Chicago is an American rock band formed in Chicago, Illinois in March 1967. The self-described “rock and roll band with horns” began as a politically charged, sometimes experimental, rock band and later moved to a predominantly softer sound, becoming famous for producing a number of hit ballads. Chicago is one of the longest running and most successful pop/rock and roll groups.
Chicago had a steady stream of hits throughout the 1970s and 1980s, including three US number-one singles; “If You Leave Me Now”, “Hard to Say I’m Sorry”, and “You’re the Inspiration”, as well as six top ten singles. According to Billboard Chicago has sold over 40 million units in the US, with 23 gold, 18 platinum, and eight multi-platinum Chicago albums. Over the course of their career they have charted five No. 1 albums and 21 Top 40 hits. The band has been honored with numerous awards including a Grammy Award and multiple MTV Video Music Awards.