"Gorillaz" are a virtual band, composed of four fictional animated band members: 2D, Murdoc, Noodle and Russel.
The band was created by Damon Albarn from the Britpop band Blur, and Jamie Hewlett, the co-creator of the comic book ''Tank Girl''. Their style is broadly 'alternative', but with an unusually large number of other influences.
Unlike other fictional bands whose music has had real-life success, they are neither a parody of a particular genre (Spinal Tap, A Mighty Wind) nor marketed to young children (The Archies), and their actual musical output is far more of an attraction to most of their fans than the novelty of their supposed existence as cartoon characters.
The band's first album, 2001's ''Gorillaz'', sold over 3 million copies and earned them an entry in the ''Guinness Book of Records'' as the Most Successful Virtual Band. Their second studio album, ''Demon Days'', was released in 2005 and included the hit singles "Feel Good Inc.", "DARE", "Dirty Harry" and "Kids With Guns / El Mañana." ''Demon Days'' went Double Platinum in the U.S., Triple Platinum in the UK, and earned 5 Grammy award nominations for 2005 and won one of them in Best Pop Collaboratio...
|music genre||Rock music|
|current members|| 2D (also known as Stu-Pot)|