The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. They became the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed act in the history of popular music, THE BAND WHO CHANGE THE ENTIRE MUSIC GENERATION.
Their best-known lineup consisted of John Lennon(Vocals & Guitar), Paul McCartney(Vocals & Bass Guitar), George Harrison(Vocals & Lead Guitar), and Ringo Starr(Vocals & Drums).
The group were integral to the development of 1960s counterculture and popular music’s recognition as an art form. Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, their sound incorporated elements of classical music and traditional pop in innovative ways; the band later explored music styles ranging from ballads and indian music to psychedelia and hard rock. As pioneers in recording, songwriting and artistic presentation, the group revolutionised many aspects of the music industry and were often publicised as leaders of the era’s youth and sociocultural movements.
The Beatles have had more number-one albums on the British charts and sold more singles in the UK than any other act. As of 2012 they have sold 177 million units in the US, more than any other artist. In 2008, they topped Billboard magazine’s list of the all-time most successful “Hot 100” artists. As of 2012, they hold the record for most number-one hits on the Hot 100 chart with 20. They have received 7 Grammy Awards from the American National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score and 15 Ivor Novello Awards from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors. Collectively included in Time magazine’s compilation of the 20th century’s 100 most influential people, they are the best-selling band in history, with EMI Records estimating sales of over one billion units.