OCCUPATION: Singer-songwriter, lead singer of Blur and member of Gorillaz
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PRO: Blur's albums have all reached the top 15 in the UK, his funky rap-rock-cartoon group Gorillaz has gone multiplatinum, and his recent project, The Good, the Bad and the Queena collaboration with Clash bassist Paul Simonon, Verve guitarist Simon Tong and Africa 70 drummer Tony Allenwent gold during its first week of release in the U.K. in January.
CON: Despite his musical efforts, Albarn may still be best known for his decade-long feud with Oasis over who had the best band in Britain.