Biggest-selling virtual band
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Gorillaz, a virtual band consisting of 2D, Murdoc, Noodle and Russel and their real-life creators, Blur frontman Damon Albarn and designer Jamie Hewlett (both UK), have sold more than 16 million albums worldwide since the release of their self-titled debut in 2001. The award-winning, cross-genre band, who exist in a fictional universe played out in their music videos, cartoons and on their website, have released four studio and two compilation albums to date, with Gorillaz and Demon Days (2005) alone racking up global sales in excess of 13 million copies.