Gorillaz feature the Lebanese National Orchestra on new album

250px-Gorillaz_groupThe popular virtual band, Gorillaz are back with their first single, “Stylo”, off of their third studio album, Plastic Beach. The new Gorillaz album will be released on March 9th in the U.S and will feature a diverse group of artists from Snoop Dogg and De La Soul to The Lebanese National Orchestra for Oriental Arabic Music.

Gorillaz are an English virtual band created in 1998 by Damon Albarn of Britpop band Blur, and Jamie Hewlett, co-creator of the comic book Tank Girl. The band’s eponymous debut album, released in 2001, sold over seven million copies and earned them an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records as the Most Successful Virtual Band.

Their second studio album, Demon Days, was released in 2005 and included the singles “Feel Good Inc.”, “Dare”, and “Dirty Harry”. Demon Days went five times platinum in the UK, double platinum in the United States and earned five Grammy Award nominations for 2006. The combined sales of Gorillaz and Demon Days had, by 2007, exceeded 15 million albums. (BeatCrave & Wikipedia)