Jamiroquai were regular chart-botherers during the nineties and early noughties and now they — led by charismatic, controversial frontman Jay Kay — are back after six years, with new album Automaton. With a clutch of unforgettable club classics and funky numbers — and we mean, like actually funky — Jamiroquai have an impressive chart history. We exclusively reveal their official biggest hits in the UK, right after we look at a few highlights. The lead single from the band's hugely successful third album Travelling Without Moving in , it may well be thanks to its almost iconic video that Virtual Insanity finishes top of the heap. While it isn't Jamiroquai's highest charting single, Virtual Insanity's popularity endures. It's sold , copies and is also the band's most streamed track, with 4. Not bad for a track that came out 21!
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Their sound is influenced by black music of the s and their lyrics have dealt with social and environmental idealism. The group also drew from rock , disco , electronic and Latin music genres. Kay has consistently remained as the leader through several line-up changes. The band made their debut under Acid Jazz records , but soon rose to prominence after Kay signed a major-label deal with Sony. All eight of the band's albums have entered the UK top ten charts. While under Sony, three of their albums have charted at number one, including Emergency on Planet Earth , Synkronized , A Funk Odyssey , and additionally their greatest hits compilation. The band's single " Deeper Underground " was also number one in the country. Although Jamiroquai had only moderate success in America, they have sold more than 26 million albums worldwide as of Their third album, Travelling Without Moving , received a Guinness World Record for the best-selling funk album in history.
The discography of Jamiroquai , British funk and acid jazz band formed in Fronted by lead singer Jay Kay, Jamiroquai were initially the most prominent component in the earlys London-based acid jazz movement. Subsequent albums have explored other musical directions such as pop , rock , disco and electronica.