Gorillaz, the world's first virtual hip hop band, were created by ex-Blur frontman Damon Albarn and cartoonist Jamie Hewlett in 1998, who then got the collective creative forces of Del tha Funkee Homosapien and Dan the Automator to make their first song, Ghost Town. Their first EP Tomorrow Comes Today was released in 2000 and, following a clever marketing campaign, had positive reviews amongst the London underground scene. However, it was with the release of their single Clint Eastwood (2001), that the band received international acclaim, and their self-titled album reached Number 3 in the UK and number 17 in the US album charts, selling over seven million copies worldwide. Their next album, Demon Days, debuted at Number 1 in the UK charts in 2005, as did the single D.A.R.E from the album. In 2007, Gorillaz planned to begin a holographic world tour, and played a holographic set at the 2006 Grammy Awards. The tour was eventually called off however, due to budgeting issues. Their third album, Plastic Beach,was released in 2010.
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