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Jamiroquai

Jamiroquai

British acid jazz band

Jamiroquai are an English funk and acid jazz band from London. Formed in 1992, they are fronted by vocalist Jay Kay, and were prominent in the London-based funk and acid jazz movement of the 1990s. They built on their acid jazz sound in their early releases and later drew from rock, disco, electronic and Latin music genres. Lyrically, the group has addressed social and environmental justice. Kay has remained as the only original member through several line-up changes.

The band made their debut under Acid Jazz Records, but they subsequently found mainstream success under Sony. While under this label, three of their albums have charted at number one in the UK, including Emergency on Planet Earth (1993), Synkronized (1999) and A Funk Odyssey (2001). The band's 1998 single, "Deeper Underground", was also number one in their native country.

As of 2017, Jamiroquai had sold more than 26 million albums worldwide. Their third album, Travelling Without Moving (1996), received a Guinness World Record as the best-selling funk album in history. The music video for its lead single, "Virtual Insanity", also contributed to the band's success. The song was named Video of the Year at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards and earned the band a Grammy Award in 1998.

Timeline

March 31, 2017
AutomatonAlbum
November 1, 2010
Rock Dust Light Star Album
June 15, 2005
Dynamite Album
September 3, 2001
A Funk Odyssey Album
June 8, 1999
Synkronized Album
August 28, 1996
Travelling Without Moving Album
October 17, 1994
The Return of the Space Cowboy Album
June 14, 1993
Emergency on Planet Earth Album

Further Resources

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Jamiroquai - Alright (Official Music Video)

Web

November 24, 2009

Jamiroquai - Bad Girls / Singin' in the Rain (Live)

Web

July 13, 2015

Jamiroquai - Blow Your Mind

Web

November 25, 2009

Jamiroquai - Canned Heat

Web

December 20, 2010

Jamiroquai - Cloud 9 (Official Music Video)

Web

February 22, 2017

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