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Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991. Developed from an earlier group, the Rain, the band originally consisted of Liam Gallagher (vocals and tambourine), Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs (guitar), Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan (bass guitar), and Tony McCarroll (drums, percussion). They were later joined by Liam's older brother Noel Gallagher (lead guitar and vocals) as a fifth member, becoming the band's settled line-up until April 1995.

Oasis signed to independent record label Creation Records in 1993 and released their record-setting debut album Definitely Maybe (1994). The following year the band recorded (What's the Story) Morning Glory? (1995) with drummer Alan White, formerly of Starclub, in the midst of a chart rivalry with Britpop peers Blur. Along with Suede, Pulp and Blur, Oasis came to be regarded as a component of the Britpop "big four", and the Gallagher brothers were featured regularly in tabloid newspapers for their sibling disputes and wild lifestyles. In 1997 Oasis released their third album, Be Here Now (1997), and although it became the fastest-selling album in UK chart history, the album's popularity tapered off quickly, but not before selling 8 million copies. McGuigan and Arthurs left Oasis in 1999 as the band went on to record and release Standing on the Shoulder of Giants (2000). After their departures, they were replaced by former Heavy Stereo guitarist/frontman Gem Archer and former Hurricane No. 1 guitarist/frontman Andy Bell who joined the group for the tour in support of Standing on the Shoulder of Giants, which had moderate success. Their fifth studio album Heathen Chemistry (2002) saw Noel Gallagher's releasing strict creative control in the band's output with all members contributing songs, which led to more relaxed recording sessions. In 2004 the band were joined by the Who's drummer Zak Starkey, replacing Alan White, and found renewed success and popularity with Don't Believe the Truth (2005).

Following the recording of the band's seventh album Dig Out Your Soul (2008), Starkey left and was replaced by Chris Sharrock on Oasis' last tour as a collective band. During the tour the brothers' increasingly deteriorating relationship ultimately led to Noel Gallagher announcing in August 2009 that he would be leaving the band after a backstage altercation with Liam before a festival appearance. The band, comprising the remaining members of Oasis and led by Liam Gallagher, decided to continue working together under the name Beady Eye until breaking up in 2014, while Noel went on to form his solo project Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.

Oasis have had eight UK number-one singles and eight UK number-one albums, and won fifteen NME Awards, nine Q Awards, four MTV Europe Music Awards and six Brit Awards, including one in 2007 for Outstanding Contribution to Music and one for the Best Album of the Last 30 Years as voted by BBC Radio 2 listeners; they have been nominated for three Grammy Awards. By 2009, Oasis had sold over 70 million records worldwide. The band were listed in the Guinness World Records book in 2010 for "Longest Top 10 UK Chart Run by a Group" after an unprecedented run of 22 top 10 hits in the UK. The band also holds the Guinness World Record for being the most successful act in the UK between the years 1995 and 2005, spending 765 weeks in the top 75 singles and albums charts.

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Genres rock brit pop indie rock alternative rock rock & roll
Top release (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?

Albums

  1. 3.0
    Definitely Maybe
    1994
  2. Definitive!
    1995
  3. Two Sides to Every Story
    1995
  4. 3.0
    (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?
    1995
  5. The Lost Tapes
    1996
  6. The Great Alternative Album (Secret Life Of Arabia)
    1996
  7. Be Here Now
    1997
  8. Standing on the Shoulder of Giants
    2000
  9. Heathen Chemistry
    2002
  10. Don’t Believe the Truth
    2005
  11. Dig Out Your Soul
    2008
  12. Beatles and Stones
    2010
  13. 1992/1993 Demo Tape
    2013

Other releases

  1. Live at the Boardwalk
    1992
  2. First Demo Tape
    1992
  3. Whatever Demos
    1993
  4. Live Forever
    1994
  5. Live at the Metro
    1994
  6. Live Forever
    1994
  7. Cigarettes & Alcohol
    1994
  8. Live by the Sea
    1995
  9. Cigarettes & Alcohol: Live ’94
    1995
  10. 1995-11-07: "Paris Supernova" live at Le Zenith, Paris, France
    1995
  11. More Mancunians
    1995
  12. Some Might Say
    1995
  13. Roll With It
    1995
  14. Morning Glory
    1995
  15. Wonderwall
    1995
  16. MTV Unplugged
    1996
  17. Champagne Supernova
    1996
  18. Radio Supernova
    1996
  19. (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? Singles
    1996
  20. Making It All Happen
    1996
  21. Behind Closed Doors
    1996
  22. (What's the Story) Morning Glory? Complete Singles Collection
    1996
  23. That's the Story
    1996
  24. Maine Road First Night
    1996
  25. MTV Unplugged
    1996
  26. ...There and Then
    1996
  27. All Around the World
    1997
  28. D'You Know What I Mean?
    1997
  29. Stand by Me
    1997
  30. All Acoustically
    1998
  31. Acquiesce
    1998
  32. Back Where We Belong
    1998
  33. 1998-03-21: Polo de arte e cultura de Anhembi, São Paulo, Brazil
    1998
  34. Don't Go Away
    1998
  35. The Masterplan
    1998
  36. Go Let It Out
    1999
  37. Live and Unplugged on MTV
    1999
  38. Oasis
    2000
  39. The Best of
    2000
  40. Where Did It All Go Wrong?
    2000
  41. The Independent
    2000
  42. Maximum Oasis
    2000
  43. 2000-02-09: Maida Vale Studios, London, UK
    2000
  44. Who Feels Love?
    2000
  45. Familiar to Millions
    2000
  46. Diamonds in the Sky
    2002
  47. My Generation
    2002
  48. Got to Get You into My Life
    2002
  49. The Hindu Times
    2002
  50. Stop Crying Your Heart Out
    2002
  51. Little by Little / She Is Love
    2002
  52. Songbird
    2003
  53. Definitely Maybe
    2004
  54. Lyla
    2005
  55. 2005-06-17: Molson, Toronto, ON, Canada
    2005
  56. Live Manchester 2005
    2005
  57. J.I.L.Y.
    2006
  58. Stop the Clocks EP
    2006
  59. Stop the Clocks
    2006
  60. Complete Single Collection '94-'05
    2006
  61. Complete Single Collection ’94–’05
    2006
  62. Lord Don't Slow Me Down
    2007
  63. Lord Don't Slow Me Down
    2007
  64. Falling Down (Chemical Brothers remix)
    2008
  65. I’m Outta Time
    2008
  66. The Turning (Chew Fu Refix)
    2009
  67. (Get Off Your) High Horse Lady (The May 29th Remix)
    2009
  68. I Believe in All
    2009
  69. Falling Down
    2009
  70. Falling Down (A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding in Your Mind)
    2009
  71. Boy With the Blues
    2009
  72. iTunes Festival: London 2009
    2009
  73. Time Flies… 1994-2009
    2010
  74. Champagne Supernova
    2014