Oasis was an English rock band formed by Liam Gallagher, Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs, Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan and Tony McCarroll, who were soon joined by Liam's older brother Noel Gallagher.
They 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. They have been nominated for three Grammy Awards and have sold an estimated 85 million albums worldwide. The band has released seven studio albums, one live album, three compilation albums, two box sets, two extended plays, five video albums and thirty-one singles.
In August 2009, Noel Gallagher announced his departure from 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, while Noel went on to form his solo project Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.