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Feat Jamiroquai. Are a British jazz-funk band from London, formed in 1992.Fronted by singer-songwriter Jay Kay, the band rose to international fame in the 1990s as one of the most prominent components in the London-based funk/acid jazz movement, and are also best known for their music video of the 1996 single "Virtual Insanity". They débuted as an acid-jazz band and have since explored other musical directions such as pop, rock, disco and electronica. With Kay primarily in charge of the band's creative direction, Jamiroquai initially favoured live instrumentation along with their preference to perform on stage. Their lyrics, as well as their visual concepts, occasionally reference Kay's views towards environmentalism and social idealism. Although Kay had maintained these values, critics have questioned his lyrical motives. Their first release under Acid Jazz records was "When You Gonna Learn", which landed them a record deal with Sony Soho2. While they were under this label, the group released a string of million-selling albums containing singles that have entered various charts worldwide. Over the years, Jamiroquai has changed its line-up several times; with Derrick McKenzie (drums) and Sola Akingbola (percussion), who both joined in 1994, still in the official line-up. The group currently holds two Guinness World Records, including fastest ever performance on an aeroplane. Their 1996 album Travelling Without Moving, also holds the record for best-selling funk album in history. Jamiroquai has thus sold more than 26 million albums worldwide. Front-man Kay won a BMI Presidents Award, and with the band, also won an Ivor Novello Award, as well as winning one Grammy Award, two MTV Video Music Awards, and receiving 13 Brit Award nominations during the course of their career.
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