon Days (Gorillaz 20 mix)Gorillaz1
2021The Now Now (Gorillaz 20 mix)Gorillaz1
2022New Gold (Dom Dolla Remix)Gorillaz feat. Tame Impala and Bootie Brown2


2000Tomorrow Comes Today (2000 EP, blue cover)Gorillaz2
2020Song Machine Episode 1Gorillaz23
2020Song Machine Episode 2Gorillaz12
2020Song Machine Episode 3Gorillaz12
2020Song Machine Episode 4Gorillaz21
2020Song Machine Episode 5Gorillaz13
2020Song Machine Episode 6Gorillaz11
2020Song Machine Episode 7Gorillaz11

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