Gorillaz are a British virtual band created in 1998 by musician Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett. The band consists of four animated members who are fictional characters. In reality, Albarn is the only permanent musical contributor, and the music is often a collaboration between various musicians.
The band's 2001 debut album ‘Gorillaz’ sold over seven million copies and earned them an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records as the Most Successful Virtual Band. Their second studio album ‘Demon Days’ went five times platinum in the UK and double platinum in the US.
The band has won several awards, including a Grammy Award, two MTV Video Awards, an NME Award, three MTV Europe Music Awards, and have been nominated for nine Brit Awards.
The band's third studio album ‘Plastic Beach’ was released in March 2010. Their fourth studio album called ‘The Fall’ was released in December 2010 as a free download for fan club members, then in April 2011 as a physical release. After a six-year hiatus, Gorillaz announced their fifth studio album ‘Humanz’ which was released on 28 April 2017.